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General Chat / Re: New Rad Power Bikes Pricing (tariffs)
« Last post by rancher5 on October 12, 2019, 12:05:49 AM »
Well theres plenty of Companies, Manufacturers moving production to other countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia ect, China is an ongoing Power that's just going to become and our to powerful, bullying countries throughout the World, Hong Kong is in active turmoil,
This said Corporations, Companies need to be proactive,  finding humane affordable manufacturing outside of China's oppressive regime.

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General Chat / Re: Introduce yourself!
« Last post by rancher5 on October 11, 2019, 11:54:03 PM »
Welcome! It is so cool to see that every generation can love these bikes and every single person has a unique use case.

Hi , I'm Clinton Clark, live East of Colorado Springs,
Colo, I'm 60 ,rancher, small business,  Chronic Back, Neck issues where the Rad Fat Tire came into my garage,  Saw a YouTube video of a 70 yr old farmer checking 20 miles of trail cam,Looked fun, I have a 10 mile hilly ride checking water, I use eco with 3 once in a while I get a great workout, sweat, endorphins ,  Longest ride is 18 miles working up!3 months got 450 miles on my Rad,what a blast, I did just pick up a e-mtb Trek for cow trails and hopefully single tracks, that said I really enjoy the Rad Fat Tire A whole new world of fitness and enjoyment,  very pretty drive on the High Plains of Colorado,  anybody in the area give a shout out,

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Thank You, Ryan

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General Chat / Handlebar Jack - New Ultra Portable Bicycle Repair Stand
« Last post by Andy W on October 11, 2019, 04:14:42 AM »
Hello Rad Owners!

My name is Andy Wilkoff.  I am the designer and ebike owner of a new bicycle accessory I recently launched.  I followed this forum on twitter and the Rad Owners Admin gave me permission to post this on the forum.

For about the last year I have been tinkering in my garage making a bike accessory. I call it a Handlebar Jack. I was worried about damaging my handlebars or accessories on my handlebars during repair.

I had a bunch of stress centered around getting flat tires. When you change a flat out in the field the easiest thing to do is to flip it on the handlebars and then service your bike. Well in our case it could damage the control screen on our ebikes.

The Handlebar Jack is a mini purpose-built tripod that attaches temporarily to your handlebars creating a stable offset to rest your handlebars upside down while you do a field repair. When not in use the Jacks magnetically lock together and can be stowed in a trunk bag or backpack.

I am happy to extend Raw Owners Forum an exclusive discount of 10% off your first order!

The website is www.handlebarjack.com

Use the code: RADOWNERS at checkout to receive your discount!

Thanks for your support!  I am happy to answer any questions!

Andy
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General Chat / Re: Introduce yourself!
« Last post by Ryan on October 10, 2019, 12:46:52 AM »
Welcome! I'm in Wausau so not too far even via the Mountain Bay trail! I know there are at least a couple of other riders in the area. We too commute mostly on our Wagon.

Hi, I am in Green Bay, WI

I have been taking my bike to work for a couple of years, weather permitting, usually two or three days a week. I regular rode anytime the temps were above freezing (and a few below freezing). My trip is only about 2 miles (3.2km) one way, slightly downhill to work. If I push it really hard I can make the trip in 8 minutes, but then I am hot and sweaty, ok on the way home, but not so much going to work. Usually I am just about 12 minutes one way. This sort of rules out running home for lunch on a 30 minute break. I was riding a Giant Escape, a mountain bike style, but with skinny road tires and higher gearing.

I bought a Rad City and took it to work, amazing, I did the trip in pedal assist 3 and it took 5 minutes, it was almost scary, but I am sure I will get used to it quickly.  I did bump up the max speed to the limit.

I have even ridden home in some drizzle, let me tell you disk brakes and fenders are SO worth it.

So far so good.
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General Chat / Re: Introduce yourself!
« Last post by Brock on October 09, 2019, 04:35:02 PM »
Hi, I am in Green Bay, WI

I have been taking my bike to work for a couple of years, weather permitting, usually two or three days a week. I regular rode anytime the temps were above freezing (and a few below freezing). My trip is only about 2 miles (3.2km) one way, slightly downhill to work. If I push it really hard I can make the trip in 8 minutes, but then I am hot and sweaty, ok on the way home, but not so much going to work. Usually I am just about 12 minutes one way. This sort of rules out running home for lunch on a 30 minute break. I was riding a Giant Escape, a mountain bike style, but with skinny road tires and higher gearing.

I bought a Rad City and took it to work, amazing, I did the trip in pedal assist 3 and it took 5 minutes, it was almost scary, but I am sure I will get used to it quickly.  I did bump up the max speed to the limit.

