Don't need to waste time on a $4000 bosch bike. Nearest one for sale is in pancake flat Indianapolis, or maybe flat Chicagoland. Or take a $$$$ trip to Colorado to climb the nearest real mountain. I've climbed 15% grades twice weekly with 100 lb groceries & spares & 80 lb of bike at 8 mph with a $350 ebikeling 1300 W geared hub. No pedaling required. I'll admit, the "500 w" replacement bafang geared hub drive has been a disappointment, but not the fault of the category. Cheap *** uber jump specification motor I bought for $35 will assist up the hills if I pedal hard @ 2 mph. Looking for a replacement Mac 12t "1000 w" that was even more powerful than the ebikeling.Get your face out of the book long enough to put your butt on both types, then get back with me.
I don't need another 2 wheel toy, I've got 23 acres of downed locust & cherry trees to cut up & haul to the sinkhole. A 4 wheel trailer for my Ford 1520 tractor is the next big purchase.