Hydraulic brake modification on Radcity, Salt Lake City, UT


New Member
My wife has some arthritis in her hands and was struggling with the stock mechanical disk brakes her RadCity. After some reading, I changed out the original brakes for Shimano Deore M6000 Pre-Bled hydraulic brakes. She loves them. It truly gives one finger control even on the hills we ride in the bench areas of Salt Lake City. I liked them so much, I switched the brakes out on my RadCity as well. Very much worth the effort. No problems or regrets.

I'm now looking into changing the freewheel and/or/chainring on my bike. I want to feel more pressure, and a little more speed without spinning so much, in 7th gear when on the flat.


Staff member
Awesome upgrade, @JonR! I'm going to move this thread into the Rad Power Bikes forum so people can learn from your experience. The Bike Garage forum is more a place for introductions and sharing pics of your fleet ;) Good luck on the freewheel upgrade! I'd love to hear how it goes for you.