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    advice on powered hub (bob trailer)

    theres a guy on the touring forum using a motor hub on his bob trailer basically to help him out when the going gets tough (hills)
    how does a fella go about getting one of these wheels with hub ,how will it work do you just flick a switch when you need it to kick in..
    is it very expensive to build.and would it be very heavy when your not using the power .

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    Figure for the kit including batteries to cost between $400 and $600, depending on how far you want it to take you.
    Most kits come with a throttle control.

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    Most of those kits have a twist throttle and a toggle switch. You can either twist and go, like a motorcycle. Or switch to pedal assistance mode, battery will drive motor while you are pedaling. With a better controller, it will has cruise cruise control so you don't have to hold the throttle.

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    emm very expensive think I'll just have to suffer on the hills so.
    ah well not to worry thanks lads.

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