Rad Power RadRover 6 Step-Thru

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Facts

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

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Rad Power RadRover 6 Step-Thru. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • A 750-watt hub-driven motor provides the RadRover Step-Thru with 15% more torque than the RadRover 5.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru rolls on obese Kenda Juggernaut 26”x4” tires, which are grounded and grippy.
  • An adjustable 60mm suspension fork provides the RadRover 6 Step-Thru with comfort on imperfect roads.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s hydraulic brakes require minimal effort while offering powerful operation.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru features a twist throttle that can be operated independently.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s streamlined design features a low-profile battery and concealed controller box.
  • An 11-34 tooth, 7-speed drivetrain equips the RadRover 6 Step-Thru with ample gear-range on hill climbs.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru comes fitted with phat-ass fenders.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s suspension fork is adjustable and can be locked-out.
  • Integrated front and rear lights power on and off with the RadRover 6 Step-Thru.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru comes equipped with a bell and kickstand.
  • A tester successfully rode their RadRover 6 through sand.
  • The packaging on RadRover 6 models is described as ample.
  • A number of owners found assembly of the RadRover 6 Step-Thru to be easy.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru is supplied with Rad Power’s one-year warranty.

12 reasons not to buy

  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru costs 17% more than the RadRover 5.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru weighs 3.1lbs more than RadRover 5.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s 60mm suspension fork offers 40mm less travel than the 100mm fork on the RadRover 5.
  • In low or bright light, it can be difficult to read the RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s left-hand display.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru is only available in one frame size.
  • One reviewer found the RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s sprung fork to be ‘simple’ and weighty.
  • The RadRover 6 Step-Thru’s 2-amp charger takes 6 hours to reach full charge.
  • A reviewer finds the headlight on RadRover 6 models to be underpowered.
  • At 72.5 lb, the RadRover 6 Step-Thru is heavy to lift or to ride with a flat battery.
  • Buyers of RadRover 6 models experienced poor communication and response times from Rad Power’s customer service.
  • Some buyers who received faulty RadRover 6 models, could not ride them for months after purchasing.
  • A tester notes that the motor on RadRover 6 models continues to deliver power after the rider has stopped pedaling.

Bottom line

On the RadRover Step-Thru Class 2 electric fatbike, a 750-watt hub-driven motor offers 15% more torque than that of the RadRover 5. In addition, it comes saddled with ridonkulously phat 4” tires, which do slow it down some up steep hills. By way of upgrades, the RadRover 6 Step-Thru is specced with hydraulic brakes by Nutt, who are a new and relatively unknown brand. Testers said that the Step-Thru version is less stiff and smaller than the standard RadRover. An independent throttle delivers a surge of power that saps the battery swiftly but to a point that makes little impact on short-to-medium distance rides. Under real-world tests, one reviewer achieved max ranges anywhere from 28.47 miles in PAS level 5 to 50.49 miles in PAS 1. The RadRover 6 Step-Thru is available in one frame size, recommended for riders 5’2″ to 6’2″ in height.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
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Electric Bike Report

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User Ratings

78/100 based on 12 ratings
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