Unique selling points

Riding dynamics

100 % Riding fun

No e-bike motor is as powerful and smoothly operating at the same time as the neodrives drive unit. The motor is positioned directly in the rear wheel and develops power exactly where it is needed. This means that the chain, pinion etc. are not exposed to higher loads. Due to the sensitive force sensor in the motor you can clearly feel the immediate response during the acceleration process. The maximum torque of 40 Nm is always fully available to the pedelec rider, regardless of the gear selection.  This distinguishes the rear motor from the mid-drive motor.

Low maintenance

100 % Trouble-Free

Clever commuters save the regular exchange of parts subject to wear. The neodrives motor protects parts subject to wear, such as the chain and shifter, due to its position 
directly in the rear wheel. The bicycle components are therefore not stressed. For cyclists, this means fewer breakdowns, no workshop stops and thus significantly reduced maintenance and repair costs.


100 % Soundless

In contrast to the mid-drive motors on the market, there is no gearbox in the neodrives rear motor. Therefore, completely silent and vibration-free riding prevails through the use of the hub motor. Smooth cycling is also a matter of acoustics. The motor assistance is not betrayed immediately by loud "whirring". This contributes to a high riding quality and inspires all neodrives cyclists.

Energy Recovery

More than 100 % range

Recharge your batteries when riding downhill! A special feature of our neodrives wheel hub motor is the possibility to recharge the battery when riding downhill through so-called recuperation. This is not only environmentally friendly but also ensures an even greater range, especially on long tours. Recuperation extends the battery range by well over 10%. At the same time, the motor serves as brake assistance in this mode and protects the brake linings of your e-bike.  The additional braking effect means additional riding comfort for neodrives riders.

The rear motor in comparison

[Translate to Englisch:] Vergleich Neodrives Heckmotor und marktüblicher Mittelmotor


  • Soundless, no disturbing noises from a gearbox
  • Powerful response; smooth performance thanks to the large motor installed directly in the rear wheel
  • Very low wear of chain and shifter as the motor is installed in the rear wheel
  • Energy recovery when riding downhill reduces wear and tear on the brakes and recharges the battery
  • Extremely simple operation and compatibility with standard bicycle components – long-term availability of spare parts is assured


  • Usually, noticeable noises from the gearbox installed in the motor
  • Delayed response; in some cases, jerky engagement of motor due to indirect coupling of motor and rear wheel
  • Increased wear of chain and shifter due to motor position in the middle –
  • the motor "tugs" on the chain and shifter, making both more subject to wear
  • No recuperation possible
  • Use of drive-specific components frequently required, e.g. crank or chainring