Electric bike motors: everything you need to know

Your complete guide to what to look for in an electric bike motor

Once you have got one of the best electric bikes and the battery, there's one last thing you need to make an electric bike: the motor

There are different kind of motors that you can find fitted on electric bikes. The majority of modern electric bike motors are placed at the bottom bracket (in between the cranks), while they can also be positioned within the hub of the rear wheel. This latter positioning is generally found on cheaper electric bikes.

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Nick Busca is a freelance cycling and triathlon journalist. He is also a certified triathlon coach and personal trainer.