Thinking about a simmilar Rad Power Bike Rad Rover 5... thoughts and suggestions?

Whitieiii

New Member
i've been looking at ebikes for awhile now and I'm liking the Rad power bike rad rover 5.... love how it looks and lots of the features but unfortunately it's backordered with a July ship date (end of June build).. no way I can wait that long.... what are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Rad Rover 5 over some of the other similar style bikes I should look out for?? I'm unfortunately going to need to find another bike around $1000-1500 (including shipping and tax) but might be time to really fine tune to get the best bike... I also like Nakto and Ecotric bikes but they do seem cheaper and less powerful... i defiantly know I want a 750w level 2 bike since it's very hilly here and one with a twist throttle over a thumb throttle do to my hands...open to suggestions!
 

Dewey

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Check out some of EBR’s
affordable bike reviews https://electricbikereview.com/category/affordable/
and fat bike reviews https://electricbikereview.com/category/fat/

Do you mind smaller wheels like a RadRunner, it’s easily the best value at $1,200 and with their current promotional discount a further $200 off if you’re a first responder, student, or educator. RadRover equivalent 26” fat bikes like the VoltBike Yukon or Eunorau Fat are more likely to be in the $1,700 range. As you mentioned brands sold by big box retailers like Nakto, ecotric, or Ancheer do have fat bikes like the Nakto Super Cruiser. There are lower power variants like the Super73-Z1 but the 750w motor of the RadRunner seems plenty powerful even if it is a single speed.
 
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BlackHand

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USA
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Western WA
Seems like NCM or Magnum might be a step up from the Natko/Ecotric level of bike. They both seem to get generally OK reviews and NCM is distributed out of Seattle (Leon Cycle in SoDo)so you could get it quick.

Looks like it has a thumb throttle like most e-bikes. I have no idea if the throttle is generic enough to just swap in an aftermarket twist throttle grip.
 

vincent

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biktrix, but the price range may be higher, they are higher quality bikes though- hydraulic brakes etc

M2S

voltbike

juiced rip current, not sure on price
 

iclicku

Member
The Himiway cruiser is almost an exact copy of the Rad Rover. Main difference is the 17.5ah battery and comes with more standard equipment. Reaches 28mph easily if that matters to you.
 

Whitieiii

New Member
The Himiway cruiser is almost an exact copy of the Rad Rover. Main difference is the 17.5ah battery and comes with more standard equipment. Reaches 28mph easily if that matters to you.
I saw that.. seems to also be sold out right now... Didn't catch the bigger battery though...
 

Whitieiii

New Member
Check out some of EBR’s
affordable bike reviews https://electricbikereview.com/category/affordable/
and fat bike reviews https://electricbikereview.com/category/fat/

Do you mind smaller wheels like a RadRunner, it’s easily the best value at $1,200 and with their current promotional discount a further $200 off if you’re a first responder, student, or educator. RadRover equivalent 26” fat bikes like the VoltBike Yukon or Eunorau Fat are more likely to be in the $1,700 range. As you mentioned brands sold by big box retailers like Nakto, ecotric, or Ancheer do have fat bikes like the Nakto Super Cruiser. There are lower power variants like the Super73-Z1 but the 750w motor of the RadRunner seems plenty powerful even if it is a single speed.
I did look at the rad runner as well... it is a nice bike it too is sold out but ships end of June... Ya I've decided that I've got to stay under $1600 otherwise I'll never get anything... Already saved $1600