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For hill climbing without the ability to change the gear the motor is in you're going to have to pick a lower gear than it was designed with, somehow, and accept that it won't help much on the flat. The "chain driven" kit you're looking at will only work while you're pedalling, as it requires you to keep the chain tight against the motor sprocket. Despite ...


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I've learned the hard way that mid drives are better than hub motors for going up hills. We used to live on a dirt road that was a mile uphill, and after a few months, the hub motor died from too much strain even though it was 500 watts (hardly the lowest power e-bike). If you are planning on using your bike a lot, and going up hills quite a bit, I would ...


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The cheap ones will not climb hills well. They have 1000 watt cheap ones (about $250). With all of them wattage = power to climb. 250 watt won't make it up steep hills. I like the Bfang 1000 watter. It replaces your crank about $500 add another $500 for lithium batteries. That one has the advantage of having gears. Lead acid batteries have very limited range....



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