Founded in 2007 and claiming to be the largest ebike brand in North America, Seattle, Washington’s Rad Power Bikes makes pretty neat ebikes. Remember the folding fat tire ebike we covered back in March of this year? Well, this time they’re releasing a cool new tricycle, the RadTrike. This all-new electric tricycle could possibly mean more ebike accessibility to more riders.
Tricycles have the ability to carry a lot of cargo, so this new trike could be a real alternative to a car, which is a good thing. Rad Power Bikes claims that their electric trike “blurs the lines between bikes and light electric vehicles with familiar functionality of cars”.
The RadTrike represents the “single most requested model in Rad’s history”. This is Rad’s latest effort to deliver a variety of climate-friendly options for riders of all abilities.
“The journey to the RadTrike began with one of my first customers who couldn’t ride a traditional bike due to health issues. Since that early interaction, I’ve had countless conversations with customers looking to Rad for solutions,” said Mike Radenbaugh, Founder and Chairman, of Rad Power Bikes. “Fast forward to now, we’ve honed our expertise to create a high-value, purpose-built three-wheeled option that will popularize another micromobility category. The RadTrike is the next big acceleration in our mission to make transportation energy efficient, enjoyable, and accessible to all.”
To help people enjoy the RadTrike with less effort on their part, the Trike features a 5-level Pedal Assist System (PAS) and an “on-demand” throttle. The single-speed gearing and rear coaster brake combined with the front disc brake makes it easy to use and simplifies maintenance.
The RadTrike uses a step-through frame and incorporated parking brake to help create a “seamless on-and-off experience”. It also features a large ergonomic saddle with a backrest as well as a sweeping handlebar to help users find the comfiest position for them to ride. Both the handlebar and saddle can be adjusted to fit a wide range of rider heights.
RadTrike has an “industry-leading” 415 lbs load capacity is brought to you by RadTrike’s burly steel frame construction. The seemingly narrow width of the Trike (compared to traditional trikes) was purposefully designed like that to fit through most exterior doorways. RadTrike features a simple reverse mode to help the rider navigate tight situations.
It can be folded to fit into a vehicle or stored without hogging up too much space. RadTrike comes with front and rear rack mounts which allow the user to add the full line of compatible baskets and accessories, making it a breeze to go out gathering groceries, sundries, and goodies, or just toolin’ around town with your favorite furry friend.
RadTrike has a max speed of 14mph, a max distance of 20-35 miles per charge, and can accommodate rider heights of 4’10″+ (compliments 25″ to 32.5″ inseams).
- Industry Leading 415lbs weight capacity (325lbs max rider weight)
- Touch-Botton reverse function
- 750 watt motor
- Low-step frame
- Adjustable saddle and backrest
- Secure parking brake
- 5-level pedal assist
- Folds down for transportation and storage
The RadTrike is now available for pre-order in the U.S. for $2,499 and will begin shipping to customers in mid-January.