Why Buy an electric Hub Motor?
We’ve been selling electric bikes and electric bike motor kits for years, and practically every bike is made with a hub motor built into the wheel these days. What distinguishes an electric bike with a hub motor from any other type of motor like the Panasonic bottom bracket motor or the Currie chain-drive system? There are chain-driven motors, bottom bracket motors, front wheel drive motors, and rear wheel drive motors. Each one has a specific function, and it can be confusing, without a prior knowledge of electric bikes, to tell them apart.
Without getting too technical, we’ve laid out the basic advantages of a hub motor over other types of motors. Most of our bikes and kits, including the BionX Electric Motor Kit, utilize a hub motor. Whether it’s mounted in the front of the back, the hub motor is generally a maintenance free, reliable, and lightweight motor for an electric bike.
We carry a big selection of electric bikes with hub motors, so check them out and see what you think!