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Bummed about the Z10 and ewheels

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Been riding my Z10 since close to launch but just heard ewheels is no longer selling them.  Now I’m super concerned about getting any support should something go wrong.   That’s a real bummer.  Should have stuck with Kingsong.  

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Thanks mrelwood!

that makes me feel quite a bit better.  I love the Z10 but Segway exiting the market makes it very unlikely we will see firmware improvements etc.   it’s a real shame because I think they were on to something.    I love how the z10 rises compared to my other wheels.   

Though the KS18xl is very tempting 😂

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1 hour ago, Barrett Roberts said:

Thanks mrelwood!

that makes me feel quite a bit better.  I love the Z10 but Segway exiting the market makes it very unlikely we will see firmware improvements etc.   it’s a real shame because I think they were on to something.    I love how the z10 rises compared to my other wheels.   

Though the KS18xl is very tempting 😂

I've read about the rumors of Ninebot exiting the EUC-market and concentrating on something else (electric scooters?) maybe once or twice in the forums, but has the company officially announced this?

Also, how is Segway related to this, do they sell Ninebots as Segways in the States (like Solowheel does with Inmotion)?

Edit: D'oh, totally forgot that Ninebot bought Segway in 2015. :P  Still it would seem weird for them to walk away from the market after all the time and money invested in developing the Z-series.

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If Jason dumped the z10 thats a good indication to stay far far away.  I joined the z10 group on facebook to see about buying one but reading the issues in that group for a couple hours... no thanks!  

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1 hour ago, Brian Morris said:

If Jason dumped the z10 thats a good indication to stay far far away.  I joined the z10 group on facebook to see about buying one but reading the issues in that group for a couple hours... no thanks!  

I haven’t had any issues except the battery will drain out if you leave it sitting.  Otherwise I love it 

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3 hours ago, Brian Morris said:

If Jason dumped the z10 thats a good indication to stay far far away.  I joined the z10 group on facebook to see about buying one but reading the issues in that group for a couple hours... no thanks!  

I don't think that's the conclusion you should take away. Yes, the Z10 has a few quirks (show me a wheel that doesn't), but by far and away, it's been one the most joyous wheels that I've owned. See where it resides in my signature photo? It's there for a reason :wub:

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24 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

love my Z10. One of my favorite wheels that I ride a lot. The KS18XL is a very nice wheel, but in many ways it's a generic wheel. There is no Wow factor with the XL. Sorry about that, for all you super-KS fans. The KS16X looks like a Wow wheel, and their first for me

 

19 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

it's been one the most joyous wheels that I've owned

I can second that 😊 i can just do nothing on that wheel just doodling about for hours,it's got the most amazing feeling, and when your not doodling and set off at speed it's like riding a motorbike just leaning into the corners ,,,Ooh! And off road is amazing to 😊 oooh! And easy to learn on,,, girlfreind loves it🤔 might of lost my fave wheel when we go out now 🙁, definitely a fun fun wheel 😊😊😊

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One of my favorite things about the wheel seems to be one that many people hate which is turning at speed.  You have to really lean into the turn and the wheel feels like it’s laughing at your feeble attempts to make it tilt.  😁

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4 hours ago, Barrett Roberts said:

One of my favorite things about the wheel seems to be one that many people hate which is turning at speed.  You have to really lean into the turn and the wheel feels like it’s laughing at your feeble attempts to make it tilt.  😁

Yeah, I really enjoy the added effort required to turn the Z10 at speed. It's just a different experience.

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The Z10 is perfect for me. At 830 miles it started making this weird computer noise but performs great still. I absolutely love it and I've got 1,200 miles on it now. I've thought about what my next wheel would be if I had to get one, and honestly with whats on the market now I'd prefer another Z10, the ks16x wheel is intriguing but I'm not sure it would be as forgiving with a smaller width tire. Hopefully ninebot steps up their game and we can see them back on ewheels, doubt it though.

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1 hour ago, Steef Klonoa said:

The Z10 is perfect for me. At 830 miles it started making this weird computer noise but performs great still. I absolutely love it and I've got 1,200 miles on it now. I've thought about what my next wheel would be if I had to get one, and honestly with whats on the market now I'd prefer another Z10, the ks16x wheel is intriguing but I'm not sure it would be as forgiving with a smaller width tire. Hopefully ninebot steps up their game and we can see them back on ewheels, doubt it though.

What do you mean by "computer noise"? I don't want you to start worrying, but a change in the wheel behavior (assuming you haven't updated the firmware or such) can be a sign of a trouble, like hardware failure starting to develop.

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@esaj I made a separate post about it a while back, but it's been reliable as it always has been ever since the noise started:

 

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