Rad Power Bikes RadTrike 1 Review

2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Electric Bike Review
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 750 Watt Geared Hub Motor On Front Wheel
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Removable 48 Volt 10 5 Ah Battery Pack
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Handlebar Grips Twist Throttle Display
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Display Closeup Assist Level Charge Level And Bell
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Adjustable Back Rest And Seat
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Back View Reflectors And Light With Brake Activation
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Bottom Bracket 152mm Cranks Wellgo Plastic Pedals 42t Chainring
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Chain Cover And Frame Joiner
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Custom Controller Smooth Acceleration And Cadence Sensor Bb
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Etrike
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Folded
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Front View 100 Lumen Adjustable Headlight
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Front Wheel 180mm Mechanical Disc Brake 18 Inch Tires
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Jack Shaft Single Side Drivetrain
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Left Side
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Single Speed Drivetrain Freewheels
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Support Bars And Quick Disconnect Wires At Bottom Bracket
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Two Bottle Adapters Mounted To Front Plate
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Electric Trike With Cargo And Accessories
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 All Accessories Baskets Bottle Cages Canopy
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Front Basket With Bungee And Light Mount
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Optional Rear Basket With Cargo And Net
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Reflective Canopy And Plastic Windshield Option
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Rear Reflectors On Canopy Supports And Top
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Welcome Box Tool Kit Instructions Charger
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Battery Charger Details 2 Amp Output And Wall Mount
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Step Thru Gray
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Electric Bike Review
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 750 Watt Geared Hub Motor On Front Wheel
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Removable 48 Volt 10 5 Ah Battery Pack
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Handlebar Grips Twist Throttle Display
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Display Closeup Assist Level Charge Level And Bell
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Adjustable Back Rest And Seat
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Back View Reflectors And Light With Brake Activation
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Bottom Bracket 152mm Cranks Wellgo Plastic Pedals 42t Chainring
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Chain Cover And Frame Joiner
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Custom Controller Smooth Acceleration And Cadence Sensor Bb
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Etrike
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Folded
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Front View 100 Lumen Adjustable Headlight
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Front Wheel 180mm Mechanical Disc Brake 18 Inch Tires
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Jack Shaft Single Side Drivetrain
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Left Side
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Single Speed Drivetrain Freewheels
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Support Bars And Quick Disconnect Wires At Bottom Bracket
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Two Bottle Adapters Mounted To Front Plate
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Electric Trike With Cargo And Accessories
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 All Accessories Baskets Bottle Cages Canopy
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Front Basket With Bungee And Light Mount
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Optional Rear Basket With Cargo And Net
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Reflective Canopy And Plastic Windshield Option
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Rear Reflectors On Canopy Supports And Top
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Welcome Box Tool Kit Instructions Charger
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Battery Charger Details 2 Amp Output And Wall Mount
2023 Rad Power Bikes Radtrike 1 Step Thru Gray

Summary

  • A sturdy electric trike with highly adjustable handlebar position, seat position, and back rest. Capable of supporting up to 415lbs (rider and load). Optional front and rear baskets, bags, and other accessories make it a capable cargo hauler. Low three wheel design, limited 14mph top speed, and bundle of reflectors and lights make it stable and safe.
  • Extremely low standover height and minimum saddle height makes the trike approachable. Smooth acceleration feels predictable and doesn't spin the front wheel like some other trikes. Reverse mode lets you back up to load and unload. Total width is 33" which fits through most standard doors, the axle and nuts are not exposed on rear wheels.
  • Single speed drivetrain is clean and reliable. Twist throttle makes starting easy, and it overrides pedal assist so you can go faster and climb stronger instantly, without pressing buttons. Large 180mm mechanical disc brake on the front wheel, intuitive back-pedal coaster brake for the right rear wheel. One year comprehensive warranty, dealers, delivery services.
  • Some assembly required if ordering direct, but the two-half design is very smart and easy. As with most trikes, it's fairly heavy at 82lbs total... but the removable battery, seat, and folding handlebar make it easier to transport. Steel frame is very sturdy but can rust if scratched. Limited display panel readouts. Have to pay extra for USB dongles and bottle cage adapters.

