I am planning to buy an e-bike and I have been wondering what’s the right thing to choose between:
- 1 X 8 traction, 29”, 36V • 16Ah → 576Wh battery, or
- 3 X 9 traction, 27.5”, 36V • 10.4 Ah → 374Wh battery
The second bike looks more like a bike I have been used to (having many speeds), but it has smaller wheels and battery than the first one which has only 8 speeds though…
I know this shouldn’t be the only parameters when choosing an e-bike, but however, coming from the classical MTB world, I am very tempted to like having more speeds.
How important is to have many gears on a e-bike?
Both are pedal assisted bikes, but assuming that I am using the no pedal assisting, or maybe I just ran out of battery — which one would help more?
I am interested in both: being able to go uphill easily, and reach fast speeds on flat terrain and I am just guessing that the 3x9 would be actually better but I am really unsure...