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Rad Rover 5

Started by Omar, April 19, 2024, 03:57:35 PM

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Omar

Can you raise or lengthen the gooseneck on the Rad Rover 5?

John Rose

After skimming through the assembly video, it doesn't appear that you can.
You could adjust the angle but that's about it.

I suppose you could replace theme with BMX-style handlebars (of appropriate diameter), which come in a range of heights ...

... but then you could run into the problem of straining the cables and wiring, or them not being able to reach the handlebar and all, especially when turning.

Or maybe keep the stock handlebar and get an extension for it like this sort of thing:



Again there's still the issue of the cables and wiring being long enough.
RadMini ST 2 / RadExpand 5

mrgold35

#2
I have two his/her 2016 Radrovers and the handlebars were too low for me (6'3"). A stem riser or taller handlebars wouldn't work for all family members.  The handlebars would be too high for my spouse that stands at 5" if we needed to switch ebikes or if my son needed to ride my ebike. 

I added the Sunlite 0-60 degree adjustable handlebar stem for the 100% solution.  I added the adjustable stem to both Radrovers and can then adjust in seconds depending on the rider.

https://amzn.to/3V02MYS
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2023 Himiway Cobra Pro, two 2018/2023 Radcity Step-Thru, & two 2016 Radrovers

Naranja_CT5+

#3
Quote from: mrgold35 on April 21, 2024, 05:40:12 AMI added the Sunlite 0-60 degree adjustable handlebar stem for the 100% solution.  I added the adjustable stem to both Radrovers and can then adjust in seconds depending on the rider.

https://amzn.to/3V02MYS

I had the opposite problem. When I first sat on my City+, it felt tall for me. So I adjusted the seat & handlebar but I am still not happy because the seat post was on the lowest settings.
Because of your post I realized that I can move the spacers to the top instead where it was on the bottom of the neck. You just helped lowered it by another inch. In the future I may order one of those adjustable neck to lose more height.
Literally is LITERALLY the most annoying word of the decade.

crorris

#4
I use this one on my 2020 Rover 5 to raise them and move them closer to me.

https://amzn.to/3wsJHoV