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Old 08-13-07, 10:20 AM   #1
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Tiniest Hub Motor

Is there a really tiny hub motor available that doesn't give too much power or speed, but just helps along a little bit? Or is BionX the only closest?
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Old 08-13-07, 03:35 PM   #2
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2kg and small enough for people inspecting a bike to still miss. http://nano-motor.co.uk/
Either of the p2 motors here. http://www.users.bigpond.com/solarbb...sale/bsale.htm

These small geared motors are actually very good assists and will make 20% hills easy with pedal assist, if you have any kind of slope stay away from direct drive low wattage hubs as they suck big time.
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2kg and small enough for people inspecting a bike to still miss. http://nano-motor.co.uk/
Either of the p2 motors here. http://www.users.bigpond.com/solarbb...sale/bsale.htm
The nano-motor use roller type gear and the contruction does not seem robust.
P2 motors are better choice.
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The nano-motor use roller type gear and the contruction does not seem robust.
P2 motors are better choice.
I have read accounts of these motors losing drive altogether. There was a guy doing a ride on one to Brussels from Wales to make a point about saving the planet or some such crap (see link below). He averaged a speed of 10 mph with much pedaling from him and covered about 50 miles a day. His motor broke down within 500 miles leaving him without drive. Since I have pedaled my 16 inch folder well over 2200 miles at a 12 mph average speed without any misadventures, this does not seem like progress, especially since the kit cost about 500! The other day I pedalled my Taiwanese Brompton clone at an average of 17.4 mph for sixteen miles up and down a dual carriageway. I am an old git of 56 years old so the nano motor can't be up to much.



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Old 08-14-07, 04:18 AM   #5
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Is there a really tiny hub motor available that doesn't give too much power or speed, but just helps along a little bit? Or is BionX the only closest?
SRAM SPARC (if its still being made).
2 100W motors internal to a P5 hub.
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