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.
 

Nelson37

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Strong fork, STEEL, not aluminum, NO REGEN BREAKING.

There are OLD ebikers, and there are BOLD ebikers, there are NO old, bold ebikers.

I'm old, I would send it back.

Give some thought to what happens when the motor snaps out the dropouts and the front wheel rolls away at speed. The bike stops, you are catapulted off with additional acceleration from the lever action and then you impact whatever solid object is in front of you.
 
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