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2019 RadCity Electric Commuter Bike

RadCity

Electric Commuter Bike

$1,499

The 2019 RadCity electric commuter bike lets you get around your city like never before. Featuring a powerful 750W motor and large 48V battery, you'll power over hills with ease. Add to that the stock rear rack, fenders, and front suspension, you'll do it with style and comfort.

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Winner, Best Commuting Electric Bike for 2018/2019

EBR (ElectricBikeReview.com) is the most trusted source for electric bike reviews. Every year, EBR names a select few ebikes for their "Editor's Choice for Best Electric Bikes".

Ebikes from Rad Power Bikes were named the Best Electric Bikes in 5 categories, the most of any electric bike company.

Meet the RadCity

25-45+

Miles Per Charge (estimate)

20 mph

Top Speed

750W

Direct Drive Hub Motor

48V, 14 Ah

Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Recommended rider heights:

16" frame: 5'4" - 5'11"

19" frame: 6' - 6'6"

  • Rad Power Bikes by Kenda K-Rad 26" x 2.3" Tires, K-Shield Puncture-Resistant Liner
  • Integrated headlight and tail light with brake light functionality
  • Half twist throttle and intelligent 5 level pedal assist
  • Regenerative braking
  • Full LCD display including speedometer, wattmeter, and odometer
  • Front suspension fork with rebound adjustment and lockout, 80 mm of travel
  • 7-speed Shimano Acera drivetrain
  • 180 mm Tektro mechanical disc brakes
  • Total payload capacity: 275 lb
  • Integrated rear rack capacity: 60 lb
  • Bike Weight: 63 lb

Two Frame Styles

16"

19"

RadCity - 16" / 19"

RadCity Step-Thru

Key Features

We all know that sitting in traffic is terrible, so why not just avoid it altogether? The RadCity is the comfortable, feature-rich, and reliable electric commuter bike that will help you crush your daily commute and arrive to work in style.

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.

Kenda K-Shield Puncture Resistant Tires

Made from a layer of aramid and ceramic particles inside the tire under the tread, the Kenda K-Shield integrated tire liner is a line of defense designed to provide extra protection against punctures from thorns, glass, and other small materials.

Watch our video overview

48V 14Ah Lithium-Ion Battery with Samsung 35E Cells

Our 48V 14Ah (672Wh) batteries give you an estimated 25-45+ miles per charge while maintaining a sleek profile.

Integrated Brake Light

The integrated tail light is powered using the main battery pack and also features brake light functionality that is activated any time the brakes are applied. The new tail light will turn on along with the headlight for increased night time visibility and still maintains the brake light functionality. It also keeps the strobe feature, which can be toggled using the button located on the tail light.

Twist Grip Throttle

Get 750W of power on-demand with the twist grip throttle. The included on/off button helps prevent accidental activation and allows you to only use the throttle when you want to.

Integrated Rear Rack

Take the weight off of your back and have the RadCity carry it for you. Attach panniers, platforms, or baskets and let the RadCity carry your cargo, or mount a Yepp Maxi child seat and bring your child along for the ride!

Reflective Sidewall Striping

The new reflective tire sidewall striping removes the need for the orange wheel reflectors attached to the spokes like on our previous model generations. These reflective sidewalls are more durable and have a larger total reflective surface for increased visibility during night time rides. They look pretty sweet too, but that's not really a "feature."

180 mm Mechanical Disc Brakes

Front and rear 180 mm Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes provide you with strong stopping power, even in loose terrain. Stop faster when it counts the most.

7-Speed, 11-34 Tooth Freewheel

Giving you a wider range of gearing at your disposal, the 7-speed, 11-34T freewheel means you can shift into the lowest gear for those treacherous uphill climbs or shift into the highest gear and still maintain pedal authority at top speed.

2019 Lineup Technical Overview

Learn More About Kenda K-Shield Tires

Technical Specs

  • Electronics
  • Bike Components

BATTERY
48V 14Ah (672Wh) 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 40Nm of Torque

LIGHTS
Front: Spanninga PR60 48V with Ambient Light Sensor Option
Rear: Integrated Taillight with Brake Light Indicator Functionality

PEDAL ASSIST
Intelligent 5 Level Pedal Assist with 12 Magnet Cadence Sensor

THROTTLE
Half Twist Throttle with On/Off Button

WIRING
Water Resistant Connectors and Wiring Harness

USB PORTS
Display: 5V, .5 Amp

BRAKE CALIPERS
Tektro Aries (MD-M300)

