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Where to buy a small wheel hub motor?


John Doe

Jan 1, 1970
Meat Plow said:
Why not buy from the links you posted?

Because that option does not exist.

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Jan 1, 1970
Per John Doe:
Apparently they are not for sale there.

A lot of bike motors come from China and my experience is that
almost anything from China is iffey: might be OK, might be
junk... even the same make/model may vary greatly. I had one
item where they couldn't even thread a shaft properly and it had
to be replaced.

So, unless you can afford top dollar for something from a
European maker, the firewall between you and the Chinese maker
becomes important.

It's not whether something is going to go wrong or not. Things
*will* go wrong. Instead, it's how the retailer handles it.

I bought a complete eBike conversion kit from one little guy and
got what I'm pretty sure is a bad battery. His only response
was to tell me to ship it to some middleman via hazmat shipping
and see what the middleman says. This guy didn't even have
batteries in stock.

OTOH, I bought a motor from, had an issue with a noise
from the motor, and they made it right immediately and
painlessly. I would definitely recommend these guys to anybody
they will ship to.

Smitty Two

Jan 1, 1970

Apparently they are not for sale there.[/QUOTE]

They are the manufacturer. I assumed you could find your own distributor
with a modicum of googling, or perhaps asking the manufacturer for names
of distributors in your area, *after* you've perused the manufacturer's
specs to select the correct motor for your application. I stand
unequivocally by my assertion that you will not find a better hub motor
than Heinzmann.


Jan 1, 1970
Per John Doe:
That looks better than anything I have come up so far, and I am no
slouch at research. Thanks.

Keep in mind that you need a controller and a battery: both of
which have to be compatible with the motor.