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TENKAN

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#275839 12-Sep-2020 15:04
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So I'm thinking of getting one of these "widewheel" scooters, they seem to have good reviews, and as a bonus no flat tyres!

https://stormrides.nz/products/mercane-widewheel-pro?variant=31300862935172

So any "real world" reviews from people here on the forums that have used one, as the only topics posted i can see are for Zero and Mi Electric Scooter.

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Dratsab
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  #2562919 12-Sep-2020 15:21
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Not a real world review, but advice received. My wife was looking at scooters a while back and was keen on this because of the wide wheel and the thought of no flats. We were told that traction on these is very poor on wet surfaces which was a factor in deciding to not get one. The other major factor was solid tyres would transmit a lot of vibration up the handlebars and into the riders hands, making the the ride uncomfortable.


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  #2562921 12-Sep-2020 15:45
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"We were told that traction on these is very poor on wet surfaces"

Well that would be real bugger, you would think with wider tyres, you'd have more traction.
Yeah with very little suspension movement it would be a little hard off road! But the importers state that with the wider tyres it actually helps with those annoying little potholes on the footpath?

This from their website/marketing blurb.

"Coupled with the dual suspension, the airless wide tyres offer a smooth ride and allow you to tackle almost any terrain."





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  #2562926 12-Sep-2020 16:20
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Well that would be real bugger, you would think with wider tyres, you'd have more traction.

 

On flat, dry, high grip terrain, yes.

 

However, wider tyres spread the weight over a larger surface area, therefore reducing the "cutting effect" (for want of a better term) through the wet layer on top of a hard surface & reducing the grip. The tyre will essentially just slide on top of the surface.

 

Wider tyres are great for not sinking into soft ground, hence the reason why tractors & other large machinery have such large tyres, or tracks.


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  #2563483 14-Sep-2020 09:44
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Good Review on Mercane Widewheel Pro

 

 

 

Good review here from a source that gets most things pretty much spot on for scooters I have ridden - my experience with the Wide Wheel is zero, so you'd have to take their word for it, I guess...





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  #2563534 14-Sep-2020 10:06
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Well that review confirms what @Dratsab was saying, I'm having second thoughts... I'll need to compare with the KAABO SKYWALKER 10H as this fits my budget as well.

https://stormrides.nz/products/kaabo-skywalker-10

Any thoughts on this.




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