This seems close:Hey guys
After having driven probably 30+ electric bikes from many many manufacturers I have come to a conclusion (let’s call it personal conclusions so that I don’t stir the pot) that both hub drive and mid-drive motors have their place and each is a better fit for certain use cases.
Given the use case I have, I feel a hub motor is a better fit for me.
On one end of the spectrum you have bikes from Aventon, Juiced, Ride1up and on other end you have Stormer (loved ST3). I was wondering if there is something in between. Love what @Ravi Kempaiah is doing at Zen Bikes. But Shakti won’t be available until year end. So was wondering if there is any bike meanwhile that meets the following criteria
1. Good hub drive motor with > 40 nm torque
2. Shimano Deore + drivetrain
3. Good to great front suspension
4. < 65 lb ideally
5. < $3000
Thanks a lot.
Fast 48v with up to 1,056 watts of throttle and pedal assist output, the 500 is built with quality components to ride fast and have fun at a great price.
I've not seen any reviews on this model, particularly their implementation of the torque sensor, which have many have noted, is a tricky thing.