I had the rear geared motor on this bike before but switched it over for more pop. I have the gearing set to get me up to about 15mph pedaling. Using the motor and pedals in tandem off the line gets me zooming! Now all I need is 60v!!
The geared motor performed great and I really loved the fact that it freewheeled but I wanted more speed and torque. The direct drive does have a bit of magnetic resistance but it rarely affects the overall performance of this bike. I'll be able to create a video this coming weekend and post it early next week. Stay tuned!