I'm a geared hub fan all the way. for simplicity and ease of installation (if it's a DIY).Casual rider here. I have a question maybe you could help me with. I’m looking to purchase my first ebike and am confused. I’ll be commuting 3.5 miles one way, seasonally, with some light trail/path riding on weekends. Would a rear hub drive bike allow me the flexibility to enjoy biking while, while getting some exercise or would a mid mount with a throttle be the choice? How much difference is there btw cadence and torque sensors?Any help would be appreciated.
Both systems allow you to adjust how much assist you get from the motor, but the mid drive requires special care when shifting or you can distroy your drive system.
One other thing , if somehow you wreck your chain or transmission, you can still drive home with a hub motor and a throttle.