Video Review

Introduction

Make:

Rad Power Bikes

Model:

RadTrike 1

Price:

$2,499

Body Position:

Upright, Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Cruising, Cargo

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

1 Year Comprehensive

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2023

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

82 lbs (37.19 kg)

Battery Weight:

8.4 lbs (3.81 kg)

Motor Weight:

9.6 lbs (4.35 kg)

Frame Material:

SCM415 Steel, 4130 Cromoly Steel

Frame Sizes:

14.6 in (37.08 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

14.6" Seat Tube Length, 26.8" Simulated Top Tube Length, 18.1" Reach, 13.4" Stand Over Height, 28" Minimum Saddle Height, 35.4" Maximum Saddle Height, 33" Width, 59.3" Length, 41.3" Wheelbase, Folded LxWxH: 59.3" x 33" x 29", 19.9" Rear Rack Height from Ground

Frame Types:

Step-Thru, Trike

Frame Colors:

Gloss Gray with Black and Orange Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Steel, 155mm Hub Spacing, 14mm Threaded Slotted Axle with Nuts, Torque Arms on Both Sides

Frame Rear Details:

208mm Axle with Jack Shaft Based Single Sided Drive System, 14mm Threaded Slotted Axle with 10mm Flats and 1.5mm Thread Pitch, 18mm Nuts

Attachment Points:

Fender Mounts, Front Rack Mounts, Rear Rack Mounts, Optional Bottle Adapters

Gearing Details:

1 Single Speed, 16 Tooth Rear Cog with Coaster Brake

Cranks:

Square Taper Spindle, 152mm Forged Aluminum Alloy Crank Arms, 42 Tooth Steel Chainring Aluminum Alloy Cover

Pedals:

Wellgo Plastic Platform with Reflectors, CrMo Axle, Standard 9/16 x 20 TPI

Headset:

Semi-Integrated, Sealed Cartridge, 1-1/8" Straight Steerer

Stem:

Aluminum Alloy, Folding Steer Post, 170mm Base Height with 7mm Spacer, 50mm Stem Length, 35mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp

Handlebar:

Aluminum Alloy, High-Rise, 261mm Height, 680mm Length, 20º Backsweep

Brake Details:

C-Star BP-CX7 Mechanical Disc with 180mm Rotor, Four-Finger Brake Lever on Left Only with Motor Inhibitor and Brake Light Activation and Parking Brake Switch, Coaster Brake for Rear Right Wheel Only (Pedal Backwards to Brake)

Grips:

Ergonomic, Rubber, Inner Lock Ring

Saddle:

Grand Star, Comfy Big Saddle with Adjustable Position and Adjustable Height Back Rest

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy, Single Bolt Clamp

Seat Post Length:

440 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm

Rims:

Aluminum Alloy, Single Wall, 30mm Width, 32 Hole

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Kenda Kontact, 18" x 2.25"

Wheel Sizes:

18 in (45.72cm)

Tire Details:

45 to 65 PSI

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Rad Power Bikes Integrated LED Headlight (100 Lumens, Focused Beam), Integrated LED Rear Light (Solid, Bright Brake Activation), Aluminum Alloy Fenders (Three Sturdy Support Arms on Rear, Reflective Safety Stickers), Optional Bolt-On Rear Rack (27kg 60lb Max Load), Optional Bolt On Front Rack (14kg 30lb Max Load), Optional Small Basket, Optional Large Basket, Optional Platform, Optional Small Basket Bag, Optional Large Basket Bag, Optional Phone Mount, Optional Bottle Cages, Optional Canopy, Optional Small Insulated Delivery Bag, Optional Large Insulated Delivery Bag, Optional ABUS Folding Lock, Optional Wellgo Colored Pedals, Optional USB Dongles (Can Daisy Chain Two)

Other:

Locking Removable Top Tube-Mounted Battery Pack, 1.1lb 2 Amp Charger with Wall Mount, Stainless Steel Torque Arms, 415lb Maximum Weight Rating, Chains: PYC 120 and 35 Links

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Rad Power Bikes Custom Manufactured

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

750 watts

Battery Brand:

DLG RAD-S1303Y, Samsung 18650 35E 3500mAh Cells 13S3P

Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

10.5 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

504 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium NMC (LiNiMnCoO2)

Charge Time:

5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Estimated Max Range:

45 miles (72 km)

Display Type:

