Fat Tire Electric Bikes: We review the best all-terrain off-road E-Bikes. Big wheel electric trike

Big wheel electric trike

You may have noticed that the shipping date for some models is currently listed as several months away.

While we understand that this is a long time to wait, we wanted to make sure that these bikes were available to purchase for any rider who had their heart set on a preferred model and wanted to secure theirs well in advance.

The dates listed are as accurate as possible, but please note that the entire manufacturing world is in the middle of a global supply chain challenge. As a result, there are some variables that are out of our control (like container shortages, port delays, and the Suez Canal incident).

We know how excited you are to get your new ebike and we are continually scaling up our operations to get it to you as soon as possible.

RadTrike Electric Tricycle Assembly

Our riders say that this model is easy to assemble, however if you want help, our ebike assembly service will have you ready-to-ride.

Size Guide

What to Measure

Your “bike inseam”.- or inside leg length.- is the distance between your body where it sits on your bike saddle and the ground. This will typically be an inch or two longer than the length of your trousers, but you’ll want to measure to be sure. You’ll use this number on the chart to get a feel for how the different models will fit you.

How to Measure

Wearing your regular riding shoes and with your back to the wall, stand with your feet spread so there is about 7 inches between them. this is about the distance apart your feet would be when straddling a bike with your feet on

Place a hardcover book against the wall with the spine of the book facing upward. Slide the book upwards towards your groin until it is solidly against your body. This may be a bit awkward, but is way more comfortable.- and safer!- than trying to ride a bike that is too big.

If you have a buddy helping you, get them to measure from the floor to the top of the book spine while you hold the book in place. If you’re going it alone, carefully hold the book in place and measure from the ground to the top of the book spine.

Fat Tire Electric Bikes: We review the best all-terrain off-road E-Bikes

Electric bikes are fast becoming the new favorite way to traverse across town. What started as a craze in Europe, has rapidly been on the upsurge and with a unique marketplace that contains a variety of niches.

One of these subcategories are fat tire ebikes. And in this article we will be looking at the best fat tire electric bike money can buy in 2023. Let’s start off with our top e-bikes in each category; the four bikes below are the ones we would recommend to our friends or family members depending on their budget and needs.

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The Best Fat-Tire Electric Bikes: Quick Takes

Quick Comparison Table of E-Bikes

Best Fat-Tire all Terrain e-bike

RipCurrent S

Perfect for long rides in the city, beach, as well on the mountain and offroad.

Our Top Pick

Rad Power RadRover 6 Plus

750 W of power is just insane to experience, and those fat tires help putting the power down!

Best Fat-Tire E-Bike

RadExpand 5 Folding E-Bike

If you need a smaller bike for the city this is a good option for you!

Top 10 Fat Tire E-Bikes for 2023

E-bike Specifications:

  • 750W Brushless Geared Hub Motor
  • 48V 14Ah 672Wh Lithium NMC Battery
  • Maximum speed 20 mph
  • 6061 Aluminum Alloy Frame
  • Bike Weight 73.4 LBS
  • Shimano 7 Speed
  • 26” X 4.0” fat tire for all terrain
  • Rad Power Bikes Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Max Load Capacity Is 275 LBS
  • Excellent range (up to 45 miles per charge)

RadRover 6 Electric Bike. Rated R For Robust!

Reaching your destination, regardless of the terrain, will be a carefree and swift task with the RadRover 6’s 750W geared hub motor. Top speeds of 20 mph are possible without pedal assist.

People were skeptical of that speed, as it’s hard to believe that a fat tire bike weighing 73.4 lbs can accelerate that fast. But, as it turns out, pairing that monster of an engine with a powerful 672Wh Lithium Samsung battery, is the optimal solution for making that possible.

Some e-bike manufacturers claim higher pedal assisted top speeds, which seems misleading to me. Sure you can hit a top speed of 40 mph if you’re competing in the Tour-de-France, but that’s not the point. What matters is the unassisted top speed.

To top it off, the bike is capable of holding up to 275 lbs of extra weight, effortlessly reaching and maintaining the maximum speed previously mentioned. Still, we highly advise that you remain within the maximum load capacity, as going overboard might prove troublesome.

