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I have a Chinese Icewheel w2 (14" 260wh, 14kph top speed) and a Ninebot one E+ with a faulty battery that cuts out at half battery sometimes (3 so far),  Only ever got up to 20 ish kph, so no matter what wheel I get it will be faster. Most choices seem to be gotway, maybe inmotion v8f, like Kingsong too, but usually out of price range or like the bigger batteries of gotway.

 

My choices are between a mten3 67v (420wh), which  from ewheels with shipping to canada and exchange comes in 900-1000 cad, which at that point gets me thinking about v8f at 1300 at a canadian shop, the bigger batteries of Mcm5, and Tesla V2, both for battery, and for power/practicality because those are available from Aliexpress for 1400, or about 1600 cad. Are the new gotway from china generally reliable enough wheels that likelihood of failure is very small?  Id mainly like to keep cost down if possible, I mainly do riding for fun! Work as a trades person doesn't line up well with carrying tools on the unicycle :)

Thanks for any input!

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I really like my V8F and as long as you're satisfied with the top speed and range I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. That said, it's easy to get the speed bug... Can't comment on the other wheels you mention as I haven't tried them.

I bought mine from Tom at vaneuc.com and was very satisfied with the order. He seems well-known around Vancouver as a great dealer, I'm pretty sure he ships across Canada. Great prices too. smartwheel.ca also seems like a reputable seller. 

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Yea, vaneuc has been on my radar. I actually live in the okanagan valley so not even terribly far. I  mainly am really torn about wanting to consider getting something with a larger battery, as I am still a little sad the 300 km's ninebot's e+ i bought used, has a weak battery and has cut out, I think I would much rather have the redundancy of extra battery power, if its not too expensive.

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Love the Okanagan, I usually head up there in the summer to see friends and drink wine but I've yet to visit with a wheel. The riding must be great there.

It just comes down to how much you want to spend, just riding for fun I don't think you'll ever regret a bigger battery.

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Yea, I just get stuck in loops of  mten would work, Id probably really like it for its portability. But than if I spend x more I get this, and thats more power and range, but if I spend x more yet, i get a bit more power and range, all the way up to like a msp, though that's more wheel than I need, It just becomes a arms race, I Also think a tesla would be a good endpoint,  If reliable enough to order from china. It would have enough/speed/power/range/ to be good for me for basically everything. 

I guess I need to decide where it fits in my life, because my first wheel was a toy, my second was supposed to be more serious, but its unreliable, and makes me extremely nervous to more than putter (i do gear up quite a bit) so do I want a useful mode of transportation or another toy Mten. There is no wrong answer really, but I do have a car, and a motorcycle already.

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It is difficult to choose an EUC without knowing how you will feel about it a month later. Right now, you aren't sure about how it will fit in your life, but if you had access to a large battery wheel, would you start doing long distances?

I took a look at the vaneuc website. Personnally I like to buy from a dealer near me, just for some peace of mind. If you think the MSP/V11/16X are overkill, I think the Tesla V2 1020 or the V10F are the best bang for your buck.

Many people love the Tesla, that is for sure. Personnally, I can only vouch for the V10F as it is the only one I have tried myself between the two. You get a very thin form factor that is still quite portable in most situations, great comfort and ergonomics, good weatherproofing, a speaker and a tire that does excellent on all terrains (of course not an off-road monster like the MSP). I don't know about you but I don't mind the 40kph top speed. For me, the 960wh battery means about 60km of range. This is still a solid two hours of riding every day if that's what you want.

Only rarely do I use the full potential of my 16X's battery. It's nice to have no range anxiety but it comes at a price that you might prefer to avoid. 

As you can see, I am trying hard to be the angel on your shoulder. This is just because I know this forum is full of shoulder devils who can push you all day to go for the biggest and baddest wheel, which is a valid option too. Never heard someone say "I regret spending money on this wheel because it's too good for me". 

No matter what you choose, you will feel much safer than on your Ninebot.

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5 minutes ago, Kryziss said:

It's nice to have no range anxiety but it comes at a price that you might prefer to avoid. 

Just another point to consider - bigger batteries not only give better range but also safety margin especially as long as one drives at higher charge percentages...

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