Rad Power Bikes Custom Backlit LCD Control Pad Near Left Grip, Buttons: +, -, Power, Lights, Reverse: Hold - Until r Appears then Twist Throttle

Readouts:

Battery Charge Level Indicator (10 Bars), Assist Level (0-5), Lights Indicator (On/Off)

Display Accessories:

Independent Charge Level Indicator on Battery Pack (10 Bars)

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Twist Throttle (14 Pulse Low-Profile Cadence Sensor)

Top Speed:

14 mph (23 kph)(5MPH Reverse)


Written Review

This review was provided for free using a temporary demo bike provided by Rad Power Bikes in Seattle, WA. My goal is to be transparent and unbiased with you, this video and writeup are not meant to be an endorsement of RPB products. I welcome your corrections, additions, and feedback in the comments below, and the Rad Power Bikes electric bike forums.

Observations:

  • This is a first generation consumer level electric trike from Rad Power Bikes, which is why it’s called the RadTrike 1. I was told that an e-trike has been the number one most requested product from Rad, and their team spent three years designing and developing it! Even though it’s a Gen 1 product, I could tell that most of the kinks had been worked out. It uses many of the same components and systems as their 5th and 6th generation products.
  • This is a Class 2 electric bike with cadence sensing pedal assist and a variable speed half-grip twist throttle, including reverse! The motor power rating will vary depending on your geography with 750 watts for the US. The top speed was limited to 14 miles per hour in order to improve stability, and extend range with a full load. The max weight rating is 415lbs, which is way above the average 250lbs on most ebikes that I test and review.
  • Rad Power Bikes sells direct online, and is able to offer free shipping for this product. However, they also partner with hundreds of local ebike dealers who provide white glove assembly services, as well as Beeline and Velofix mobile delivery and repair, and they even have eight flagship stores located all over the world that you can visit for test rides. If you assemble the trike yourself, it should be fairly easy because of the quick-disconnect wires and self-supporting main joint. The drivetrain is separate from the front of the bike, so you don’t have to mess with the chain.
  • The RadTrike utilizes a 40 volt 10 amp hour battery pack that is cross compatible with the high capacity 48 volt 14 amp hour packs used on the RadRover, RadExpand, RadRunner and RadRunner Plus, and RadWagon models… but it is not cross compatible with the RadMission or any of the new semi-integrated battery packs. This is useful for families with multiple Rad products, or if you decide to buy an additional pack for long range trike rides!

Pros:

