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Rad Power’s Limited Edition Tiger Orange RadCity 5 is Easy to Spot in the Wild

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 SE Tiger Drive SidePhoto c. Rad Power Bikes
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With a claimed global user count of over 550,000, Rad Power Bikes say they’re America’s #1 eBike brand. One of their most popular models in the line is their commuter, the RadCity 5. A few weeks ago, they announced that they’re releasing a limited edition of that popular commuter, in the highly-visible color, Tiger Orange.

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 SE front side
Photo c. Rad Power Bikes

The RadCity 5 is said to “elevate commuters’ rides with more nimble handling, better maneuverability, and enhanced comfort with an upgraded stem and handlebar. The more relaxed and commanding riding experience is optimized for getting around city streets”.

The RadCity5 comes in two frame designs, the step-through, and the High-Step, although the new Special Edition colorway seems to only be available in the step-through frame. It boasts a range of up to 50 miles per charge, has hydraulic disc brakes, and a 750W geared hub motor. It uses a semi-integrated battery and can haul up to 275 lbs.

Retail and Spec Details

Retail: (pre-order SE Tiger Orange) $1,999


  • Battery: 659-672 Wh
  • Display: Backlit LCD with charge indicator, speedo, odometer, trip odometer, pedal assist level
  • Pedal Assist: Intelligent 5-level pedal assist with 12-magnet cadence sensor
  • Wiring: Water-resistant connectors and wiring harness
  • Charger: 48v 2 Amp Rad Power Bikes smart charger, operates on 100v-240v AC power outlets
  • Hub Motor: 750W brushless geared hub motor, 5:1 planetary gear reduction.
  • Range: 28-50 miles per charge (estimate)
  • USB Ports: Optional, sold separately
  • Controller: Rad Power Bikes frame-integrated controller
  • Lights: Front: Standard Rad Power Bikes LED headlight, Rear: Integrated taillight with brake light
  • Throttle: Half-twist throttle


  • Frame: 6061 aluminum
  • Fork: Spring fork, 50mm travel, with lockout and preload adjustment
  • Fenders: Black plastic full coverage, front and rear.
  • Derailleur: 7-speed Shimano Altus
  • Shifter: Thumb shifter, 7-speed
  • Freewheel: 7-speed freewheel, 11-34T
  • Gearing: 1×7-speed
  • Stem: Zoom, 90mm length, 90-degree angle adjustment (special edition: is not adjustable)
  • Handlebar: Custom-formed aluminum
  • Grips: Durable imitation leather ergonomic
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, 1-1/8″ straight steerer tube
  • Kickstand: Heavy-duty aluminum with wide plastic feet
  • Pedals: Forged aluminum platform with reflectors
  • Racks: Front: optional, Rear: integrated, 59.5lbs (27kg) carrying capacity, 16mm tubing diameter
  • Rims: Double wall aluminum alloy, 36 hole, 25mm width. S
  • Saddle: Rad Power Bikes with lifting handle
  • Seatpost: 27.2 x 350mm
  • Seatpost Clamp: Quick Release
  • Tires: Rad Power Bikes, custom 27.5″x2.0″ eBike rated with puncture-resistant liner

Colors and Frame Geometry Details

Colors available for the RadCity5 are:

Step-through frame: Charcoal and White
Special Edition step-through frame: Tiger Orange
High-step frame: Charcoal

RadCity5 Geometry
Rider Heights5’4″ – 6’5″ (Approx. bike inseam between 30″-36.25″)
Frame Size17.5″
Handlebar Height45-47″
Handlebar Reach15.5″
Seat Height25.5″ – 37″ 
*Measured from the bottom of the pedal stroke
Standover Height30″
Total Length71.2″
Dropout WidthFront: 100 mm
Rear: 154 mm
Bottom Bracket Shell Width84 mm
Square taper bottom bracket
Seat Tube Length17.5″
Top Tube Length23.5″
Handlebar Width680 mm (26.7″)
Crank Length170 mm
Seatpost Diameter27.2 mm
Max Tire Width2.3″
Bike WeightTotal: 65 lb (with battery)
Battery: 7.6 lb
Payload Capacity275 lb
Rear Rack Capacity59.5 lb
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8 months ago

Ilike ecycle

8 months ago

Still with the crappy high maintenance mechanical disc brakes.
No mention of these known dogs.

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