I’ve been commuting about 3 miles a day to work on the V5F for the last 2 months. I’ve been on roads, trails, and pavements, and have fallen multiple times.
This was not my first wheel, but it only took me about 2 week to outgrow my Airwheel X3. The V5F came highly recommended from multiple sources, and for good reason.
Firstly, whereas obtaining my Airwheel was an administrative nightmare filled with lots of messages being sent over the pacific ocean, buying the V5F from EWheels was smooth and quick. I was informed about exactly what to do with it (installing the app, and pumping the tires – there was a “getting started” guide, but I didn’t have to use it).
The wheel itself handles superbly. My turning radius is essentially non-existent. Raised pedals mean I’ve never had my pedals scraping the road. It has no problems going up hills (disclaimer: I weigh about 140 pounds) and up and down small bumps. The padding on both ankles and calves makes riding pretty comfortable.
The charging port is both easily accessible, and easily sealed away. The handle button at the top allows it to be easily lifted and transported around. It’s reasonably light – so I often carry it up the stairs 4 floors to my office. The light in the front makes it feel safer when riding at night – but it’s not nearly strong enough to ride in total darkness. Easy access to the tire valve is also a huge time-saver.
The high speed and small size though, means medium-sized bumps at high speeds can result in bad things happening. Tilt-back starts happening at around 14 miles per hour, which is the “just starting to get kind of fast” speed.
For what it provides, I can quite confidently say that this is the most worth-it wheel ever (circa 2017). For wheels around this price range, there is nothing any other wheel provides which I would want, which the V5F doesn’t already have. I’ve enjoyed my first 250 miles on the V5F so much that I’m ready to upgrade to the next tier of electric unicycles.