I learned how to ride a bike 6 years ago but the only bike I’ve had is a city one which I use for commuting 3km every day to work but also to go to lakes ~20-25km away one-way on Weekends which is the furthest I would go.
Of course the city bike is not suited for the latter so I am looking to get a second trekking bike for such trips.
I need an advice on what is the most important to make biking uphill easier? Is the weight of the bike super important? I am looking at some options ~16-17 kg with suspension and then 14kg without suspension and 50% more expensive. All including lights, mud guards, bike rack which I would need.
I guess suspension is „nice to have“ for some stretches through the woods but the most important thing that kills me even in the city are the hills - I’m 50kg, not super fit and sometimes I would just get off the bike and push it uphill :)
So basically I’m wondering if a couple of kg will make biking uphill noticeably easier?
P.S. Ideally I would go to a store and try different ones but these days everything is sold out and even to order online I need to wait several months so I need to decide what I want…
PPS Thanks everyone! The overwhelming advice is against suspension so if these ever get released planning to get one of them https://www.cube.eu/2022/bikes/city-tour/offroad/travel/