Sondors or RadRover

Discussion in 'Fat Tire' started by John M, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. John M

    John M New Member

    Does anyone know the height of the top crossbar on the Sondors and the RadRover?
    Is one taller than the other?
     


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  3. Berniejockjr

    Berniejockjr Member

    2016 RadRover:
    37" at neck
    28" at lowest point by seat
    all off ground measures.
     
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  4. John M

    John M New Member

    Thanks for the info. My girlfriend is 5'2"
    Do you think it would be too tall for her?
    How long have you had yours? Do you like it so far? I actually found the Volt Yukon that I am considering.
     
  5. Berniejockjr

    Berniejockjr Member

    Your welcome! I put my seat all the way down and from the floor to the top of the seat it is 32 1/2". My girlfriend is 5' 5" and the seat that low bends her leg pretty good. The pedal with the crank turned vertical is 5" to the top of the pedal at the pedals lowest position to the ground. With the seat at its lowest position, and the pedal at its lowest position it is 27" from the top of the pedal to the top of the seat. Without knowing her leg size I really don't want to say yes or no for sure. These measurements should help you decide though.
    I just received my bike yesterday. took the day off work and rode today for the first time. Absolutely amazing! I love it!
    Hope the info helps, safe riding:)
    Cheers!
     
  6. John M

    John M New Member

    Thanks for all the info. How tall are you and what is your inseam. Does it feel like a pretty good size for you? I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam.
    I REALLYdo appreciate your help.
     
  7. Berniejockjr

    Berniejockjr Member

    NP. I am 6ft. wear 32 inseam 33 if i can find them lol. I have my seat higher than most people like it, I am on my toes literally when stopped. It feels great,, I love it.
    Just measured. My seat is 39 1/2" to the top of the seat from the ground lol. like i said I am on my toes literally.
     
  8. John M

    John M New Member

    Does your girlfriend also have an ebike? I think I'm leaning towards the RadRover. With my girlfriend only being 5'2" I'm thinking about getting her a woman's style step through from Volton. It is more of a Moutain bike style w smaller tires.
     
  9. Berniejockjr

    Berniejockjr Member

    No I'm alone. I have the DoggyRide Novel 10 anniversary dog trailer coming tomorrow. My best friend Robin will be tagging along behind, lol
    I think you are doing the right thing, the Rover is full of power and pretty beastly (in a great way). It may feel intimidating for a 5' 2" woman. I just can't believe the bike you get from them for just $1,499, still trying to figure out how they can do it. I'm glad I could help. I wondered the same things you did while researching and just rolled the dice. I would recommend this bike to any one of my friends.
    Kit!
     
  10. John M

    John M New Member

    Thanks for taking the time to respond to ALL my questions. I just saw that the 2017 Volt Yukon Is now available. It has a 750w motor and the 48volt battery is in the downtube. More decisions to make. lol. I'm still leaning towards the Rover. Too funny. I was also looking at the doggy trailer for my lil girl Lexi.
    She's a 6 month old Shepherd/Beagle mix.
    Thanks again, I'll keep you posted on my purchase.
     
  11. Berniejockjr

    Berniejockjr Member

    Sounds Great!
    I went and looked at the volt yukon, looks good! Our dogs are spoiled lol.
    Robin is 4 she is a Shepard - Collie mix.
    Ttys
    Cheers! 20160819_133757.jpg 20160819_133812.jpg
     
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  12. vincent

    vincent Active Member

    john where did you see the 2017 yukon?
     
  13. John M

    John M New Member

    image.jpeg When I called Voltbike he told me he had the white 2017 in stock. He emailed me a picture of it and told me the specs. It looks very similar to your RadRover. But the battery is in the downtube.
     
  14. John M

    John M New Member

    The only thing holding me back is that it comes with a thumb throttle instead of a twist throttle.
     
  15. vincent

    vincent Active Member

    very cool, thanks for the pic
    did not see it on the website yet

    i actually like the thumb throttles better than twist
    think you could probably easily change that out if you wanted to
     
  16. vincent

    vincent Active Member

    if you get it please keep us up to date on how it is doing etc
     
  17. vincent

    vincent Active Member

    blah, just checked courts review and the yukon is a 20 inch frame
    the 19 in on the rover is hard enough for me to handle

    guess the review was for the 2015-2016, maybe the 2017 will be smaller...

    really think if i get another one it will be another mini or mariner from voltbike, need them for friends to ride so want smaller bikes

    but like the integreated battery on that yukon!!
     
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  18. John M

    John M New Member

    The straddle height for the 2017 Yukon is 30"
    The 2016 was 32". It is definratly a smaller bike.
     

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  19. irenewg13

    irenewg13 Active Member


    Hi

    I'm about just under 5'4". The EG Athens was a good size, 250 W.
    I had an Evo St, but my feet couldn't keep me balanced. Stopping was difficult. Power On has one, and she is doing ok.
    I am waiting for delivery of a Pedego 24" Interceptor. 24" is the important factor, not many bikes make them.

    She should test ride a few, at least a few miles. She might like the EG Athens, it just wasn't quite right for me.
    There are reviews of all 3, here on EBR.

    Happy trails
     
  20. vincent

    vincent Active Member

    thanks john
    that is great info to have
     
  21. vincent

    vincent Active Member

    just for reference i measured my radrover
    i have the 2015 which is taller by 1 inch
    not exactly sure how that is measured but i am getting 31 so think the 2016 is 30
    looks like it and yukon are about the same size

    i would probably be ok riding it but the voltbike mariner would be more versatile for shorter friends etc
    if i get another one will probably go that route
    wonder if the mariner comes with a thumb throttle too? i would like that

    really like all these fat bikes