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Old 08-11-2012, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: Noob attempts a Felt MP build: Have mercy on me.

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
"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.
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