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E-bike Motors: Mid-Drive Motors vs. Hub-Drive Motors

E-bike Motors: Mid-Drive Motors vs. Hub-Drive Motors

If you’re looking for an e-bike motor, your head may be spinning with all the options. What are the differences between mid-drive motors versus hub-drive motors? This brief guide will help you understand the differences between mid-drive and hub-drive motors to make a better decision about your e-bike.

Mid-Drive Motors

Center of Gravity

Mid-drive motors attach to your bike's center at its bottom bracket, giving you a low and central center of gravity. This low center of gravity is easy to adjust to for bikers as it feels very similar to how a traditional bike works.

Delivery of Power

Mid-drive motors deliver power to your bike through its chain. This evenly distributes the energy you receive to both wheels of your bike and allows for a smooth ride that feels natural to every rider.

The Feeling of the Bike

Because mid-drive motors send power to both wheels through your bike’s chain, the feeling of your e-bike is very natural and easy to adjust to for new e-bikers. Ebike Essentials offers a Bafang electric bike motor 1000W that delivers reliable power to your e-bike. Invest in this high-quality and lightweight mid-drive motor today!

Hub-Drive Motors

Center of Gravity

Hub-drive motors attach to the rear hub or front hub of your bike. Your center of gravity will shift slightly on your bike by being attached to either your rear or front wheel. The change in the center of gravity may take some getting used to, but some e-bikers consider the shift in gravity worth it for the easy installation of hub-drive motor kits.

Delivery of Power

Hub-drive motors deliver power to either the rear or front wheel of your bike. Rear-hub motors feel natural as most riders can quickly get used to the power coming from the rear wheel of their bike. Front-hub motors can sometimes feel unnatural as the bike has a sensation of pulling rather than pushing.

The Feeling of the Bike

Because rear-hub and front-hub motors alter the bike’s center of gravity and only deliver power to one wheel, some bikers have trouble adjusting to the feeling of hub-drive motors. Still, hub drive motors can be a breeze to install, and many e-bikers feel satisfied with the feeling of their hub-drive motors.

Now that you know the differences between mid-drive motors versus hub-drive motors, you can make an educated decision about which e-bike motor will work the best for you. Get riding today with a new e-bike motor from Ebike Essentials!

by Andrew Jeffs