The RadRover is the ultimate all-purpose electric bike that still looks like a bike but feels like a jet. Turn heads on your next ride and make running errands an epic adventure. Experience the long-range 48 volt Samsung lithium battery pack and the feature rich acessories and you’ll never look at your commute the same. Get radical, go further and have more fun for under $1000 for a LIMITED TIME!
Unlike traditional Indiegogo campaigns, the RadRover is a production ready electric bike meaning there are no engineering, design, testing, or manufacturing roadblocks left in our path. Product development is the #1 risk associated with any crowdfunding project as it is expensive, time consuming, and very few new companies have a high enough pain tolerance to get through. After eight years in the ebike and electric vehicle technology industry, Rad Power Bikes has all the tools to provide you with your dream ebike.
Each component of the RadRover was hand selected by our team of experienced ebike enthusiasts who understand the expectations and real world applications ebikers are looking for because, hey, we’re one of them. The end result blends our favorite features of on and off road ebiking. We’re proud to ride this fully featured fat bike that is sleek in design and powerful.
Rad’est Battery in the Business
Our specialty is battery and electric motor technology and we understand you want to commute to and from work, climb hills, stand-your-own in traffic and get to your destination faster. We have what you want and it’s 48 volts and 750 watts of clean power.
48 volts and 750 watts of power results in an electric fat bike capable of tackling terrain and going the distance unlike the lower power and voltage options on the market.
Unlike more common electric bikes with low capacity 36 volt batteries, we focused on the RadRover battery packs because we know that this is the single most important component of any electric bike. The Samsung 48 volt 11.6 Ah battery packs a punch, and has the capacity and range to be there for you when you need it most at the end of a long ride. At only 7 pounds this is one of the lightest and most energy dense battery packs ever supplied on an electric bike. Combine that with the external battery meter, USB accessory charger, and easy removal for charging and transport, and you have got a feature rich battery pack you can depend on.
Brushless Geared Hub Motor
A hub motor also called an in-wheel motor is an electric motor incorporated into the hub of the wheel. These motors are compact, maintenance free, and discreet. Hub motors are the most common drive method for ebikes today and offer a number of advantages.
We applied our experience with years of taking ebike motors to their limits in high performance applications and have outfitted the RadRover with a powerful all-around lightweight brushless geared hub motor specifically designed for use with our 15 amp continuous motor controller and 48 volt battery pack.
- The motor is mounted in the rear wheel which increases traction when starting on hills and provides greater stability compared to front hub motors.
- An internal planetary gear provides ample starting torque and a high top speed while keeping the weight of the bike low for floating over snow and sand. Geared hub motors have internal gears which allow the high speed and high efficiency motor inside to match the speed of the low speed 26” wheels.
- Geared hub motors typically weigh around 50% less than a direct drive hub motor with similar performance.
- The motor also includes and internal freewheel which means when the motor is off and you are just pedaling the resistance is greatly reduced and it feels more like pedaling a regular bike.
- The compact hub motor is so small most people will not even know it’s there until you fly by them on a hill!
Full Shimano 7 speed gearing
Oh yeah, and it’s a bike, so you can use the pedals too! The 7 speed Shimano drive train lets you ride any terrain. 7 speeds allow you to match you peddling speed, terrain, and motor speed, so you are always in the perfect gear. You can comfortably pedal from a stop and also keep up with the 750 watt power system in the tallest gear.
A lightweight 6061 aluminum frame balances style, efficiency, and comfort into a bike that is exceptionally durable but feels nimble and quick under your feet. The upright geometry allows experienced and novice riders to feel comfortable and safe while being able to easily take in the sights with the heads up and laid back frame features.
If the big bouncy 4’’ wide Kenda fatbike tires were not enough to smooth your path, the suspension fork brings you unparalleled comfort not found on traditional rigid Fat Bikes. You will love the way this bike feels!
- Preload Adjustment: The RadRover suspension for includes a preload adjustment knob to tune the forks for your weight and riding style.
- Lockout: The fork also has a handy lockout knob which allows you to go from active front suspension to rigid with the flip of the knob. Lockout is commonly used by off road cyclists when they are riding on the road to increase pedaling efficiency.
Fat tires help the bike float through snow, sand, mud, and any terrain you may come across. This opens the door to epic rides into wild places not normally accessible by conventional electric bikes. The big tires feel equally at home on tarmac and make the little bumps in the pavement disappear on your cruise down the street. The fat tires provide better traction making you feel like your tire is gripping the ground which is especially nice during higher speed turns.
The RadRover uses a standard 27.2 mm seat post and 1 1/8’’ steerer tube allowing you to customize the fit and feel of the bike using parts found at your local bike shop. Get your favorite low rise stem to get aerodynamic or that crazy big seat that feels like riding an electric powered couch, you name it, get Rad!
Leather Grips and a Plush Saddle
There’s more? You got that right! We added leather ergo grips and a matching comfort saddle with alloy rails.