Don’t be discouraged by the size of this e-bike: with state-of-the-art ergonometric applications, the RadRover 6 was made to fit all people, regardless of their body size and constitution.

Even smaller kids can gladly partake in riding this e-bike, as the seat tube can be greatly manipulated. We can lower the standover height of the saddle to a whopping 30.5”, making it an ideal fat tire e-bike for kids of all ages!

With small to no built-in flaws, the RadRover’s 6 aluminum frame is durable enough to conquer all terrain situations.

Even if a casual riding session around the city is what interests you today, this e-bike will do you justice by offering you a casual shifting experience between its 7 speeds. Regardless of how long you plan on traveling, the RadRover 6’s Velo Plush saddle will provide support and comfort.

Contrary to the predecessor’s old Tektro mechanical brakes. the new Rad Power hydraulic disc brakes are an excellent addition to this e-bike, as now we can safely enjoy climbing uphills, or descending from them, effortlessly relying on the much safer brakes integrated on the e-bike.

Conclusion

All in all, the ingenuity behind this e-bike offers a level of comfort and stability that’s hardly rivaled among others in this price range!

E-bike Specifications:

  • 750 Watt Motor
  • 52V/19.2AH Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Max Speed: 28mph
  • Bike Weight: 80.4 LBS
  • 26” x 4” Fat Tires
  • Shimano 9 Speed
  • Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • 6061 Aluminium Alloy Frame

RipCurrent S Fat-Tire Electric Bike

We like the look of fat e-bikes, and most of the time, the riding experience is rather good. Juiced Bikes’ flagship fat tire e-bike, the RipCurrent S seems to take this up a notch, though. This electric bike is as beefy and burly as e-bikes come with a downtube that’s nearly as wide as the bike’s tires.

In addition to the silver finish, this electric bike is also available in matte black or red color. You certainly have your options here.

It features plastic fenders to keep you dry and clean with all the stuff a fat e-bike tire can end up hurling your way. which is always a nice touch.

If you’re looking for a fat-tire electric bike that just begs to be ridden off-road, the RipCurrent S is the right choice for you!

The bars on RipCurrent S aren’t as wide as some modern mountain e-bikes that come closer to 31 inches. However, they’re wide enough to handle the bike’s weight and size.

It also features a serious rack on the back. It’s rated at 55 pounds, but we’d wager that this thing could handle twice that amount.

The Selle Royal Lookin saddle is comfortable. especially for longer rides. However, depending on height, this saddle could wind up closer to the rack, possibly restricting what you can mount on it.

The Kenda 26×4-inch tires make the RipCurrent S look downright mean. They’re also laced to wide rims and even wider hubs, making them stiff and enhancing the tires’ grip.

The RipCurrent S features a mighty, 750-watt Bafang hub motor, and it’s designed for speed. Bafang motors are generally reliable, and, interestingly enough, they’re user-configurable.

The system uses both torque and cadence sensors. We loved the torque sensor; it makes the ride so much more controllable. The 750W rear hub motor reaches 28 mph. but the throttle is limited to 20 mph.

This e-bike also has additional features, such as throttle assist boost, cruiser control, and walk mode. Pretty neat, huh?

Having a long battery life is critical, and luckily, RipCurrent S can travel a stunning 120 miles on a single charge! This number could be even higher with varying pedal assist levels.

The RipCurrent S is armed to the teeth with safety features, too:

It has a bright, 1050-lumen front headlight, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180 rotors, as well as dual-piston calipers.

Conclusion

The RipCurrent S electric bike is the complete package. absolutely nothing was left out on this bike. It performs exceptionally well in off-road terrain and has the battery life to last you for miles of an enjoyable ride.

Electric Bike Specifications:

  • 750 Watt Motor
  • 48V/15Ah Removable Battery
  • Top Speed: 28mph
  • Range: 50 Miles
  • Hydraulic Suspension Fork
  • 26” x 4” fat tires

Velowave Ranger Fat Electric Bike

This fat-tire electric bike comes neatly packed in a big carton box with a layer of protective foam. and that’s always a plus. You can see the manufacturer’s attention to detail; all parts came with zip ties, too.

The bike comes with a disconnected handlebar, battery, and front wheel.

