Rad Runner 1 Electric Utility Bike

Average Score 8.4
Component Quality
  • Four-levels of pedal assist
  • Many extra accessories available
  • 300-pound weight limit
  • No suspension on base model
  • Passenger package is not standard
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Specifications: Rad Runner 1 Electric Utility Bike

Class in the US





48V, 14 Ah (672 Wh) with Lithium NMC Samsung

Top Speed

20 Mph


750W brushless Bafang geared hub motor with 80 Nm of torque

Pedal assist

4 level pedal assist


25-45+ Miles


Black, Forest Green

Frame sizes


E-bike Weight

65 Lbs

Frame material

Aluminum, Steel front fork


20" x 3.3"

Seattle based brand Rad Bikes has been on the forefront of electric bike innovation for years. They understand that electric bike riders demand just a little bit more, thus they strive to create products that stand the test of time. Every bike is designed in their Seattle facilities and produced in their efficient manufacturing facilities in China. Rad offers a full line of electric bikes, but today we’re going to focus on the seriously popular RadRunner 1 Electric Utility Bike.


At just $1,199.00 this is an affordable bike that is accessible to riders from all backgrounds. With a classic mini-bike aesthetic, the model boasts fat tires, an easy to mount low-slung frame, and a passenger seat complete with foot pegs. While it looks typical from the outside, this bike is anything but ordinary. With a 750-watt hub motor and a 48-volt 14 Ah lithium ion battery, any rider can garner between 25 and 45 miles of range. Crank motors are ideal for independent throttling; that’s a breeze. If you don’t feel like putting in the work of pedaling, there’s a twist-grip throttle and a 20 MPH top speed.

Unlike the RadRunner 1 Plus option, this version is a single-speed bike with no suspension. However it does bost intelligent 4-level pedal assist with a low profile cadence sensor. It also contains an LED battery display, but it does not have a speedometer or trip computer. A dual-leg kickstand, headlight, and taillight are all standard. Rad also offers an optional passenger package which gives you a rear seat and retractable foot pegs. The bike itself is made from 6061 aluminum alloy and an Aluminum high rise, 660 mm wide, 10″ rise handlebar.

For traction and stability, Rad added 20 inch all-terrain semi-fat Kendra tires with extra apply for a much higher load rating. To ensure fast stopping and a bit of extra safety, Rad also implemented Tektro 180 mm front and rear brakes in addition to unique aluminum alloy comfort grip levels and a motor cut off switch, this is something other bike brands in this price range cannot touch. Let’s break down all of the pros and cons of the RadRunner 1 below.


If you’re looking for a bike that is a perfect marriage of cargo and moped, the RadRunner 1 standard model could be right up your alley. It has plenty of power to get you where you need to go, without looking overcomplicated or difficult to use. This is a great starter bike option from Rad.

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Rad Runner 1 Electric Utility Bike
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