Best Electric Bike for Hills


Two People Riding Electric Bike on a Hill

If you’re a cyclist who lives in an area with steep inclines or regularly enjoys mountain biking, you may have asked yourself, “Should I get an electric bike for hilly rides?” 


Electric bikes offer numerous benefits for hill climbs, whether your daily commute includes inclined roads or you plan to ride uphill on dirt and mountain paths. They are more eco-friendly than your car or motorcycle but easier to ride up hills than a standard bike.


Check out Upway’s affordable electric bikes with high-powered motors and high-capacity batteries suited for hill climbing.


Best E-Bike for Hilly City Commuting: Aventon Level 2

If your daily commute includes hills and inclines, the best electric bike for the job must be powerful yet comfortable. The Aventon Level 2 has the perfect combination of features to get you to work and back home without breaking a sweat.


Its powerful 500 W electric motor delivers 80 Nm of peak torque and is paired with a high-capacity 636 Wh battery. The battery can provide up to 60 miles of electric assist range. Like other Class 2 e-bikes, the Level 2 features two electric assist modes: pedal assist and throttle control, letting you choose between high-intensity riding or leisurely cruising. 


Regardless of the riding experience you prefer, the 27.5” Arisun road tires are designed to stick to the asphalt and keep you comfortable from start to finish.





Best Mountain E-Bike for Hill Climbing: Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon

When riding an electric mountain bike (e-MTB) up the most technical hills, you want a powerful motor, high torque, and wide, deep-tread tires.


The Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon features a powerful Specialized SL 1.1 motor, generating up to 90 Nm of torque with pedal assistance. This model blends power with efficiency with a lightweight, 100% carbon fiber frame, giving you the power-to-weight ratio to let you conquer the steepest inclines.


Whether you ride on the flat, dirt, gravel, or grass, you can count on the 29” Gridtrail T7 dirt tires to offer maximum traction, keeping you under control at all times.


Best Road E-Bike for Hilly Trips: Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ

Road e-bikes are the electric bike equivalent of a grand touring vehicle. They are designed to let you go on long, comfortable trips and negotiate any road, no matter how twisty or hilly. 


If you’ve been looking for the best electric bike for an adventure on hilly roads, look no further than the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ. This high-performance, Swiss-made road e-bike is designed to be as fast, lightweight, and practical as possible. The ultra-light materials ensure the Turbo Vado weighs less than 33 lbs., much lighter than other models of the same class.


The 28” Nimbus Sport tires feature shallow treads and a high-grip compound, ensuring your e-bike sticks to the road wherever you go. The 12-speed SRAM GX gearbox ensures that you have the ideal gear ratio for any incline, optimizing the efficiency of your electric motor in all situations.


Best Cargo Electric Bike for Inclined Roads: Blix Packa Genie Dual Battery

Carrying loads with a classic cargo bicycle can be challenging, especially when dealing with hills and inclines. With the electric assist of a cargo e-bike, transporting groceries, packages, luggage or people over hills is easy.


If you live in a hilly area and need a cargo e-bike, you’ll need a model with high battery capacity and features such as pedal assist to keep the ride easy and comfortable. The Blix Packa Genie Dual Battery offers both of these features and more.


This cargo e-bike fits riders 5’1” to 6’3” tall and is rated to accept up to 200 lbs. of cargo. It is fitted with a twin battery system, providing a combined capacity of 1,228 Wh. The batteries feed the high-power 750 W motor, offering up to 90 Nm of torque with either pedal or throttle assist. 


Best Folding E-Bike for Hills and Inclines: Aventon Sinch Step-Through

Folding e-bikes combine the convenience of a standard commuting e-bike with portability. Like with standard city e-bikes, specific folding models, like the Aventon Sinch Step-Through, have the features you need to tackle any hill, ridge, or inclined road. 


While the Sinch is a folding e-bike primarily designed for city riding, it comes with multiple features suited for hill climbs: a 500 W electric motor delivering up to 80 Nm of torque, a high-capacity 672 Wh battery to sustain that power over long commutes, and both pedal and throttle assist modes.


The fat Arisun K-Rubber tires are 4” wide, 20” tall and designed to keep your ride stable and comfortable. The tire width and X-shaped treads allow your Sinch to maintain high traction regardless of weather or road conditions.


Find Quality Certified Pre-Owned Electric Bikes at Upway

Upway carries a wide range of high-quality used electric bikes, whether you need a city commuter, a convenient folding model, a rugged e-MTB or a road cruiser. Transform your daily rides into an adventure up any hill or terrain with Upway.

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