For a faster assembly, you’ll get an accessory box with pedals, a 2.0A charger, a front headlight, a front skewer, and user-friendly instructions.

The clean-looking frame is available in silver and black. We have to add:

It has a massive appearance. and is much larger than models in the same price range.

With Velowave Ranger, you can enjoy a relaxed riding position since this e-bike has a full-size frame. On top of that, there’s plenty of room for accessories, like water bottle holders and bags.

If you’re looking for a less expensive fat-tire electric bike, the Velowave Ranger might be the perfect choice for you.

Given the 26-inch diameter, the tires dampen the road vibration well while still enabling you to maintain control on rocky and gravel terrains. Although the Velowave Ranger doesn’t have rear suspension, you probably won’t even notice the difference due to its tires.

And even if you reach higher speeds on this fat tire bike, the hydraulic disk brakes will keep the braking distance at a minimum.

The front hydraulic fork can be adjusted so that you can switch between softness and maximum stability within seconds!

With a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, the Velowave Ranger accelerates quickly and can reach up to 28 mph. It also handles different terrains well at higher speeds.

The Velowave Ranger allows you to select between throttle-only, pedal-only, and pedal-assist modes for better versatility.

The 38V 15Ah battery feels bulky and heavy compared to some other bikes. The good news is:

It’s incredibly powerful. and it can be locked with a key.

The bike can travel 25 miles per charge with full throttle, max assist level, and LED headlight on. If you want to help the motor, the distance can be extended to 40 miles. or more. easily.

The Velowave Ranger comes with a Bafang geared hub 750 Watt motor. The 750W of power makes it possible to accelerate quicker and get through obstacles effortlessly.

Conclusion

The strict appearance of this fat-tire electric bike and the range of valuable components make it a great competitor to some pricier fat-tire bikes.

The motor boasts decent torque and power output. while the different pedaling modes provide freedom and flexibility for every riding style.

Electric Bike Specifications:

  • 750W hub motor
  • 48V 672wh Battery with 45 miles max range
  • A maximum speed of 20 mph
  • 7-Speed MicroShift Gears
  • Dual disc brakes
  • Aluminum alloy frame
  • 25 kg read loading rack (front rack optional)
  • Weighs 62,5 lbs

RadExpand 5. Top Folding Fat Tire Pick

There’s no feeling like getting tired of cycling until you can’t go any longer. and then turning on your electric bike’s motor to give you a much-needed boost. What’s even better is being able to fold that bike away and store it in your trunk or in a closet somewhere safe.

Well, that’s what you can expect from Radpower Expand 5 folding e-bike!

I liked the feeling of the half twist grip throttle when switching between pedaling or throttle only. It pairs well with the 7-speed MicroShift derailleur at your disposal, and the 750W hub motor’s power.

Another strength of the RadExpand 5 is the fact that it weighs a reasonable 62.5 pounds. allowing you to cycle around without having to be a powerlifter to store your foldable bike away when you need to.

And when you need to go from 20 to 0 mph, that’s when the dual disc 180 mm brakes are welcomed. RadPower have designed a very good set of 180 mm disc brakes and these are found on most of their range, including the RadRover 6 which we mentioned earlier.

Many taller rider’s struggle to find a folding bike that’s comfortable. The RadExpand can accomodate riders up to 6 ft tall.

Conclusion

Overall, The RadExpand 5 is the folding e-bike we recommend to any rider. provided you are under 6 foot tall. if you’re looking for maximum comfort, performance and value for money.

Electric Bike Specifications:

  • 300 Watt Motor
  • Speeds up to 22 MPH
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Rear Disc Brakes
  • Shimano 6 Speed
  • Shimano External 6 Speed gear
  • Battery: 36V 10AH Lithium Battery
  • Bicycle Weight: 70 LBS Load Capacity: 300LBS
  • 26” X 4.0” Fat Tire For All Terrain
  • Tire: 26” X 4.0” Fat Tire
  • Appropriate Height: 5’6-6’8

NAKTO 26 City Fat Tire Electric Bike 300W

One of NAKTO’s more recent fat tire electric bikes, which comes with a nice matte black finish, this all-terrain and all-purpose e-bike certainly looks the part. Top speed is up to 22 mph are stated which is achieved thanks to the Shimano 6 speed gearing system.

