If you’ve been keeping an eye on the e-bike space over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed a few fledgling brands popping up and rocking things faster than the big bikers like Giant, Cannondale and The jet can hop on the hype electric train.
Dutch company VanMoof has brought sleek design and high-tech capabilities into the space with models like the S3, which we reviewed earlier this year and found it quite lovely Riding. Meanwhile, in the US, startup Rad Power Bikes has put together some pretty compelling proposals for anyone looking to dip their feet into the e-bike space.
Today, the American company has a wide range of city bikes, terrain models and even cargo services can fit many different needs and budgets. So it feels like we gave it a try.
To learn all about the company, we got a RadRunner 2 cargo bike to test out for a few weeks in New York.
The bike in question is the second version of Rad Power Bikes’ wildly popular cargo bike. It comes in a size that Rad says can accommodate riders from 5’4″ up to 6’2″. The company also says it can go up to 45 miles per charge thanks to the 672Wh battery pack, which is paired with a 750W motor.
The model we’re testing starts at $1,499 and comes with a pair of cable disc brakes, 20-inch wheels, and a rear luggage rack. It also has a neat little screen to show you your level of support, and there’s an adjustment knob for those times when you don’t want to pedal at all.
We’ll be running this around New York for a few weeks, taking it grocery shopping, going to work, and I can even see the biggest brass instrument I can wear on the back. Who knows.
But what do you want to know about this cute lil bike? Go to the comments section below and ask!