RadCity Step-Thru 3

Electric Commuter Bike

$1,499

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Winner, Best City Electric Bike & Best Affordable Electric Bike of 2020
Ebikes from Rad Power Bikes were named the Best Electric Bikes in 7 categories by ElectricBikeReview.com, the most of any electric bike company.

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"Shocked by the level of quality for the price. It’s amazing."
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"This is an awesome bike. Has lots of power and handles wonderfully."
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The Easy Access Comfort Cruiser

The latest iteration of our sleek step-thru commuter bike comes with mounts on its frame for an optional wheel lock, a feature that makes the RadCity Step-Thru 3 even better for running quick errands than any previous model.

The RadCity Step-Thru 3 features a low-step frame design and less distance between you and the handlebars. With all the benefits of the RadCity, in a more approachable package, this is the true comfort cruiser you've been searching for.

Technical specs

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.

Low-Step Frame Design
Featuring a 17" stand over height, this bike is perfect for those needing a more approachable package without sacrificing features or functionality.

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.

Electronics
Battery
48V, 14 Ah (672 Wh) with Lithium NMC 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
Durable Imitation Leather Ergonomic Grips

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

Seatpost
Promax, 340 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
Recommended Rider Heights
4'10" - 6'

Frame Size
14"

Handlebar Height
42-45" (adjustable)

Handlebar Reach
13.5"

Seat Height
24.5" - 33"
*Measured from bottom of the pedal stroke

Standover Height
17"

Total Length
70"

Wheelbase
44"

Dropout Width
Front: 100 mm
Rear: 135 mm

Bottom Bracket Shell Width
68 mm
Square taper bottom bracket

Seat Tube Length
14.5"

Top Tube Length (effective)
n/a

Headtube
7"

Chainstay
18"

Handlebar Width
600 mm (24")

Crank Length
170 mm

Seatpost Diameter
27.2 mm

Max Tire Width
2.3"

Bike Weight
65 lb

Payload Capacity
275 lb

Rear Rack Capacity
45 lb

Sizing

What to Measure


Your “real inseam” -- or inside leg length -- is the distance between your body where it sits on your bike saddle and the ground.


This will typically be an inch or two longer than the length of your trousers, but you’ll want to measure to be sure.


You’ll use this number on the chart to get a feel for how the different models will fit you.


How to Measure


Gather the tools needed:

  1. Medium-width hardcover book
  2. Tape measure
  3. A wall you can stand against
  4. A trusted friend or relative

Wearing your regular riding shoes and with your back to the wall, stand with your feet spread so there is about 7 inches between them - this is about the distance apart your feet would be when straddling a bike with your feet on the ground (standover height).


Place a hardcover book against the wall with the spine of the book facing upward. Slide the book upwards towards your groin until it is solidly against your body. This may be a bit awkward, but is way more comfortable -- and safer! -- than trying to ride a bike that is too big.


If you have a buddy helping you, get them to measure from the floor to the top of the book spine while you hold the book in place. If you’re going it alone, carefully hold the book in place and measure from the ground to the top of the book spine.


Display Technology
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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