RadCity Electric Commuter Bike
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RadCity 4
Electric Commuter Bike
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"Shocked by the level of quality for the price. It’s amazing."
- Jeremy S.
"It's the best purchase I've made in years! Great customer service also!"
- Stephen S.
"This is an awesome bike. Has lots of power and handles wonderfully."
- Joanna P.

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The Commuter's Dream

Our iconic commuter bike is back in its Raddest version yet. New for this year, the RadCity 4 comes in a single, 18.5” frame size to fit a wider variety of riders. Its updated, swept-back handlebars are designed to keep you comfortable on longer rides, and it has mounts on its frame for an optional wheel lock.

The RadCity 4 lets you get across town like never before. You'll power over hills with ease, and you'll do it in style and comfort with a stock rear rack, fenders, and front suspension.

Technical specs

Electronics
Battery
48V, 14 Ah (672 Wh) with Lithium NCA 18650 Samsung 35E cells, rated for 800 charge cycles

Charger
48V, 2 Amp Rad Power Bikes smart charger, operates on both 110V and 230V AC power outlets

Controller
48V, 750W

Display
Backlit LCD with charge indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, pedal assist level, wattmeter, and more
Hub Motor
750W brushless Shengyi direct drive hub motor with regenerative braking, 40 Nm of torque

Lights
Front: Standard Rad Power Bikes LED headlight
Rear: Integrated taillight with brake light

Pedal Assist
Intelligent 5 level pedal assist with 12 magnet cadence sensor
Throttle
Half twist throttle

Wiring
Water resistant connectors and wiring harness

USB Ports
Display: 5V, 1 Amp
Bike Components
Brake Calipers
Tektro Aries (MD-M300)

Brake Levers
Aluminum alloy comfort grip levers with motor cutoff switch and integrated bell

Brake Pad Material
Sintered metal

Brake Rotors
Tektro 180 mm front and rear

Chain
KMC Z7

Crank Set
46T, 170 mm ProWheel Pioneer forged alloy, dual-sided aluminum bashguard

Derailleur
7-Speed Shimano Altus

Fenders
Included, black plastic front and rear, full coverage

Fork
Suntour spring fork with lockout and preload adjustment, 80 mm travel, 100 mm hub width, 9 mm quick release
Frame
6061 aluminum

Freewheel
DNP 7-speed freewheel, 11-34T

Gearing
1 x 7-speed

Grips
Velo comfort rubber ergo

Handlebar
Custom formed aluminum

Headset
Semi-integrated, 1-1/8" straight steerer tube

Kickstand
Heavy-duty aluminum with wide plastic foot

Pedals
Wellgo B087 CrMo axle, forged aluminum platform with reflectors, standard 9/16" x 20 TPI threading

Racks
Front: Optional
Rear: Integrated, 45 lb carrying capacity, 16 mm tubing diameter
Rims
Weinmann Goliath, alloy, double wall, 36H

Saddle
Velo Plush with lifting handle

Seat Post
Promax, 350 mm x 27.2 mm

Seatpost Clamp
Quick release

Shifter
Shimano SL-TX50-7R thumb shifter, 7-speed

Spokes
12-gauge stainless steel

Stem
Zoom, 60º angle adjustment, 100 mm length, 88 mm height adjustment

Tires
Rad Power Bikes by Kenda K-Rad 26" x 2.3", K-Shield puncture-resistant liner
Geometry & Sizing
Recommended Rider Heights
5'11"- 6'5"

Frame Size
18.5"

Handlebar Height
45"

Handlebar Reach
14.5"

Seat Height
28" - 37"
*Measured from bottom of the pedal stroke

Standover Height
31"

Total Length
70"
Wheelbase
43"

Dropout Width
Front: 100 mm
Rear: 135 mm

Bottom Bracket Shell Width
68 mm
Square taper bottom bracket

Seat Tube Length
18.5"

Top Tube Length (effective)
23"

Headtube
7"

Chainstay
18"
Handlebar Width
700mm (28")

Crank Length
170 mm

Seatpost Diameter
27.2 mm

Max Tire Width
2.3"

Bike Weight
64 lb

Payload Capacity
275 lb

Rear Rack Capacity
45 lb
Key Features
7-Speed, 11-34 Tooth Freewheel
A wider range of gearing at your disposal means more torque for treacherous uphill climbs and maintain pedal authority at top speed.
Reflective Sidewall Striping
Extremely durable and have a larger total reflective surface and better visibility than traditional spoke mounted reflectors.
Integrated Brake Light
Powered using the main battery pack and features brake light functionality that is activated any time the brakes are applied.
750W Shengyi Direct Drive Hub Motor
The direct drive hub motor provides smooth acceleration and features regenerative braking to help recharge the battery any time you engage the brake levers.
Integrated Rear Rack
Attach panniers, platforms, or baskets and let the bike carry your cargo. Or mount a Yepp Maxi child seat and bring your kids along for the ride.
Twist Grip Throttle
750W of power on-demand.
180 mm Mechanical Disc Brakes
Tektro Aries brakes provide you with strong stopping power, even in loose terrain.
Display Technology
Odometer
Speedometer
Wattmeter
Battery Life
USB Charging
Pedal Assist Level
Battery Life
A fuel gauge for your electrons.

Pedal Assist Level
The higher the number, the more the motor will boost you when you pedal.

USB Charging
5V, 1 Amp port to charge your phone or portable electronics on the go.
Odometer
Calculate how many miles you didn't drive this year and how much money you saved on gas.

Speedometer
Can be set to current speed, max speed, or average speed.

Wattmeter
Shows how much power the motor is outputting at any given time.

The Rad Battery Pack

With over a decade of designing and building ebikes under our belts, we know that a high-capacity battery like this isn’t something you cheap out on. We designed and built our batteries using genuine Samsung 35E cells, which are some of the most energy-dense and reliable lithium-ion cells on the market today. These cells have allowed us to build an overall better battery, and at only 7.7 lb, it's one of the lightest and most energy-dense packs on any electric bike.
25-45+
Miles per Charge
5-6 Hours
To Fully Charge
672 Wh
Total Battery Capacity

Reliable, Smooth, Maintenance-Free Hub Motor

Using a brushless direct drive hub motor allows regenerative braking to be enabled as a standard feature. This allows the user to slow down when traveling downhill or coming to a stop while charging the battery in the process. Regenerative braking is automatically activated anytime you engage the brake levers, meaning you can take advantage of this amazing feature without having to do anything extra.
750W
Motor Power
40 Nm
Max Motor Torque
 
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Looking for something more accessible?

The RadCity Step-Thru 3 is a great option if you want many of the same features as the RadCity but with a much lower stand over height.
Explore RadCity Step-Thru

Customer Reviews

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J.I.
Super fun bike, highly recommended

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.

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C.W.B.
3000 miles in my first season with RadCity 2019

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.

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L.A.
About radcity bike

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.
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M.
stop your research, order, receive, assemble, ride, smile

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.

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G.G.
Love our Rad City bikes

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.

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D.A.
geezer riding

Hard to wipe the smile off of my face. only 80 miles so far and I give it five spokes.

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G.
25mph

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.

G
G.
Brilliant

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!!

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E.Y.J.
Like them so far...

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!

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R.G.
Quality product, great comunication!

Beautifully made bike, great people to deal with!