I have even ridden home in some drizzle, let me tell you disk brakes and fenders are SO worth it.

So far so good.
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General Chat / RadWagon with Kids
« Last post by Ryan on October 05, 2019, 01:38:42 PM »
Yesterday someone asked me on Twitter (follow me here: https://twitter.com/radowners) recommendations for bringing children along on the RadWagon. Since my wife and I are expecting a child in the next month I thought I'd share my thoughts.

The obvious choice is the Thule Yepp Maxi Seat which works off the shelf with the RadWagon: https://amzn.to/358o76h

Thule advertises it will fit children from 9 months to 6 years old. Note that the Thule Yepp Maxi Seat will also fit other Rad bikes, but in some cases you need the rear rack. More details here: https://www.radpowerbikes.com/collections/accessories/products/yepp-maxi-child-seat?variant=36747658241

Since the Maxi Seat will actually fit in Rad's Caboose I'd probably purchase that at the same time as well since it can also be used once the kids are old enough to sit without the Maxi Seat. You'll also want to be sure to have rear deck pads and my recommendation would be to make some yourself. Having purchased the Rad Rear Deck Pad a year and a half ago we've found that over time it just doesn't provide enough cushion. The downside of course is this setup is quite expensive, $400 for the pair. Thus we've been keeping an eye out for the Thule Yepp Maxi Seat on the used market.

We've also considered using a child trailer which we've also used for hauling this around town. The benefit here is these can be found for very cheap used. Here is the thread which has some pictures of the one we used: https://www.radowners.com/index.php/topic,106.0.html

Note that some modifications may be needed to make the trailer attach and I've seen Rad comment that this isn't necessarily recommended though we personally haven't had issues.

The problem with the child trailer is they are really wide for riding in the city. While we try to avoid sidewalks there are some spots where they can't be avoided in our area which leads to the potential of clipping a curb. If you're driving to a trail this is less of an issue. We've also found that these trailers create quite a bit of drag and the other downside is your child is much further back.

I've also seen some seats which attach in front of the person pedaling though I haven't yet seen anyone attach one on a RadWagon. I'll have to do some more research on these options.

I'd be curious if anyone else has thoughts on transporting their kids on the RadWagon. Share them below!
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General Chat / Re: Introduce yourself!
« Last post by Ryan on October 05, 2019, 02:18:58 AM »
Welcome! It is so cool to see that every generation can love these bikes and every single person has a unique use case.

Hi , I'm Clinton Clark, live East of Colorado Springs,
Colo, I'm 60 ,rancher, small business,  Chronic Back, Neck issues where the Rad Fat Tire came into my garage,  Saw a YouTube video of a 70 yr old farmer checking 20 miles of trail cam,Looked fun, I have a 10 mile hilly ride checking water, I use eco with 3 once in a while I get a great workout, sweat, endorphins ,  Longest ride is 18 miles working up!3 months got 450 miles on my Rad,what a blast, I did just pick up a e-mtb Trek for cow trails and hopefully single tracks, that said I really enjoy the Rad Fat Tire A whole new world of fitness and enjoyment,  very pretty drive on the High Plains of Colorado,  anybody in the area give a shout out,

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General Chat / Re: Introduce yourself!
« Last post by rancher5 on October 03, 2019, 09:54:33 PM »
Hi , I'm Clinton Clark, live East of Colorado Springs,
Colo, I'm 60 ,rancher, small business,  Chronic Back, Neck issues where the Rad Fat Tire came into my garage,  Saw a YouTube video of a 70 yr old farmer checking 20 miles of trail cam,Looked fun, I have a 10 mile hilly ride checking water, I use eco with 3 once in a while I get a great workout, sweat, endorphins ,  Longest ride is 18 miles working up!3 months got 450 miles on my Rad,what a blast, I did just pick up a e-mtb Trek for cow trails and hopefully single tracks, that said I really enjoy the Rad Fat Tire A whole new world of fitness and enjoyment,  very pretty drive on the High Plains of Colorado,  anybody in the area give a shout out,

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Rad Modifications / Re: Comprehensive List of Accessories for Rad Power Bikes
« Last post by Ryan on September 24, 2019, 01:39:50 PM »
Hey everyone, I've been adding to the list over time as I find accessories that many Rad Power Bike owners are using. There are tons of options of bike accessories but I'm looking to add the simple choices to remove the decision fatigue. If you know of anything I am missing or have something to share that has been a game changer for your Rad please share it here.

P.S. Thanks for supporting the forum. If you end up purchasing an item above from Amazon I receive a small commission which helps pay for the hosting costs of the site.

Ride Rad 8)
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General Chat / Re: New Mini
« Last post by kickit on September 22, 2019, 04:24:54 PM »
Thank you Ryan!
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