How Does Gearing Change An E-Bike's Ability To Climb

Published on July 15th 2018


E-Bikes come with a vast array of gearing so you'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd be able to get up any climb, no matter how steep. But that's not always true.... Steve experiments with a variety of different gear combinations on his e-bike to see how they compare on steep climbs. Subscribe: Our shop: A Bosch motor has easily converted front chainring to best tailor your gearing to the type of terrain and riding that you do. Level terrain and more fire-road climbs might mean that you should consider a larger front chainring, whilst steep and technical climbs might be made easier with a tiny gear. If you do swap to a smaller gear you'll get a longer battery life out of your motor because you'll be able to ride uphill in eco or normal mode rather than turbo. Additionally for extra steep ramps you might be surprised that lowering your saddle and altering your normal technique could allow you that extra grip and balance you need to overcome the gradient. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 More videos... 📹 EMBN Vs Sylvain Guintoli | 📹 EMBN Vs Georgia Leslie | 🎵 Epidemic Sound: Red Chili Jam 1 - Victor Olsson The Electric Mountain Bike Network (EMBN) is dedicated to igniting your passion for electric mountain bikes (eMTBs) by taking your riding further, faster and further than ever before. EMBN is dedicated solely to covering eMTB from every angle: from demystifying electric mountain biking, to inspiring you to go electric, helping you understand what you need, where and how to ride, and how to get the best from your eMTB experience. Every week, of every month we bring you videos on... The know-how… The skills… The tech… The inspiration… go faster and explore more! EMBN is mountain biking… fully charged: the same thrilling freedom – only faster, going further, and more liberating than ever before. Join the EMBN community: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Thanks to our sponsors: Specialized: DT Swiss: Haibike: POC: WD40: Ergon: