I'm sure some on here have the inside scoop on these kits !?
Are they any good?
Known issues ?
Better options ?
A motor in the front wheel is the least good place to put a motor as there is no way for it to interact with the pedalling action. But it is the simplest and cheapest way to do it and sometimes, like with the electric Brompton, the only practical way to do it.
Battery life/range would be my biggest concern given that it’s a fraction of the size of most ebike batteries.
True, and without input from pedalling dynamics, it’s not going to be very efficient, either.
Only use them on the front wheel with steel forks with forged drop outs. They'll fail on suspension forks and forks with cast drop outs.
The pedal sensor works on the bottom bracket, it doesn't matter which wheel the motor is in for the controller / limiter to work
That a fair bit more expensive than the uglier eBay DIY kits
Eh? But they do have BB torque sensors.
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