Rad mini or magnum premium 2

Gtp14

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I'm looking for my gf and I our first ebikes, need to be able to fold both up in back of my XT5 With seat down. Mostly concrete, light trails and occasional snow day (necessary as that's one of the main reasons I'm buying). Shop in ATL has the magnums but torn between that and the minis, and a bike shop in my town I have spoken to says they will assemble my minis. Also have an offer to buy used mini with about 500 miles with new tires grips pedals and spare tubes for around $800. Thoughts? I've done so much research and am overwhelmed haha
 

Timpo

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I'm looking for my gf and I our first ebikes, need to be able to fold both up in back of my XT5 With seat down. Mostly concrete, light trails and occasional snow day (necessary as that's one of the main reasons I'm buying). Shop in ATL has the magnums but torn between that and the minis, and a bike shop in my town I have spoken to says they will assemble my minis. Also have an offer to buy used mini with about 500 miles with new tires grips pedals and spare tubes for around $800. Thoughts? I've done so much research and am overwhelmed haha
Rad Mini.

Just because there's a lot more aftermarket options.

I'd be replacing the controller / display / motor to Electro Bike World right away though.
If you're getting a used one, you wouldn't have to worry about voiding warranty 😆

or if you're getting a RadMini without that controller compartment, maybe you could try to fit a 35A controller?
 

ElevenAD

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Im with Timpo,Rad Mini or Rad Mini step thru for a couple of reasons,one is you are first time buyers and Rad is known to have good customer service,second reason is the bike is time tested and there are many happy Rad Mini riders out there!
EDIT........also any Rad is easy to upgrade and transmogrify into a beast if thats something you might want to do in the future!
 

Timpo

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Im with Timpo,Rad Mini or Rad Mini step thru for a couple of reasons,one is you are first time buyers and Rad is known to have good customer service,second reason is the bike is time tested and there are many happy Rad Mini riders out there!
EDIT........also any Rad is easy to upgrade and transmogrify into a beast if thats something you might want to do in the future!
Not just that, if you buy an ebike, you WILL encounter problems.
It's just a matter of time.

Rad Power is a very popular bike, everybody has one.
Because of that, there's a good online community going on here on EBR and other forums.

It's nice to have an online community to ask questions or share ideas when you need to, especially if you're beginner.

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Gtp14

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Thank you! Really all I needed to read! I've researched to the point of insanity!