Front hub question

PjKahut

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Hi there

I already have a mid-motor 750 full suspension bike for use as a workhorse bringing me to and from work very quickly. For that role its magnificent.

But 2 words: Big, Heavy

I really like my old small light analogue bike and the idea of lightly electrifying it keep cropping up.

So, the question is regarding geared (front) hub motors: Do they add friction when riding switched off, as in behaving and feeling like an ordinary bike?

If you have any advice, Thanks
 
Thanks for the reply, I'll be doing normal cycle speeds, about 12MPH (20KPH) mostly
 
Thanks for the reply, I'll be doing normal cycle speeds, about 12MPH (20KPH) mostly
You should have no problem I have used a couple of 500 watt DD front motor hubs on builds worked very well, but, heavy, for your usage I would recommend a Bafang 250 watt geared front hub motor , light with close to 40 nm torque. and a reasonably sized bottle or rack battery up to 10 ah should do the trick, keep it light so pedaling is not an issue.
 
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