Author Topic: Assist steps and gears for hilly terrain.  (Read 150 times)

SitkaRover5

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Assist steps and gears for hilly terrain.
« on: December 10, 2020, 03:03:43 PM »
I am a new rider with only 50 miles on my new RadRover 5 here in Southeast Alaska. I seem to be having difficulty finding the best gear and or pedal assist for some very hilly packed gravel trails. Is there a "rule of thumb" for shifting up or down as well as the pedal assist. I am 80 years old and this part of riding off of the main roads is giving me a bit of a problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and help.

CG31

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Re: Assist steps and gears for hilly terrain.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 05:27:19 PM »
Just like a regular geared bike. The lower the gear the easier it is to peddle up a hill. I was able to climb a super steep grass hill in first gear with peddle assist 5. I was just playing around but it was steep enough where the front tires were not firmly planted.