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  1. The old I'm currently riding a V10, my first EUC which I acquired in August last year. Learning to ride was though, especially starting/mounting took me 2 weeks in order to be comfortable in traffic. Fast forward 15 months and 4000km later : apart from some minor quirks, I really really love riding my V10 : the big pedals are a treat, and the V10 rides like a limo. However, its range of 25-32km got more and more on my nerves, and especially in summer required multiple charges per day. I decide to upgrade to a long distance wheel. The new Looking around for a new wheel was easy and yet very difficult. I wanted a recent 1500+Wh model, so that limited the choice between the KS16X and the Nikola. It took me months to decide between both. Both are very fine wheels, but the reports about the water- and dust inlet of the KS16X let me skip this wheel (someone remembers the waterproofing issues of the V10 some months after launch ? I really needed a wheel which I can occasionally drive through some rain without fear of having a brick few days later). Shame, I really really like the looks of the KS16X, definitively the better looking wheel of those 2, it reminds me of the Z10 with those fantastic LEDs. I initially was looking at the Nikola+ 2100Wh, but put it down as I feared for the sheer weight (my daily commute has a fairly amount of steps). As the 100V 21700 model came it out with its double battery pack, it meant better stability and lesser weight, so I was sold. I acquired the wheel via erides.co.uk, it took about 3 weeks to get it delivered (was out of stock, was sent directly from Gotway to my address).
  2. Okay everyone... You have been (relentlessly) asking for it, so here is your chance to give us some final (pre-production) feedback on our EUC Bodyguard for the Gotway Nikola! Please note that the photos below show a prototype only - which has been hand cut and is not the final version. So, what sort of feedback do we want... Tell us what you think about the LED cut-outs - There are 100+ holes in the cover shown here. The challenge we have is finding the balance between showing off your LED and maintaining the integrity of what is a protective cover. We are thinking the cover would be a bit more robust if we were to reduce the number of holes a little - So would you all prefer a few less LED holes (possibly increasing the robustness) or leave it as it is (because you need to light up the world)? This Bodyguard has had a zipper added to facilitate the use of the scorpion trolley handle, but this does add a bit to the cost of the Bodyguard. Would riders be interested in having the choice of "with zip" (and trolley handle access) or "without zip" (meaning you can't use the trolley with the cover fitted)? This is to see if anyone out there doesn't use their trolley and would be happy to save a few dollars. And what about the colours... is there a preference for the solid black side, or the multi-colour version? Or would people prefer a reversed colour-scheme (like the 16X) either with a solid or multi-colour side? Of course, any other feedback will also be welcomed too. And, to save you asking... We will be putting a pre-order page up on our website shortly. Once we have locked in the production version.
  3. Gotway are making three additional Nikola plus with 21700. The first one shipped for production is the one I have.. The Nikola plus has been confirmed as the only wheel that is wide enough to take two packs of 21700 cells, not even the MSX, as confirmed by Gotway. what do you all think about the Nikola shell now and it’s width? I think the width can now be seen as an advantage. The three in the video below have had to be partially hand built, and sent to erides.co.uk which speak volumes for the rarity of this Nikola plus configuration. 0846B03D-4D77-4F2D-A2BB-2BFED5713884.MP4
  4. New Gotway Nikola 1600Wh Battery/2000w Motor, 3" wide tire BEST Electric Unicycle Available. Under ewheels Warranty, 60 km on it. A few minor learner scratches/dings(I put padding on it while practicing) selling because it's not for me. Have the new board, but haven't installed. willing to trade for ebike of equal value. https://offerup.co/AlUvJyJxnY
  5. I received the Nikola Plus 100V about two weeks ago from the deservedly esteemed Jason at eWheels. I currently own an Inmotion V5F+ and a KingSong 16c, with the 16c being my (previous) daily wheel. I had some considerable internal debate over the decision to get this wheel. Having ridden KingSong for several years now, my first inclination was to pull the trigger on the 18XL or to wait for the new 16X. Let me just say... I am glad I did not wait. The Nikola+ is absolutely amazing. Size. This wheel is big. Bigger than expected. It absolutely dwarfs the 16c, and initially, you *will* be very taken with its width and its weight. For the first two days, honestly I was actually concerned... my fear was that the wheel might be too large and ungainly for handling slow pedestrians, and possibly to heavy and big to be easily handled in the office. These are both important factors for me. While this initially was a concern, I can say that after two weeks, that fear has 100% evaporated. This wheel IS big, and IS less wieldy than smaller wheels, but amazingly, you quickly get used to it. Riding dynamics. You simply cannot ride this wheel the same way a smaller one. But once again, those concerns disappeared as I quickly adjusted to using more body weight on turns, and the tire, which was