How will my ebike perform on hills?

Your Tower Electric Bike has a powerful 48V / 14Ah battery and 500W geared motor which will help you power up any hills you come across. A geared motor will provide more torque and as such perform better on a hill than a direct drive motor. We've tested our bike against on some of the steepest hills that San Diego has to offer and came out on par with our main competitors. We recommend that if you are tackling a steep hill that you shift the pedal assist mode down to "Level 1" or "Level 2" or by riding with the twist throttle only lightly applied. Do not ride up a hill of 15% gradient with the motor fully engaged, it will cut out and could damage your electrical system.