What’s more, there’s a solid amount of charging time, meaning you should be able to easily take the e-bike out for a full day without issue. The max range is 28-35 miles.

The frame itself is comprised of sturdy aluminum, giving a robust yet lightweight feel to the product. Big 26 wheels mean this is also suitable for the taller person and should be able to accommodate someone who reaches 6’8 in height.

If you are on a tight budget, yet you desperately want to cruise around on a beast such as a fat tire e-bike, this is your best shot.

A bike that is aiming to be the best bang for your buck, let’s see how the specifics line up.

A solid line list of specs sets the NAKTO up to be a good purchase. Some encouraging user reviews give an insight into how we feel about this product, that it is one of the best you can buy on a budget. With that caveat, however, there are drawbacks.

It’s not an all singing and dancing product, and there are a few things to note, such as the control not being on par with some other, more expensive e-bikes.

It’s important to note that this isn’t a deal-breaking feature, rather just a footnote against the product. The drawbacks are definitely not a dealbreaker however and NAKTO has been fast to respond to any concerns.

Conclusion

To conclude, the assertion when viewing this electric bike was that it could be a solution to your e-bike needs without costing too much. That’s exactly what you get. It really feels like it should be priced higher, as the quality, comfort, and ride are outstanding.

Again as we noted, there are of course boxes that remain un-ticked, including the control not being as developed as a more expensive model. However, this is a nitpick blemish on a product that does what it sets out to do while looking great and excelling in its remit.

The verdict? A good budget bike, but some sacrifices were made. Buy this if you’re on a tight budget or just entering the world of e-bikes and want a solid first one.

Electric Bike Specifications:

  • 750W Brushless Geared Hub Motor
  • Speeds up to 28 MPH
  • 6061 Aluminum Frame
  • Tektro 180mm Hydraulic Brakes
  • Shimano 7-speed Drivetrain
  • 48V 20Ah Samsung/LG Lithium Battery
  • Bicycle Weight: 88 Lbs
  • 226″ x 4.8″ CST Fat Tires
  • Appropriate Height: 5’6-6’8

Himiway Cobra Fat Tire Electric Bike

The Himiway Cobra is the electric mountain bike of choice for thrill seekers wanting to conquer more challenging trails. Whether you’re a competitive rider or just out for some fun, the Cobra’s fat tires will provide an excellent grip and great shock absorption on any terrain, no matter how bumpy it gets. Most Himaway bikes have 26 x 4 Kenda fat tires, except for the Himiway Cobra series, which has 26″ x 4.8″ CST fat tires in that size.

Meanwhile, the Himiway Cobra series of tires can be said to have the largest tires for electric bikes in the United States!

Built from aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum, the Cobra is one sturdy ride with a tall standover height and long wheelbase. Impressive power comes from its 750W brushless geared hub motor which packs a torque sensor that monitors your pedaling intensity and adjusts the motor’s output accordingly. Such power requires a strong battery to keep up, so the Cobra sports a 48V 20Ah Samsung/LG lithium battery securely integrated into its frame—a weighty task that helps minimize range anxiety.

Ideal for serious trail riders who want to get off the beaten path and explore nature’s wildest terrain without breaking their budget!

Speed freaks need not worry either; this rig can hit speeds of up to 28 mph depending on surface conditions and other external factors such as battery life and rider weight. The five-level pedal assist system lets you customize your experience according to your needs, while an LCD display provides real-time information about speed, distance traveled and more.

A robust drivetrain gives you control over your riding style; choose between Shimano Altus derailleur or SRAM X3 trigger shifters then adjust its 21 speeds accordingly. Tektro brakes are also included in case you need to bring the speed down quickly; their hydraulic disc brakes will have you stopping on a dime whenever necessary.

The Himiway Cobra is equipped with features that make it ideal for serious trail riders who want to get off the beaten path and explore nature’s wildest terrain without breaking their budget: Its mid-drive motor offers superior torque in difficult terrains while providing e-bike benefits such as pedal assistance for those steep hills; puncture protection keeps tires durable against unforeseen obstacles; adjustable suspension ensures comfortable rides on various surfaces; adjustable handlebars allow riders to customize their fit according to their body size; foldable pedals save space when storing or transporting your bike; and last but not least, with its kickstand, fenders and reflectors you get additional features that give added safety during nighttime rides or when parking in busy cities.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an all-purpose electric mountain bike that’s perfect for both recreational riders seeking fun trails as well as hardcore trail riders, then look no further than the Himiway Cobra! With its high quality construction materials, fat and sturdy tires, powerful motor, adjustable components and other useful features it’s sure to meet all your riding needs!

