In recent years, electric bikes have attracted many people back to cycling due to their appeal to a wider and more diverse population. For commuters, e-bikes are ideal because they are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than driving a car or using public transportation, and don't leave the rider sweating on the way to work like conventional models.
When choosing an e-bike, you need to consider a variety of factors, including looks, comfort and functionality that meet your individual requirements. Of course, this also includes the type of motor, which you don't usually think about when buying a normal cart. The location and type of e-bike motor can have a major impact on your riding experience and can completely change the look and feel of the bike itself.
1. Smooth running and better handling. The rear hub motor runs smoothly and quietly, and the direct power distribution also makes the bike easier to handle, greatly improving rider safety.
2. Better weight distribution. Between the rider, the battery, and the motor, e-bikes end up with a heavy load. By opting for a rear hub motor with a centrally located battery, weights are more evenly distributed, making them more balanced and an overall safer ride.
3. Better traction. These rear hub motor bikes have much better traction than front wheel drive due to better weight distribution. This is especially important for those looking for an electric mountain bike as they are more likely to go off-road when the ground is less firm and therefore need better grip.
4. Rotating the sensor means less effort. As mentioned, a rotation sensor on the rear hub motor means that as long as the pedals are turning, the motor will be on, so the bike will do all the work. Unlike crank-driven models that run on torque sensors, the rear hub motors don't rely on any weight on the pedals to run the motor, making them ideal for more people, including more older riders.
5. Less maintenance is required. Since fewer e-bike components are involved when using a rear hub motor, there is no drive wear on the bike chain. This means you can go farther with fewer batteries and require little maintenance.