Good motor for providing bike resistance? Answered
I would like to use a motor to provide a variable bike resistance. The bike will be turning the motor, and the motor will provide a physical resistance, making it easier or harder to pedal. My ultimate goal is to make a microprocessor-controlled stationary bike, where the micro can both set the physical resistance of the motor and detect the speed of the motor. My intention is to use a variable electrical resistance to make the motor harder or easier to turn. However, I don't know much about motors, so my question is: what kind of motor will work for this? Any comments welcome.