Belt Vs Hub Drive

January 15, 2019

In the fast-moving world of electric skateboards it can be hard to separate the good info from the downright misleading. This blog is designed to shed some light on the differences between belt driven and hub driven electric skateboards so you can make the right choice when buying.

The table below gives the pros and cons of the 2 systems from our research and experience:

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If you are looking for all out speed and torque then the belt driven system probably has a slight advantage over the hub but the gap is narrowing. For efficiency, weather proofing, maintenance and braking the hub stands out as the leader. Also the fact that you can free ride them when the battery runs out is a big plus.

Through personal experience we would always recommend purchasing quality products as it really is a case of, “you get what you pay for” in the electric skateboard world, especially for hub driven boards.

To get more info or purchase a high quality electric skateboard visit our website or call us any time!

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