Hi, I posted a very long question about which bike to get for myself below, and haven't gotten any replies, so I thought I'd ask some of the sub-questions in bite-sized posts.
I live in the SF Bay area, atop a BIG STEEP hill, and I just have trouble believing that an e-bike will make it up here. I've never seen anyone on an e-bike on my hill (and have only seen very few Olympic-looking, exhausted, avid bicyclists up here). I'm considering a Kettler Twin but would be open to others, although this is painfully expensive.
Separate question: would a folding bike (Dahon Briza, mostly likely) + BionX kit be likewise able to make it up my hill?