The television and film worlds are obsessed with the apocalypse. America’s appetite for disaster seems insatiable. One thing that very few people foresee is where we are now in what I call the “boring apocalypse.” With millions unable to work and stuck at home, everyone realizes how bad life is for them.Personally, if I’m not Ride my X-1 out every day Or my carbon pedal driven mountain bike and I absolutely lose my mind. I don’t know why the X-1 didn’t get more mainstream attention, I feel like this is the e-bike I’ve been waiting for for the past 5 years. This article isn’t about the X-1, it’s about the v3 Luna Apocalypse scooter I bought on sale at Lunacycle and have been tossing around for the past few weeks. It seems like the market for high powered electric scooters is now saturated, and for years, Luna seemed to be the only place where you could get high powered electric scooters without having to buy them directly from China. This is no longer the case. With Lime and Bird, people have realized that while e-scooters are by far the dumbest way to get around town (think Weird Al, white people and nerds), they are also useful. This post is about my few weeks with the v3 Luna scooter and why I think it’s a smart investment for anyone who owns an RV, airplane, or lives on a boat (a couple of my friends do Because doing so is very cheap) ).
The Apocalypse scooter ships via FedEx (approximately 75 lbs), and it pretty much all comes together, you just screw on the handlebars. The rear brakes were very squishy, so with the help of the Luna technical team, I was told to remove the rear brake from the mounting bracket and then apply the brakes while adding more mineral oil. I don’t think this solves the problem, but it does. I think they just didn’t put enough brake fluid in the system from the factory. Riding this scooter with neither brake working is insane.
In order for the scooter to “unlock,” you have to press the lightning button on the key fob twice. In order to ride in two-wheel drive mode, you need to press the headlight button. I recommend that you never ride this scooter in rear wheel drive only mode, as the dual motor mode is more fun. The scooter doesn’t remember the 2WD setting when it’s off, so when you start it up again, you’ll need to remember to put it in 2WD mode, and check it by lifting the front wheel and stepping on the gas to make sure it turns.
When taking off in two-wheel-drive mode on loose gravel, both wheels spin, which is great fun, but also a little scary. Even though this scooter has some crazy knobby tires, I don’t think it’s going to perform well on gravel roads. On uneven ground and large potholes, the scooter is ok (it has springs both front and rear), but is horrible at top speed. The strength of this scooter is on pavement. This scooter is a real sleeper scooter as it looks like a weak 250W scooter that you have to pay to rent but when you step on the gas it accelerates surprisingly fast and can easily keep up In city traffic, top speeds of up to 35 mph. It goes much faster than that when you go downhill (no speed limit), and frankly it goes fast enough on steep hills that I’m terrified. Wearing a helmet is mandatory when riding this scooter.
Eric from Lunacycle has been fascinated by electric scooters for nearly a decade. He’s sold hundreds of scooters over the years, long before scooters were popular. What’s interesting to me is that people seem to want to buy crappy e-scooters that cost less than $500, and electric scooters that cost over $3000, but don’t care about 30 mph, 75 lbs at 35 mph Scooters don’t seem to have much demand. mile range (very high speeds). I think there should be.This scooter costs $1790 here Mine also came with a free N95 mask (which is pretty worn out after 6 months of use). Back in March, Free Masks inspired me to pull the trigger on this beast.
I think this scooter would make sense for those who live in a van or RV, as this scooter can be folded down to a very small size, maybe 1/2 the size of a small foldable e-bike. The joy of riding is also increased by about 1000 times. For anyone with a small plane flying from one small airport to another, this scooter is the perfect carry-on. You don’t need to arrange an airport transfer and can travel 30 miles at 30 mph without stopping. Even the smallest plane can squeeze into one of these scooters. If you’re traveling the world by boat, or just living on a boat since it’s much cheaper than an apartment, this scooter is a great way to get around and takes up very little space. If you want to carry things with you, then you can take a large backpack and throw your groceries or other things in it.
After years of longing to own a Luna scooter, I finally bought one, my wife thought I was crazy, but it was so much fun to ride, I thought it was worth every penny. I found myself looking for excuses to ride it. Had to return the car to a shop 8 miles away, what the hell, I’ll just drive the scooter. Then I would take the long walk home because I absolutely love getting around on it. I sold my v1 Onewheel because I didn’t feel safe riding it in city traffic. That’s not the case with the Apocalypse scooter. I feel completely safe in city traffic, and if someone tries to hit me with their car, I find it super easy to jump off the scooter and hope for the best.
I have regretted many things in my life, but one thing I will never regret is buying this scooter.
ride. (Wrote this article during quarantine)
By the way, the first person I know to be infected with COVID-19 was my 21-year-old son (what are the odds, right?). He did everything right and was extremely particular about wearing a mask. If you think COVID-19 is a hoax, or you don’t want to wear a mask because you feel like it’s a brutal oppression of your rights, all I can say is “be brave, bitches”. Your ancestors have been called to fight, and all you have to do is wear a silly mask in public.Masks are not for protecting yourself, but for protecting others you. Choosing not to wear a mask in public when social distancing is not possible is the same as DUI or texting while driving. You can certainly do it, but doing so doesn’t make you right or make you a decent person.