There are several types of ebike conversion kits such as hub motors, mid drives and some other types as we all know. So we as eBikeling carry hub motors?
Here are some reasons you might be interested in hub motors.
First, hub motors are completely independent of drive chain. We do not claim that hub motors are better than mid drives, they both have cons and pros, what we want to emphasize is when a chain breaks, has freewheel issues or derailleur gets damaged, the hub motor still can keep moving the bicycle until the rider reaches their destination.
It’s chain-friendly as hub motors decrease the mechanical wear on the cogs. It decreases stress on the pedal and chain unlike mid drive motors.
A hub motor with a torque arm installed properly will have no peak power problem, you can easily accelerate and not depend on chains.
Hub motors are easy to install. Especially installing the front hub motors may be the easiest ebike conversion type. Simply remove the existing wheel and replace it with a hub motor wheel. Hub motors save your time.
No downshifting or upshifting problems with hub motors. You can leave your bike in any gear and use the motor to speed up without shifting gears.
We hope that this will explain the reason why we carry hub motors rather than mid drives or any other type of conversion kits.
By the way, hub motors continue to improve levels along with technology developments.