- Mazovia, Poland
Could you increase the set value of cadence? That might help.After recalibrating the bike, the hill was a little better. I was able to get up the hill at 7mph and the motor did not waver. However, that equals the power of a regular 2020 Vado 3. I still am hoping for more support from the Vado 5 even if it is an IGH. The big question is “How much torque is lost from the IGH motor?” My friend’s Rad City Bike smoked me without using the throttle.
When I climb a dramatic hill, I am in a very low gear, and spin the cranks: That delivers the same (or more) pedalling power as "mashing" at a lower cadence. The mid-drive motor of your e-bike will love it, and it will probably be closer to maxing it out.