BRAKE LEVERS
Aluminum Alloy Comfort Grip Levers with Motor Cutoff Switch, Integrated Bell

BRAKE PAD MATERIAL
Sintered Metal

BRAKE ROTORS
Tektro 180mm Front and Rear

CHAIN
KMC Z7

CRANK SET
46T, 170mm ProWheel Pioneer Forged Alloy, Dual-Sided Aluminum Bashguard

DERAILLEUR
7-Speed Shimano Acera

FENDERS
Included, Black Plastic Front and Rear, Full Coverage

FORK
Suntour Spring Fork with Lockout and Preload Adjustment, 80mm Travel, 100mm Hub Width, 9mm Quick Release

FRAME
6061 Aluminum

FREEWHEEL
DNP 7-Speed Freewheel, 11-34T

GEARING
1 x 7-Speed

GRIPS
Velo Comfort Rubber Ergo Grips

HANDLEBARS
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, 60 lbs Carrying Capacity, 16mm Tubing Diameter

RIMS
Weinmann Goliath, Alloy, Double Wall, 36H

SADDLE
Velo Plush with Lifting Handle

SEAT POST
Promax, 350mm x 27.2mm

SEAT POST CLAMP
Quick Release

SHIFTER
Shimano SL-TX50-7R Thumb Shifter, 7-Speed

SPOKES
12 Gauge, Stainless Steel

STEM
Zoom, 60º Angle Adjustment, 100mm Length, 88mm Height Adjustment

TIRES
Rad Power Bikes by Kenda K-Rad 26" x 2.3", K-Shield Puncture-Resistant Liner

Geometry & Sizing

  • 16" Frame
  • 19" Frame

FRAME SIZE
16"
Recommended Rider Heights: 5'4" - 5'11"

HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
43-46.5" (adjustable)

HANDLEBAR REACH
14"

SEAT HEIGHT
Max: 34.5" / Min: 26"
*Measured from bottom of the pedal stroke

STAND OVER HEIGHT
29"

TOTAL LENGTH
72"

WHEELBASE
44"

DROPOUT WIDTH
Front: 100 mm / Rear: 135 mm

BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL WIDTH
68 mm
Square Taper Bottom Bracket

SEAT TUBE LENGTH
16"

TOP TUBE LENGTH (effective)
23"

HEAD TUBE
7"

CHAIN STAY
18"

HANDLEBAR WIDTH
28"

CRANK LENGTH
170 mm

SEAT POST DIAMETER
27.2 mm

MAX TIRE WIDTH
2.3"

BIKE WEIGHT
63 lb

PAYLOAD CAPACITY
275 lb

FRAME SIZE
19"
Recommended Rider Heights: 6' - 6'6"

HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
43.5-47" (adjustable)

HANDLEBAR REACH
14"

SEAT HEIGHT
Max: 38" / Min: 29"
*Measured from bottom of the pedal stroke

STAND OVER HEIGHT
31"

TOTAL LENGTH
72"

WHEELBASE
44"

DROPOUT WIDTH
Front: 100mm / Rear: 135mm

BOTTOM BRACKET SHELL WIDTH
68mm
Square Taper Bottom Bracket

SEAT TUBE LENGTH
19"

TOP TUBE LENGTH (effective)
23"

HEAD TUBE
7"

CHAIN STAY
18"

HANDLEBAR WIDTH
28"

CRANK LENGTH
170mm

SEAT POST DIAMETER
27.2mm

MAX TIRE WIDTH
2.3"

BIKE WEIGHT
63 lbs

PAYLOAD CAPACITY
275 lbs

Performance

48V and 14 Ah of Pure, Clean Power

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 (estimate)

5-6 Hours

To Fully Charge

672 Wh

Total Capacity

Reliable, Smooth, Maintenance-Free

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.

20 mph

Top Speed

750W

Motor Power

40 Nm

Max Torque

Safety

Ebikes should be fun, reliable, and most importantly, safe. We make safety a top priority in every product we make, which includes investing in the best components and features to make sure your bike takes as good of care of you as you do of it.

Display

All the information you need at the tips of your fingers.

The Rad Power Bikes LCD display provides you with all the information you need when out on a ride. It's securely mounted directly to the handlebars and the display angle can be adjusted to accommodate different sized riders.

Speedometer

Full speed ahead with the large speed display, can be set to current speed, max speed, or average speed.

Pedal Assist Level

Indicates the pedal assist level. The higher the number the more the motor will boost you when you pedal.

Battery Life

A fuel gauge for your electrons.

