Re: Anyone took their bike to college?
All depends really, Geared motors are good but noisey and more moving parts. Direct Drive are better and you can over-power them. Geared motors you cant over-power them. If you want good hill climbing ability, go DD motor with a 17" MC rim. Leaf motor is good, 1500W then you can buy a Greentime controller that can handle 60A or more. But batteries cost money. So maybe a 36V is the way to go, low speed but up the amps.