Rad Power E-Bike Review

Rad Power Bikes Review

Propelled by a mission to provide exceptional customer experience with cutting-edge electric bikes that are built for anything and come at an affordable price and a vision for a future where transportation is environmentally friendly, pleasurable, and available to everyone, Rad Power Bikes has revolutionized electric bike (e-bike) riding experience for users. This devotion to providing high-quality bikes and services has seen Rad Power Bikes grow and evolve to become North America’s largest electric bike brand.

Although founded in 2015, Rad Power Bikes owners, Mike Radenbaugh and Ty Collins have ensured a legacy, a track record of providing excellent user riding and service experience and this has also seen this company become the most highly-rated electric bike brand in North America (having over 8000 5-star reviews). This is actually unsurprising since, with Rad Power Bikes, customers have access to a world-class support team that’s available every day of the week and an extensive help center that offers expert advice on the best ways to take care of your bike and also provides other helpful tips 24/7. How’s that for customer service?

But that’s not all. In addition to exceptional customer service, every bike purchase is also eligible for free shipping. This means every bike purchased from the company’s Canadian address of 275 West 5th Ave, Vancouver BC V5Y 1J3 will be shipped directly to your location, anywhere you are in Canada.

E-bikes Styles

Rad Power Bikes offers several different types of e-bikes. These bike categories include:

  • Off-road Electric Bikes
  • City Electric Bikes
  • Cargo and Utility Electric Bikes
  • Folding Electric Bikes
  • Step-Thru Electric Bikes

This wide e-bike product range means that no matter what kind/type of bike you’re in the market for, you are very likely to find what you’re looking for at Rad Power Bikes.

Products Offered​

As earlier mentioned, Rad Power Bikes have a wide product range filled with several top-quality e-bikes. Reviewing all in one article isn’t possible so this article will focus on reviewing three of the most popular e-bikes in this extensive product line.

The RadRunner 1

The best word to describe the RadRunner 1 is “Rad!” Yeah, that’s right. This highly-customizable electric utility bike is a perfect blend of style, efficiency and innovation. This makes it the absolute best e-bike in its class. If you’re looking to get a utility bike, why not an award-winning one?

Key Features

  • Puncture-Resistant Tires
  • Highly customizable
  • Single-speed Drivetrain
  • LED Control Panel
  • Integrated Rear Rack
  • Low Step Frame Design
  • Rigid Front Fork
  • Upright Handlebars
  • Dual Leg Kickstand
  • 500W Geared Hub Motor
  • Twist Grip Throttle
  • Integrated Brake Light
  • Pedal Assist
  • Water Resistant wiring
  • Puncture-resistant tires.
  • 300lb Payload Capacity
  • 48V, 14Ah Lithium-Ion Battery

Pros

  • This e-bike is a bike that was built to be customized! The bike is compatible with several optional attachments which ensure you can customize it to match your tastes and meet your needs. For example, The RadRunner has an adjustable driver’s seat that can be lowered to be flat with the passenger’s seat or raised like a traditional bike.
  • The water-resistant wiring means using this bike in wet weather conditions will not be a problem. Also, it means that you can wash the bike when it gets dirty without worrying about ruining something electrical.
  • The tyres of this bike are designed with an integrated Kenda K-shield which provides puncture protection. The meaning? This bike’s tires are puncture-proof!
  • The bike’s single-speed drivetrain makes it simple to ride and maintain. It also makes it perfect for beginners or those who just want to cruise.
  • The bike’s low step design makes it easy to get on and off it
  • The led control panel allows you to be able to keep track of battery and assist levels. It houses buttons that control the bike’s lights and pedal assistance.
  • The 48V, 14Ah lithium-Ion battery means the bike can travel for over 72 kilometres per charge

Cons

  • The bike’s 300lb payload limit means that this bike is definitely not suitable for individuals of considerable size.

Cost

The RadRunner 1 costs $1,799 CAD. There is however a $65 monthly payment plan available (provided you qualify). The bike is also covered by a 1-year warranty. You can choose to assemble the bike yourself or opt for delivery of an already assembled one.

