- Mazovia, Poland
Let me disagree with you Trevor. It is the 51T granny gear that makes the huge difference on steep technical climbs.The 12spd on Haibike doesn't offer any advantage over 11spd on Cube.
Yamaha motors offer Zero Cadence feature. Meaning, the motor starts working as soon as you set your foot on the pedal. Fancy you got stuck uphill. It is doable to downshift all the way to the granny gear (with the rear wheel lifted and using the Walk Mode), then you stamp on the pedal and up you ride! The combination of the Yamaha motor and the granny gear produces such high torque on the rear wheel you need to push your body weight forward to avoid a wheelie!