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New Rad Model Coming 12/6

Started by Ryan, December 01, 2022, 08:50:07 AM

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Rad just sent an email about a new model coming 12/6/22. What do you think it might be? Hard to tell by the attachment image.


Looks like some sort of stepthru frame with pullback bars?  A MiniST 3, maybe?
Shucks Ma'am, I'm no "Hero Member", I just like to wear this cape.


I'm curious as well. I sold my 'Runner and now miss it. I just don't think my wife would like the high passenger pegs on a RadRunner Plus. So I'm holding out till the big reveal! What's your wish list? Mine:  Low passenger pegs, true 750watt motor (or higher?) and possible dual battery option!

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If its truly the "most requested" then we should have seen it posted here more than 100 times.

Probably not a tandem but maybe a trike.


Looks like a trike - 2 rear fenders look like they are peaking out in the picture. 

Someone on a Reddit thread said it is a trike and that they had ridden one in the testing phase.  Their comments were that they popped it up on two wheels a number of times when turning corners - they weren't impressed.  We'll have to see. 

Hopefully it doesn't have exploding tires or batteries that short in the wind. . .


I can't tell what the bike is from the pictures as the whole thing is mostly just black. However, I would LOVE to see a RW with 20 inch tires so we're not stuck with one off type tires.


Totally agree - no more proprietary tires.

<added> I see a picture here


I'm definitely thinking Trike - a more consumer friendly version of the RadBurro....


Interesting that it is a trike. I wonder if it has a differential or if pedaling only drives one rear wheel like some current trikes.



We did an unboxing you can check out here:

Full review out within the next day or two. Let me know if anyone has questions and I'll do my best to answer them  8)


Thanks for the link.  I do see a second bike in the future for me.  A trike may not be so bad if I want to take a "non-bicyclist" with me for a ride. Some people can ride a bike - but for whatever reason, is still intimidated riding longer distance like 2 miles even on an easy bike path.  This can be like driving a car.  I can put in a basket and carry a dog.  I currently have a bike dog trailer but this is interesting.

Interesting.  I wonder what the buying strategy would be - one might want to buy it right away.  Remember the Expand? It came with a low introductory price to get good reviews and then without warning Rad raised the price.  Of course, there is the cautious approach of waiting and seeing other people's report.

I am concerned about the tires described as "Exclusive Rad Power Bikes by Kenda Kontact 18" x 2.25", K-Shield puncture-resistant liner."  Does Amazon sell a 18 inch by 2.25 tire? Or is Rad the only source?

I can't tell if it has a differential.  Now that I think about this concept, if I had one, I'll probably just pedal to keep in shape and use mostly electric assist so maybe the differential is not important.

I am interested in what happens if the trike hits a speed bump at speed.  What happens if you hit it at an angle?  What happens if you are riding on a decent speed on a cement path and one wheel goes off road, drops an inch and hits the grass?

I prefer a lower handlebar. I suppose it is not so bad because I can replace the handlebar with a flat bar.



The owner's manual is available for download and viewing on Rad's webpage.

Not a bad-looking bike but it is capped at 14mph out of the box.

My guess is that this Trike is aimed at the disabled and seniors as a scooter alternative and not at the biking community at large. ( but this is just my opinion)


Quote from: Si1Dia on December 06, 2022, 08:41:29 AM
My guess is that this Trike is aimed at the disabled and seniors as a scooter alternative and not at the biking community at large. ( but this is just my opinion)