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Hi there everyone, I was just wonder if the Gotway Tesla feels less powerful then the inmotion v10f or vice-versa, and/or if there is any difference in the feeling of power between the two whilst riding it, in that I mean as far as the feeling of when you’re  riding it. I know the v10f some people have been saying that it is a slow wheel, as far as city transit goes, and all that, any thought? 

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V10f has top speed of just 40 kph at 100% battery. For city riding this is a bit too slow, you need torque and speed to get out of a bad spot fast, if you're cruising at near tilt back, you got nothing left to make a sprint if need be.

I'm sure it's completely fine as you get used to it, but I won't pay this much for a wheel in this day and age where I may ever hit tiltback (im a slow rider).

The first impression I had when riding a Tesla was "smooth/power/holy %$#@ this feels good". I imagine the ACM2 is the same. The V10f I rode I believe was pre-app release, so likely the pedals were soft, not set to expert yet, so I can judge it fairly, but it was more soft and comfortable (great actually) than a feel of being able to drop the hammer.

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After riding the V10F for ~30-miles and the Tesla for hundreds, here's my one sentence comparison review :)

Think of the V10F as a better built, much slower, slightly less agile, and much louder version of the Tesla, with a crappier trolley handle and slipperier yet taller and bigger pedals.

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2 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

After riding the V10F for ~30-miles and the Tesla for hundreds, here's my one sentence comparison review :)

Think of the V10F as a better built, much slower, slightly less agile, and much louder version of the Tesla, with a crappier trolley handle and slipperier yet taller and bigger pedals.

The Tesla is also $150 usd cheaper. I think the Tesla will continue to be in high demand despite the (same motor-electronics) ACMv2 with the larger battery and the new V10F. We shall see.

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2 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

After riding the V10F for ~30-miles and the Tesla for hundreds, here's my one sentence comparison review :)

Think of the V10F as a better built, much slower, slightly less agile, and much louder version of the Tesla, with a crappier trolley handle and slipperier yet taller and bigger pedals.

So the difference in big hill performance wasn't enough to make the one sentence comparison? Would the Tesla easily/quickly make it up Overheat Hill if you just rested it for 30-60 seconds halfway up? If so, I can see why the difference in hill performance wouldn't be worth mentioning, in a short one sentence comparison.

Sounds like maybe the V10F is only superior as an extreme off-road x-sports type wheel than the Tesla, while the Tesla is a better street and all around wheel except for potential differences in build quality.

Silence is a nice trait in a wheel. 

 

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8 hours ago, Scouts Honor said:

So the difference in big hill performance wasn't enough to make the one sentence comparison? Would the Tesla easily/quickly make it up Overheat Hill if you just rested it for 30-60 seconds halfway up? If so, I can see why the difference in hill performance wouldn't be worth mentioning, in a short one sentence comparison.

Sounds like maybe the V10F is only superior as an extreme off-road x-sports type wheel than the Tesla, while the Tesla is a better street and all around wheel except for potential differences in build quality.

Silence is a nice trait in a wheel. 

 

Well, I didn't want to turn the sentence into a paragraph :)  I'm trying to be very succinct in my comparison between the two wheels, not a V10F review. It's a great wheel and I'd prefer using the V10F in the mountains than the Tesla because of the higher pedals.

Although I've taken the Tesla on a mountain stress test ride (there's a two part video of the ride) I did not take it up overheat hill. I'm thinking about giving that a try.

The ACM2 climbed the hill easy, with a break midway up. So I'm sure the Tesla would do even better since it's a lighter wheel.

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After obsessing over 16" wheels for a long time, I've come back to the ACM2 being the superior 16" on the market (having never ridden one, ha). Throw a fat 3" tire on an ACM and I'd be in heaven.

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I'm a noob who is trying to pick between the Tesla and the KS16S.  Looking to ride about 10 miles a day, all flat surface on trail.  At 6 feet 210lbs, I'm favoring the Tesla but mainly for looks ?

 

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