Remote Controlled LED Headlight
If all of the features above weren’t enough, you can even turn the integrated high-powered LED headlight on with the press of a button to light the path ahead on your next adventure. This premium LED headlight runs straight off the main lithium battery pack for convenience and security. Never get left in the dark.
Powerful Brakes for a Powerful Bike
Front and rear Tektro disk brakes provide you with strong stopping power in mud, sleet, and sand. Stop faster when it counts the most.
Motor Safety Cutoff Switch
Both brake levers automatically cut-off the motor power when they are applied to keep you safe in even the most surprising situations.
Stainless Steel Spokes and Double Wall Rims
Feel confident on bumpy roads with the RadRover wheel sets. The strong stainless steel spokes mean your wheel will stay stronger longer than conventional ebike wheel sets. The added load of the motor and batteries means you need a wheelset that can hold up to all the bumps you can throw at them.
|Drive System||Brushless Geared Hub Motor|
|Controller||48 Volt 15 Amps Continuous (22 Amps Peak)|
|Display||Display LCD Speedometer, Wattmeter, Odometer, Backlight, And Remote Handlebar Selector Buttons.|
|Suspension||Front suspension fork with rebound and lockout|
|Battery||48V 11.6Ah Li-ion with 15 Amp Continuous BMS Samsung 29E Cells|
|Battery Life||15-50 Miles* Depending On Mode|
|Top Speed||20 MPH On Flat Ground With 180 Pound Rider|
|Charger||48 Volt 2 Amp Intelligent Smart Charger Operates On Both 110 And 220 Volt AC Power Outlets|
|Throttle||Half Twist Throttle And Intelligent 5 Level Pedal Assist|
|Weight||27 Kg (60.8 Lb)|
|Frame||6061 Aluminum Alloy|
|Grips||Velo Comfort Leather Grips|
|Front Brake||Tektro Mechanical Disk Brake (180mm)|
|Rear Brake||Tektro Mechanical Disk Brake (160mm)|
|Brake Levers||Aluminum Alloy Comfort Grip Levers|
|Rear Derailleur||7 Speed Shimano|
|Chain||KMC Z7 Rustbuster|
|Shift Levers||Shimano thumb shifter|
|Cassette||7 Speed Shimano|
|Crankset||60 Tooth With Aluminum Alloy Crank Arms|
|Pedals||Wellgo M111 forged aluminum|
|Rims||Double wall aluminum alloy 32H with CNC side wall|
|Spokes||13 Guage Stainless Spokes And Nipples|
|Tires||26’’x4’’ Kenda Juggernaut Fat Bike Tires|
|Saddle||Comfort Gel Sport Saddle|
|Lights||Front 200 Lumen LED Headlight Runs Directly From Main Battery. On/Off Switch Built Into LCD Guage|
|Fenders||Optional Available After Campaign|
|Rear Carry Rack||Optional Available After Campaign|
* Range depends on operation mode and human input level.
Full LCD Display
Get instantaneous ride stats from the large screen LCD display.
- Speedometer: Full speed ahead with the large speed display.
- Wattmeter: A handy power meter to show you how much electricity you are using at any given time.
- Battery capacity gauge: A fuel gauge for your electrons!
- Power level: Indicated the pedal assist level. The higher the number the more the motor will boost you when you pedal.
- Miles traveled: See how far you go on your next epic adventure.
- Miles traveled over time: Calculate how many miles you didn’t drive this year and how much money you saved on gas!
Charge your phone or portable electronics on the go from the provided USB outlet. The super high capacity 48 volt 11.6 Ah battery pack has plenty of juice to charge even the most demanding portable electronics.
Learning how to ride the RadRover is ridiculously easy.
Choose your power mode for pedal assist and pedal effortlessly as the ebike does the rest.
Or use the twist grip throttle for power on demand. No need to pedal, the RadRover does it all for you.
Charge just like you would your phone or laptop, just plug it into any outlet. The RadRover charger is compatible with both 110 and 220 volt outlets so no matter where you go you’re never too far from a charge.
WHO RIDES THE RADROVER?
An all-purpose ebike, the RadRover is for everyone: Weekend warriors, commuters, technophiles, bicycle lovers, those with an overwhelming inner child and people who want to make a change to a more sustainable mode of transportation. The RadRover got its origins from our earliest off-road performance electric bikes designed for the hills of Northern California but just because it is built for tackling hills, doesn’t mean it’s not a perfect match for an afternoon cruise on the local bike paths or crushing your daily commute without the sweat.
The RadRover is an ebike enthusiast approved electric bike and we would love to have you join us to take one for a spin during one of our test ride meetups during the campaign. Come chat with us about what we love most (electric bikes) and get your EV-grin on!
We will be having two meetups in Seattle during the campaign — One in the middle, and one in the last week of the campaign in case folks miss out or can’t make it to the first ride session.