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35 minutes ago, Tryptych said:

Babies should be assigned a V8 at birth

Babies should be assigned an Mten3 at birth! Raise your child the right way..:roflmao:

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You're obviously skinny. Anyone as fat as me would break V8 in the first jump from a curb. :efee8319ab::eff00eab1e:

You may soon end up like some of us... With 15 different wheels and unable to part with any one of them. Because every single one is special in some way. :wub:

 

I'm looking every few days for a second-hand MTen3... Not to buy... Not to buy... Just to see if one is available... B)

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I LOVE MY V8!

I'm fat, and it's still the perfect commuter. Every day, not one wipeout or issue. 


 

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Yes, the V8 is a very nice wheel, but why I should limit myself? There are other EUCs , which let you ride longer, farther, smoother and to places where the V8 fails. :wub:

The downside is only the weight, if you have to carry it often. :efefc8626c:

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36 minutes ago, buell47 said:

Yes, the V8 is a very nice wheel, but why I should limit myself? There are other EUCs , which let you ride longer, farther, smoother and to places where the V8 fails. :wub:

The downside is only the weight, if you have to carry it often. :efefc8626c:

To me, the other downside of the "competitors" is wheel width.

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Is this a downside? Or just if you have short legs? 

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3 hours ago, buell47 said:

Is this a downside? Or just if you have short legs? 

LOL, I don't have particularly short legs. Scratching the pedals while going straight (or even in a curve) can lead to nasty falls. If you never ride in environments where you want or need to pass obstacles very close by (curbs, poles, walls, stones, trees,...) and don't care to scratch pedals in curves, wheel width is not an issue. Though with a thin wheel it's also more convenient to find space in trains etc.

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12 hours ago, buell47 said:

The downside is only the weight, if you have to carry it often. :efefc8626c:

Other downside would be price. I bought a V8 for 750 €. Of course it cannot compete with 1600-2000 € wheels. 

I think V8 is a fantastic second wheel and its best feature is weight. I always use the V8 to go for short errands or keep it in my car if I need to park far from destination or use public transportation to go to the city centre. It's more convenient than my 18XL for these usages and still very nice wheel. However, the updated version is badly needed already. But it's held up nicely in its price point considering it's a 2016 model. 

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Still the perfect solution for short commute under my eye.

  1. Price
  2. Portability (light weight and slim).
  3. Enough speed for city commute.
  4. Enough power to go up most city slope.
  5. Enough battery for daily city commute.
  6. Dedicate stroller and carrying handle bars with lift/cut-off switch.
  7. Easy to maintain, and there are plenty of accessories and parts can be purchase easily.
  8. Not bad lighting setup (missing brake light)

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6 minutes ago, Phong Vu said:

Still the perfect solution for short commute under my eye.

Far from perfect, but the best available solution with a respectable distance.

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50 minutes ago, Mono said:

Far from perfect, but the best available solution with a respectable distance.

yeah, I put the "perfect" in the "daily + short commute" telescope :)

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Just now, Phong Vu said:

yeah, I put the "perfect" in the "daily + short commute" telescope :)

Me too. I really would like to have a wheel weighing 9kg instead of 13kg with otherwise similar specs as the V8 and I also believe that it is technologically feasible. It probably requires gearing and hence is not a smooth technological path from the current approach and hence won't happen any time soon.

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