hill climbing

  1. J.R.

    DAM!!!

    Very timely, this was posted today. Friday I went on a serious hill-climb ride. I was trying to push myself as much as I could here in the foothills of the Appalachian Mtns. I was happy with what I accomplished, legs turned to jelly, abs were burning and heart pounding out of my chest. Then I...
  2. R

    Cycling as therapy for autism

    “Papa, which hill shall we ride today?” This is the first question I am asked every morning. Fynn is ten now, he has autism, and his favorite thing to do is ride up and down hills. Any hill, every hill. He loves hills. “I don’t know, which hill do you want to ride?” “How about...
  3. D

    Falco 7.7, Catrike Villager, Hilly Terrain

    I recently 'electrified' my trike with the Falco 7.7 eSytem. It has been a struggle to setup despite help from Rakesh. In particular, when going uphill the motor will cycle in, with a loud clunk then out again several times, while I am pedaling hard, at a good cadence. Sometimes it seems to...
  4. S

    e-bike for vancouver-hills & children

    Hi, I am a first time e-biker looking for some advices about what to purchase. I am a 5'6'' female living in the hilly vancouver and is looking for a bike that suits these needs: 1. able to carry a child with a max weight of 40 lb on the rear attached child carrier or a thule bike trailer for...
  5. Tom on 101

    My first Hill Topper was my first ev

    I had a good bike siting in the backyard so to get my fist eBike going was not very expensive. I did have to change out my forks but that allowed me to repack the front end too. After the fist ride I decided to referb the entire bike. The total weight is 35 lb with the "sprinter" battery. The...
  6. e_adventure

    Looking for a solid bike for a long commute

    Hello, I am in the market for a new ebike that can handle a long and hilly daily commute to work. I've tested out a few bikes at my LBS, and was enjoying the mid-drive Bosch performance CX system and its climbing ability ((Link Removed - No Longer Exists)- a MTB setup, but I would convert it to...
  7. Ravi Kempaiah

    Hub Motor Vs Mid-drive comparison

    My friend, Adam has put together this awesome, scientific video comparison between his two drive systems. Few months ago, he published this excellent article about commuting on E-bikes and cheating. There is an existing notion that mid-drives are better hill climbers. That's true with a...