Best 1000 Wattt mid-drive ebike on the market? Belt or standard chain?

sc00ter

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I'm torn between the 2 as well, belt or chain, but trust chains. A powerful mid-drive will put A LOT of torque on a drive line, and while I never had a issue with a IGH I've only used them on regular pedal bikes. So I'll probably stick to chains.
 

retiredNH

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Best 1000 Wattt mid-drive ebike on the market? Belt or standard chain?
Why do you ask? It's impossible to answer such a mis-aimed question with anything other than "it depends" because the answer depends on what your goals are. Climbing? speed? freedom from maintenance? Price? and so forth.
From my POV, anyone who focuses on motor wattage doesn't understand advertising hype or bicycle drive train principles.
 

AHicks

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USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
Why do you ask? It's impossible to answer such a mis-aimed question with anything other than "it depends" because the answer depends on what your goals are. Climbing? speed? freedom from maintenance? Price? and so forth.
From my POV, anyone who focuses on motor wattage doesn't understand advertising hype or bicycle drive train principles.
There is a LOT to this. If you'd like to add even more variables, toss in torque sensing vs. non to the variables.

Impossible to pick a "best". That answer is going to depend on the buyer's expectations/how the bike will be used.