The RadCity Step-Thru 3

The RadCity Step-Thru 3 is another award-winning bike in Rad Power Bike’s star-studded product line. According to ElectricBikeReview.com, “People who might have known about e-bikes but struggled to find one that was approachable and well balanced now have a great option.” In other words, this bike is a premium yet affordable bundle of class and convenience.

Key Features

  • Puncture-resistant tires
  • 7-Speed, 11-34 Tooth Freewheel
  • Reflective Sidewall Striping
  • Low Step Frame Design
  • Integrated Brake Light
  • 500W Shengyi Direct Drive Hub Motor
  • Integrated Rear Rack
  • Twist Grip Throttle
  • 275lb Payload Capacity
  • Level 5 Pedal Assist
  • Water Resistant Wiring
  • 48V, 14Ah Lithium-Ion Battery

Pros

  • The 48V, 14Ah lithium-Ion battery means the bike can travel for over 72 kilometres per charge
  • The bike’s low step design makes it easy to get on and off it.
  • The water-resistant wiring means using this bike in wet weather conditions will not be a problem. Also, it means that you can wash the bike when it gets dirty without worrying about ruining something electrical.
  • The tyres of this bike are designed with an integrated Kenda K-shield which makes them puncture-proof.
  • The integrated rear rack ensures you can attach baskets or panniers. This makes the bike perfect for use in running errands.
  • The direct-drive hub allows for smooth acceleration and regenerative braking (where the battery charges whenever you use the brakes).
  • The bike also sports a 7-Speed, 13-34 freewheel which offers you a wider gearing range. This of course means more speed!

Cons

  • Quite complicated to assemble so self-assembly may not be the best option here.
  • The 275lb payload limit means it is not suitable for individuals of considerable sizes.

Cost

This bike currently costs $1,949 CAD. However, there is also a payment plan of $70 per month (for qualified customers). The bike is also covered by a 1-year warranty.

The RadRover Electric Fat Bike Version 5

According to Forbes, this e-bike “Dares you to question what an electric bicycle can be”. The RadRover 5 combines tough capability with outstanding comfort. This flagship e-bike is ideal for off-road excursions, weekend spins, and everything in between. With 4″ fat tires and a reputation for stability, it’s no surprise that it’s North America’s best-selling electric fat bike.

Save $300 on the RadRover 6 Plus or Legacy RadRover 5/1 plus *selected accessories bundle. Coupon Code: SAVE300

Key Features

  • Front and Rear Fenders
  • Front Suspension Fork
  • 180mm Mechanical Disc Brakes
  • Puncture-resistant tires
  • 7-Speed, 11-34 Tooth Freewheel
  • 275lb Payload Capacity
  • Level 5 Pedal Assist
  • Water Resistant Wiring
  • 48V, 14Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Integrated Brake Light

Pros

  • The 48V, 14Ah lithium-Ion battery means the bike can travel for over 72 kilometres per charge
  • The water-resistant wiring means using this bike in wet weather conditions will not be a problem. Also, it means that you can wash the bike when it gets dirty without worrying about ruining something electrical.
  • The tyres of this bike are designed with an integrated Kenda K-shield which makes them puncture-proof.
  • The bike also sports a 7-Speed, 13-34 freewheel which offers you a wider gearing range.
  • The 180mm mechanical disc brakes ensure you are always able to stop safely, even on loose terrain.
  • The 4-inch “fat” tires make the bike a perfect riding option on any terrain.
  • The bike is also quite easy to assemble so buyers can opt for the self-assemble option.

Cons

  • The 275lb payload limit means it is not suitable for individuals of considerable sizes.

Cost

The RadRover 5 is currently valued at $2,049 CAD. Qualified buyers however also have a $73 per month payment option. Like all the other bikes discussed, this bike is also covered by a 1-year warranty.

Summary

With Rad Power Bikes, you get quality and style in one efficient, well-designed package. In addition, you also get variety. If you’re a bike enthusiast or you’re new to the “biking” scene, you’ll definitely find a perfect bike that matches you here.

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