RadRunner 3 Plus E-bike Review

Manufacturer: Rad Power Bikes

Price: Base $2299

Rad Power Bikes is one of the biggest sellers of e-bikes in North America. The company makes a wide range of electric bikes ranging from off-road to commuter to cargo and even trikes.

Their RadRunner 3 Plus is one of their popular bikes and would be considered a utility bike that can serve several roles, including a cargo bike.

One of the most important considerations with any bicycle is comfort. Let’s start with matching the rider’s leg length versus the distance from where you sit on the bike saddle to the ground. Rad Power refers to this measurement as the bike inseam, which is related to the inseam of pants. The company website gives details on how to make this measurement. Based on the results, the RadRunner 3 Plus would be a good fit for anyone with a bike inseam of 28 to 37 inches. If the rider’s bike inseam does not fall into this range, there are several other models that extend the range of inseams to fit nearly any rider. Contributing to a comfortable ride are the cushioned, adjustable saddle and the spring fork that can help smooth out the feel on uneven surfaces.

The RadRunner 3 bike has 5-level pedal assist mode as well as throttle mode. In the United States, all Rad Power e-bikes are considered Class 2. This means that they can achieve assisted speeds of up to 20 mph. The hub motor maxes out at 750W, and the battery has a capacity of 672 Wh. The range estimate is 25-45 miles per charge. As a cargo bike, it has a weight capacity of 350 lbs. The weight of the bike is on the high end, coming in at 75.5 lbs, including the battery. But you might expect this for a cargo-class bike.

Other features include Tektro hydraulic brakes, an integrated rear rack, Shimano derailleur, 57 mm rims, puncture-resistant tires, front and rear lights, and a display that shows battery level, odometer, clock, pedal assist strength, and, of course, speedometer. It comes in two colors: charcoal black and Boss Moss green. The green version also has enhanced night visibility. If these features are not enough for you, there are dozens of compatible optional accessories to really make this bike tailored to your needs.


Rad Power Bikes is well-known for making excellent, customizable bikes for any use a bicycle owner can conceive. The RadRunner 3 Plus is no exception. It can serve multiple purposes, and its 750W motor provides enough power for cargo and a leisurely ride in the city or countryside. I give it 5/5 stars.

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