I love my Rad Bike!
Love the bike and performance
Have had it a few weeks and have ridden over 100 miles
RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike Version 3
I've had a lot of trouble with my knees as I age...even biking was difficult with them getting swollen and sore - mainly getting up the hills in our area was what kept me from doing it. I chose to go with my Rad City Step Through rather than a scooter (just so I could continually pedal and get some movement in my joints at the very least). I tell ya, haven't had this much fun in years...feeling the wind blow through my hair, biking with my husband (and passing him on steep hills with a smile on my face) has been awesome. Exploring natural beauty roads around us that I've always wished I could other than by car has been absolutely awesome! Best decision I've ever made and my husband was thrilled to see how happy I was zooming around. No issues with the bikd so far (after a month). Highly recommend!
It’s a great bike, and I’m learning lots about riding.....
We bought 2 for our lake house. We liked them so much we bought 2 more for our primary residence
Ordering was painless. Lots of non company sponsored reviews to examine. Bicycle was back ordered and came on the early side of the delivery window. Bike box arrived in good condition and was straightforward to assemble especially with the online video. Wife and I had previous ebike experience, she is having knee issues and has pain associated with uphills and starting from standstill. I have been pedal biking for years and was looking forward to a less stressful pedaling experience. ( I am competitive and turn most rides into gut checks.) Wife has done several 20-30 mile rides on hilly western NC roads. She is becoming more comfortable in (limited) traffic and will sometimes ride with me (on my pedal bike) before dropping me;-) I have been riding around 50 miles per week on a road bike and 50 miles on the Rad Rover ST. I am having much more fun on the Rad Rover. It allows me to cruise fast while spinning. Takes the steep hills that I avoid on the road bike. Seems like spinning at high rpms on the Rad Rover has helped me improve speed on the road bike. Not sure why or if it is just my perception? Love how the Rad Rover smooths out the road bumps. Even getting used to the saddle. Minor electrical bugs that seem to have disappeared on their own. Perhaps operator error? The company has been responsive to our emails. No significant mechanical problems. Bike cables and shifter need adjusting as recommended but not enough to make the bike unridable and thus the problem. Don’t want to lose access to it for several days. After 500 miles we both really like it. It proved up to the primary task of letting wife and I ride together. It has a side benefit of enabling me to get out of the house on days that are miserably hot and when I have a miserable attitude, it improves it. Great bicycle.
I bought the RadCity ST-3 for my wife's birthday, and she loves it! For the type of riding we do--mostly rail trails and bike paths--the battery lasts forever! The only problem out of the box was a slight derailleur adjustment for 7th gear. We loved it wo much, I ordered one for myself!
Admittedly, part of me being frustrated with bike-riding in the past is because I live at the top of a mile-long hill. I'd cut-short trips knowing that whenever I turned back I'd have to conquer it. Again and again. Fast forward to my RadCity ST - I'm riding much further, using PAS less and less, but now, if I choose, I have the option to let Wilma (my bike) do the work on that big hill home.
Excellent customer service. Great support. Well-built bike (even my bike guys says so, too!). Huge value for the money.
A fun aside: I was riding a local trail a few weeks ago and a couple of two high-dollar Cannondale ebikes were drooling over my simple little RadCity. I'd passed them heading up a steep grade earlier, and they wondered how I did it. Three cheers for Rad! :)
Wife and I bought RAD City Step Thru as a fun way to get our minds out of the house and get some much needed exercise as well. Took a three mile trip around the town. Needed the motor only at the very top of hills. Great gearing for older folks like us. 1-3 are easy to peddle and give enough speed to make the ride fun. So far...so good. :)
This bike exceeds all expectations. It's powerful, but not overwhelming. Provides help only when I need it. It's great.
Really love my new bike! Very high quality bike, excellent ownership resources from RadPower (videos, manuals, emails). I’m able to get around my neighborhood easily for quick grocery runs or for fun on trails and the paved Greenway. It’s the best of both worlds: bicycle and motor bike
Think about before buying: weight of frame, bike rack transport needs, invest in a good helmet and lock
Only 73 miles on the odometer but many more to come. It’s a 5 in my book.
Now that I work from home, I didn’t renew my car lease because it was sitting there 5 days per week. I bought the Rad bike as a mode of transportation in the event I need to go somewhere fast. I have a regular ride bike but living in a hilly area makes it difficult and a workout going uphill for over a mile to get home. With my Rad bike, it’s a breeze and so much fun. I can peddle so easily uphill without breaking out into a sweat! I love the design of the bike. Riding is comfortable and with the throttle I feel safer because I can get out of traffic fast and easy. I don’t think I’ll need a car for a while with my new Rad.
Great bike hard to get your accessories?
RadCity Electric Commuter Bike Version 4
Putting together was easy with the video. Longest ride just today. RadCity thought of everything - walk along mode, throttle for that extra start, easy shifting levers, and even a bell!
I love riding everywhere on my Rad bike. I barely use my car anymore
I think it's wonderful and It does take a little time to learn but it's such a joy and the quality is their.
Love my RadCity step thru ebike. Can’t wait to try it when we take it with us with our RV to Michigan!
I can finally enjoy biking and the hills don’t scare me. But I do enjoy leaving my husband in my dust on those hills! It’s so easy to ride now and once I figured out a seat position it was comfortable. The key positions are a little tricky to figure out everything else was great.
RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike Version 3
Absolutely love our 2 Rad Power Bikes (RadCity Commuter and RadCity step through). I was nervous about assembling them myself, but it was easy with the videos. Really, really easy. Riding with them has been awesome. It’s nice to have a little “kick" when starting from a complete stop to overcome the initial balance issues on any bike. Nice to have the option of a little help going up hills.
My 5 year old son learned to ride a bike this summer. My wife and I love having the Rad Power bikes so we can all ride together. We don’t always need the power of the ebikes, but it is really, really nice to have.
Easy to assemble (even for non-technical types), easy to use.
Totally awesome overall. We are so, so happy we bought them!!
This bike is so much fun to ride!
Love my bike...zoom zoom