Rad Power Bikes Takes A Bold Step With New Electric Trike

That’s right, gang: an electric trike! Today, Rad Power Bikes is introducing perhaps its most controversial and disruptive product ever and it just might remind you of the Big Wheels you used to rip around your neighborhood on.

The RadTrike is an attempt to marry the stability and utility of a three-wheeled cycle platform with Rad Power Bikes’ expertise in building e-bikes for the masses. We spoke to Rad Power Bikes founder and Chairman Mike Radenbaugh ahead of the launch to understand how the RadTrike came into existence and where it fits in the Rad Power Bike lineup.

Since before the founding of the Rad Power Bikes, friends and family members were requesting a three wheeled electric bicycle from founder Mike Radenbaugh. He had cut his teeth on e-bikes in high school, where he saw the possibility of compact and powerful electric motors when paired with the impressive power density of lithium-ion battery packs and began retrofitting bikes with electric drives.

Interest was so high that he actually built a few electric trike prototypes as he toyed with early designs of some of his two-wheeled electric bikes. Even with so much early interest, it was clear that the low hanging fruit in the world of e-bikes was in products with two wheels. So the company was founded building two-wheeled Class 2 electric bikes using 750W motors. Over the years, Radenbaugh continued to refine the idea of what a three wheeled Rad Power Bikes trike would look like. Today, it is finally time to take the wraps off of this labor of love as Rad Power Bikes officially unveils the RadTrike to the world.

Electric trike courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

The Rad Trike

At its core, the RadTrike is a RadPower Bike. You get the same 750 watt motor, a right-mounted twist throttle, 5-speed pedal assist, and the quality Rad Power Bikes is known for. At 2,499, it is more expensive than the rest of Rad Power Bikes’ lineup, but that’s understandable given how much larger the RadTrike is and how much more it can do. It also has a few extra features like a rear coaster brake, parking brake, and an integrated rear rack that kick it up a few levels.

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The low center step through of the RadTrike, when combined with the stability provided by its three wheels, makes it easier for riders with mobility challenges to mount up and get riding. Similarly, the seat was designed with stability in mind. It boasts a wide, supportive saddle with a backrest designed to ensure a comfortable ride for the long haul.

Electric trike courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes typically locates its motors in the rear hub, but they opted to locate it up front on the RadTrike. This puts the power in the center of the bike and makes it easier to change a flat for all of the three tires. Typically, changing a flat on a rear tire of an e-bike requires messing with the chain, derailleur, and power for the motor. Moving the motor up front means you don’t have to worry about the chain when fixing a flat tire.

Pro Tip: Putting tire sealant (like Slime or Flat Out) in your tubes will pay for itself in avoided frustration in a very short period of time. Bonus tip: For extra protection, throw a set (3, in this case) of tire liners in as well.

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This doesn’t just move the problem to the rear of the bike. In fact, it simplifies things entirely. Tires and tubes on both rear tires can be fixed without removing the rims from the bike. That’s a huge improvement in repairability and a huge win for customers. If you get a flat or need to upgrade to new tires, the old tires can be pulled off and new ones added without having to pull the wheels off the bike. If it’s as easy to do this as it sounds like, this is a big improvement. Also, the bolts for the rear tires are recessed to keep the width of the trike to a minimum.

Electric trike courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

Speaking of that front motor. The RadTrike isn’t just an amalgamation of Rad Power Bikes’ existing components tossed arbitrarily into a three wheeled format. There are a number of improvements made specifically for the new member of the family to ensure a better experience for riders. One of those is reverse mode. The RadTrike’s front hub motor can actually go in reverse to make it easier to turn around in tight quarters.

Moving the motor up front required rethinking the typical approach to the front fork and steel was the answer. The RadTrike is built with a steel frame and that includes the front fork for exactly this reason. Using steel ensured a rigid platform for the RadTrike’s motor and boasts beefed up nuts for the front wheel that are larger than anything Rad Power Bikes’ has used in the past.

