Love this wheel. Very comfortable for me even at higher speed(I only went up to 60 km/h). knowing that it still have a much higher headroom I wasn’t too scared to push it. The downsides would be the trolley handle and the suspension linkage. I wish that is the one on EX20S, which is easier to install a different shock.
Plastic is cheap and foam is terrible armour for an EUC, but it’ll deliver your daily dose of shreddies. It has killer performance. I haven’t met a hill I can’t climb. On the contrary, I like the tire and suspension as is. But it NEEDS power pads and armour or it’ll break. It’s a glass rocket that cannot take any tumbles. I recommend it to the utmost.
This review might be a bit premature since I'm only 3 days and 70 km into ownership. But wow! I'm really impressed with this machine.
The suspension is fabulous. It really allows me to cruise over bumpy gravel and dirt trails as if they are smooth pavement. Even when I get into technical trails with roots and rocks there is enough shock absorption that I can go over things rather than have to go around them. I don't think this suspension is designed for big jumps (you will bottom it out) but for riding most trails it's great.
I'm really liking the pedals too. They are by far the best out-of-the-box pedals I've come across. They have every feature I want and I can't think of any way I would improve them. It's nice to not have to shop for aftermarket pedals for a change. The height of the pedals has also been surprisingly good. It's nice to ride through roots or rocks without the danger of clipping your pedals. I was a little worried that the high placement would make the wheel a bit unstable but I've had no issues with wobbles.
The torque is fabulous. I've been able to go up slopes that I would have stalled on my other wheels and I've been able to go down slopes where my other wheels would have started to run away on me. This is my first Begode/Gotway wheel and I know everyone talks about the torque and power that they have but you don't really appreciate it until you try it.
The battery is big enough that I feel that I can get at least 75km out of it on the rides I like. I did a 24 km mixed pavement/bike path/technical trail ride yesterday and came back with over 75% of my battery. I'm curious to see what the actual range is once I get into some longer rides but it looks promising. I don't even think that I'd want to a bigger battery because of the weight it would add. The wheel feels quite nimble on the trails despite it's 79 lb weight but I would be a bit wary of adding more weight to that.
The display screen is great. I can even see it on a bright day. It's nice to glance down and see how fast you are going.
There are a few things I don't like about this wheel. The waterproofing sucks. I got caught in a little shower and had to find shelter and stop riding. When I got home I had to dry everything off. The trolly handle is kind of crappy and low and releases on hard bumps. The stock pads are OK. They don't really lock you in or provide the best leverage. The lights are underpowered and fragile. The battery casing is fragile. And, of course, I am worried about the infamous Gotway/Begode QC and flammability but time will tell on that one and I don't want to judge until I've had an issue. I'm pretty sure I can solve all the other issues with aftermarket pads, bumpers, lights, shower cap, etc.
So overall a great wheel especially if you want to hit the trails a bit.
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