Go-Hub … is a kit which can be purchased to motorize a tadpole trike. What is unique about it is that it offers “REVERSE”. That’s something we talk about, but this is the first I have actually heard of it. You can check it out in more detail HERE.


  • Brushless Crystalyte motors are silent, powerful and more efficient; no brushes to replace and 750 peak (500 continuous) watts of power move you over virtually any terrain
  • No external connectors to fail, all connections are internal
  • Gearless motors have no gears to make noise or wear out
  • Bicycle kit carries up to a 250# rider, Trike kit carries up to a 300# rider)
  • Trike kit includes reverse
  • Tool kit included
  • Your choice of twist throttle (motorcycle style), or thumb throttle 
  • Throttle mounted power gauge tells you how much charge is left in the batteries
  • Motor delivers power from a dead stop – other brands require you to pedal first
  • Uses 3 (included) model BP1212 top quality B+B brand batteries for 12ah capacity at 36 volts (Sealed Lead Acid)
  • Top quality Soneil brand 2-amp charger provides fast charges while protecting batteries for extended battery life
  • Battery bags include key switch to prevent unauthorized use
  • Choice of small or large battery bag.  Large bag provides room to store the charger on-board
  • Super durable double-wall alloy rim with stainless steel spokes, and “Slime” filled self-sealing tube ensures you’re never left stranded due to tire or wheel failures
  • Optional safety brake levers automatically turn off motor when you hit the brakes
  • Available in 24″ or 26″ configurations
  • Requires 3.75″ width between front axle mounting holes, 3″ width between forks for motor to fit and .4″ (10mm) diameter axle mounting holes in the forks

Now that I am looking into this I just found another one which claims to offer reverse. HERE is a link to it.

And then I found … How to make a hub motor reverse.

How to install an e-trike kit.

So far what I am finding it all DIY approaches. So I am wondering … does anyone manufacture an e-trike with reverse? I will let you know if I find out anything. If you know anything about the matter please let me and others know by commenting or emailing me. Thanks.


Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)


  1. Why use lead acid batteries when battery technology has gone far beyond and provides a much lighter weight alternative as well as large numbers of charge cycles (see Arctrike notes below for an example)?

    1. You’ll get no argument out of me. I fully agree. The only good thing I can say about lead acid batteries is that they are a lot cheaper. Anyway, I am just reporting about the product … not endorsing it. Lead acid would not be my choice if I were making the product.

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