New poster here. After foolishly building an E-bike (I’ve skated my whole life, never been big on bicycles), I realise this is where I should have been long ago. Now that I’m here, and researching motors for my first build, it seems I’ve missed the bus in terms of hub motors. However, there are a few options available for immediate purchase:
Apart from some Loctite application and truck fiddling these seem to be pretty good. 90mm 75kv or 130kv. 165USD each.
Very few reviews. These are possibly the hubs dubious poster alextech was selling. 90mm 60kv $60USD each. They also have another hub motor, though the only difference seems to be in the wattage: 800 vs 450. Maytech’s website
@Hummie mentioned in a post somewhere that he’s had zero motor problems of the 140 he’s sold. I couldn’t find the Kv rating of his motors. Steel/aluminum $265USD, all steel $400USD (both sets of two hubs, two trucks and wheels).
While not a massive selection, it’s still something. However, it seems in the next few months a few people will have new models for those willing to wait:
@Hummie has some gnarly looking hubs in some threads floating around. I think he said they’re a few weeks away.
Carvon is now taking orders for their Speed Drive V4: a gnarly looking 110Kv direct drive that starts at $599USD.
I’m sure a lot of members already know all of this, but I’m hoping this thread can be updated by people who know more so people in my situation, looking for hubs, can make the right decision.
As for me, I’m contemplating DIY’s dual-hub kit. @UniqueSnowflakeN27 is about to set some up so I’m looking forward to his take. I need to sell the E-bike first, so I have some time to decide.