31 August 2018
Electric bikes make any journey quicker and easier, but nowhere is this more true than when the road ramps up.
You may be reading this wondering if an e-bike is really worth it as you’re pretty fit. But say you commute to work by bike and have a hill to negotiate during the journey – it’s not so much that you can’t ride up it, but that it’s a slow slog and one that you’d rather not be doing in your work clothes.
Switching to an e-bike can make hills feel pretty much flat, particularly if you get one with a hight torque motor. Your speed will only drop slightly and you don’t end up hot and sticky at the top. The e-bike advantage is clearest alongside (and passing) regular bikes so I joined commuters on the ride home from work up the A1 from Archway in this video, riding a QWIC RD9.2.