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Old 06-26-17, 12:44 PM
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E Bike for hilly Tucson

Greetings,

My wife is looking to get an electric bike for the lovely hills of Tucson. Been looking around on this forum, but didn't see anything that specifically addresses good e bikes for hills.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Tom
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Old 06-26-17, 02:41 PM
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Mid-drive system seems to be preferable for hilly regions since it coordinates with the gears to provide more optimal climbing ratios. A big rear hub motor is also an option, but not as good as mid-drive IMO. Either a Bafang (8 Fun) BBS02 conversion if you have a donor bike (look at Luna Cycle) or OEM bike (Haibike, Specialized, Trek) would satisfy her (I think).
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yes mid drive is the best way to go. The second best would be a geared hub motor. Geared hub motor have twice the torque as a direct drive hub motor.
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