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I'm surprised I don't see many posts about people loving their KS18L


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Beware the addiction though.  :ph34r:  It took a little while to get used to speeds higher than 25 kph, but after you get the feel for it, you just want to hit that beep limiter.  It's probably good that there are usually pedestrians around since it helps slow you down like a virtual speed bump.  Otherwise I'd be careening around at 48 kph all day... likely to my demise... :whistling:  I weigh about 167 pounds though so we each have to keep an eye on the limits very carefully as that point of failure is not static.

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1 minute ago, Shad0z said:

 usually people talk when something is either very bad or something special or very good. And the ks18L is neither. Its a great wheel. Though not special. Or bad either. So people get what they expect and then thats that. nothing special to tell

With all the stuff going on with "ALL" the new wheels, I think it just confirms what I was always told... mostly with new model cars... avoid trying to get the "New Model" right after it comes out, let them work out all the bugs and then buy it...

I guess its Honorable to be part of the solution in getting things Ironed out initially, but for me, I will wait till it's all good, then make my purchase, and even then there's no guarantee there will be no problems... 

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8 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Beware the addiction though.  :ph34r:  It took a little while to get used to speeds higher than 25 kph, but after you get the feel for it, you just want to hit that beep limiter.  It's probably good that there are usually pedestrians around since it helps slow you down like a virtual speed bump.  Otherwise I'd be careening around at 48 kph all day... likely to my demise... :whistling:  I weigh about 167 pounds though so we each have to keep an eye on the limits very carefully as that point of failure is not static.

It was like this my first 2 months. After that i slowly started riding at about 30-40 kph for cruising instead of 50 :P

my first day i was riding 20 kph (midnight tough)

next day it was 30.. 35.. 3rd day. 50kph. And then i never stopped

 after about a month i thought if was gonna be a problem. I even made a thread about it "how to enjoy riding slower speeds"

But it went away after time.

Kinda :D 

 my inner devil still comes out and does the "leanz" when there is a satisfyingly straight road ahead :D 

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20 minutes ago, Shad0z said:

my inner devil still comes out and does the "leanz" when there is a satisfyingly straight road ahead :D 

I do miss the Torque and rapid acceleration of the Tesla sometimes. I wonder what the replacement will be like.

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4 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

When the model that you want get's refined, the next best thing will be just around the corner

What I see around my corner is your freakin videos, and moments later my phone dialing Jason on speed dial... followed by needing to tighten my belt cause my wallet just shrunk... :roflmao:

:cheers:

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1 hour ago, joku said:

A lot of people have received their KS18L's by now. But why don't I see more posts with people saying things like "OMG! I love the KS18L!", "Best money I've ever spent!", etc... ? Was it overhyped and just an okay product?

The KS18L is a bit :yawn:   A solid wheel by all accounts, but not exciting. And it took so damn long to come out I think it's been eclipsed by other wheel releases.

And did anyone really say, "Wow, that is one cool looking wheel" when details started leaking. In contrast, look at the Ninebot Z-series. Or how about the MSuper X. To name a couple.

All the above is my opinion of course. Very subjective.

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29 minutes ago, Marcglider said:

What I see around my corner is your freakin videos, and moments later my phone dialing Jason on speed dial... followed by needing to tighten my belt cause my wallet just shrunk... :roflmao:

:cheers:

:facepalm:   :D

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3 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

The KS18L is a bit :yawn:   A solid wheel by all accounts, but not exciting. And it took so damn long to come out I think it's been eclipsed by other wheel releases.

did u get to try one yet?

i was thinking it might fit u perfectly for shorter billy goat jaunts up the mountains.

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33 minutes ago, novazeus said:

did u get to try one yet?

i was thinking it might fit u perfectly for shorter billy goat jaunts up the mountains.

No, and I won't be getting one. I won't need a 4th 18-inch wheel. My opinion could have been different if there was something compelling about the 18L, but it's rather ho-hum for me.

I really like the MSuper line of wheels. The reason that I'm buying the Z10 is the wow factor - it's so unique. For me personally, the 18L has no wow factor.

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2 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

No, and I won't be getting one. I won't need a 4th 18-inch wheel. My opinion could have been different if there was something compelling about the 18L, but it's rather ho-hum for me.

I really like the MSuper line of wheels. The reason that I'm buying the Z10 is the wow factor - it's so unique. For me personally, the 18L has no wow factor.

I am not looking for woe factor ?

What I am hoping for is a simple design that works and the wheel feels stable for "flatland"  crouising and short commuting. And more range than my Inmotion v8. The occasional option to ride on a dirt/gravel trail.

To me the KS18L seems to tick all those boxed.. kinda like a Volksvargen Golf GTI(German commuter car, sort of minimalistic but works) without being special build for racing.

The Z10 started to Enrique me but it does not seem to hit EU anyway soon so I am waiting out that one..maybe something to look forward to in 1or 2 years.

 

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2 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

No, and I won't be getting one. I won't need a 4th 18-inch wheel. My opinion could have been different if there was something compelling about the 18L, but it's rather ho-hum for me.

I really like the MSuper line of wheels. The reason that I'm buying the Z10 is the wow factor - it's so unique. For me personally, the 18L has no wow factor.

So is it fair to say that, "The KS18L is a bit " when you haven't tried one?

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5 minutes ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

So is it fair to say that, "The KS18L is a bit " when you haven't tried one?

I think it's a fair statement, although I should have added, "for me". I don't have to ride one to know that it doesn't excite me. I haven't read any gushing reviews that say it's a must-have wheel. I'm sure it's very nice but I doubt that it adds anything that I don't already have.

I'm saying it's :yawn: to me based more on the looks than anything. I just feel the whole KingSong lineup is long in the tooth. The 18L looks like an enlarged 16S which looks like an enlarged 14S.

Very subjective statements and I'm only speaking for myself. But going back to the title of this post, where is all the excitement for the 18L? Why aren't people gushing about it, etc.?

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15 minutes ago, Unventor said:

I am not looking for woe factor ?

What I am hoping for is a simple design that works and the wheel feels stable for "flatland"  crouising and short commuting. And more range than my Inmotion v8. The occasional option to ride on a dirt/gravel trail.

To me the KS18L seems to tick all those boxed.. kinda like a Volksvargen Golf GTI(German commuter car, sort of minimalistic but works) without being special build for racing.

The Z10 started to Enrique me but it does not seem to hit EU anyway soon so I am waiting out that one..maybe something to look forward to in 1or 2 years.

 

And that's why it's wonderful that we have so many great quality choices for 2018. There's something for everyone.

I'll generate excitement for the wheels that excite me. I assume others will do the same for what turns them on.

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6 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

No, and I won't be getting one. I won't need a 4th 18-inch wheel. My opinion could have been different if there was something compelling about the 18L, but it's rather ho-hum for me.

I really like the MSuper line of wheels. The reason that I'm buying the Z10 is the wow factor - it's so unique. For me personally, the 18L has no wow factor.

i totally agree. I was on a group ride with 3 new ks18l. Its like the telsa performance just bigger. and little less torque. Nothing new or special in that wheel. But its good. No new tire, middle of the road battery. Its like a giant ks14s that rides like an 18' tesla

nothing new and special. But nothing bad either. Its just a good wheel with good specs 

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