  • In my opinion, this is one of the best electric trikes being produced and sold right now. It feels sturdy and planted, but is very nimble and easy to ride. The higher weight capacity of 415lbs (188kg) provides a lot of utility, and the broad range of accessories that are cross-compatible with other Rad Power Bikes really sets it apart.
  • Safety is a huge deal for me, especially on an electric bike that suits older folks and those who are mobility challenged. I’m grateful that Rad chose a light color for the frame and included so many reflective stickers and integrated lights. The headlight is very bright, and the rear light goes bright when pulling the left brake lever. Still, the rear light is a bit low, so consider a helmet light, backpack light, and reflective clothing when you ride. You might even be able to add a bike flag to increase your visual footprint, and additional USB powered lights if you buy their USB charger adapter dongle.
  • Even though this ebike doesn’t come with the fancier LED display panel, you can add that aftermarket if you wish! It would show more readouts about speed and trip distance. The basic button pad that is included, is easy to reach and understand. I appreciate that the bike has reverse mode, just hold the down arrow until the screen blinks with r then use the throttle. I also appreciate that you can plug USB charging dongles into the front and rear sections of the bike and daisy chain two! So that’s up to four USB ports if you wanted.
  • The battery pack that ships with this model is Rad’s smaller 480 watt hour, but you could still use the higher capacity 672 watt hour that comes with the RadExpand and some other models. Even the charger is backwards compatible. The Rad ecosystem of accessories, batteries, and even the motor here are proven and reliable in my experience.
  • I love that both the battery pack and display panel have 10 bar charge level infographics. Most affordable ebikes just use five bars, and it’s less precise. Given the heavier single-speed design of this trike, knowing more about your battery level is a good thing!
  • Super low standover height that’s easy to approach, and the saddle can get low enough that most riders will be able to sit and still touch the ground if they wish. I found myself sitting and walking the bike around as I prepared for photos and filming… just be careful not to drag your feet, because they could get run over by the back wheels and axle.
  • The motor powering this trike is super powerful, rated at 750 watts! That’s the same motor as the fat tire RadRover trail bikes. It can climb well, because it’s mounted inside a small 18″ wheel and gets a mechanical advantage. They customized the controller to make the motor quiet and start smooth, so it won’t spin out or be surprising when you activate it.
  • Note the two torque arm plates at the drop outs on the fork. These reinforce the motor axle that could otherwise chew into the frame or spin loose. This is Rad going above and beyond… same thing goes for how they mounted the rear fenders, with three support arms and two bolts on the center arm so it won’t twist out of place. Excellent attention to detail.
  • I don’t love coaster brakes, where you pedal backwards to activate the rear brake, but I see how they may be intuitive for some riders… and use the stronger leg muscles vs. hands. For me, the front disc brake is best, and it has a long lever that provides excellent leverage and precision as you stop. So, I like that there are two brake types here, and the parking brake on the brake lever works fantastically! I’ve seen similar products before, but they were so much harder to activate and de-activate. I love how this is setup, and that Rad even has a motor inhibitor built in!
  • In addition to lights and reflectors, Rad provided a little flick bell that’s easy to reach from the left grip. I love the locking ergonomic grips themselves, and also the wider platform pedals from Wellgo. The saddle is the real star of the show here. You can adjust the height, slide the seat forward and back, and also slide the back rest up and down. The entire saddle assembly can also slide forward and back on the seat post to really dial in your body position. It felt comfortable and sturdy, one of the best trike seats I’ve ever tested.
  • The sealed cadence sensor at the bottom bracket is clean and responsive. The shorter 152mm crank arms will reduce the chances of pedal strikes as you ride over different terrain. The quick disconnects at the front of the bike (for the power cables) are convenient, as well as the center (for easier assembly). The parts are great, and it’s all very well thought out.
  • I love that this trike has reverse, and your speed is based on how far you twist the throttle! I was able to inch backwards very slowly by only turning a bit. The turning radius of the bike is excellent, it makes parking and positioning the bike easy.
  • All three wheels have fenders, and I was told that the electronics are IP6X rated against water and dust. Considering that Rad Power Bikes is based in Seattle Washington, where it can get rainy, I feel like the bike will keep you dry and keep working in rainy weather! This goes back to their one year comprehensive warranty and modular parts that are easy to swap out if there is an issue. The possibility of a reflective canopy is also exciting! Not sure if or when we will actually see that.
  • Rad Power Bikes custom engineers their frames and puts a lot of attention into the details of which components are used. I was very impressed with the drivetrain, and how the two rear wheels can spin independently. There’s a sliding horizontal dropout and pulley to keep the chain tight. It’s all setup well, so you shouldn’t have any maintenance… but it would be easier to fix if necessary. I think you can change the rear tires or flat inner tube without disassembling the drivetrain, just remove a nut and slide the wheel off.
  • I’ve always appreciated the high power of Rad Power Bikes motors, as well as their pedal assist plus throttle. The throttle can override any level of pedal assist to help you get started, climb easier, or catch up with a friend… all without having to click up or down on the pedal assist menu!
  • You can charge the battery pack on or off the bike frame, and it is separate from the motor controller (which is bolted behind the seat tube). This reduces overheating and further reduces the cost of replacement batteries, since they are simpler. For best results, I have heard that you should store the battery in a cool, dry location and between 20% and 80%. Extreme heat can damage the cells and extreme cold will stunt them and limit your range temporarily. All of this is easier to achieve since the battery is removable, especially since the trike itself is fairly large.
  • The battery slide mount uses three bolts to attach to the frame, and the mounting position is purpose built to be flat vs. curved. Even though the pack is where you step through the frame, there’s still plenty of room. Having the battery towards the middle of the frame helps to distribute weight, especially with the front motor and rear rack and two wheels… it’s more balanced.
  • I love that the optional front rack is frame-mounted so it won’t interfere as much with steering or tip the bike sideways when parked, like fork mounted racks often do. If you add this rack however, it does change how the headlight is mounted, and fixes it straight inline with the bike frame vs. turning as the bike turns.
  • I think the standard free shipping is a great option that sets this trike apart, and Rad Power Bikes has designed an intuitive “getting started” guide and all tools needed for assembly. They tend to have good videos, but also work with a network of shops that can assemble, as well as Beeline and Velofix mobile delivery vans.

