The engine

The engine

The engine is the heart of an e-bike. Without an engine; no support. The engine makes it possible for you to ride your e-bike in a comfortable way. When you pedal, the engine supports you with some power to move forward. You can reduce your own power, thanks to the support the engine gives you. That results in the possibility to ride longer distances but still comfortable. Whether it is to ride your bike to work, to get your groceries or just for enjoyable fun rides, VanDijck produces front- and mid-engine e-bikes for every type of rider.

  Front engine Mid engine

- 40Nm 250W engine
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9 support levels
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Rotation sensor

- 80 Nm 250W engine
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5 support levels
- Rotation sensor and power sensor

A mid-engine delivers more power then a front-engine. Mid-engines from VanDijck deliver 80Nm, while front-engines deliver an average of 40Nm. In flat areas, this does not have to be a problem, but when you take your bike to hilly grounds, the story changes. A mid-engine e-bike is clearly in favor here.

Powersensor vs. rotationsensor
A mid-engine contains a powersensor. Which means, if you give power yourself, the engine will give power as well. A front-engine only contains a rotation sensor. The amount of rotations will be measured instead of the power you give. So also with a little bit of power, you can experience a high level of support. It may feel like you will be pulled forward, while a mid-engine gives you a more natural push in the back.

Choosing an engine can depend on various factors, like budget, how often you ride your bike and personal preferences. A mid-engine is generally speaking twice as powerful as a front-engine. When you live in flat areas, a front-engine can be sufficient as well.