When it comes to electric bikes, not everyone can ride them. They may not have the power in their legs to keep balance, or they may be unable to get their legs over a crossbar. The Rad Power Bikes RadTrike is a low-priced, highly effective answer to both of these issues.
With its three wheels, it can come to a complete stop without falling over. Thanks to its low-step design, you only need to lift your feet eight inches or so to mount it. And for heavier riders, the RadTrike can comfortably transport 325 lbs of rider weight.
Ideal for getting into town and exploring the world around you, the RadTrike could well be a car killer thanks to its relatively low price ($2,726). The powerful, 750W front-hub motor and half-twist throttle allow it to be ridden over most hills you’ll likely encounter with minimal effort.
It can be ridden in fair and foul weather thanks to its foot pedal rear brakes, fenders, and lights. Short of not being able to carry a companion, there is very little this e-trike can’t do that a car can.
Reasons to Buy
You may have mobility issues or health problems that prevent you from riding a two-wheeled e-bike. The stability and comfort of the RadTrike make it ideal for someone in this situation. It’ll be great for shopping thanks to its payload capacity of over 400 lbs (60 lbs on the rear rack). Even if you don’t pedal at all, it will get you out in the fresh air.
The RadTrike also folds down, allowing you to put it in the trunk of an SUV. This adds to the potential things you can enjoy on this machine, as it can act as a mobility scooter.
Things to Consider
Due to the inherent design of the electric trike, it’ll try to lean into curves at speed. To get around this, you’ll find yourself leaning outward on higher-speed turns to maintain stability. There are e-trikes out there with articulated frames that allow this maneuver and will prevent you from lifting a rear wheel for a higher price.
A second issue is that if you put the throttle on full power too quickly, the front wheel may spin. This could impact the longevity of the front tire.