The steel frame provides a solid base and according to CEO, Mike Radenbaugh, it gives the bike a tight feel that’s extremely responsive to steering input from the customer. This was important to the team designing the RadTrike because many trikes can be awkward to steer due to their three-wheeled base. The steel frame also provides an industry-leading 415 pound total payload capacity for the RadTrike.

Electric trike courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

To give new buyers a head start on the learning curve of going from a two-wheeled bicycle to a three-wheeled adult tricycle, Rad Power Bikes will be launching an all new “Trike School.” The new offering is a tailored set of questions and answers designed to give prospective buyers a leg up on learning about the differences between a RadTrike and traditional two-wheel bicycles.

It’s not so much of a formal class, but a new approach to teaching customers about the RadTrike to give them a leg up on riding it safely right out of the gate. It’s the little things like how fast to take turns, how to plan for the extra girth of the RadTrike, and how to navigate difficult terrain. These are things best taught and learned in-person but an online version of this content will be available for customers not located near one of Rad Power Bikes’ retail locations. The lessons specifically for the RadTrike are new, but this same type of instruction has been online for Rad Power Bikes’ two wheeled bikes for quite some time.

Comfortable and in Control

Moving upward on the bike, the wide handlebars are swept back allowing full control of the RadTrike from an upright position without having to lean forward. The swept back format puts riders in a position where they don’t have to stretch to touch the handlebars. They can ride in a comfortable upright position, while staying in full control of the bike.

Image courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

The adjustable handlebars play a dual role, as they can also fold down completely that, along with removing the seat, make it possible to roll the RadTrike into the back of an SUV or truck. Rad Power Bikes also utilized this folding capability to make it fit into a relatively compact box. It arrives 95% assembled with a single set of bolts to attach the two parts of the bike at a plate in the middle of the frame.

The front hub motor has been tuned specifically for the RadTrike. Part of that work was to limit the top speed of the motor. Most class 2 e-bikes are speed limited to a top speed of 20 miles per hour for pedal assist and the throttle. When testing the RadTrike, the team found that a lower top speed felt more comfortable and provided the best experience on the bike. Implementing a lower top speed than is required as a class 2 e-bike shows that Rad Power Bikes is really looking to build a product with safety as a key priority.

Electric trike folds up for easy storage: Rad Power Bikes

Use Cases

Mike said that he has been riding around Seattle after hours on a prototype electric trike, and he’s been surprised by just how much fun he is having on it. He saw the potential of a three-wheeled cycling platform early on, but he did not expect to be as personally drawn to it as he has been.

His experience on the early prototypes he’s been blasting around on only reinforced his belief in the utility and the need for a three-wheeled Rad Power Bike. Beyond merely validating the platform, his personal experience spawned new ideas for RadTrike-specific accessories like a new canopy to provide shade and protection from the elements for riders.

A RadTrike kitted out with Rad’s large basket on the rear and a front rack with another basket up front. Image courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

As with any disruptive product entering the market, the RadTrike is sure to stir up controversy. As a three-wheeled vehicle, it is going to have a slightly larger footprint than a traditional e-bike. Similar to how we all had to adjust to the early e-bikes running around town trying to find their place, the RadTrike and its wider stance will have to find its place in city, state, and country regulations as early customers hit the streets.

The obvious customer segment for the RadTrike is active seniors, but CEO and founder Mike Radenbaugh expects adoption across a much wider range of use cases including last mile delivery, including and especially pizza delivery given Rad Power Bikes’ existing partnership with Domino’s. It’s not hard to imagine the RadTrike being used to pick up groceries, ride with the kids to school in the morning, hauling goodies down to the beach for a picnic or loaded up with sports gear on the way to the park. The possibilities are endless and it will be exciting to see people taking them out into the wild and making them their own.

Image courtesy: Rad Power Bikes

The RadTrike is compatible with all of Rad Power Bikes’ existing accessories and comes with a built in rear rack and integrated front rack mounts. It’s quite an impressive platform that really starts to open up when you step back and look at the wide array of accessories — and thus, use cases — already easily within reach.