initially quite slippery, was "worn in" and properly grippy after a day or two. The Nikola+, with a bit of experience, is just SOLID. It is easy to get to the place where you trust it and its ability to handle anything the road brings, and anything you ask of it. It flies right over rough road bumps that would have put terror in my soul to even consider driving over on the 16c. Yet the feeling of solidity over nimbleness, is not the tradeoff that I expected. In the end, I have actually come to hugely value the feeling of solidity over nimbleness. You feel that you have more command of the road and that is hugely, hugely satisfying. There were a few tweaks that I made to the wheel that were for me, pretty critical. The first was to throw away the spongy pads that the wheel comes with. Honestly they are complete garbage. They have a problem with the adhesive, but even once you address that, they are simply too thick. They make a wheel that is already big feel like you are straddling a truck. Instead I found some motorcycle tank pads on Amazon which provide the perfect grip for the wheel when it is needed. These pads made a huge, huge difference. They only cost me $8.59 for each pack of two pads, absolutely a no-brainer. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SL3JNSC/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_tyEDDbGD2VHFH The next thing was that I also recalibrated the wheel up from the initial 1.5% angle to a 3% angle (after trying some other angles) and settled in on soft mode, which has *not* been my preference previously. After reading that some others recommended it, I tried it and agreed. For me it its much, much less hard on my legs in this mode. I haven't yet messed with tire pressure at all. Cosmetically, nearly every sticker on the Nikola+ (except for the padded stickers that protect the wheel when the pedals come up), peel off on their own. Gotway clearly has some adhesive issue here. My solution? I just removed them all, which really, simply improves the cleanliness of the look of the wheel anyway. The startup sound, as others have stated, is unnecessarily loud, and will have you rethinking where and when you start the wheel. That is an unfortunate annoyance, and an issue that I hope they fix in future firmware updates. But these are relatively minor issues, to be honest. The trolley handle for me hasn't been a problem for me, since it is essentially identical to the one from the InMotion V5F+, which I own. It gets the job done. It works effectively. The light, for nighttime riding, is bright and also quite effective. Power. The power cannot be understated. I am completely awed by the Nikola+. I am a 6'5" tall 220lb rider, and riding this wheel feels like riding a beast. This wheel gives you every bit from it that you ask for. It absolutely *flies* up hills on command, and it comes up to 25+ MPH at an amazing pace... and honestly, in my 100 miles of riding this wheel so far, I have only been a few MPH beyond that. Nevertheless, it is amazing to have reserve power even at that speed. I have spent a lot of time talking about other things, but really I could spend all day talking about how amazing the power of this wheel is. It is absolutely invigorating. In all honesty, I don't much see the point of having wheels that go much faster than 30MPH. At least in the city. That speed will make your heart skip not just one, but several beats. But such is the nature of the EUC arms race... Every year we push beyond... and I am here to tell you that I am thrilled to have gotten on board for the ride with the Nikola+.
  6. Just got my Nikola Plus 100V this morning. It came fully charged (thanks Jason). It was overnight delivery. So that is fully charged 1845wh battery packs in plane cargo hold. I just had to pump the tire to ~30psi (from 18psi), no padding added, and then off to work. I can only compare the Nikola to my other wheels. Appearance: The wheel itself is bigger than any wheels I own. It will definitely get noticed. The glossy finish does not feel good on bare leg. Wet skin stuck to the plastic side. Perhaps that might be useful for jumping. I will likely add neoprene sheets to the sides. The handle bar didn't have too much play. It didn't feel fragile. But I definitely don't want to muscle the wheel around by the handle. The startup sound was not so great. I don't need people in the office know when I'm powering up the wheel. More random people asking about the wheel than any of my other ones. Ride: The ride feels like a hybrid Z10/MCM5. I was afraid it might be unwieldy like my Z10. But the amount of effort to turn is minimal to moderate. It was raining. Nikola tire was decent on wet pavement. Acceleration up hill was easier than Z10 but not as effortless as MCM5. Starting from a stop was easier than Z10. Doesn't feel like a 57lbs wheel. The Z10 feels like a 53lbs wheel. Unlike Z10 doesn't require too much effort going backward. Z10 you really have to put your weight back to get it going backward. Overall initial impression: No complaints other than the size and startup sound. Handling is good for its size and weight. I like it. Update: Took the wheel down steep hill to U Village. Nikola is very stable even with the odd weight distribution of carrying kid in hip carrier. Best general purpose wheel I have ridden. Not the best at everything apart from top speed. However, it covers maneuverability, stability, acceleration, and road cushioning very well. At least from my day of riding.
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