Mid Drive and front derailleur

Anton

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Good question! As far as I know a mid drive ebike kit requires you to sacrifice your front derailleur and 2 or 3 chainrings. So your 27 speed mountain bike now becomes a 9 speed with one front chainring :(. The only thing you can choose is the size of the chainring that comes with the mid drive kit. If you want to go fast you get a large chainring and if you want to go up hills you get a small one. It seems you can't have both.

If anyone knows about anything different, please feel free to reply here!
 

SidewinderJerry

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My Staton Inc crank drive allows me to use my front derailleur. I use this shift pattern

1(1-3) Uphill and load pulling [red]
2(3-5) Around town general use [yellow]
3(5-7) Open road use [green]

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