Rad Power RadRunner 3 Plus e-bike review: a cargo bike with car replacement capabilities

The RadRunner 3 offers cargo bike utility in a commuter friendly package

RadRunner 3
(Image credit: Henry Lord)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The RadRunner 3 Plus is an excellent E-Bike that can handle commuting and cargo bike duties. With well-chosen components, it is easy to recommend for anyone looking to reduce their car dependency.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent handling

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    High cargo capacity

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    Powerful motor

Reasons to avoid
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    Battery has a limited range

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    Only one bike size on offer

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    Would have loved the upgraded front light included

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E-Bikes have been getting increasingly popular in recent years, with more people looking to reduce their car use, often supported by government incentives to reduce congestion and pollution in major cities. 

For over a decade now, Seattle-based company Rad Power Bikes has been the go-to brand for Americans looking for a car-replacing commuter and utility bikes at a wallet-friendly price. Founded in 2007, they are North America's largest e-bike company with 10 different models to choose from. Recently, the company has faced some challenges with several lawsuits and rounds of layoffs. Despite this, the company continues to be a very popular option for Americans and one can take comfort in the fact that all Rad Power Batteries and chargers are certified to meet UL Mark’s safety standards

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