turoczi wrote:Why cant people just be honest?
Because this is a new area, where terms aren't set in stone as to their definition. Do they mean it peaks at 1000w, or is it a motor that can run at 1000w continuously (and at what ambient temp are they testing), or are they claiming the average power draw is 1000w.
In my opinion at this point in e-biking, unless you are buying a pre made bike knowledge about different motors, how far they can be pushed, and a basic understanding of what is going to make the bike move is necessary.
I know my Bafang hub motor is rated at 200w I think, but I am pushing it to 35mph, and drawing 1200-1400w from it for extended periods. Really, don't pay any attention to motor ratings, because they are meaningless until there is a standard spec list you can look at for almost any motor to compare.