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Commuter wheel of the year, but not a word about it being water proof? You clearly don't live in Europe :D 

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What do you mean by overleaned easily, shouldn't the 80% alarm beeping kick in before that?

Also, I think due to your channel name half of my Youtube suggestions are other EUC videos, and half are ancient Alien pyramid hollow earth conspiracy themed:efee612b4b:

Also, what's the name of the helmet your're wearing at the end? Very interested in this barebones style for the summer!

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5 hours ago, ir_fuel said:

Commuter wheel of the year, but not a word about it being water proof? You clearly don't live in Europe :D  

I haven't done extensive waterproof testing of any wheel, but have ridden most wheels I've owned in the rain. For me it's mainly a question of pedal and wheel grip, curious as to what your thoughts are on the best wet weather wheel?

 

2 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

What do you mean by overleaned easily, shouldn't the 80% alarm beeping kick in before that? 

I have a big build, and with a full backpack of gear I can approach 250 Lbs (~110 Kgs). If I break or accelerate hard on this wheel, I can cause it to overlean and cut out in either direction pretty easily. I can do this for any wheel though, but find it actually a bit harder to do on the 18" that I ride more aggressively on.

 

2 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Also, what's the name of the helmet your're wearing at the end? Very interested in this barebones style for the summer!

It's a Fox sports mountain biking helmet. I like the fact that it's full face, and since it's for mountain biking it's very light. You can find a few more shots of me using it in my videos, or on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alienrides/

 

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Very few owners of Tesla here, a lot of owners of KS16S with 1000+ km, some with 7000+ km, and so many preorders of KS18L, so doubtly anyone here will agree with this title. Tesla was released when GotWay had really bad situation with quality and spare parts, so it wasn't selling at all.

This year KS16S still dominates our market, followed by KS18A/S and MSuper V3.

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KingSong makes a great wheel and I agree about the quality situation. I've had KingSong wheels in the past, but don't currently own a 16S - I would like to though, so maybe I'll see if I can pick one up.

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I've heard good things about how smooth and fast Tesla is, it's just that there aren't many owners in my country afaik, comparing to any recent KS models.

For long distance commutes, I personally ordered an MSuper X 1600, today we rode 104km, charged ks16s twice from 30% to full with 7A charger, need huge battery.

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7 hours ago, EZhel said:

For long distance commutes, I personally ordered an MSuper X 1600, today we rode 104km, charged ks16s twice from 30% to full with 7A charger, need huge battery. 

 

For sure, nothing beats the battery of an MSuper or Monster, so those win hands down for super long distance riding or mountain climbing.

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3 hours ago, Alien Rides said:

nothing beats the battery of an MSuper or Monster,

18S?

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6 hours ago, mrelwood said:

18S?

I've had an KS18 before and I think they are the most comfortable wheel I've ever ridden. It was great for mid-range hills. I'm not yet convinced that it has the power to climb long distance/steep mountains, but I haven't tried the latest model. Definitely a great wheel though.

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50 minutes ago, Alien Rides said:

I've had an KS18 before and I think they are the most comfortable wheel I've ever ridden. It was great for mid-range hills. I'm not yet convinced that it has the power to climb long distance/steep mountains, but I haven't tried the latest model. Definitely a great wheel though.

When I did my mountain stress test of the KS18S, it was fantastic at climbing the steepest hills that I could throw at it.

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i agree with you. The tesla is thee best commuter wheel. But for heavier people who need really long distance commuting then i would say an msx would be a better choice

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