The major advantage of a geared motor conversion kit is that you are reducing the weight compared to direct drive motor and increasing the torque at the same time.The gear reduction of high efficiency high speed motor is capable to produce a torque equivalent to more than twice the same power of direct drive motor.Driven by a 12 Fet, 15A controller, the motor is capable of exerting 45Nm (33.2 foot pounds) of torque at a stall, more than a 500W direct drive motor.
The front wheel conversion will further reduce the total weight and although it is rated at 350W nominal power the amount of torque that produce makes it capable to climb much steeper hills and carry much heavier loads. The robust planetary gear reduction provides also a better acceleration than many 500W direct drive motors.
The lack of regen braking is cited by some direct-drive vendors as a disadvantage of gear-reduced motors. While the freewheel bearing does make regenerative braking impossible, the wasted braking wattage is more than offset by the more efficient acceleration.
The quality of the gear material the overall motor quality and the extensive tests we have performed give us confidence to back it up with two years warranty.