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    Hub motor vs. This thing?

    Hey guys, i was wondering about an alternitive to the hub motor (something faster, and cheaper) And i came across this little thing.

    http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/36vo10mo.html

    Now. I need your opinion on this....just how hard would it be to make that thing work with a bike?

    Do any of u guys know of any helpful links, or instructions as to how i could get it like this?:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lI-Z...ure=grec_index

    Would it even work better than a hub motor?

    Oh and one other thing, can this motor be wet?


    p.s Im planning on using a 36 volt Lifepo4 battery, so i want to spend as least money as possible on the installation...


    Thanks you all in advance ...=)

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    Hub motors and external motors are very different it depends what your using it for. If you are going on trails i'd say use this if you are commuting I say get a hub. Also a hub kit is a lot easier to put together than a diy build that no one has done before.

    If the motor is sealed yes it can get wet.

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    I'd stick with the hub motor, you will have all kinds of fun trying to keep a secondary drive mechanism working correctly... hub motors have no second chains to replace, and very little extra weight. You just have to spring for a cheap rim and spokes to build a wheel with it.

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