Mid Drive vs Hub Drive Electric Bikes?

jonathon

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I am trying to decide between mid motor and hub motor for an ebike build, what are differences between the two systems?
 

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Mid Drives:

With a mid motor, an ebike’s weight is well balanced so a large torque can be delivered to the rear wheel when going up hills. Mid motors are best for mountains and regions where you will be climbing steep hills.

Hub Drives:

Hub motors for are easier to install, but they are better suited for ebikes that are going to be ridden in flat areas.

Efficiency:

The transmission efficiency between an ebike mid motor and an ebike hub motor is exactly that same.
 
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