Cons:

  • Most trikes are heavy, since there is more frame material. They also tend to be physically large. Both are true of the RadTrike, but the folding stem, removable battery, and removable seat post (with saddle and back rest) make it lighter easier to fit into the trunk of a car. The frame design targets strength and stability, but is more portable than other full sized delta trikes I’ve covered in the past.
  • Delta trikes, with one wheel in the front and two in the back, are stable at low speeds but can tip onto two wheels if you go faster and turn quickly. To address this, Rad kept the rear wheels as wide as possible while still fitting through standard doorways (33″ wide) and capped the top speed at 14mph vs. 20mph on their other models. I was still able to get the trike onto two wheels, but it was more stable than the majority of similar trikes I’ve reviewed.
  • Although the trike is compatible with front and rear baskets, cup holders, and USB adapters… you have to pay extra for each of these. I think the base price is pretty reasonable, especially with the free shipping, but to use the bike for any kind of cargo hauling or longer riding, expect to spend some extra for these accessories.
  • All three tires are the same, which makes replacement and repair cheaper and tire rotation easier. That said, the ones I saw didn’t have reflective stripes or puncture protection. The official spec did mention reflectivity and puncture resistance, so I’m not sure what consumers will get… I covered this a month before launch. Changing flat tires isn’t very fun, so hopefully the Kenda Kontact tires hold up well!
  • Only the rear right tire gets power from pedaling or stopping with the coaster brake. The left rear wheel spins freely at all times. This means that the right rear tire will probably wear down faster over time. Thankfully, the front tire adds power from the motor, and also stopping from the front disc brake. Many electric trikes are setup similar to this to save cost and reduce weight and complexity with a single wheel pedal drive at the rear.
  • If you order online direct, you’ll need to unbox and do some assembly. This includes unfolding the handlebar, mounting the seat post (with saddle attached), and bolting two sections of the frame together (at the flat plate in the middle). This is extra work and time, but Rad designed the center joiner to be easy to manage because the sections slot together and balance while you tighten four bolts. I was impressed, but still wanted to mention “some assembly required” but it comes with the necessary tools.
  • There’s only one color options, and one frame size. Thankfully, the angled seat tube and extra long 440mm seat post means you can adjust leg extension easily… and the tall high-rise handlebar can swivel forward and back to adjust reach. I think the bike will work well for people of many body types. It felt good to me as a 5’9″ person with 31″ inseam.
  • I love that the trike has lots of reflective stickers and integrated lights, especially with the bright brake mode of the rear light… but it is positioned fairly low. It would be nice to have it up higher, to keep the rider more visible to cars. Note that the headlight will have to be repositioned to the front of a basket if you add that accessory, then it won’t point where you steer.
  • The display panel is very large and bright, making it easy to see, but it cannot be dimmed for night riding. The buttons are easy to reach and understand, but you don’t get much feedback beyond assist level, battery charge level, and light activation (on/off) so there’s not current speed, avg. speed, odometer, etc. like their LCD displays, and no USB port here unless you pay for the accessory. Note that the RadTrike will be compatible with the LCD upgrade for people who want that added level of detail.
  • Steel is known for being sturdy and offering some vibration dampening. But, it’s also heavy and can rust if the paint gets scratched off. Keep this in mind, and consider touch up paint or nail polish if you do get a scratch. I appreciate that the chain cover is aluminum alloy, so it won’t rust… especially since it’s easily stepped on or kicked where it’s positioned.
  • Very minor consideration here, the cables are not internally routed at all on this ebike. This makes them easier to reach and plug in or replace, but it looks a little more busy and they could get snagged easier.
  • The mechanical disc brake for the front wheel isn’t as easy to actuate as hydraulic, but considering the large 180mm rotor on the small 18″ wheel, it’s still overkill, and the cable housing is pointed down’ so dust and water won’t enter. This is me being very picky… I can’t think of hardly any upright e-trikes with hydraulic disc brakes.
  • This is a single speed bicycle, so if the battery runs out, it can be difficult to pedal up hills or if it’s loaded with cargo. Single speed makes it simple, reliable, and lighter, but it definitely limits pedaling comfort at different speeds. I would probably be using the throttle on this ebike most of the time, maybe pedaling a bit just to stretch my legs.
  • There’s no suspension fork or seat post here… but you could probably replace the rigid seat post with a suspension post if you wanted, since the saddle uses traditional rails to mount. Keep in mind that most seat posts with suspension just aren’t as long as this 440mm post, and they will add three inches of additional minimum saddle height. Given the lower speeds on offer here, I didn’t find it to be uncomfortable even without suspension, you can always lower the tire pressure a bit to reduce vibration and bumps.

