Impressed with Rad Rover

Duncan

New Member
Just got my Rad Rover last Week.
Very impressed so far.
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it arrived in good condition.
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and I got it put together fairly quickly.
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Since they were out of stock on the rear rack I got one on Amazon

Ibera PakRak IB-RA5 Touring Bicycle Carrier and Quick Release Bag
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC. Its a nice bag but the quick release gets gummed up by junk thrown up by the rear tire. If the rear fender was longer it would be protected. I put a baggie over it and its not been fowled up since.

After my first test ride I noted this plug and cover. I have since just tucked it up towards the controller.

I covered this wire access hole with some packing take to minimize the dirt getting thrown into the bottom frame area.

I also got a battery cover from Luna Cycles. Had to cut out the battery bracket holes to make it fit.

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I've been out for three rides of ten miles each. This was during the park ride.
The bike did well by all standards.
I bought this mainly to commute to work here in Bismarck ND. So I am riding some icy roads
I've crashed twice on some very slick ice and have ordered studded snow tires just today.
Vee tires
SnowAvalanche-N-26x4.0 - Folding Bead, 120 TPI, PSC, Studded (240 studs)
I'll update when I have had more rides and get the new tires on.

Happy Valentines Day
 
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mrgold35

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the Rad family.

I have a black and white Radrover since Sept/16 for the wife and I. We put about 1200 miles between them both. I use my Radrover to commute 13 miles round-trip to work mostly and I switch off bikes to keep the wear/tear/mileage about the same for both.

I wiped out a few weeks ago while trail riding (mud patch on a tight turn). Ended up breaking the two upper bolts and bending a 3rd for the part of stem that connects to the handlebars. Pretty tough and comfortable bike and the 4" fat tires do a pretty good job with crappy paved roads and dirt trails alike (still have to avoid potholes at +18 mph).
 

Lost

Active Member
Great bikes, eh?

I am loving mine, was riding it in a snowstorm (fun riding by neighbors blowing and shoveling their driveways!) and took a header into a snowbank when friction approached zero on a curve. I will wait again till roads are bare.

Enjoy!
 

Duncan

New Member
I have had the Rad Rover for just over a week now. The weather in Bismarck ND has been nice and I have 3 daily commutes of 5 miles each way in. With the weekend rides Im now at 80 miles.
I got into a bunch of mud Saturday and am very glad I put a piece of tape over the bottom wire hole. It would have been full of mud otherwise.
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I look forward to having sunrise occur before my morning ride.
Went food shopping last night.
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I have tried 2 different baskets for the front and had no luck getting one to fit.
Has anyone out there had luck getting a good front basket or bag for the Rover?
 

mrgold35

Well-Known Member
I have the same worry with my shorter fenders with water/muck getting into the bottle cage holes and electrical holes. I added the Zefal DT Armor for MTB for protection, $13, Amazon. I had remove the rubber straps and drill two holes and used bottle cage screws to secure.

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