fearedbliss Posted December 4, 2015 Share Posted December 4, 2015 Hello folks, So after many weeks of waiting (I ordered right before the Mark II was discontinued in order to fix its issues and produce the Mark III, so my order was placed on hold so that I could receive the Mark III), it has finally arrived from @KaleOsaurusRex @ http://electricunicyclereviews.com/. I only rode it 6 miles and it's _definitely_ different than my Ninebot E+ and P. I can't really review it at the moment but in time I'll write a little bit more about it. For now, I've switched my riding mode to "Play Mode" since it's the most stable for me. I don't really like the Riding and Sturdy Mode but I originally thought I would like Sturdy Mode since I ride my Ninebot on 0 rather than having it on 3 or a higher more "washy" feeling. The KS definitely a washy ride, but it isn't that bad. It almost feels that the washyness feeling actually helps you in terms of stability.. at least on this wheel. However one thing I did worry about originally as that I felt I was going to fall off the wheel since it washes forward and back, and at the same time I was trying to go into a sidewalk and there was a small bump/elevation at the entrance of the sidewalk (As all sidewalks usually do). This might be because the wheel is 14" rather than 16" like the Ninebot. So at the moment I'm slowing down at the end of sidewalks and also at the beginning of going onto a sidewalk. I also noticed the faint noise that the KS produces. It's almost like a dog whistle type of sound but a sound that is faint in the distance and yet humans can still hear it lol, a little bit annoying, but might be good as well since I guess someone could potentially hear it. The trolley handle that came with the KS is also very sturdy and stable. Definitely way more stable than the Ninebot trolley handle since it has a solid "suit case" like handle. So you can get an excellent or near perfect grip. Also I noticed that my ankles were hurting since they kept touching the sides of the KS, and also my feet were burning. For my Ninebot, I don't get ankle pains since I believe the cushioning in the calve area of the Ninebot actually pushes my ankles away from the wall of wheel, but the structure of the KS seems like it doesn't push my feet/ankles away from the walls of the KS enough for it to not touch. So this is definitely a con so far.. I will need to find another feet position for when I ride the KS. The battery seems very good. When I took it out of the box, it was basically fully charged. It had all 10 bars and then I believe I might have lost 2 (Since it loses 2 at a time apparently.. it's pretty stupid that it does that.. What's the difference between 10 bars dropping by 2 and 5 bars dropping by 1?). I rode it 3 miles towards my parents house and then I left it charging there, by the time I left (which was like in 2 hours) it was already back to 100%, and once I rode it back home I arrived with all 10 bars still.. so battery is probably between 9/10 bars actually. On my way to my parents house, I was testing all of the riding mode settings, and at the moment I didn't want to push it above 20 kph, I don't even know what the max speed on this wheel is considering that I might need to do this "unlock" thing, which is honestly another stupid thing. They could handle this sort of safety without forcing the customer to have to contact the seller again in order to get a code that isn't needed. But anyways.. I disabled the first and second alarm, and made the 3rd alarm and rocker to be 20 kph - which simulates my ride experience with Ninebot that also tiltsback and beeps at the same time. Once I was riding back towards my house, I decided to push it a bit more and I was able to get it to beep (20 kph) without me feeling like I was going to fall off the KS. As I said before, I think I felt like I was going to fall off and that the KS didn't have enough power due to the washy feeling of the pedals, but now that I'm getting used to the motion, I feel like the KS seems to have power and it isn't going to give in and fall forward. It also felt as if 20 kph was really fast but it's actually only 12.4 mph .. so that's not _that fast_. I want to try to see how 15-16 and then 18-20 feel like, but 18-20 (or 19.88 mph) feels like, but 18-20 I would need to wear protection because those are very unsafe speeds. 15-16 is what I feel like I'm riding on (or push up to) when I'm riding my P. So I will need to re-evaluate my riding speeds and see what speeds I'm actually riding on. Probably 12-16 is my normal speed. I don't know many of the differences between the Mark II and Mark III but one thing I do know is that the USB port was removed so that water doesn't go in. Pictures at the following album: http://imgur.com/a/vgA3q - Jonathan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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