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Comments (12) YouTube Comments

Jon
2 months ago

Leave it to Rad to underwhelm us with their first personal e-trike.

The bad:
– Front hub motor drive giving very poor traction on uphills with wet pavement. Should be a mid-drive.
– Single speed drive-train. A 7 or 8 speed would be fine.
– Poor rear brakes, for safe handling a delta trike should be stopped using mostly rear brake only, leaving the use of the more powerful front disc brake to be more of a liability.
– No differential? The review is confusing as to whether only one or both rear wheels are driven by the pedals.
– Ridiculous 18″ tire size, should have gone with the far more common 20″ (406) tire size.

Rad should have built something more along the lines of the Sobowo N2-M trike.

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Court
2 months ago

Thanks for your feedback Jon! I was told that the right rear wheel is the only one that powers the bike and also brakes. The rear does function similar to a differential, basically both wheels spin freely until power is running through or braking is happening. They called it a jack shaft based single sided drive system.

The front wheel drive allows for the split frame and easy assembly. Some front wheel trikes do spin out on takeoff, but the slower start here didn’t have that problem for me (even on the slick indoor floor where I test rode). The bike is fairly heavy, the front motor is pretty strong, so I think you’ll get decent traction for moderate hills… yes, rear wheel drive both wheels would be great, but also cost a lot more and be way more complex for build and repair, so you might have a higher price and no free shipping because it might not split. I see this product as a compromise on price, service, and performance that will satisfy many customers. Here are some of the other e-trikes I’ve covered over the years, but not yet on the Sobowo, thanks for mentioning it!

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Joel
1 month ago

Pretty blatant copy of the Liberty e-trike. Seat back, coaster brakes, reverse, hub motor, same power. But RAD is 30 lbs heavier and about $900 more expensive. Liberty has been building theirs for years. My wife has one and it’s terrific. And I like RAD. I have a RAD mini. Fine bike. But this is so blatant that it’s laughable.

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Court
1 month ago

Hi Joel! Having ridden both, I’d say that the frame designs are actually quite different. The RadTrike is heavier and feels more sturdy and stable. The accessories set it apart from most e-trikes I’ve covered, and the folding handlebar is a nice touch. Many e-trikes have the big saddle with back rest, but I love how this one was so adjustable. If your mom is petite, the Liberty Trike might be a winner because it is smaller and lighter. I really liked it when I covered it a couple of times over the past five years. I’m glad that we have both, but I don’t see Rad copying the design as much as using best practices. Here’s a very similar electric trike that I think is actually closer in style and execution to the RadTrike. Look at the handlebar, seat design, and battery position… and here’s another one that has some similarities too.

Jon
2 months ago

Hi Court, thanks for the reply.

Actually EBR has reviewed a rebranded version of the Sobowo N2-M here.

Most all of the Sun traditional adult trikes come stock with the single wheel rear drive and braking, just accomplished without the jackshaft and extra chain. One rear wheel (non-driven) of the Sun trikes is always freewheeling while the driven side freewheels when you stop pedaling. Most adult trikes are set-up this way, this is not at all similar to having a differential.

The other trike that EBR has reviewed that Rad should have taken inspiration from is the EVELO Compass. I would imagine Rad could build something very similar and have it retail in the $3,200 ballpark.

Rad’s new trike is too much of a compromise in my opinion unless you are just looking for an expensive toy.

