"The driving experience is so smooth, even the dog enjoyed the ride!"
We know that folk in the TENWAYS community enjoy exploring these fascinating peeks behind the scenes, so we plan to share other backstage snippets in the near future - stay tuned for more blogs in this series.
"Louie & Livie loved the ride! " — Trevor F.
No ordinary hub motor
One of the main characters at the heart of TENWAYS' smooth riding experience is the high-tech clutched rear hub motor – a powerful driving force with a quiet and unobtrusive presence. It's been carefully designed to be lightweight, compact, and, ultimately, stealthy. It's also been built to last, ready to work alongside all the other long-lasting components such as the Gates Carbon belt drive, to bring Tenwayers years of smooth riding joy.
Let's get down to the details
Inside the hub motor on TENWAYS e-bikes is a patented clutch mechanism, that provides reduced internal friction and enhanced efficiency compared to many e-bike hub motors – both crucial factors in delivering that signature smooth ride.
The motor is crafted from automobile-grade materials, selected for its excellent durability. Care has been taken during the design process to perfectly balance all the mechanical and performance considerations – the motor's weight, size, and ability to provide needed power assistance to riders in a nuanced and responsive way. The result is a hub motor weighing only 3.7 lbs, and with an outer diameter of 80mm – the size of a typical 8-speed internal dynamo hub.
The production methods for these hubs are at the top of the game. Each motor is 100% built by automated processes, to minimize the risk of human error and ensure absolute consistency and quality. The precision during assembly is at a micron level, helping to ensure the hub's quiet operation, at less than 55 decibels – that's equivalent to the sound of an electric toothbrush.
Ultrasonic, automated internal welding adds to the motor's enhanced durability – this is a process that produces a clean, tight seal with zero seams or welding points, for a super-durable bond.
The essential specs
We know some of you will want to know the specific details about the clutched hub motor, so here are all the vital statistics:
- Rated power 250W
- Maximum torque 40Nm
- Rated speed 220 rpm
- System efficiency ≥ 80%
- Weight 3.7 lbs
- Shell outer diameter 80mm
- Water/dustproof rating IP65
Share your experience
Have you already fallen in love with the signature TENWAYS smooth ride? Don't be shy about sharing your experience with the Tenwayers community in our Facebook group – a friendly, welcoming space where people far and wide are exchanging stories about their TENWAYS adventures. Come join the fun!