The RadExpand 5 is the latest electric fat tire folding e-bike from Rad Power Bikes – BikeRumor.com

Posted on March 14, 2022 by
Good news: spring’s almost here. Longer days, better forecasts and a new crop of bikes are en route.
One of the many electric bikes in that crop comes from the fat tire builders at Rad Power Bikes in Seattle. The RadExpand 5 launched on March 9, and its makers tell us that this e-bike is suitable for all types of gnar and improves upon some of Rad Power’s most successful builds to date.
Here’s what there is to know.
Rad Power RadExpand 5fat tire ebike
The RadExpand 5 picks up where its predecessor, the Rad Power RadMini, left off. According to the brand, it inherits the 2016 RadMini’s folding, space-saving form factor, power, pedal-assist, and notably low price.
In terms of upgrades, there isn’t a ton, but they do sound pretty substantial. Rad says it shaved 5 pounds off the RadMini design, popped some girthy 4-inch all-terrain tires on it, added a rear rack, and retooled its high-rise handlebars, so they’re ergonomic and adjustable.
The gear rack is compatible with any of Rad Power’s utilitarian accessories, which “make cargo-carrying even easier, whether it’s camping equipment or a week’s worth of groceries,” according to the press release.
As for go-potential, this electric fat tire bike gets 25-45 miles of range on a full charge (depends on how much you’re milking the throttle), houses a 672W battery, 48V controller, and 750W brushless geared hub motor.
Rad Power RadExpand 5fat tire ebike
If what Rad’s says about its latest e-bike are accurate (and we have no reason to think they aren’t), then we’re impressed. The Rad Power RadExpand 5 e-bike is available now in black or white frames for a slim $1,300 MSRP at radpowerbikes.com.

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