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Carrying Cargo: Payload Capacity and Accessories

All ebikes by Rad Power Bikes have a maximum weight limit that should not be exceeded to maintain safety and comfort.

The total maximum weight limit, or payload capacity, includes the weight of the rider as well as clothing, riding gear, cargo, etc.—everything but the bike itself.

An optional front rack can be added to any of our bikes; the payload capacity of that individual component, available for sale HERE, is 22 lb (10 kg).

Click a heading below to see the payload capacity and cargo capabilities for each model.

Payload Capacity by Model
RadCity, RadMini, and RadRover

Ebike model(s) Maximum
payload capacity
Integrated or optional
rear rack limit
RadRover 5,
RadRover Step-Thru 1
275 lb (125 kg) (optional rear rack)
45 lb (20 kg)
RadMini 4,
RadMini Step-Thru 2
275 lb (125 kg) (optional rear rack)
40 lb (18 kg)
RadCity 4,
RadCity Step-Thru 3
275 lb (125 kg) (integrated rear rack)
60 lb (27 kg)

RadRunner

Maximum payload capacity 300 lb (136 kg)
Rear cargo deck capacity 120 lb (54 kg)
Optional bucket accessory capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Optional foot peg capacity per side 30 lb (14 kg) per side
Kickstand limit 100 lb (45 kg)

RadWagon

Maximum payload capacity 350 lb (158 kg)
Rear cargo deck capacity 120 lb (54 kg)
Running board capacity per side 40 lb (18 kg) per side
Kickstand limit 100 lb (45 kg)
Bags & Storage

We have designed several types of cargo bags that can be installed on the front or rear rack of your bike. Some models come with an integrated rack, but others will require the installation of a front or rear rack before attempting to install a bag.

Check out our Accessories page to see the cargo and storage options we have available for your bike and our Fremont Pannier Bag installation guide HERE.


RadCity

All RadCity models are designed to accommodate the Fremont Pannier Bag, which connects directly and securely to the robust rear rack that is integrated on the RadCity's frame.

The RadCity commuter bike, with the more traditional step-over frame, is designed to accommodate the Top Tube Bag, as well. The RadCity Step-Thru is not compatible with the Top Tube Bag at this time.


RadMini

The RadMini and RadMini Step-Thru can accommodate the Fremont Pannier Bag with the additional purchase and installation of the RadMini Rear Rack.


RadRunner

The RadRunner can accommodate the Fremont Pannier Bag, which connects directly and securely to the robust rear rack that is integrated on the RadRunner's frame.

The RadRunner is also designed to carry cargo with the purchase and installation of the RadRunner Center Console.


RadRover

The RadRover and RadRover Step-Thru can accommodate the Fremont Pannier Bag with the additional purchase and installation of the RadRover Rear Rack.

The RadRover is also compatible with the Top Tube Bag. The RadRover Step-Thru is not compatible with the Top Tube Bag at this time.


RadWagon

All RadWagon cargo bike models are designed to accommodate the following bags by connecting them directly and securely to the robust rear rack:

The RadWagon can accommodate the following accessories with the additional purchase of the Small Basket, mounted on the rear cargo deck, or on the Front Rack accessory (not compatible with the 2017 RadWagon), mounted on the front of the bike:

For larger cargo, the RadWagon can accommodate the following accessories with the additional purchase of the Large Basket, mounted on the rear cargo deck, or the Front Rack accessory (not compatible with the 2017 RadWagon), mounted on the front of the bike.


Click HERE to check out our selection of bags and storage options, as well as rear and front racks to ensure your accessory is installed securely.

Warning_-_Transparent.png The installation of third-party accessories or accessories from Rad Power Bikes not explicitly recommended for your bike model is at your own risk. Using aftermarket accessories or components that have not been tested by Rad Power Bikes for safety and compatibility may void your warranty, create an unsafe riding condition, damage your bike by Rad Power Bikes, or result in serious injury and/or death.
Passenger Cargo Accessories

RadCity

The RadCity is designed to carry one adult with the option to transport one additional small child* in the Thule Yepp Maxi child seat, mounted on the rear rack, which is integrated into the frame of all RadCity models, provided the rider, child, and accessories do not exceed the total payload capacity. 

*The Thule Yepp Maxi Seat has a weight limit of 48.5 lb.

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RadMini

The RadMini is designed to carry one adult with the option to transport one additional small child* in the Thule Yepp Maxi child seat, mounted on the RadMini rear rack that must be purchased and installed, provided the rider, child, and accessories do not exceed the total payload capacity.

*A child transported on the back of the RadMini must weigh 40.5 lb or less since the Thule Yepp Maxi Seat weights approximately 4.5 lb and the RadMini rear rack has a 45 lb weight capacity.


RadRover

The RadRover is designed to carry one adult with the option to transport one additional small child* in the Thule Yepp Maxi child seat, mounted on the RadRover rear rack that must be purchased and installed, provided the rider, child, and accessories do not exceed the total payload capacity, 275 lb.

*A child transported on the back of the RadRover must weigh 40.5 lb or less since the Thule Yepp Maxi Seat weights approximately 4.5 lb and the RadRover rear rack has a 45 lb weight capacity.


RadWagon

The RadWagon is designed to carry one adult with the option to transport up to two additional small children in two separate Thule Yepp Maxi child seats, mounted on the rear rack, which is integrated into the frame, provided the rider, child, and accessories do not exceed the total payload capacity. The Yepp Maxi child seat can also be mounted to the Caboose accessory. The RadWagon is also designed to carry cargo using a deck pad.

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RadRunner

The RadRunner is designed to carry one adult with the option to transport one additional small child in the Thule Yepp Maxi Child Seat, mounted on the rear rack, which is integrated into the frame, provided the rider, child, and accessories do not exceed the total payload capacity. The RadRunner can also carry a passenger with the additional purchase and installation of the RadRunner Passenger Package.

Installation instructions can be found HERE.

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Caution.png The use of certified and approved child seating and equipment, including a rear rack, is required whenever carrying children. Never leave the bike unattended with children on the bike. Ensure children are removed from the bike before you look away or walk away from the bike, otherwise the bike could tip over and cause serious injury to your most precious cargo. Ensure that a rider and any child passenger are wearing a properly fitted and approved bicycle helmet.

Caution.png It is always the user’s responsibility to ensure that cargo or a passenger loaded on an ebike does not interfere or impact the user’s ability to safely operate the ebike. Serious injury or death can occur if cargo or a passenger impacts the user’s ability to safely operate the ebike by Rad Power Bikes.

For more information and model specific recommendations and instructions, check out the Rad Power Bikes Owner's Manual sections pertaining to carrying cargo and passengers.

Caution.png Carrying cargo involves additional risks, which require special attention and care to mitigate and manage. Braking, acceleration, and balancing are all significantly affected by cargo weight. Become accustomed to the braking, steering, and operational adjustments required before riding with cargo. Practice riding on a flat and open area with light cargo before attempting to carry heavier loads. 

Caution.png Hold onto the bike when cargo is being loaded, in place, or attached to the bike. The kickstand is not designed to be used for loading cargo.

Caution.png Rad Power Bikes recommends consulting a local, certified, and reputable bike mechanic to install and adjust the child seat on your bike.

 

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