New RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus Utility EBike Review: Unmatched Style and Functionality

by Andrew N

The RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus is RadPower’s most recent version of their utility line of e-bikes, and it boasts major improvements to its predecessors.

In this comprehensive review, we’ll delve into the features that make this e-bike a standout choice, as well as some areas where there’s room for improvement.

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The Features We Love About The Radpower Radrunner 3 Plus

  • Rheolight Boss Moss Green Paint Job
  • 60mm front suspension
  • Tektro hydraulic brakes with 180mm brake discs
  • Custom 20″ by 4″ RadPower Kenda puncture-resistant tires
  • Wide and comfy saddle
  • Accessories fit and work perfectly with bike
  • Great packaging job and instructions
  • Quick disconnects for easier maintenance
  • Powerful 750-watt motor with 5:1 planetary gear reduction
  • Complete package with built in rack, front and rear lights, and fenders
  • Rear rack with 120 lb weight capacity
  • Ability to carry an additional passenger

Eye-Catching Rheolight Boss Moss Green Paint Job

Let’s start with the aesthetics. The RadRunner 3 Plus boasts a distinctive Rheolight Boss Moss Green paint job that immediately catches your eye. It’s a unique and stylish choice that sets this e-bike apart from the crowd, making a statement wherever you go.

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60mm Front Suspension

The inclusion of a 60mm front suspension adds a whole new level of comfort to your rides. Whether you’re cruising over uneven terrain or tackling city streets, this suspension system absorbs shocks and bumps, providing a smoother and more enjoyable riding experience.

RadRunner 3 Plus suspension

Tektro Hydraulic Brakes with 180mm Brake Discs

Safety is paramount, and the RadRunner 3 Plus doesn’t cut corners in this department. The Tektro hydraulic brakes with 180mm brake discs deliver exceptional stopping power, ensuring you have full control over your speed and stopping distance, even in challenging conditions.

RadRunner 3 Plus tektro hydraulic brakes

Custom 20″ by 4″ RadPower Kenda Puncture-Resistant Tires

Punctures can be a real hassle during your rides, but with the RadRunner 3 Plus, that concern is significantly reduced. The custom 20″ by 4″ RadPower Kenda puncture-resistant tires offer both stability and peace of mind, allowing you to explore various terrains without worrying about flats.

RadRunner 3 Plus checkerboard kenda puncture resistant tire

Wide and Comfy Saddle

Comfort plays a pivotal role in your biking experience, and this e-bike addresses it with a wide and comfortable saddle. Long rides become more enjoyable when you have a seat that provides the necessary support and cushioning.

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Accessories Fit and Work Perfectly with the Bike

One of the standout features of the RadRunner 3 Plus is its compatibility with a wide range of accessories. Whether you need storage solutions, child seats, or other add-ons, they seamlessly integrate with the bike, enhancing its utility and functionality.

We have never found accessories that fit so perfectly with the bike. The center console fits like a glove and you can still easily take out the battery. The passenger kit fits seamlessly with the saddle. The passenger bars design allowing passengers to hold in front or behind them is an ingenious idea we have never seen before.

RadRunner 3 Plus center console 1

Great Packaging Job and Instructions

A pleasant surprise often begins with the unboxing experience, and the RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus delivers in this regard. The bike comes well-packaged, minimizing the risk of damage during shipping. Additionally, the included instructions are clear and helpful, ensuring that even novice riders can assemble and get started with ease.

RadRunner 3 Plus Packaging Job

Quick Disconnects for Easier Maintenance

Maintenance is a part of owning any bike, but the RadRunner 3 Plus makes it easier with quick disconnects. These handy features allow you to perform routine maintenance tasks more efficiently, keeping your bike in top condition.

RadRunner 3 Plus rear view

Powerful 750-Watt Motor with 5:1 Planetary Gear Reduction

The beating heart of this e-bike is its powerful 750-watt motor, complemented by a 5:1 planetary gear reduction system. This combination delivers impressive torque and acceleration, making steep hills and challenging terrains feel like a breeze.

RadRunner 3 Plus passenger kit and handlebars

Complete Package with Built-in Rack, Front and Rear Lights, and Fenders

The RadRunner 3 Plus is a complete package. It comes equipped with a built-in rack, front and rear lights, and fenders. These features add to the utility and convenience of the bike, making it suitable for various riding conditions and purposes.

RadRunner 3 Plus front suspension

Rear Rack with 120 lb Weight Capacity

If you need to carry cargo or even an additional passenger, the rear rack of the RadRunner 3 Plus has you covered. With an impressive weight capacity of 120 lbs, it opens up a world of possibilities for your rides, whether it’s running errands or going on an adventure with a friend.

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What we hate about the Radpower Radrunner 3 Plus

  • A little pricier compared to other bikes in its category
  • Cable management could be improved
  • I would like the Center display to be color
  • Display is hard to read in direct sunlight
  • Top speed of 20 mph
  • Prefer a stand-up kickstand on a utility bike
  • Prefer a fully integrated battery
  • Would like a thicker thru axel bolt

A Little Pricier Compared to Other Bikes in Its Category

While the RadRunner 3 Plus offers a remarkable array of features, it’s worth noting that it falls on the higher end of the price spectrum within its category. However, the investment is justified by the quality and versatility it delivers.

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Cable Management Could Be Improved

For those who appreciate a tidy look, the cable management on this e-bike could be more refined. Neater cable routing would not only enhance aesthetics but also minimize the risk of snags.

RadRunner 3 Plus cable management neoprene and light

Prefer a Stand-Up Kickstand on a Utility Bike

I prefer a stand-up kickstand on a utility bike like the RadRunner 3 Plus. While the included kickstand works perfectly fine, a stand-up version is more convenient when you are carrying cargo or passengers.

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Prefer a Fully Integrated Battery

While the RadRunner 3 Plus has an easily removable battery, some riders might prefer a fully integrated battery design for a sleeker appearance.

RadRunner 3 Plus half integrated battery

The display is Hard to Read in Direct Sunlight

The center display, while functional, can be challenging to read in direct sunlight. A higher contrast or color display option could improve visibility under bright conditions.

RadRunner 3 Plus display in direct sunlight

Thru axel bolt needs to be thicker

I would like the RadRunner 3 Plus to have a thicker thru axel bolt since it is a utility ebike. You will have a lot of weight on the bike if you use it to its fullest potential. A thicker thru axel bolt would improve the safety of the front end and help instill confidence that I won’t have any issues when carrying a loved one as a passenger.

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Top Speed of 20 mph

The RadRunner 3 Plus has a top speed of 20 mph, which is a common limit for e-bikes. While this speed is suitable for most riders, those looking for faster options might find it slightly limiting.

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Conclusion

In summary, the RadPower RadRunner 3 Plus Utility E-Bike is a remarkable blend of style, performance, and functionality. Its eye-catching Rheolight Boss Moss Green paint job, impressive suspension, powerful brakes, and versatile design make it a top choice for riders seeking both utility and aesthetics.

While it comes with a slightly higher price tag and has some areas for improvement, the overall experience it offers is well worth the investment. Whether you’re commuting, running errands, or embarking on outdoor adventures, the RadRunner 3 Plus is a reliable and stylish companion that can handle it all.

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