Alt-Wheels Briefly #18

What Are Alt-Wheels?

Alternative Wheels.

Alt-Wheels are:
– Made for a single rider
– Smaller than bicycles
– Affordable
Portable

Electric skateboards, electric scooters, electric unicycles, the Onewheel, the Jyroball.

Alt-Wheels differs from “micromobility.” That’s all in this post.

Rion Motors offers an eScooter that defines badass.

Here is the Rion Race Edition slaying the most powerful muscular Dualtron eScooter:

Dualtron X Rion Race Edition | Racing the two fastest electric scooters

It claims a top speed of eighty miles per hour.

Singapore Alt-Wheels dealer Falcon PEV offers an LTA-compliant edition. After the PMD footpath ban, they can probably forget about selling any at all.

Fabien is a highly-skilled kick skateboarder sports rider. He is also highly-skilled with riding electric skateboards. This video shows even experts can be momentarily inattentive and result in injury:

30 kmh CRASH on $700 MINI Electric Skateboard – BROKEN Shoulder

Aside from repeating Always Wear A Helmet, this time of year I should be repeating this: Wet Leaves Are The Enemy! Wet leaves can create a loss in traction, as shown in the video. A pile of wet leaves can be hiding dangers such as

  • puddles
  • pine cones
  • rocks
  • cracks
  • potholes
  • branches
  • black ice
  • dead animals (birds, rats, etc)

all of which can lead to loss of control and a catastrophic fall. Never ride on or through wet leaves!

Misleading title:

The $1000 Pocket-Rocket – GOTWAY mten3 37kph/10kg Electric Unicycle – Better than the OneWheel Pint?

Misleading because he never answers the questions he poses. So I will. It’s yes, depending. The Gotway mTen3 has greater range, higher top speed, and more torque than the Onewheel Pint. The Pint, however, is easier to learn and can be serviced here in America (where it’s also designed and assembled).

Previously here:

Alt-Wheels Briefly
Alt-Wheels Bulletin
Alt-Wheels Notes

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