HUB MOTOR VS MID DRIVE MOTOR … yes, the argument goes on. Some say Mid Drive is the only way to go while others say Hub Motors are the only way to go. Hey, they both go and like with most everything there is good and bad & pros and cons concerning each. HERE is a well written and informative article about the subject. I think I made the right decision. I like hub motors. Mid Drive just doesn’t appeal to me. They are hard on the drive train and if the drive trail fails while you are out riding you are done for as the motor can’t help you. With a hub motor you can still go on down the road/trail since it doesn’t rely on the drive train. My thinking and position lines up with the conclusion of this article and this company has worked with them both and speak from experience and hands on knowledge.

Although this following video (and nearly all others I have seen on this subject) is about bicycles it does a good job of covering the topic.

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Author: Steve Newbauer

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  1. I have to say this was one of the best, and most honest of videos on power assisted bikes, and was very forthcoming with honest answers to the power question on which power assist is best for you.. I also have to agree with the diagnostics of the problems in which the video lends focus to.. But without the exception on the midrives chain issue, I believe that wheel powered hub motors only fault to the power issue is it’s weight, and is not something that can be changed easily because it is the reason in which hub motors work, the heavier they are the more power it can produce because of the copper wire which is wrapped into a coil which gives power, the more coil the more weight and also more power… Now it comes to the answer to everyone’s question, which is better.. Well in my opinion it is upto the rider and what he is more comfortable with.. So no answer is the right answer it’s up to the rider…! Happy Cycling….!

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