Staying active is a key piece of healthy aging and the more options we have to do that, the better. The three-wheeled RadTrike presents unparalleled possibility for riders looking for a more stable platform to get around town and stay active and engaged in their communities. In addition, an electric trike like the RadTrike is far, far cheaper than any other vehicle on the market while also providing the option of engaging in physical activity.

Regulators will have to weigh these benefits alongside the challenges of fitting these e-bikes into traditional bike lanes. It’s sure to stir up controversy, but it’s hard to discount significant benefits to individuals and our societies. Let’s encourage regulators to support progressive mobility. To increase access to affordable mobility, fitness, and engagement in communities. To support the integration of electric tricycles like the RadTrike into mobility infrastructure. A progressive push for wider bike lanes and more access feels like a step forward for all of us and the RadTrike is helping take us there.

The RadTrike is available for pre-order starting today in the U.S. for 2,499 with the first shipments going out to customers in mid-January.

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The Best Electric Trikes for Extra Stability and Comfort

The boom of eBikes has redefined mobility for many, but not all riders are able to or comfortable with riding a two-wheeler. Fortunately, a whole new crop of electric trikes offers extra stability and power assistance for older riders or people with limited physical capabilities.

What Is an Electric Trike?

Electric trikes, or eTrikes, have three wheels, typically two in the rear and one up front, and like electric bikes, they are powered by a motor and battery. Oftentimes they feature an upright seating position for improved rider comfort and visibility.

Stability and powered assist for greater mobility

Electric trikes are ideal for older people or those with limited physical abilities who have trouble balancing or pedaling a conventional bicycle.

eTrikes provide a stable, comfortable mobility platform that eliminates the need to balance. These vehicles are easier to control on rough or bumpy terrain. They’re also easier to mount and unmount than a traditional bike. And loading and carrying cargo is more manageable with three wheels instead of two.

The electric motor provides pedal-assist or throttle power for those who lack the strength to pedal. This is especially helpful when climbing hills, bringing home a load of groceries, or giving the grandkids a lift.

Common eTrike Features

The area behind the rider and above the rear axle on a trike often features a basket or rack for carrying cargo. Some models even have a rear seat for passengers.

Some eTrikes have a backrest on the rider’s saddle for additional comfort.

Another standard feature is integrated front and rear lighting, improving visibility when riding at night.

Disc brakes provide superior stopping power for heavy loads and can be found on many eTrikes.

Best for Durability

The Emojo Caddy Pro is a versatile eTrike that can adapt to your lifestyle. The large 4” wide tires and front suspension provide a cushioned ride. A rear brake light is connected to the hydraulic brakes to let others know when you are stopping.

A heavy-duty rear basket is standard, but you can attach an optional bench, complete with a seatbelt, if you want to carry passengers.

  • Motor: 500W front hub motor
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: Up to 35 Mi (56 km)
  • Drive: Multiple levels of Pedal Assist and throttle
  • Speeds: 7-speed
  • Battery: 48V 15.6Ah removable
  • Max load: 330 lbs
  • Frame: Aluminum 6061
  • Weight: 90 lbs
  • Suspension: Front
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Wheels: 24” x 4” front, 20” x 4” rear
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Color: Anthracite Gray, Apple Red, White

Best Go Anywhere eTrike

The AddMotor GrandTan Plus is the SUV of eTrikes. Big, wide tires and a front suspension will easily take you over dirt, sand, snow, or rough terrain. A hefty 48V/20Ah battery powers the front hub motor for 40-85 miles of range.

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You can confidently carry everything you need with a 450 lb weight capacity and standard front and rear baskets. An extra wide saddle and an adjustable backrest provide a comfortable cockpit for riders of all sizes.

  • Motor: 750W front hub motor with 80Nm of torque
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: 40-85 Mi (64-137 km)
  • Drive: 7 levels of Pedal Assist
  • Speeds: 7-speed derailleur shifting
  • Battery: 48V, 20 Ah removable
  • Max load: 450 lbs
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Weight: 83 lbs (29 kg)
  • Suspension: 80mm front
  • Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes, 180mm rotors, automatic motor cutoff
  • Wheels: 26” x 4” front, 24” x 4” rear
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Color: Neptune Blue, Army Green, Pearl White, Rose Gold, Cyan Green, Starry Blue

Best Box eTrike

Bunch founder’s trip to Sweden inspired the Original. He loved how box trikes were a common form of transportation around the city. This European-style trike has a large box positioned over the front two wheels, making it easy to carry pets, kids, and cargo. The front positioning of the box also allows the rider to interact with passengers sitting in the box.

