Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
55 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
750W
Torque
58 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 14Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
64.0, 64.5 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru places riders in a comfortable, upright ride-position that offers a clear view of traffic.
  • A 750-watt hub motor proves plenty powerful for the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru on urban rides.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru features front and rear integrated lights.
  • Fenders are included as part of the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru package.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru comes fitted with a useful rear rack.
  • Four mounting points come ready to affix a basket, on the headtube of the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s battery is lockable and removable.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s throttle control allows for fast acceleration from takeoff.
  • 55 miles of range can be eked out of the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru has a low-profile battery that is almost integrated into the bike’s frame.
  • Powerful hydraulic disc brakes are a welcome addition to the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru features an adjustable stem, to suit a range of rider heights.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s 750-watt motor is geared to deliver 58Nm of torque for improved hill-climbing ability (over previous RadCity models).
  • Reviewers felt that the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s saddle was comfortable – and it has a handle too.

6 reasons not to buy

  • One tester notes increased flex in the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru, compared to the standard model.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru is available in a single size to fit riders from 4’8” to 6’0”.
  • Cables form a large, “messy” bundle at the front of the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru.
  • The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s secondary display can be difficult to read.
  • A reviewer feels the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s fork is ‘undersprung’ and lacks range in adjustment.
  • One tester felt that the RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru’s hydraulic brakes lacked modulation and did not instill rider confidence.

Bottom line

The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru is Rad Power’s newest version of their RadCity Step-Thru electric commuter-hybrid bike. This time around, it sports 27.5” wheels (upgraded from 26”) for better rolling resistance. An updated and retuned 750W motor remains hub-driven but puts out more torque to climb hills with more grunt. A claimed 55 miles can be milked from the bike’s 48V 14Ah battery. For the new-look RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru, the battery is partially recessed into the bike’s downtube. Front suspension travel is reduced from 100mm to 60mm, making drop-offs harder but reducing ride sponginess. The RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru is sold in a single frame size but has an adjustable stem which helps to accommodate riders between a claimed height range of 4’8” to 6’0”.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews
90
Tom's Guide

Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus review

The Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus is the best electric bike for most people.

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Electric Bike Review

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru Review

This is a feature-complete e-bike, ready for casual riding, commuting, day and night, rain or shine.

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Rad Power Bikes Radcity 5 Plus E-bike Launched as Premium Version of City Commuter

The RadCity 5 Plus flew me up some super steep hills with an ease that surprised me… we don’t have quite the same amount of suspension as we used to have. Everything else about the bike is either pretty much the same or slightly better.

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Ebike Escape

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 Plus Full Review | Updates Worth Every Penny.

Sure, there are other, more powerful e-bikes than this at cheaper prices… Overall, I think the RadCity 5 Plus is priced really well for what you get.

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Tested: Rad Power RadCity 5 Plus Electric Bike

Overall, the RadCity 5 Plus is a good bike for a good price… The low points of the bike (such as the soft suspension and underpowered brakes) are disappointing but will probably work for lighter-weight riders.

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