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Old 03-29-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Just bought the RAD power bike! I bought the mini folding style. So much fun can pedal normally, do pedal assist , or full power. Folds fairly easily a bit heavy 50-60 pounds. It has the fat tires. Good price when compared to other electric bikes.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:51 PM   #2
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I've been looking at those. They seem great.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:48 PM   #4
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How are you liking your bike? I've ridden one now but didn't like the short wheelbase. I'm looking to find a step-through frame, too, even the low standover height of the Rad mini is a bit tricky. But absolutely love how it handles different terrains like gravel, and how it performs on hills.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:24 PM   #5
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My preference for a small electric bike

I'm going to tout my nephews company for electric bikes. My wife and I have the small folding style "Stow".

https://voltonbicycles.com/
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:59 PM   #6
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Just bought the RAD power bike! I bought the mini folding style. So much fun can pedal normally, do pedal assist , or full power. Folds fairly easily a bit heavy 50-60 pounds. It has the fat tires. Good price when compared to other electric bikes.
I bought the Rad Rover in white, full fenders, rear rack and now panniers. The fat tires should be good in sand or (yikes!) snow. My thoughts were to use it to fetch water, groceries, laundry and or propane. Its been great to cruise around camp grounds and explore. Lots of people are interested in them so is a good conversation starter.

My bike rides on a 1 Up rack on the rear trailer hitch. When I was shopping for my bike, I rejected the mini fold up bike in favor for the full size Rover. Although, I'm not unhappy with my purchase, being able to fold up the bike and store under a truck canopy for greater security and protection from the weather is very attractive. Something to think about.

Good Choice Kate!

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Old 09-03-2017, 05:02 AM   #7
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Yes still loving mine need to get some of the extras panniers and fenders. Got new fat wheel holder things for my bike rack now it fits on my rear bike rack. I got the folding bike because I'm short and the folding mini was the only one small enough to fit me congratulations on your new bike!
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:08 AM   #8
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I'm waiting for a RAD step-through frame. It won't be on the folding one, though that has a lower step-over height. Still too high for me. But a friend just bought a house up a very steep hill from me and using pedal power at level 5 assist makes it easy to ride up there! So it's on my list by the time she moves permanently in two years. I don't think I'd take it camping, though. Maybe if I had a motorhome and didn't want to unhitch. And not sure the RAD one will have wide enough tires so I may be going for something else. Looking at the more expensive Elux Tahoe. We don't have sidewalks on our road or paved shoulders on our main road, and I need to be able to safely pull into a driveway which could be gravel or dirt if something is coming.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:20 PM   #9
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Rad bikes is having a Cyber Monday sale- $200 off the mini (folding). I like these bikes. Still hoping for a step-through model, though.
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Dian and I have had our bikes for almost a year now. They are great. We hauled them up the Alaska Highway to Watson Lake and back down the Cassiar Hwy. this fall. See them here;
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