Cycling up hills certainly feels harder.

Climbing hills and mountains on a bike is much harder than simply riding on flat roads and trails. Right? RIGHT? Well, there are definitely things that make it harder, but CYCLINGABOUT argues that, with a proper understanding of hill grade and the right gear setup, climbing hills isn’t any harder than riding on flats.

“If you want to make cycling EASIER, take the time to learn these concepts.

Again, just to be clear, riding uphill has things that make it more difficult outside of just power output. Heat, speed, balance, etc. No matter how perfect you get your gear setup on your bike, climbs will still be more difficult than flats. But they can also be a whole lot of fun.

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