About the RadRunner 2
The basic RadRunner 2 has fat tires, a pannier rack, a single-speed pedal drivetrain, and a 750W rear hub motor. Its comfortable riding position, step-through frame, and big saddle make for a great ride, and you won’t feel uncomfortable after even 20 miles of riding around.
The optional extras are what make this electric bike exciting. If you have children and want to get rid of the car, this e-bike comes with a passenger or child seat option. The child seat option can hold up to 40 lbs and is rated for children 9 months to 6 years old. The passenger seat doesn’t have a weight limit, but the maximum payload of the bike is 300 lbs, so you don’t want your and your passenger’s weight to exceed that.
For those commuting or just delivering goods for stores and restaurants, the RadRunner 2 has options for a front basket, rear basket, and even a frame bag. These options allow you to carry a lot of gear or groceries.
Reason to Buy
The comfortable riding position and almost limitless optional extras upgrade this electric cargo bike from a very good machine into a market-leading machine.
We love the value of this electric cargo bike, which is going to be less than half of what you could pay for from a premium cargo bike manufacturer. If you bought a German Riese & Müller electric cargo bike that does anything like the RadRunner 2 in Daily Commuter configuration ($1,828), you would be paying out at least $5,000 — possibly even double that. You also have over 330 total configurations to choose from, offering you total customization of your ride.
Things to Consider
The big drawback for this electric bike, as with all Rad Power Bikes machines, is that it’s woefully inefficient when it comes to battery use. Even if you’re not maxing out the payload, the bike still needs a huge battery to go only a relatively short distance. On a premium-end European utility bike, a 672 Wh battery would get you double the range that this offers.