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Court
2 months ago

Thanks for the insights and links, Jon. What impressed me about the RadTrike was the stability and strength of the frame, combined with the accessory mounts and Rad ecosystem of parts that can be shared. For a lot of people, I’m sure the lower price makes a difference, and perhaps the hub motor front wheel was just simpler than a mid-drive for them… thinking about warranty and modular replacement. It won’t put as much strain on the chains. Your challenges to their approach are right on, and it’s great to have more trikes to choose from these days. I’d like to cover more, because I see a lot of people interested in them. Do you have a personal favorite e-trike right now? I thought the Compass was pretty great, and also neat to see from a well established brand.

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niall tierney
2 months ago

Can you ship to Ireland?

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Court
2 months ago

Hi Niall! I’m not sure if Rad Power Bikes is shipping to Ireland right now. I do know that they have some offices in Europe, but unsure about Ireland specifically. Try going to their official site here and contacting them :)

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Katherine
2 months ago

This Rad Trike could be aimed square at me. I suffer some disabilities that took me off two wheels. The right electric trike serves as both a bicycle and a mobility scooter. With the aging population I think there are a lot of buyers like me. I wonder if Rad has been looking at the marketing of the Liberty Trike? I have had a Liberty Trike for some years and this Rad looks like it would fill a similar role while answering some things I would change about it.

Similar geometry. The biggest difference is the width. I use my Liberty Trike in pedestrian areas a lot and its narrowness is an asset. OTOH the extra seven inches on the Rad will make it safer and there’s something to be said for that. It will ride across the grass batter. And, I sometimes lend my trike to my dad and I always worry he will tip it. This might be better for his safety. Or I may just have to worry my dad will hit things with his rear wheels instead. Trade offs to consider!

One thing I find aggravating about my Liberty Trike is the short cranks. I know they did this to get a low step through, and I value that. But with the single speed gearing and short cranks, there is only a tiny speed range where you can actually pedal the darn thing. Too slow and there isn’t enough leverage. Too fast and the cadence is too fast to keep up. And you feel like a bear on a bicycle, spinning those kiddie cranks with adult size legs. Unfortunately I see Rad chose an almost identical compromise. So, like the Liberty Trike, the Rad trike rider will be more dependent on the motor, than they might prefer.

But the big thing Rad is doing right, if this is a challenge to Liberty Trike, is the step up in quality. It looks like it was built in a modern factory instead of in a factory from the 1960s. Quality modern components, rebuildable bearings, a headset that can be adjusted to not wobble. I bet it will have fewer squeaks and rattles. Hugely appealing!

And they also add pedal assist. That might help me do more pedaling despite the tiny cranks. Too bad it’s still a cadence sensor. With a cadence sensor you don’t have to push at all, once the motor kicks in you just spin to keep it going. With no resistance, the spinning makes me feel unstable, and it isn’t much exercise. A torque sensing pedal assist is high on my personal wishlist. Too bad it’s unheard of. (IMHO, a torque sensor is the biggest reason to wish for mid drive, way more important than wheel spin from the front hub motor.)

Anyways, this is enough of an upgrade that I am very likely to order one of these.

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Court
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing your story, Katherine! It does sound like this could be a good fit. I’m so glad to see another purpose built e-trike in the space. Rad has always impressed me with the designs, accessories, decent pricing, and customer support. Happy New Year!

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Joel
1 month ago

Hi Court,

Thanks for replying. Good info. One reason for our choosing and loving the Liberty Trike—a very important one for us—is that it weighs only 50 lbs, and can easily be split into two pretty much even 25-lb halves. I weighed them.

We’re in our 70s, and use our bike/trike at local, state and national parks near us. Being able to transport them easily in our little travel trailer and/or small SUV is of central importance. My RAD mini—which I love— weighs over 60 lbs. So I got a Lectric XP lite for easy travel. Same goes for the Liberty Trike. That weight being 30 lbs lighter than the RAD makes it usable —for us—where the RAD Trike simply would not be. And then there’s the price difference of nearly $1000. For us fixed income oldsters, that counts a lot. Not saying the RAD Trike isn’t terrific. Just not the right one for us.

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Court
1 month ago

Thanks Joel, I enjoy and appreciate your feedback and help with perspective. My Grandparents have all been on fixed income for some time, and even my parents are very thrifty. Price matters, and weight does too! I’m glad that your Liberty Trike is lighter than what I experienced, it makes me want to check out the latest iteration and double check my stats. I hope you and your wife enjoy many rides to come! It’s great that you get out for some fresh air and exercise together :)

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