Old 10-31-16, 10:36 PM
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OP, what sort of bike do you ride? If it's something like a road bike with a compact double and your lowest gear is the 39t chainring driving a 28T cassette cog, then I think most people would struggle. Personally, I feel there is no shame for anyone in not making a hill. It's hard.

Look at your bike and work out your gearing. If you can use drivetrain optimization to get a smaller chainring or a larger cassette cog you can often make climbing a much easier thing to do and render cycling a much more pleasant recreational activity. Even if you're struggling with MTB gearing, you may be able to get new components that will help you climb that hill.

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