The Original has seatbelts for kids, clips to harness pets, and powerful hydraulic brakes to protect your precious cargo. The box comes in black or white paint, stained for natural wood, and can be customized with your own graphics or artwork.

  • Motor: 500W rear hub motor with 45Nm of torque
  • Range: 20-35 Mi (32-56 km)
  • Drive: 7 levels of Pedal Assist and thumb throttle
  • Speeds: 7-speed derailleur shifting
  • Battery: 48v 13.6Ah
  • Max load: 350 lbs
  • Frame: Steel
  • Weight: 152 lbs
  • Suspension: Rigid
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotors
  • Wheels: Front(2). 20 x 2.15, Rear(1). 24 x 2.00
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Color: Sedona, Honey, Black, White, Custom Graphics

Best Premium eTrike

The Evelo Compass is a more high-end eTrike option. You’ll be able to easily climb hills and haul heavy loads with the generous 105Nm of torque. The Compass comes standard with one battery but has a mount to add a second, which extends the range to over 80 miles. Evelo stands behind the trike with an impressive 4-year warranty.

  • Motor: 500W mid-drive motor with 105Nm of torque
  • Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range: Single battery. Up to 40 Mi (64 km), Double batteries. Up to 80 Mi (129 km)
  • Drive: Multiple levels of Pedal Assist and throttle power
  • Speeds: 3 internal gear hub
  • Battery: 48V 10.5Ah removable, dual battery option
  • Max load: 350 lbs
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Weight: 71 lb (29 kg)
  • Suspension: Rigid aluminum
  • Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes, 180 mm rotors
  • Wheels: 24” x 2.4” front/rear
  • Warranty: 4 year
  • Color: White

Best eTrike for Commercial Cargo Delivery

If you’re reading this and looking for a trike for your business, the Gleam Escape is the right choice for you. With loads of advanced features, it’s specifically designed for couriers carrying all types of cargo. Dynamic Tilting Technology and full suspension in the front and rear provide a stable and comfortable ride.

Individual specs aren’t listed here because of the multitude of ways you can customize the Gleam Escape to haul deliveries for your small business.

Best for Customizing Accessories

Rad Power Bikes is one of the most well-known eBike companies in the U.S. and now they are getting into three-wheelers. Rad Power developed the RadTrike in response to extensive customer requests for a vehicle with more stability and comfort than a regular two-wheeler. The RadTrike aligns with Rad Power’s new FOCUS on safety for its riders. Rad Power offers multiple accessory bundles so you can configure the RadTrike to meet your needs.

  • Motor: 750 W front hub motor
  • Top speed: 14 mph (23 km/h)
  • Range: 20-55 Mi (32-88 km)
  • Drive: 5 levels of pedal assist and throttle power
  • Speeds: Single
  • Battery: 10Ah 450Wh removable
  • Max load: 415 lb (188 kg)
  • Frame: Cromoly steel
  • Weight: 82 lb (36 kg)
  • Suspension: Rigid steel
  • Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes, 180 mm rotors
  • Tires: 18” x 2.25” front/rear
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Color: Gray

Best Bang for Your Buck

At 1,499, the Lectric XP Trike gives you a lot of value. The rear differential axle delivers 65NM of torque to both rear wheels. The Lectric’s signature XP folding frame design makes the Trike more portable to transport in a vehicle or store in tight places.

  • Motor: 500W rear axle hub motor
  • Top speed: 13 mph (21 km/h)
  • Range: Up to 50 Mi ( 80 km)
  • Drive: 5 levels of pedal assist and throttle power
  • Speeds: Single
  • Battery: 48V 14Ah removable
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Weight: 64 lb (29 kg)
  • Suspension: Rigid steel
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes, 180 mm rotors, parking brake
  • Wheels: 20” x 2.6” front/rear
  • Warranty: 2 year
  • Color: Graphite

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