Help! I am a newbie and I am looking at several ebikes.
One is the R11 model sold by R. Martin in Austin, TX. I emailed Mr martin and he replied that the R11 has a 200 W brushless crank motor instead of a hub motor. He claims the crank motor is better than the hub motor because it allows the bike to get more climbing power with lower battery usage His website also states the crank motor allows the gears to be used with the motor. The bikes look good and I am wondering if anyone with experience/knowledge of this can say if the crank motor on an ebike is really an advantage over the hub motor.