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$999 FS (or less) org. $1500 - Electric Bike Bicycle Rad Power RadCity Step-Thru

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Sorry for the double post. Apparently, the last link (direct from my email from Rad Power) flagged as a referral code. I've found the most direct link I can find. I was also able to use a promo code to bring mine down to $949, but I don't think I'm allowed to post that in case it's also a referral.

https://www.radpowerbikes.com/pro...-thru-2019

RadCity Step-thru in black closeout (down from $1500) - Move fast as there are very limited quantities and lowest price ever. If you're in the market, this is the best deal I've ever seen on a new Rad Power bike.

So, am I missing out by not spending another $500+ for the new model? No.

The only difference between this and the new model are:
Mounts on frame for wheel lock - Can still use any traditional bike lock, and wheel locks are very low security as bike can still be rolled/carried away.
Updated handlebars - Personal preference. New model seems SLIGHTLY more swept back, but a local bike shop can switch your handlebars for much less than $500 is that's what you want.
New halo headlight for optimal side visibility - Stock headlight is fine, and rechargeable add-ons are more visible and cheap. If you must have a Halo, rumor is they will be an easy retrofit and much less than $500.
Streamlined throttle design - Unconfirmed, but this is probably just the removal of the defeat switch as on the RadRunner. More to save Rad Power costs than a benefit to the rider as it's actually removing a feature.
New finish and decals - Zero Benefit, and actually makes the bike slightly less visible.
Rack Redesign (Not listed by Manufacturer) - The supports on the rear rack are slightly different. So slight, the manufacturer didn't even mention them in the "What's New" rundown.
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will this get you beat up at Sturgis?
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will this get you beat up at Sturgis?
If you're afraid of getting beat up, you don't belong at Sturgis. That's a joke. The Sturgis folks are like any other segment of the population: mostly really nice unless you're an a**hole.
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Recommended for 4' 10" to 6' rider
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Recommended for 4' 10" to 6' rider
the 6' part probably has more to o with the seat height. luckily tall people can ride small bikes but not the other way around.
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I'm 6'3" and wear a 34" inseam. My bike (technically, for my wife) should be here and assembled by Saturday. I can post my impressions then, but this is the best price I've seen on a new bike from this company, so you may not want to wait if you've been in the market.

I have ridden similar style (Step-through) bikes from bike shares. You can comfortably do a moderate speed, medium distance commute. If you are 6'+ and trying to set speed records (avg 16 mph or more) you might want a better fitting bike for more stability and less chances of going over the handlebars. If you're commuting more than 30 minutes, you may find the ergonomics leave you a bit more hunched over and not utilizing full pedal extension. You can raise the seat and handlebars with extended parts, but you'll give up some stability. Probably better to go with a larger frame in that case.

All that said, I'm planning on zipping around town in this for several months, with the goal of getting a cargo bike by June. This should also make an excellent guest bike.
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My girlfriend and I have the RadRover and the RadCity and we switch off occasionally. I'm 6ft 3" and have no problem riding the City. It's actually a very large bike.

Great bikes overall. We LOVE riding them. Also the company has awesome customer service and product support, which is a huge plus ++

It's an amazing deal at $999 shipped

The battery alone costs $500!
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