I'm planning out a build and the direct drive mounts piqued my interest, but I was wondering if you could elaborate on how they compare/contrast to belt/chain setups (beyond sound and likely being more efficient overall, I'm not sure how the rides differ, etc)... and what situations you'd recommend belt over direct drive (if any).
IE: I'm overweight, so I'm wondering if belts might be less taxing on everything since there's inherently more slip involved, etc, under max load scenarios. IE: better to go through a belt than break something more $$. When I try to search myself, I'm getting dominated with belt vs hub results.
Also, I see there is a 5:1 MTB setup and a 4:1 carver setup... are the motorspears interchangable (or are there any other gears available to play with the ratio?)
I'd also be interested in which setup you'd suggest for a tampa MTB (likely trampa, at this point) AT commuter for a 140kg rider (IE: 15 miles each way, mostly paved trails+street along with some bumpy areas/transitions (poor quality roads/gravel/dirt/grass... but mostly decent pavement).