A great looking, powerful and affordable electric bike, the Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus has all you need for most utility and fun rides. Offering a realistic range of around 30 miles on pedal assist, the battery has all the power you need for most of the times you will use the bike instead of the car.
As well as going that extra few miles, e-bike buyers also look for a machine that will tackle most hills. Thanks to its maximum 80 Newton meters of torque, short of climbing Mount McKinley in a gale you shouldn’t have much of a problem where climbs are concerned.
Thanks to the sturdy design and powerful motor, the RadCity 5 Plus can carry up to 275 lbs of rider and cargo. The rear rack can take up to 50 lbs – plenty ample for carrying your laptop and other stuff to work as well as your grocery shopping home at the end of the day.
A Class 2 e-bike, it can get you up to 20 mph on throttle or pedal assist. Do be aware that using the throttle will impact overall range – on throttle only you might get 20 miles out of the 672Wh battery on typical terrain.
With its 27.5” x 2” tires and 50mm-travel suspension fork, the e-bike will handle even poorly maintained roads well with minimal discomfort. Primarily designed for road use, it will be comfortable on unpaved cycle paths but not much more than that.
Reasons to Buy the RadCity 5 Plus
As a great all-rounder, the RadCity 5 Plus can be used for almost everything you would want to do in suburbia and around town. Its range allows for a day’s running about on errands and to meetings, and its motor power ensures that you can do this in even a hilly city. Offering quite a reasonable payload capacity, it can be used for a few days’ grocery shopping too. With its comfortable city-bike riding position, you will soon find yourself making all sorts of excuses to leave your car in the garage.
Things to Consider
At a little over 64 lbs, the RadCity 5 Plus isn’t a lightweight e-bike. The rear hub motor will more than make up for the weight when it comes to daily riding. The motor’s position will make the bike rear-heavy and a little less maneuverable than an e-bike with a mid-drive motor.