maxwell65 wrote:there is no reason whatsoever to go with sensored unless of course you don't want to change controllers and use a regular sensored controller with the 5 hall effects wires,,,
The benefit of buying a sensored motor is that it is compatible with any sensored/sensorless BLDC controller on the market - new or used. I think that you will also find that as power goes up (think 100V 100A) the somewhat small jerks and shakes you feel now sensorless will be greatly amplified. That said - if someone is in the market now looking for a great price for a simple and reliable setup there is something to say about going sensorless.... less wires, no chance of halls blowing, easy to configure and change motor direction.... All good things for someone new to ebikes
I still think that if given the option to manufacture the motors with sensors you should ALWAYS do it - BUT... that does not mean that motors without sensors are not a good buy for the right application. Of course - one could always install sensors down the road if one wanted to.
(disclaimer - I sell and promote sensored motors so I am biased..... and we are in Maxes sales thread so I am playing nice.... )