King Song 14D/14S Background:
Back in early 2015 King Song’s first breakthrough into the world of Electric Unicycles was their 14C. At that time, it was unique for a 14″ Wheel, in that it possessed what was then, a massive 64 cell battery pack & a 800W powerful motor, & quickly found popularity among the Electric Unicycle enthusiast community. While the Wheel had the raw performance, it also had several shortcoming that held it back from being quite as successful that it could have been:
- Control-board Overheating: when using in high temperatures at near the top end cruising speed, the control-board temperature had tendency to overheat, forcing the Rider to dismount & take a couple minutes to let it cool down
- Width: at over 7″ wide, being short & stubby, fitted with small pedals without much grip, it was not the most comfortable Wheel to learn on
- Design: some referred to the Wheel as being somewhat of an ugly duckling
- Durability & waterproofing: it’s main weaknesses, however, was that with >200lb riders, the motor axle could develop hairline fractures, until eventually the pedal would scrape against the motor cover. The water-protective measures were also not very good
The King Song Engineering team built on the lessons of the brilliant but flawed 14C to create the new 14D/14S line. It’s now equipped with a larger heat-sink & active (fan) cooling to dissipate unwanted heat build-up during high intensity operation; in the case of the 14S, with the new improved side-padding, this Wheel is .75″ thinner; is beautifully sculptured & now has the all important retractable handle alleviating the need to carry a dead-weight around. On the durability side, there are dozens of small improvements that are almost too numerous to mention, better screw holds, thicker shell; but importantly are the thicker axle & better pedals.