Trip Odometer

See how far you go on your next epic adventure.

USB Charging

Charge your phone or portable electronics on the go with the provided USB port.

Wattmeter

A handy power meter to show you how much electricity you are using at any given time.

Odometer

Calculate how many miles you didn't drive this year and how much money you saved on gas!

Customer Reviews

Based on 211 reviews
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D.S.
Radcity love it

Bought a radcity and radcity step thru for a key West vacation and they made the trip. We were able to get around everywhere with them and they were great. Very easy to figure out and ride. Have nothing bad to say about them my wife and I love them.

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D.D.

2019 RadCity Electric Commuter Bike

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J.M.
4 stars because of the assembly process and additional expenses

I just bought 2 Radcity bikes for myself and my wife. We bought them after a lot of research and referrals from a friend who owned a pair for he and his wife. We received the bikes and started thinking about assembly.

I had two choices: Hire Velofix to come and pay an additional $400 to assemble and setup the 2 bikes or try on my own. I decided to try and save some money, as $3000 is a lot of money for us and we felt we could not afford any more.

It was really challenging to assemble the bikes. The tools were not really correlated or obvious to the task. The online video was 8 minutes long with bad music and I had to keep stopping and re-winding and it was annoying. Also the video was for the 2018 model and not quite right for the 2019. I had to call in quite a few times.

Now I will say that customer service is excellent and responsive. I will also say I am not a Cyclist and know nothing about bikes and my experience with staff was that they are intimately familiar with the names of various parts of a bike and so I think aspects of assembly are more obvious to them? (I also offered to create a more realistic assembly video from the perspective of a neophyte like me!)

A few things that might help: As you start the process the first thing to do is REMOVE the BATTERY from the bike and start charging it! This may seem obvious but it is not instructed and if you do this it takes weight off the bike and is slightly easier to assemble. (Be aware this bike is very heavy.)

As you assemble don't assume anything. For example there is an instruction to apply grease to the threads of the foot pedals, BUT it is not supplied so it required a trip to home depot to get grease, a lifetime supply and I used 3 q-tips worth?

After almost 2 days, not full time but over 2 days, I finally finished assembly. The problem is that, unless you are a bike expert and have the knowledge and tools, assembling the components does not mean that you are done and ready to ride.
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J.S.
Love my RAD!!!

I looked for a couple of months before deciding on the RAD CITY model E- bike.
It has amenities equal to and in many cases greater than bikes costing thousands of dollars more.
This bike is built very solidly and rides comfortably.
I love the ability to recharge the battery when using the brakes.
I was hesitant to purchase the bike without having a chance to ride it, but I am loving my purchase now.
Being 6'3" tall I went with the RAD CITY as recommended based on the bike specifications and don't regret it a bit.

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T.T.
Great but too heavy.

65 lbs is about 20 lbs heavier than I prefer to lift up to my Kuat rack. Radpower needs to offer a "Lite" series of bikes with a smaller battery, no fenders, more aluminum and less steel, smaller and narrower tires on the RadCity, etc.

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J.B.
A Blast !

I just went over 110 miles and all is well with the condition of my Step Through Rad Bike. I have been places in my own town I didn't even know existed. Rad and GPS are a great combo and with my blue tooth I can listen to music while riding in a non vehicle area. Each time I go out I get further and further away from where I live. I can't say enough about my Step Through Rad Bike. With Velofix to keep my bike running at top performance I am confident that nothing on it will go wrong. Thank you Rad for building so much fun, while keeping my body in good condition at the same time .

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C.K.B.
Great smooth exercise.

Best shifting I've ever used. Best brakes I've ever had. Best lights I've ever used.

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M.A.
conflicted

love the ability to ride at whatever exercise level desired. Bike rattles like an old wagon.sounds like a rattletrap coming down the trail. Wish I could lean back a bit more since having perfect position over the pedals is now secondary. Gearing and pedal assist are great. Pedals are a bit tight to the bike. Easy to catch my back foot on the spokes. Over all it has vastly improved my enjoyment of bike riding.

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A.K.
Decent bike

Decent, but not perfect. I’ve got troubles with the mechanical drivetrain. Shifting is not very reliable. Sometimes gears slip off.

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D.N.
High Roller

I recently achieved 4,500 miles on my 11/2017 Rad City.. other than normal maintenance and a few flats this bike has out preformed every bike I’ve ridden with, cross town and mountain trail, love the fenders and rear rack! I run 3 different bag/panner sets depending on adventure ❤️