by Micah Toll
It’s designed to make e-biking more accessible to a wider range of riders, especially older riders, and it sure fits that bill. After testing the trike I can tell you that there’s a lot to like here, though I’ve also got a few critiques in areas I would have liked to have seen changed.
RadTrike Tech Specs • Motor: 750W rear geared hub motor • Top speed: 14 mph (22.5 km/h) • Range: Up to 55 miles (88 km) • Battery: 48V 10Ah (480 Wh) • Weight: 82 lb (37 kg) • Max load: 415 lb (188 kg)
RadTrike Tech Specs (Cont'd) • Rear rack max load: 60 lb (27 kg) • Brakes: Mechanical disc brake (front), coaster brake (rear) • Price: $2,499 • Extras: LED display, integrated head/tail/brake LED lighting, bell, five pedal assist settings, half-twist throttle, mounting for front and rear racks/accessories, parking brake, reverse feature, comfortable two-part saddle with adjustable back rest
There’s no better way to get a sense of an e-bike (or an e-trike) than by putting it through its paces of real world use.
So I got my hands on a RadTrike and took it shopping, rode around my neighborhood, tried commuting on it, did some leisurely trail riding and basically used it in about as many real world cases as I could imagine.
As a three-wheeler, it’s a bit of niche product. But it’s also not as niche as you might think.
There are millions of former riders out there who would love to get back on a bike despite not having the same balance or leg strength they used to have. Enter: the RadTrike.