Originally Posted by Dan
"Direct drive hubs also act like a giant dynamo and recharge the battery pack when the electric motor is not in use."
That is cool. Will that create a lot of drag?
From what I've read, the drag all depends on the quality of the hub, I'm gonna use a Crystalyte H Series torque hub. Any drag would be pretty much imperceptible to a gasoline engine on flat terrain. The drag normally referenced in e-hubs is the drag a human would feel while pedaling.
I've seen Mad Max hybrid bikes and I've seen Jetsons hybrid bikes that look like they cost $10,000. I've never seen something in between the two though.