hills

  1. KinCalifornia

    Best Ebike for hills (US)

    Hello, I currently have a Trek Verve+ 2 low step. At first I was riding on a fairly flat bike trail and was happy with it (except for the awful chain slippage problem). However, a couple months ago I moved to a hilly town in the Sierra foothills, and am finding it a challenge to climb the steep...
  2. H

    Bike for my wife?

    A few months ago I bought a Reaction Pro Hybrid 625 and love the thing. My wife currently has a bike with a Bosch Active Line Plus motor but while it’s good most of the time, it really doesn’t allow her to cope well with steep hills. My wife is 165cm or 5’2” in height and 58kg. As we’re both...
  3. C

    Short; Steep Hills; On a Budget

    I would like to get an ebike, but I’m feeling overwhelmed with the information and choices. It would be much appreciated if someone can send me in the right direction. I’m not super athletic. I do have a manual pedal bike,(Trek FX,) that I ride regularly, but I’m not up for doing my full...
  4. D

    Steep Hills and Commuting

    Greetings to everyone. I am a pretty avid cyclist and in pretty good shape. I own a pretty nice non-e carbon fiber bike an love riding it on weekends. However, I do not ride it for commuting as my return commute is 6 miles with 880 feet of elevation gain. The route is steep for about 3.6 miles...
  5. L

    need suggestions for ebike for Vermont hills

    I live in Vermont - every way to bike is up or down steep hills. I'm looking for a high quality e-bike for road use, touring, and commuting around town. It needs to go on paved and dirt roads but not rough off-road terrain. I would like the bike to be comfortable; I'm not a racer so no need...
  6. M

    Looking for Best Commuter/Touring bike for Hills

    I Own a 2012 Kalkhoff "Pro Connect"- In the main I've been happy but the bike is getting up there, Khalkoff has left the market in PDX and I'm weighing a new e-bike purchase vs throwing repair/maintenance dollars at the "Pro Connect". If I had one wish for improvement for a new purchase it...
  7. Zoumios

    New to Ebikes and Looking for Prospects

    Absolutely new to Ebikes, and this website, and with that comes outstanding ignorance. I'm looking for an Ebike that can make it up hills with a bit of ease (so mid-drive?), that doesn't have too many wires and cables, uses a hydraulic brake system, has a rear and/or front racks, doesn't make...
  8. D

    Ebike for Hilly Commute

    Hi, I'm a prospective first time ebike purchaser and want some advice about what to purchase. I'm a 6'4, 215 lb male and want an ebike for two main purposes: (1) 4-5 mile hilly commute to and from work - hoping to do in under 20 minutes each way. (2) taking 4 year old to school in rear mounted...
  9. A

    Best bike for short but hilly rides - possibly with child seat on back

    Hello, I'm in the market to buy my first e-bike and I'm so glad I found this site and forum. Hope you can offer recommendations and suggestions - I'm looking for an e-bike under 2K, and ideally even under 1.5K. Expected use: -Short (up to 5 miles) rides from house to train station and around...
  10. S

    First eBike HUGE long hills…need recommendations

    Hello, I've watched at least 20 videos from this website and my head is spinning. I need two bikes one for myself and my hubby so we want to keep it below $2000 each. We are both around 200lbs each. The roads around here are long, steep hills We will be biking mostly on dirt roads. Round...