Jump to content
Yffisch

What's the next step after MCM5?

Recommended Posts

I've been having an MCM4 and currently I have an MCM5 because I needed a longer distance wheel. I'm sooo satisfied with my MCM5 after 5000km of riding so I feel I don't really want a heavier or a faster wheel since I never go faster than 35kmh anyways. The range is very good (40-50km approx) and I don't actually need better range either, except when I go for long distance tours where I would like 80-100km, but I still want to have a small wheel since I very often end up in small forest trails where I have to carry the wheel etc.

I'm considering buying another MCM5 when I'm done with the one I have now, but it's not fun to buy the same wheel. I was looking at a Gotway Tesla 2 ~1050wh which may be my next step, but it's 16" and was a little bit heavier than mine.

Will there come more 14" awesome wheels soon? For example MCM6 or something, with just slightly better range or something? I understand that the batteries are heavy so the more power, the heavier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tesla has more ground clearance than MCM5, and imho more natural response.  The 16" tire is a nice bump over the 14".  The Tesla tire is thin so it steers easily still.  I too was lamenting the extra few pounds of the Tesla, but once I started using it, it's worth the extra weight increase.  There's some ~1400wh version of the Tesla on aliexpress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, xorbe said:

Tesla has more ground clearance than MCM5, and imho more natural response.  The 16" tire is a nice bump over the 14".  The Tesla tire is thin so it steers easily still.  I too was lamenting the extra few pounds of the Tesla, but once I started using it, it's worth the extra weight increase.  There's some ~1400wh version of the Tesla on aliexpress.

That's good information. Since you already seem to own an MCM5 then your input is valuable. So you would prefer your Tesla instead of your MCM5?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Yffisch said:

That's good information. Since you already seem to own an MCM5 then your input is valuable. So you would prefer your Tesla instead of your MCM5?

I felt more planted without loss of steering on the 1020wh Tesla.  I don't ride super fast, but I felt more comfortable going faster on the Tesla.  I feel that the MCM5 is almost too light weight, and flip flops side to side a bit too easily.  The Tesla's additional heft slows that motion down with more inertia a bit higher, in a good way, imho.  For general usage I would recommend the Tesla.  The MCM5 is a blast but the plastic case and metal pedals ride slightly low.  Note that I'm a casual urban commuter, while you mentioned forest trails.  Remember the MCM5 is in a class of its own for accelerating up crazy steep slopes, which isn't matched by any other wheel including the Tesla (or MSP) it seems.

If you are going 100km though ... why aren't you on a Nikola, hah.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...