And of course it is just common sense that for a newbie in any sport, you should start with an entry level piece of equipment to learn the sport, learn what features are most important for you before you spend big bucks on something that may not be well suited to you personally. Did you buy a $2,500 set of Callaways when you first took up golf?? Enough saidThis is by far the premium forum on the web for ebike research and I think as members we all need to keep that in mind when we post our comments. We want to welcome newcomers to ebiking and build the sport. It's one thing to tell someone that the ebike they are considering is an entry level model and they might be in the long run better served with a more expensive bike if they can easily swing it. It's another thing to say 'your bike is a piece of crap. Unless you want to spend 5 grand, forget about ebikes'. That's the difference between class and pettiness.
You do read here and other places too about people who jump into eBiking with both feet, buy something for 3 or 4 grand and then end up selling it at a considerable loss to move on to something better suited to them. Not all of us have that sort of cash to waste
In a year or two, if you decide to trade up, likely you won't lose much selling your Rad, and since you got such a great deal on it, maybe nothing at all. So at the very least, you're going to get a good education into what makes the perfect ride for you and IMO you should be breaking your arm patting yourself on the back for NOT spending big bucks right out of the gate on something that might not turn out to be 'right'. Few people are lucky enough to find the best fit on the first try without starting with something to learn the ropes on . . . . and I think that's what you bought, isn't it?