Radmini 3rd party rear rack and fenders

quazimootoo

New Member
I was able to find a rear rack that accommodates the 20x4 tire size and has similar mounting brackets. It cost me $60 along with $18 for installation at my local bike store. The advantage of this rack over the original is that the tubes themselves are not as wide, so you can actually use standard bags/panniers on your rack without relying on velcro or zipties. Another nice thing is that the bags can be placed further back so you are less likely to hit your foot on a bag/pannier.

I also found front and rear fenders that could be cut and molded to fit the Radmini. I bought the front and rear for about $44 total. I think the fenders look a bit funky but $44 is much cheaper than the ~$150 for the fenders Rad Power Bikes sell, and I'll take funky over an empty wallet.


If you know any cheaper 3rd party rear rack/fender solutions for the Radmini, please post here, this is the best I've found so far.
 

Doug Edwards

New Member
When I looked for a rear bag that met my needs, it was difficult to find one that did fit the rear rack. The tubes of the rack were of a larger diameter than normal, and most bags did not fit. So replacing the rear rack would open up a lot more bags that could be used.
 

windmill

Active Member
I tried fenders like that, and found they were basically useless, and a waste of money. I've never had any luck with cheap, or "make due" fenders, poor protection, noisy, always moving out of adjustment, just not worth the headache.
I know all about tight budgets, but sometimes the best value isn't the cheapest.
 

DrJay

Member
Does anyone have or know if a Racktime rear rack will fit a Rad Mini 2020? I see this as a great advantage because Racktime has so many bag and basket accessories that can be interchanged without having to unbolt them from the rack as with Rad accessories.
 

Beej

New Member
Region
USA
fyi, sharing what i found on another thread for same topic:
 

Craig C.

Member
I was able to find a rear rack that accommodates the 20x4 tire size and has similar mounting brackets. It cost me $60 along with $18 for installation at my local bike store. The advantage of this rack over the original is that the tubes themselves are not as wide, so you can actually use standard bags/panniers on your rack without relying on velcro or zipties. Another nice thing is that the bags can be placed further back so you are less likely to hit your foot on a bag/pannier.

I also found front and rear fenders that could be cut and molded to fit the Radmini. I bought the front and rear for about $44 total. I think the fenders look a bit funky but $44 is much cheaper than the ~$150 for the fenders Rad Power Bikes sell, and I'll take funky over an empty wallet.


If you know any cheaper 3rd party rear rack/fender solutions for the Radmini, please post here, this is the best I've found so far.
Disappointed with Rad Power bikes at this point. It's now been the better part of a year my wife has had her Radmini folding bike with no luck of getting a factory rear rack. We purchased the bike with the intent of buying the black rack. Because Rad said they were out of stock, we went ahead and signed up with our email addresses to be notified when they were available. Here we are a year later, no emails, no availability "unless you want a orange one". I'll agree it doesn't sound like it should be a big deal, but living in a area of Southern California where there are as many electric bike companies begging for your business as there are cars on the road you should feel comfortable with your purchase, and at this point I feel it's more important to sell as many bikes as they can then taking care of their clients needs to provide a enjoyable experience. As avid bikers I can honestly say doubtful we will purchase from them again. Yes I could purchase her a aftermarket rack, but part of the reason we chose Rad was for the stock add ons available, and she wanted the bike to be all stock, trying to find aftermarket components can be a pain and stressful situation.... Not enjoyable.
 

Gordon71

Well-Known Member
Disappointed with Rad Power bikes at this point. It's now been the better part of a year my wife has had her Radmini folding bike with no luck of getting a factory rear rack. We purchased the bike with the intent of buying the black rack. Because Rad said they were out of stock, we went ahead and signed up with our email addresses to be notified when they were available. Here we are a year later, no emails, no availability "unless you want a orange one". I'll agree it doesn't sound like it should be a big deal, but living in a area of Southern California where there are as many electric bike companies begging for your business as there are cars on the road you should feel comfortable with your purchase, and at this point I feel it's more important to sell as many bikes as they can then taking care of their clients needs to provide a enjoyable experience. As avid bikers I can honestly say doubtful we will purchase from them again. Yes I could purchase her a aftermarket rack, but part of the reason we chose Rad was for the stock add ons available, and she wanted the bike to be all stock, trying to find aftermarket components can be a pain and stressful situation.... Not enjoyable.
That's surprising. I ordered a mini ST back in early June along with a rear rack. I knew they weren't shipping the mini until the end of Aug. but they sent me the rack right away. I didn't unpack it yet just in case the whole deal goes south for some reason and I have to return it. Hoping that won't happen.
 

Gordon71

Well-Known Member
I just checked the site and the black rack is out of stock again but they have the orange one. I've often found it's best to check regularly rather than counting on sites to "let you know" when stuff comes in.
 

Craig C.

Member
That's surprising. I ordered a mini ST back in early June along with a rear rack. I knew they weren't shipping the mini until the end of Aug. but they sent me the rack right away. I didn't unpack it yet just in case the whole deal goes south for some reason and I have to return it. Hoping that won't happen.
Yeah, we got the bike right away. Signed up for them to notify us of the rack and never heard back. Looked multiple times and never available, just looked again today and.... Not available lol Very frustrating they never addressed their current customers when they had them in stock. Good luck with your situation, hope all turns out well
 

Gordon71

Well-Known Member
Yeah, we got the bike right away. Signed up for them to notify us of the rack and never heard back. Looked multiple times and never available, just looked again today and.... Not available lol Very frustrating they never addressed their current customers when they had them in stock. Good luck with your situation, hope all turns out well
 

Gordon71

Well-Known Member
Yeah, we got the bike right away. Signed up for them to notify us of the rack and never heard back. Looked multiple times and never available, just looked again today and.... Not available lol Very frustrating they never addressed their current customers when they had them in stock. Good luck with your situation, hope all turns out well
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