We just finished a short review on the Rad Power Bike Rad Rover Fat Tire Electric Bike. We hauled the Rad Rover on the new Undercover Ridgelander Cover! This cover is amazing… don’t forget to hit Subscribe and Thumbs up on the video!

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I think that bafang motor is rated at 750 watts – 80 Nm of torque at 48 volts. These hub motors can usually take way more wattage . I would not be surprised If  this motor could take a aftermarket controller/ battery  with the ability to pump out 1500 watts at 48 volts,  
    and the motor would be able to handle that type of power, if it is used sparingly and properly. Doubling the wattage would also provide much more Nm's of torque, for steeper hills, off road. The key is to not use all that extra power for to long . It is just there as a extra PUNCH, when you need it , which is a nice addition.  Does anyone know if aftermarket metal gears can be purchased to replace the nylon gears ?

  2. I've got the radmini, no shocks, tires help. They are different to drive, once you get them on the road enough to know em, ya just want to just keep goin. Nice Background.

  3. It seems the Battery Gauge/Speedometer is fixed and can't be moved. I like to have my iPhone front and center when I ride around. Do you think the following Smart Phone mount would fit next to or on the side? (or do have any other suggested iPhone 7 Plus mounts for this bike?) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWDCSIZ

  4. Awesome video and thank you. I received this same bike as a gift in order to do the same thing, hunting in the Pacific Northwest. Do you have some suggestions on fenders, gun/bow mount?

  5. I like the internally geared hub motor over the direct drive hub motors I've used in the past. The direct drive motors cut out on steep hills as they don't have the torque, even at 1000W.

    The only weakness of this bike are the tires which are not puncture resistant. Especially if you use this as a city commuter and have to contend with broken bottles, nails, etc. I even got a razor blade embedded in my tire once. Lol.

    Simple solution to that though, is just fill the inner tube with sealant. Or go tubeless and use sealant. But given how much effort and time it takes to remove the rear wheel (which will get the most flats, since it has the most weight on it), it's a very good idea to do this to avoid flats.

    I don't have this bike yet but I have been trying to save for one for a year now. Hopefully next tax return I'll be able to afford it!

  6. I bought a Rad Rover in May 2017 and love it. It's on the heavy side (of course), but I've found it to be dependable and great fun to ride. I've ridden on road/off road 80%/20% here in Utah. On road, I inflate the tires pretty solid, and deflate for off road. On road, I really like the fat tires, since I have a more solid feel at 30-45 mph on the steep canyon downhills, and the handling is good and stable. Off road, the fat tires are of course great, and with the PAS I can handle everything from gravel, dirt and single track, even slick rock (I did the Slick Rock Trail in Moab a few weeks ago).

    For the steep canyons around Salt Lake City, I can do a 12-mile continuous climb and still have one-bar of battery life left, and that's using the PAS (pedal assist mode) at levels 3 to 5 (4-5 on the steepest sections).

    I don't use the "throttle" mode very often (no pedaling), but it works well. I've adjusted the control panel for a higher top speed, and on throttle alone and with PAS I can get assist up to 23 MPH.

    The seven speeds are sufficient for the most part, but I found on the slick rock that I was really missing a lower gear for better (slower) hill climbing, so I decided to upgrade to an 8-speed DNP Epoch Freewheel 11-34T Nickel Plated sprocket ($55) and a
    Shimano Altus M310 8-spd shifter ($25) with a new cable and chain ($40). MUCH better for climbing, and I still gained a little on the top end too. A perfect mix.

    I've found that for me, I'm getting 25-30 miles from the battery, but that's considering that in my riding in Utah, it's most steep climbs, so in a less mountainous area or "flatland", I think the range of 30-40+ miles is more than possible.

    I highly recommend this bike. For a $1500 bike, you get lots of features, and it fits my 6' 210-pound body well, and I don't see any need to spend more on a fat tire ebike. Front shock, comfortable seat and does a great job.

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