Rad Power RadRover 6

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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
74.2, 73.4, 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. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

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

13 reasons not to buy

  • The RadRover 6 costs 17% more than the RadRover 5.
  • The RadRover 6 weighs 4.8 lb more than RadRover 5.
  • The RadRover 6’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’s left-hand display.
  • A reviewer wanted more color choices than the black-only offered on the standard RadRover 6.
  • Standard and Step-Thru RadRover 6s are only available in one frame size each.
  • One reviewer found the RadRover 6’s sprung fork to be ‘simple’ and weighty.
  • The RadRover 6’s 2-amp charger takes 6 hours to reach full charge.
  • Reviewers find the RadRover 6’s headlight to be underpowered.
  • At 73 to 74 lb, the RadRover 6 is heavy to lift or to ride when the battery goes flat.
  • Many RadRover 6 buyers experienced poor communication and response times from Rad Power’s customer service.
  • Some buyers who received faulty RadRover 6s, could not ride them for months after purchasing.
  • One tester noted that the RadRover 6’s motor continued to deliver power after the rider had stopped pedaling.

Bottom line

On this 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 add comfort but do slow it down some, up steep hills. The RadRover 6 has been upgraded with hydraulic braking, covered 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, a full battery covers anywhere from 28.47 miles in PAS level 5 to 50.49 miles in PAS 1. RadRover 6 models come in one frame size each, recommended for riders 5’2″ to 6’2″ (on the Step-Thru) and 5’4″ to 6’2″ (on the standard frame).

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews
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User Ratings

78/100 based on 12 ratings
  • 5 star
    58%
  • 4 star
    17%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    8%
  • 1 star
    17%

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