for me anyway. I live in a rural area and i usually cart my bike by car into town for two reasons: 1 i live on a paved 2 lane road with no shoulders and 2 im surrounded by huge hills. At 300lbs its tough to climb those bad boys. When i say tough i mean the small one is 28 degree angle. They have signs for trucks to let them know they will need their brakes. Its only about 5 tenths of a mile but i climbed that bad boy for the first time in 4 years today...i could not beleive it. Just wanted to share. Ill try and snap a pic of the hill.