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2019 RadCity Electric Commuter Bike

RadCity

Step-Thru

$1,499

Our 2019 RadCity Step-Thru features a low-step frame design and swept-back handlebars, making this the true comfort cruiser you've been searching for. Still packed with a 750W direct drive hub motor and 48V power system, you get all the benefits of the RadCity 16"/19" in a more approachable package.

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Winner, Best City Electric Bike & Best Affordable 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 Step-Thru

25-45+

Miles Per Charge (estimate)

20 mph

Top Speed

750W

Direct Drive Hub Motor

48V, 14 Ah

Lithium-Ion Battery

  • Recommended rider heights: 4'10" - 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: 65 lb

Two Frame Styles

RadCity Step-Thru

16"

19"

RadCity - 16" / 19"

Key Features

We know that the term "cozy" isn't usually associated with bicycles, but the low-step frame and swept-back bars make the RadCity Step-Thru a truly cozy bike to ride. Add to that the affordability, power, and features, this is the best electric comfort cruiser on the market.

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.

Low-Step Frame Design

Mount and dismount the RadCity Step-Thru with ease. Featuring a 17" stand over height, this bike is perfect for those needing a more approachable package without sacrificing features or functionality.

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 Step-Thru 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.

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.

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
Durable Imitation Leather Ergonomic 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, 340mm 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

FRAME SIZE
14"
Recommended Rider Heights: 4'10" - 6'

HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
42-45" (adjustable)

HANDLEBAR REACH
13.5"

SEAT HEIGHT
Max: 33" / Min: 24.5"
*Measured from bottom of the pedal stroke

STAND OVER HEIGHT
17"

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
14"

TOP TUBE LENGTH (effective)
N/A

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
65 lb

PAYLOAD CAPACITY
275 lb

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 177 reviews
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D.W.
More active, less car

I haven't used the car for solo trips since I got the bike. Put it together with a friend pretty easily. It needed a serious tune-up at about 100 miles as the spokes all needed tightening and were making a lot of noise. Brakes are super loud and squeaky and will probably need to be upgraded, otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

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C.T.
Rad Step-thru

I love this bike. Very easy to switch gears and to change pedal assist mode on the fly. I’m now able to join my friends on any level of ride they want to do.

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T.
Two bikes arrived damaged

Both of our RadCity Stepthrus were damaged in the same location. The bar that protects the derailleur was bent in far enough to prevent the gears from shifting properly. My opinion is that this was due to the packaging not being sufficient for cross country shipping.
I submitted an email to support and 2 weeks later (or more), I have not received a response. I submitted photos showing the damage. I’m happy with the quality of the bikes. But not at all with their lack of response. I expected more after all the praise I’ve read about this company.

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R.S.

I did a lot of research on line to help me decide on which e-bike would be best for me.
I decided on the step thru commuter. I did have a question concerning accessories which I intended to ask about while ordering.
i calledand was put on hold forever. i hung up and called again later---same thing!! After a frustrating time trying to buy your bike
was leaving the computer when "Amazon" came on and showed a Canadian bike ( dje-bikes) It had the same specs as your bike
and was readily available. I have and am enjoying it very much. I just got back from Nantucket where they have blke paths all over the island
I put on about 163 miles. You have since asked me on your site why I haven't finished my order It's very difficult to do.
Either you do not have the capacity to handle your calls or you have too few people tring to handle sales.

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J.M.
RAD City Step Thru on 3-5% grade hills

I am age 75, 6'1", 230 pounds. Retired so I ride for pleasure. My 2018 was 12 months old in June 2019. Current mileage 790 miles. Living in north San Diego County. Most of my riding is the San Luis Rey River bike trail - 18 miles round trip. Oceanside Marina and coast highway. San Diego bike lanes are too narrow in my opinion to be ride on safely...We also have lots of texters that we share the road with so I transport to the river trail or marina.
In May I was invited to tour the local ranches in the hills north of Highway 76. My guide took me up the steepest grades I have ever been on in any bike...and I climbed them all though for many I was in first gear, pedal assist 5. Speed 2-3 miles an hour...SITTING DOWN!! I would have had to "walk" a regular bike up the hill. That day I rode 36 miles and was just entering the 5th battery square when we were done.
The regular bike I rode 2 times per month. The RAD I ride 2-3 times per week. I absolutely love this thing.. Go RAD!!

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J.
Worth every penny

I have had the RadCity Step-thru for a couple of weeks now, and I am very impressed with this bike, and with Rad Power Bikes as a company.
Here's why:
1) The bike was shipped promptly, arriving a day before the estimated delivery.
2) The bike was packaged well; there was no damage to any parts during shipment.
3) The included instructions and videos on the website made assembly a breeze.
4) The one glitch I had during assembly was quickly and efficiently resolved by Rad tech support. They were friendly and knowledgeable.
5) This bike is incredibly fun to ride. I've already put over 200km on it. It has effectively replaced my car for all in-town transit. It is comfortable and quick.
6) The motor is whisper quiet, which is quite nice.
7) The motor has plenty of power. I've only used the 1st level of pedal assist for biking around town. I tested the other levels to make sure they worked, but I imagine I'll only need those for climbing the Matterhorn.
8) The battery is incredible. I charged it up to full capacity and ran a distance test on it using the 1st level of pedal assist. From fully charged to one blinking bar (the equivalent of a gas light on a car), I was able to travel 140km, which is nearly double the range advertised by Rad!
9) The bike is attractive. In the two weeks I've owned it, several people have complimented me on this bike. True, you don't buy a bike for the praise of strangers, but it is nice to have an aesthetically pleasing ride.
I'm sure I'll come up with other reasons I love this bike as the months go by, but for the time being, I'll close with this: if you're thinking about buying one, DO IT!!! You won't regret it.

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B.E.
What I Expected

First 500mi. on my Rad City Step Thru, June 2019, Long Island, NY. Only brakes needed adjusting. I got what I expected....an OUTSTANDING bike!
Looking forward to purchasing a second Step Thru for use in FL.

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D.P.
The best

Purchase about 9 months ago ride everwhere. Love this bike commute to work everyday with it have 1,500 miles and still rides like champ. There customer service is also 5star. Expensive but worth it.

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P.M.
People are asking !!

Went out for my second ride since it arrived and I have people on Facebook asking and while riding in the park a guy stopped he's car ran up to me to ask if I liked it or asked lots of ??? I could stop smiling while telling him how great this bike is ,we showed how it works ,and gave out the web site . I did get a yell out cheater from a older woman who was struggling with her regular bike . I yelled back , work smarter not harder! And her husband laughed and agreed 😂 love my bike ❤️

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P.M.
Love my rad city step thru 😁❤️

Best Bike in the whole world . Put on miles today didn't want to stop for sure . Rode with a smile on my face the whole ride woohoo . Thank you rad power bikes for making my life better and for such a great experience . Rad on 🤘