With the priority bicycle using a 3 speed internal hub, and the gates carbon belt drive system, I'm just curious if there's a way, other than using a front hub, to turn this bike into an electric bike?
That's a great looking bike, Kaldeem! Why not add a 350w geared front hub on the bike with a bottle battery and call it a day? You'd be riding a quick and inexpensive, quality build in short order. @George S. recently built a front hub bike and his reports have been very positive. So much so I'm considering doing the same for a "friends and family bike". I have a Raleigh Detour 4.0 just sitting around doing nothing, so what's an ebiker to do.... electrify it!
Aluminum fork is not ideal for a front hub. I switched to steel. The belt drive makes a mid drive more difficult, but maybe not impossible. Front puts the wiring by the motor, and you get all wheel drive.
Here's a (steel fork) bike for $400 that could be converted to electric, front or mid, but it's a completely different concept:
@J.R. 's got the right idea; that Priority bike is nice sleek simple design so no reason to overpower it. Maybe 500 watts max. Keeps the whole setup simple. Front hub motors handle a little odd if you're used to a typical road or city style bike, but as a commuter bike, it would work. Different style ebikes for different applications--we should all have a small herd of ebikes!
Thanks guys! I really like the look of the priority bike, and I had never thought of using a front hub motor until earlier today... so I wasn't quite sure if it changed the dynamics of riding. I assume it must be like front wheel drive car?