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    Does lighter bike make up difference in gearing advantage of heavier bike

    Looking at two different bikes. One bike weighs around 42 pounds with 42T cassette. The other bike has Rohloff hub with 50T equivalent and weighs 73 pounds. Does the lighter weight of the one bike make up for the gearing advantage of the heavier bike for hill climbing ability. Assume same...
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    ST5 vs Riese & Muller mid drive for hills

    I live in a very hilly area of Western North Carolina. I recently retired and am looking for an Ebike to ride locally. The roads around my house are extremely hilly but are nicely paved. The main roads are not so bad but a few miles to get to them. Can anyone comment of the hill climbing...
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    Optibike motor noise

    Looking at the new R8C and comparing to Riese & Muller Homage w/ Rohloff/E14 and Gates belt drive. Would any current or previous Optibike owners please comment on how loud the noise is from the motor and the shifting characteristics of the Rohloff hub. Is there a torque sensor in the...
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    Riese & Muller Homage vs Optibike R8C

    I live in NC near Pisgah Forest and the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Needless to say it is very hilly here. I am looking for an E-Bike primarily for the roads with some light use on groomed trails. I have done much research and have narrowed it down to the Riese & Muller Homage w/ the E14 Rohloff and...