Hill speed comparison
I am looking to change from a regular bike (I believe it's specefied as "DF") to a 'bent and I am not sure about the comments made regarding the speed going up-hill with a 'bent. Everybody seems to agree that the up-hill speed is slower. The question is:
a) slower, compared to somebody riding his DF standing up and putting all her/his weight into each stroke
b) slower, compared to somebody still sitting and using the leg muscels primarely.
From a mechanical point of view, I would give the advantage to the 'bent, if compared to a sitting rider on a DF. Anybody like to comment?