Although mid drive motors dominate the adult e-bike market, we believe that when it comes to smaller rides, the rear hub motor is clearly the better choice for a number of reasons:
- Weighing less than 2.1 kg, the hub motor is lighter than any mid drive motor and also replaces the freewheel crank, reducing the weight increase compared to an equivalent non e-powered bike to around 1.7 kg.
- More than enough torque to support your trainee rider, even on the steepest of climbs!
- In contrast to the mid drive, the hub motor provides smaller riders with perfectly balanced, never top handling with a low centre of gravity.
- The rear hub has no influence on the bike's behaviour when changing gears - in comparison a mid drive makes changing gears under load more difficult, not what a junior e-biker wants.