The pandemic has shown a benefit for electric bike manufacturers, not least Rad Power Bikes. The company claims to be the largest e-bike brand in North America with 350,000 riders on the road. These figures helped him secure $ 150 million in financing from big investors like Morgan Stanley earlier this year. Of course, use that money to do what works best: Make more electric bikes. Rad’s latest offering is the $ 1,999 RadRover 6 Plus, a revisited version of its flagship durable bike.
The first thing you’ll probably notice are the fat tires, an attribute reported from the first iteration in 2015. But, take a closer look and you should see some noticeable changes. First, there are the new hydraulic disc brakes for more planting power (a first for a Rad bike). The larger-sized RadRover also features a custom-fitted hub motor that provides 750W of power, compared to 500W on the $ 999 RadMission Electric Metro Bike and $ 1,099 RadMission 1. For off-road enthusiasts, that apparently means the bike can climb hills 25 percent faster than its predecessor.
Here, the battery is also semi-integrated instead of external. That allows you to effectively exchange with the turn of a key. A new two-part display, meanwhile, shows real-time statistics such as battery charge status, power, travel mileage, time and a headlight indicator.
Overall, Rad is launching the new RadRover as its everyday bike that is quite versatile for food trips, trips and hikes. Which may explain why it costs more than some of its lightweight alternatives. In keeping with its focus on flexibility, the e-bike has two frame dimensions (high-step and step-thru) to meet a wider range of heights. The RadRover 6 Plus is available for pre-order today in the United States and Canada.
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