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All-wheel drive e-bike riding in the winter way more fun



Christini company offers all-wheel drive e-bikes to crush every climb, off-road and snow which are powered by a mid-drive Bafang motor system putting out either 1000W or 1500W – figures that dwarf those of standard road-legal electric bikes sold in Europe.

All-wheel drive electric bicycles, which add front-wheel drive to the standard rear-wheel drive found on most e-bikes, open up a world of new possibilities. One of the best uses for all-wheel drive e-bikes is off-road riding. From nature trails to loose gravel and soft sand, all-wheel drive can greatly improve your handling. The all-wheel drive e-bike makes it easy to fly right over the top of soft sand or powdery snow. Wet and muddy environments are also a great use for all-wheel drive e-bikes, as the extra traction from the front wheel can help pull you out of a hole or mud pit.

The rear wheel of the Christini all-wheel drive e-bike is driven conventionally by the bike’s chain. It sends power to the front wheel via a system of shafts. On some models, a single shaft runs from the rear dropout and through the left seat stay / top tube, which is a single continuous tube. It drives the short intermediate shaft in the head tube via a bevel gear, which in turn drives a shaft running down one fork leg via a very short chain. The AWD can be turned on and off via a bar-mounted switch and when it’s switched on, it sounds like it operates somewhat like the systems used in many modern AWD cars, sending drive to the front wheel when it’s needed, much like traction control.

The Christini all-wheel drive e-bike is simply the best climbing mountain bike on the market with amazing downhill benefits too. When a conventional mountain bike hits an obstacle, the front wheel stalls stops turning and begins to push. With the AWD system, as soon as the e-bike begins to stall, power is delivered to the front wheel, forcing it to turn.

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