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A majority of electric bikes in the U.S. have hub motors.
By and large, Americans prefer them because they are simple
and easy to use. They seamlessly deliver power right where it's
needed, without any extra gear shifting or wear on the drivetrain.
Every Pedego with a hub motor includes a twist-and-go throttle.
Hub motors are also admired for their breathtaking performance.
Most Pedegos sport a 500 watt hub motor with twice the power
of a typical mid drive. You can feel the difference!
Pedego offers both options, so we have no ax to grind. Our philosophy is the best electric bike is
the one that's the most fun, for you personally, to ride regardless of the motor.
HUB MOTORS
MID DRIVES
vs.
MID DRIVES
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
HUB MOTORS
For everyday riding conditions, the obvious place for
the battery is the rear rack. It's the most convenient
and logical way to carry extra weight on any bike.
That's why bicycle commuters usually carry their stuff
on the rear rack. It just makes sense.
Some avid cyclists prefer to have the weight of the
battery more evenly distributed on the bike with a
lower center of gravity especially for off-road riding.
Pedego offers both options, and the difference is
hardly noticeable for most people.
For casual riding, or commuting on typical streets and
paths, it's six in one hand, half a dozen in the other.
BATTERY PLACEMENT
While mid drives aren't as common, there are things they're ideally
suited for.
The Pedego Elevate is made for seasoned mountain bikers. Its
weight is lower and more centered, and the gears of the bike can be
leveraged to navigate off-road terrain.
The Pedego Conveyor is a bicycle commuter's dream. It's equipped
with a belt drive and internally geared hub that are useful for
everyday riding.
The Pedego City Commuter: Mid Drive Edition excels in areas with
very long and/or steep hills. Its 500 watt motor has twice the power of
a typical mid drive, and it features an exclusive twist-and-go throttle.
Mid drives are best suited for capable cyclists who are
comfortable shifting gears often. They also require
additional maintenance because of the added wear on
the drivetrain.
NOTE:
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