The RadCity commuter has made my commute bike-able. I’ve already ridden 150 miles through Seattle weather and traffic. The bike is very comfortable to ride and easy to operate. I love having the built-in rack, headlight, and taillight/brakelight. Everything functions smoothly and I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone shopping for an electric commuter. I took a star off because it’s soooooo heavy. I have to take all my gear off to move the bike up and down the stairs to my basement. BUT for an affordable, well-made bike I am willing to put up with some extra weight.
I love this bike. I purchased it in March 2019 and before October had brought the chill in the air, I had rode over 3000 miles. My commute is 20 miles, one way, to the nearest bus stop or 40 miles if I go the whole way. My RadCity is a trooper for either trip. Can’t wait until next season to beat this record.
Hi great bicycle I waited good quality but this is something great and best, riding is now great pleasure. One thing: batteryis enough for 25 miles only(I ride on 3 with paddling at the same time), may be out is too cold , I’m gonna see how it will be in other seasons. Thank you rad power bike.
1 year ago this week, my 2019 RadCity 16" + large platform, large basket, & front rack arrived. Since then: >2700 miles. Zero issues. Much joy. It replaced my car for almost all local trips - groceries (even Costco), take-out, band practices and performances with a 20+ pound instrument case bungee-corded to the large platform on the back) - night and day - and is my commuter 1-3 times per week, 12-15 miles each way on city streets and gravel bike paths. I can't resist pedaling even though I don't have to, so I get a decent workout. When it arrived, I unboxed it, started the battery charging, and assembled it following RAD's video instructions. It came with all the tools needed. As received, it didn't shift into 7th gear, but with the help of a YouTube video on adjusting a 7 speed derailleur (easy - fear not) it was good to go. There's no denying that the bike is heavy - especially with the pack I keep in the front basket with an emergency kit and a lock. A Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1016 integrated chain is perfect, albeit 10 lbs for its 5' length; I bought a big u-lock first; oops - too small.) I use the lock on every outing that includes a stopover, but I've never needed the emergency kit. Given the weight, riding at assist level 1 is about break-even vs. my old Bianchi hybrid. I usually ride at level 3 in gear 7 at 20 mph - often not bothering to downshift for stops because a short twist of the throttle makes restarting so easy. I usually have 1 bar left on the charge meter after my 25 mile round-trip commute and 5-10 miles of side trips. It would go a lot further than 30 miles per charge at level 2 or 1, but I don't need it to. I recharge at work so the battery it spends most of its idle time at 80% or less for max lifetime. I love the integrated lights with no batteries or switches to worry about. My one minor suggestion to RAD: default to lights ON, not OFF. Me: 55 yo, 5'7, 135 lb, California. Next time I'll get the step-thru.
My wife and I purchased two bikes from Rad Power Bikes. They are the Rad City and a step through Rad City. They are more than we expected and we have been having a lot of fun with them. The quality and detail is excellent and the features are far better than any other bike we looked into. Highly recommend to anyone looking to get into power assist biking.
Hard to wipe the smile off of my face. only 80 miles so far and I give it five spokes.
It's possible to boost your max speed to 25mph. You press and hold both the up and down buttons at the same time to bring up the settings menu. There are You Tube videos that show you how to do it.
Brilliant! I love my Radcity. It's really well built. 1 just turned 1500 miles and, after a brake adjustment, it still runs like new. While they were adjusting the brakes I was checking out the E-bikes. When I asked about one of the bikes the salesman said, "That thing is a piece crap compared to your bike." You gotta love it!!
We ordered a pair of RadCity bikes but have only rode them a handful of times due to cold weather...we like them and look forward to the warmer weather and many rides!
Beautifully made bike, great people to deal with!