What I discovered from shopping for and driving my first electrical bike

What I discovered from shopping for and driving my first electrical bike



E-bikes are popping up in cities everywhere in the world, they usually’re nice for outside exercise and transportation. CNET’s Logan Moy purchased and rode his first one, the RadRunner from Rad Energy Bikes. He brings you alongside all through the method to share what he discovered.

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47 thoughts on “What I discovered from shopping for and driving my first electrical bike

  1. Thanks for watching! Hope you found it helpful. I've learned a lot since making this video, but 3 months later I'm still happy with my purchase. Definitely think it will lead to an upgrade at some point in the next year though.

    What features are important to you in an e-bike purchase?

  2. Ya usually don't teach a kid to drive in an SUV. Everything you learned is worthless except when riding a pig. You should try an ebike that isn't built to be the cheapest POS possible and something made to ride rather than sell to people with a small budget. Rad bikes are junk.

  3. $1500 for an underpowered ebike? I spent $600 to build mine and it tops out at nearly 50mph with a full throttle range of 30 miles…

  4. Heavy, unreliable, expensive toys with a narrow zone of utility, that are heavily oversold.
    Pedal one without power and you will know what a mule feels like.
    Hard to store, hard to maintain, costly to service. Small zone where you wouldn't be just as well off with a regular bike.
    To some a skateboard is transportation , too. And the biggest selling point is no insurance?

  5. One thing to add, you'll still pick up punctures, and on an ebike this can be a chore . The product 'Green Slime' is a self sealing compound you can put in your inner tubes. Also I would also invest in puncture proof tires. Happy e-biking!!

  6. RAD MINI plus suspension seat post. Just know that mini doesn't mean mini, it means foldable. It's still a full size+ bike.

  7. My e-bike came in last week! Even though I already have an e-scooter, I love the e-bike. It's a different riding experience.

  8. I got my RadCity 4 in January; it was meant to be my commuter vehicle, but the company issued a global work-from-home policy. We're still in that work-from-home order, so I've been using my time for rides on the greenways and roadways. You should really push that battery to the limit and reduce the assist to get longer rides. I can easily rely on a 40+mile ride with PAS 1 or 2; I just kick it up to 4 or 5 for hills. It is a great vehicle for pleasure rides and exercise, but I have not yet tested it as a grocery-runner. That's still on the list for sometime in the future. I've already got the panniers!

  9. Remove the key after you turn the battery on. You'll possibly bend it with your leg while riding.

    I have my brother's RAD Ebike here at my house, and he has bent the key riding. I was able to make it usable again with a rubber mallet.

    I love riding an ebike. I live in the country, and it's very hilly around here.

  10. This is an excellent vid for people like me looking to purchase their first e-bike. I drive a CR-V and would like to know if the RadRover 5 and would like to know if it will fit inside my SUV. Pls let me know if you have an idea.

  11. One of the most important things is to get a good battery that will charge over and over for many years, and maintain a good capacity, ie long riding range.

  12. I have a Blue Diamond bike and have been thinking about upgrading because of a sad hip injury and my handle bars won't stay in place. Thanks for pointing out the weight of the e-bike, I hadn't considered that. I live on the 5th floor, and don't think I can deal with that much heavy lifting.

  13. Thanks for your video. Very informative! Bought a locally built foldable ebike last month (Aug 2020) and love it! fold and head to the trails. We too have a small SUV (Rav4) and it fits great. 60 pounds without battery and no problem lifting it (I'm 66). Ordered a mini step through 2 foldable from Rad and anxiously awaiting it's delivery. Now hubby & I can fold/load both in the Rav and ride the many bike paths/trails here in Colorado.

  14. Nice video. I'm glad e-bikes are available and people are riding them rather than cars.
    I'm not interested myself because I like the simplicity of regular bicycles and I like the exercise.

  15. I see the "if you're looking for a car replacement, get a cargo bike" advice a lot, but I don't really get it. Maybe it's because I've never owned a car, but I exclusively use a (regular) bike or public transportation to do errands and get around and I've never found myself carrying more than 40 pounds of stuff. If I ever have kids and need to cart them around maybe then I'll get a cargo bike, but until then, it seems like overkill.

  16. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this compared to a gas scooter or mini motorcycle?? The price is comparative similar, but with a gas scooter you can go ok the freeway or highway, you don't have to spend so much time recharging, and FYI e-bikes get electricity from non-clean sources like carbon plants

  17. Big bicycling supporter but I'm a little disappointed young people aren't more aware of how difficult it is to intelligently dispose of all the batteries (especially those big ones!). I have decided to wait till sustainable battery tech comes to market.(water being one exciting medium!) In the meantime you'll just be even more physically fit!
    Let's go millineals!! ☺✌💛

  18. Like oyu,..I did my research as well,…and nearly bought a RadRover ebike, but decided on the JuicedBike Rip Current S over a year ago! I will say this, I do not look to go back to a regular bicycle ever! My rides are typically 6 to 10 miles on the low side and 25-35 miles easy on the high side! Get 'shocked',…go electric! And yes,…I still have my pedal bike,…but will sell soon.

  19. No buyers remorse here. I actually ended up getting the RadMini 4. Living in NYC, I need the comfort of riding and the space to store the bike in my apartment or office.

  20. I have both the rad mini and the rad runner. Rad mini is really heavy around 70lbs and when folded it’s really awkward to carry

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