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Empowering Mobility: The RadPower RadTrike’s Solution for Those with Mobility Challenges

by Andrew N

The RadPower RadTrike is RadPower’s first electric tricycle, designed as the ideal solution for individuals facing mobility challenges. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional bicycles, the RadTrike provides the perfect balance of stability, convenience, and versatility.

In this comprehensive review, we’ll delve into what makes the RadPower RadTrike a game-changer for those seeking a new way to experience the great outdoors, while addressing both its strengths and areas for potential improvement.

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What I love about the RadPower RadTrike

  • Balanced well for a Trike
  • Has the reverse option
  • The parking brake is easy to engage
  • Packaged well
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Metal Fenders
  • Accessories work with the bike seamlessly
  • Fits heights from 4’10” to 6’4″
  • Low stepover height
  • Great choice for people with mobility issues
  • High torque with planetary geared motor
  • Lots of local stores and dealers

Exceptional Balance:

The RadTrike is a tricycle that’s incredibly well-balanced, offering the stability and confidence that cyclists with mobility concerns seek.

RadPower RadTrike balancing

Reverse Option:

The addition of a reverse feature is a thoughtful touch, making parking and maneuvering a breeze.

RadPower RadTrike reverse gear

Effortless Parking Brake:

Engaging the emergency brake is straightforward and reliable, ensuring safety when needed. My friend’s mom with Arthritis rode the Lectric XP Trike and she had trouble engaging the parking brake because it needed a lot of force. The RadTrike parking brake is a lot easier to engage plus the coaster brakes make it nice if you have grip strength issues.

Efficient Packaging and Assembly:

The RadTrike was packaged well and had zero damage from delivery. We thought there was going to be a lot of assembly required since the trike was packaged in such a small package but surprisingly the assembly process was a breeze.

RadPower RadTrike Packaging

Metal Fenders:

The inclusion of metal fenders adds durability and protection from splashes, enhancing the overall riding experience. Most RadPower bikes use plastic fenders so it was nice to see them moving towards metal fenders.

RadPower RadTrike chassis

Seamless Accessory Compatibility:

The RadTrike seamlessly accommodates a variety of accessories, allowing riders to personalize their experience. We ordered the trailer and pet tent and were able to assemble them in just a few minutes.

RadPower RadTrike jimmy chang

Inclusive Sizing:

With an accommodating height range from 4’10” to 6’4″, the RadTrike caters to a broad spectrum of riders.

Low Stepover Height:

The low stepover height simplifies mounting and dismounting, making it more accessible for individuals with mobility limitations. However, there is not a lot of clearance on the bottom of the RadTrike.

High Torque Motor:

The high-torque planetary geared motor provides ample power for a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Local Dealer Network:

RadPower’s extensive network of local stores and dealers makes it easy to access service and support when needed.

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Click here for the current price of the RadPower RadTrike.
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What could be improved on the RadPower RadTrike?

  • A hydraulic brake would be nice
  • Low pedal assist levels don’t work well
  • Cable management could be improved
  • The front light is not that bright
  • Would be nice if a basket was included
  • The display is lackluster
  • More expensive than the Lectric Trike
  • The battery is small for the price

Hydraulic Brake Upgrade:

Upgrading to hydraulic brakes would enhance the stopping power and overall safety of the RadTrike. You can upgrade the front brake for under $100 but it would have only been an extra $20 for RadPower to implement it in the design.

RadPower RadTrike mechanical disc brakes

Pedal Assist Levels:

I found that the lower pedal assist levels were not powerful enough. The RadTrike is pretty heavy and it is hard to get it moving when you are in the lower pedal assist levels.

Cable Management:

Better cable management would contribute to a tidier and more aesthetically pleasing design. The neoprene sleeve makes it easier for maintenance but I don’t like the look of it. A nice tight cable wrap would really clean up the look on the front so it didn’t look like a spaghetti of wires.

Brighter Front Light:

A brighter front light would improve visibility during night rides. Most ebike lights are not super bright but I would like for companies to spend a little bit more on brighter lights for safer night riding.

Inclusion of a Basket:

Including a basket as a standard accessory would be a convenient addition for carrying personal items or groceries. The Lectric XP Trike comes with a front and rear basket at a lower price. However, the balance on the RadTrike is overall better.

RadPower RadTrike from front

Display Enhancements:

The RadTrike doesn’t have a display that shows your speed. You can only see what pedal assist level you are in and it looks really dated. I would like for RadPower to make a nice crisp color display for their bikes.

Competitive Pricing:

While the RadTrike offers numerous advantages, it is more expensive than some of its competitors, such as the Lectric XP Trike.

RadPower RadTrike Jimmy with pet trailer 1

Battery Capacity:

The RadTrike only comes with a 48V 10Ah battery. You can always buy the RadPower 14Ah battery and swap it out. However, I would like RadPower to give people the option to upgrade to the larger battery when purchasing the bike so we don’t end up with unnecessary batteries in the landfill.

RadPower RadTrike 48v 10ah battery

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the RadPower RadTrike stands as an excellent option for individuals with mobility challenges. With its stability, convenience, and thoughtful design features, it empowers riders to enjoy the freedom of cycling without the limitations of a traditional bicycle.

While there are areas for improvement, the RadTrike’s strengths far outweigh its weaknesses, making it a compelling choice for those seeking a reliable, electric tricycle that caters to their mobility needs.

Click here for the current price of the RadPower RadTrike.
Click here for the current price of the RadTrailer.
Click here for the current price of the Pet Tent.

RadPower RadTrike riding

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