Fwd vs Rwd ebike

XxHaimBondxX

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I'm building a new bike, received the motor, but it's a fwd instead of rear. Is it worth the hassle exchanging it? It's a 1500 watt, 48 volt set up. Would there be an issue with traction? The other thing is that the front wheel can't be easily removed for easy transport, but I guess I can remove the rear wheel now.
 

wheelbender6

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If you are an off road mountain biker, the fwd will not climb as well as rwd. Rwd has a big traction advantage while climbing.
-On road, both have pros and cons. Personal preference.
-You need a really strong fork to handle a 1500w fwd hub motor.
 
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