Built into a hub motor?? That's a bit of a stretch goal...
Good start, 250W motor, and 382% gear ratio range. The 382% is good enough for most current leisure or commuters riders, the 250W is limiting for me, the 70Nm torque seems pretty decent for 250W motor.
Thanks I had not seen the one at Grin I believe, will need to check the specs. I'm not sure I agree with "hub motors are waning in favour of mid drive motors", but then my bias might be too high. I see a lot of manufactures pushing people to mid-drives that would be better served by hub-motors, but I think the playing field is still pretty open. Mid-motors do dominate on the higher-end bikes, but many of those are mountain bikes. I'm hoping that begins to change, but ....This is the only IGH I've ever seen combined into a hub motor: https://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicycle-kits/tdcm-igh.html
I don't think it's a popular idea due to the fact that hub motors are waning in favour of mid drive motors, not to mention the engineering hurdles. Definitely expect to see more variable transmissions in mid drives tho (at relatively high cost)
Has any major bike manufacturer offered this setup?Good start, 250W motor, and 382% gear ratio range. The 382% is good enough for most current leisure or commuters riders, the 250W is limiting for me, the 70Nm torque seems pretty decent for 250W motor.
I'm looking for something in a Hub motor, but i see something like this quite interesting also.
That looks like a Rohloff Internal Gear Mech which is not compatible with Disc Brake versions. I think most ebike versions are using the external gear mech.
@pushkar one of the factors that might be interesting for people thinking about the Kindernay route would be multiple wheel sets.
I believe the max width tire is 3" on the superbike, would those fit on the stock rims or require a different rim?
Are there any wheel set options you think would be worthwhile to make use of the ability to move the hub to different wheels?