Rad Power Bikes' RadRover 6 Plus Step Thru e-bike in white

Rad Power Bikes’ RadRover 6 Plus: Fat Tire Comfort Meets Electric Power

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The RadRover 6 Plus from Rad Power Bikes is a game-changer for those seeking a comfortable, smooth ride on their commute. This e-bike comes in two frame styles: Step Thru or High Step, we prefer the Step Thru so that it’s easier to let a friend borrow the e-bike. It boasts fat tires, a longer wheelbase, and hydraulic brakes, among other features, making it a top contender for anyone in the market for an e-bike. This post will provide a brief overview of the pros and cons, followed by a more in-depth review of the RadRover 6 Plus.

Key e-bike details


  • Base Price: $2,099
  • Class: 2
  • Max Speed: 20 mph
  • Estimated Range: 25 to 45 miles
  • Weight: 73.4 lbs

Motor & Electronics

  • Motor: 750W brushless geared hub motor
  • Motor location: Rear hub
  • Battery: 48V, 14Ah (672Wh) semi-integrated battery
  • PAS Sensor: Cadence
  • Throttle: Yes, half twist
  • Display: Backlit LCD Display


  • Brakes: Nutt hydraulic disc brakes,
  • Drivetrain: 7-Speed Shimano Altus
  • Belt Drive: No
  • Tires: Kenda Juggernaut 26” x 4”


  • Recommended Rider Height:
    • Step-thru: 5’2″ – 6’2″
    • High-step: 5’7″ – 6’2″
  • Max Rider Weight: not given
  • Payload Capacity: 275 lbs
The big fat tires give this e-bike a buttery smooth ride

What we like about it

  • Fat tires provide a super smooth ride
  • Hydraulic brakes for improved stopping power
  • Rear geared hub 750-watt motor
  • Good range of 25-45 miles
  • Easy-to-read LCD screen
  • Throttle for added convenience
  • Rain fenders with great coverage
  • Comes with a 1-year warranty

Where it falls short

  • Lacks an integrated rear rack (but, add-on available)
  • Front-suspension fork is pretty stiff
  • Heavy at 73 pounds
  • Cadence sensor rather than torque sensor

In-depth review

The RadRover 6 Plus is a Class 2 e-bike with a throttle and pedal assist up to 20mph.

It’s most distinctive feature is its large fat tires, which provide a remarkably smooth ride. These tires make short work of potholes and speed bumps, offering a comfortable commute no matter the terrain. However, the larger tires do slightly reduce the maximum range compared to the RadCity model, with a maximum range of 45 miles versus the RadCity’s 50-mile range. This difference is primarily due to increased rolling resistance from the larger tires, but it’s minimal.

The RadRover 6 Plus comes with hydraulic brakes, ensuring smooth and responsive braking. This is an upgrade from previous models which had mechanical disc brakes.

Rad has also upgraded the rear hub 750-watt motor. It’s now a geared hub motor. This means it can provide more torque at lower speeds. This makes a noticeable difference on the hills. While some riders (myself included) may prefer a mid-drive motor for a more natural pedaling feel, the RadRover’s rear-hub motor still provides ample power for a fun ride.

The battery on the RadRover 6 Plus is well-integrated, and the LCD screen is easy to read, displaying essential information such as speed, power output, odometer, and time of day. With a throttle and 25-45 mile range, the RadRover 6 Plus is a versatile option for various riding scenarios.

In addition to its impressive performance features, the RadRover 6 Plus also includes practical elements such as rain fenders with excellent coverage, making it suitable for rainy commutes. Rad Power Bikes also backs their products with a 1-year warranty for added peace of mind.

Some drawbacks of the RadRover 6 Plus include the lack of an integrated rear rack, although an add-on option is available. The front-suspension fork is of lower quality and feels very stiff. Even adjusting the suspension damping didn’t change it much.

Lastly, the RadRover 6 Plus is relatively heavy at 73 pounds, which may be challenging for those needing to carry the bike up flights of stairs.

In summary, the RadRover 6 Plus is an impressive e-bike that prioritizes rider comfort with its fat tires and smooth ride. Although it has a few drawbacks, such as its weight and lack of an integrated rear rack, the RadRover 6 Plus is a solid choice for riders looking for a comfortable and powerful e-bike with a decent range. This is our top pick for a commuter e-bike from Rad Power’s lineup.

The big fat tires give this e-bike a buttery smooth ride
RadRover 6 Plus' rear-geared hub motor
Rear geared-hub 750 watt motor gives more torque at lower speeds
Pedal Assist Sensor and bell on the left handlebar. LCD Display mounted in center.
Twist throttle on the right handlebar with 7-speed shifter.
Long rain fenders come standard on the front and rear wheels. They provide great coverage.
RadRover 6 Plus Step-Thru