OleTC Posted May 9, 2015 Share Posted May 9, 2015 For starters, I am Ole, 59 years of age. Residing in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. I bought an electric unicycle (EU) on Aliexpress just after new year, at a Price of 305 USD, no postage or packing expenses. There was a customs fee as well as VAT, so I ended up paying close to 355 USD in total. The Wheel is probably a noname copy of an Airwheel X3, so in all respects an entry level EU. Since there are noticeable limitations to this Wheel, I am considering a better EU. My weight is aound 110 kg and the roads of this neighbourhood are not very good. There are all kinds of bumps and holes, plus paths with hard dirt/gravel surface. So I consider a Firewheel as my step up but am in doubt if this is the right Wheel for me. I want at least a 16" Wheel. I want power enough, to handle my weight and to avoid the EU cutting out power on minor obstacles. It must also have comfortable and large footplates, since I use size 46 shooes and tend to get cramped feet on the EU I have now. Part of this is definitely due to the EU raising the pedals in front and in total being very lively in its angle there. The battery lasts 6 km max. at cruising speed, so the remaining voltage must differ at lot over short time which is part of the reason for the lively pedals. So to summarize - 16" Wheel, comfortable footplates, strong engine, option of large internal battery-pack and an EU with good QC at factory. Apart from the last thing, I understand that the Firewheel has it all? In addition a max. cruising speed of 18 - 20 km/h will be fine for me. Top speed obviously a little higher. I know of a resaler inside European Union, that has the Firewheel available in the version with 2 riding modes, sport or comfort, that can be shifted with a button and a restart. Being a passive reader of this forum for a while, has made me suspicious about the quality of the Firewheel, though - latest the report by dmethvin has triggered this feeling. The official homepage of the Firewheel speaks of availability of the EU's from August 2015, so I Wonder if anyone knows if the EUs' will be worked over and improved before release at this date? If they do, I don't see any reason for buying one of the present models, so I hope there's info out there in the community. I am open to suggestions for other Wheels, that live up to my requirements. Thank You in advance. And bravo if You made it this long in my text. PS: I have made 6 nosedives 'till now. Bruised ribs and all kinds of scratches on me and the EU, but nothing serious. Just some bad pain LOL. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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