Electric front wheel vs rear wheel drive?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by boyntonstu, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    Is there any problems going up hills with front wheel hub motor drive?

    If most of the bicycle weight is in the rear, will the light front end have enough traction going up hills?

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    I had a front electric hub and heavy lead batteries on my mb. The hub pulled effortlessly.
  3. dutchmanent

    dutchmanent New Member

    Making plans 4 Hybrid drive... juice front, gas back... No no timing issues!!! The extra torque will b great... Dutchman
  4. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that too, wonder if because it's an electric or hybrid it's protected by the federal law.
  5. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Hub motors are really heavy, your front wheel will never be light again, forget pulling wheelies.
    Low powered front hubs are OK. High powered front can be hairy and also need torque plates or they will spin out of the fork axle holders.
  6. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    front wheel drive works well but makes the front end very heavy and kinda handles weird. rear wheel drive is usually a straight upgrade but can be a compromise in terms of gear selection. the perfect system would be a gas motor driving the rear and a front hub motor with a kers system, but that wouldn't be cheap.
  7. dutchmanent

    dutchmanent New Member

    Ill ha
  8. dutchmanent

    dutchmanent New Member

    I'll have to check the books.Although the Tax incentive (I am sure) would cover traffic ticket (co$t of opperation) in NY...