mid mount reverse?

Just CW

New Member
Just wondering if a mid mount motor can have a reverse gear. Looks like the trikes I've seen with reverse are hub mount. Thinking for a tadpole trike. Thanks in advance
 

David Berry

Well-Known Member
Wondering if a mid mount motor can have a reverse gear.
Quick answer: No.

Most etrikes with forward-mount motors use derailleur gears which come with freewheels that would nullify reversing through the chain. I suspect that all hub gears (for example, Rohloff) would also require freewheels.
... David
 
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JohnT

Active Member
The motor of choice for reverse is a direct drive hub motor. Geared hubs and mid-drives have to deal with freewheel issues as David described.