Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bikes: 2012 Colnago Ace road bike, 2010 Giant Cypress hybrid
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Glad I found this post so I don't have start another similar thread.
My wife has a recumbent tadpole trike that she uses because of her bilateral hip replacements and refuses to ride a two wheeled bike for fear of falling and injuring her hip(s). We plan on traveling Florida and then the US and bilking in as many places as we travel. Not everywhere is flat like Florida and because of the scar tissue and muscle loss from the surgeries, she has a difficult time climbing hills and bridges if they are too long or too steep. I want to get her a BionX system to help her with the climbs. Can someone give me some pros and cons to these battery assisted units? Do they work well on climbs or do they struggle to get up a hill? Her bike weighs in at 32 lbs and she is 125 lbs. We are not looking for it to do all the work, but to assist her when needed.
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2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress