Hi there, I ride a Trek soho 2 with the above mentioned hub - Just curious, my ride is mostly on flat terrain and I use mainly the 7th gear (sweat!) - would a bike with more gears require more pressure on the pedals when in higher gear let's say 12th gear? - If I am fully used to going in the 7th, I may go for another bike eventually. The lower gears are fully obsolete already. That said, the Nexus does work smooth!