Ditch the Car With New RadRunner 3 Plus & Cargo Accessories

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On March 1, Seattle’s Rad Power Bikes announced the launch of its new RadRunner 3 Plus. This new model is aimed at the rider who wants more utility out of their e-bike.

Along with the launch of the RadRunner 3 Plus, came the launch of several new cargo-focused accessories it hopes will make the transition from car to e-bike easier.

RadRunner 3 Plus full side shot
Photo c. Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes says the RadRunner 3 Plus features “enhanced comfort, upgraded technology, and superior rideability — all expertly engineered to complement the unique needs of an ever-growing community of electric bike enthusiasts.”

As a matter of fact, Phil Molyneux, the CEO of Rad Power Bikes, had this to say: “Designed for work, play and everything in between, the latest additions to our lineup of e-bikes and accessories are as versatile as our riders.” He added, “We know our e-bikes are an extension of our riders’ lifestyle, and we’re excited to see how each individual within our expansive Rad community customizes their ride to upgrade their lives and make everyday experiences, even errands, joyrides.”

RadRunner 3 Plus

The RadRunner 3 Plus is an all-purpose utility e-bike that can help you explore new places and hit all of your errands. It has a max speed of 20 mph with a throttle and five levels of power assist. Rad Power Bikes says the RadRunner 3 Plus has gone through extensive testing to create an e-bike that offers more stability, cargo capacity, and climbing power.

It offers a patent-pending frame design with an increased payload of 350 pounds, when compared to RadRunner 3. It uses a step-through frame for easier mounting and dismounting, and can fit riders from 4’11” to 6′ 2″. The included suspension fork and the ergonomic saddle is said to offer improved comfort.

The frame also features an extended rear rack that can be used as either space for cargo or a passenger. The RadRunner 3 Plus has a range of 25 to 45+ miles per charge and is able to accommodate an optional dual battery — a first for Rad Power Bikes. This optional dual battery allows for an extended range, making it possible for riders to reach over 100 miles on a single charge. This option would make swapping the car for a bike a much easier transition.

Tektro hydraulic brakes help the RadRunner 3 Plus stop, even with a full load. The brake levers can be adjusted to fit a large range of hand sizes. Rad Bikes says the newly designed, custom motor was optimized to climb hills 10{09e594db938380acbda72fd0ffbcd1ef1c99380160786adb3aba3c50c4545157} faster than the RadRunner 3.

The easy-to-read display clearly gives out real-time stats, such as power output, trip mileage, time, and the state of the battery charge. Along with the easily removable battery, the RadRunner 3 Plus comes with full fenders, a high-visibility headlight, a tail light, and tires with reflective stripes on them.

RadRunner 3 Plus rear rack extra pannier bar
New pannier rail.

The RadRunner 3 is completely customizable with the addition of a pannier rail and new accessory mounting points to add to the storage options. This new model is compatible with all of Rad’s extensive accessory offerings, allowing the rider to personalize their eBike with over 350 combinations.

New Cargo Accessories

Rad Trailer

Rad Power Bikes Cargo Bin fire wood and beer

Carry more cargo. Go to more places. The Rad Trailer flatbed cargo trailer carries loads up to 100 pounds. It’s easy to install whenever you need to expand your e-bike’s cargo space.

Retail: $299


  • Durable steel frame and polymer deck
  • 100 lbs. maximum payload capacity
  • Two wheel-height options to ensure balance when equipped onto different Rad e-bike models
  • Includes removable safety flag, rear reflectors, and wheel reflectors

Size and Capacity:

  • Flatbed dimensions: 32″ L x 22″ W (82 x 56 cm)
  • Weight: 25 lbs. (11.4 kg)
  • Payload capacity: 100 lbs. (45.4 kg)
  • Tire dimensions: 16″ x 2.25″

Rad Trailer Pet Insert

Bring your furry bestie along for the ride. The Rad Trailer Pet Insert can carry most kinds of furry friends up to 84 pounds.

Retail: $229


  • Carries pets up to 84 lbs.
  • Exterior side pocket for treats, poo bags, or other small items
  • A D-ring keeps your pet’s leash secured
  • Designed to provide consistent airflow
  • Includes a washable blanket
  • Can serve as a standalone kennel. *Ensure your dog is removed from the insert prior to removing the accessory from the trailer.

Size and Capacity:

  • Dimensions: 26″ x 36″ x 10.5″ (66 x 91 x 27 cm)
  • Weight: 10 lbs. (4.65 kg)
  • Payload capacity: 90 lbs. (40.8 kg)

Rad Trailer Cargo Bin

The Rad Trailer Cargo Bin plainly and simply allows you to conveniently haul loose or smaller items, like firewood or a cooler.

Retail: $125


  • Easy, tool-free installation; attaches using the hardware that comes standard on the Rad Trailer (sold separately)
  • 90 lbs. maximum payload
  • Weather-resistant material designed to withstand UV damage.

Size and Capacity:

  • Dimensions: 26″ x 36″ x 10.5″ (66 x 91 x 27 cm)
  • Weight: 10 lbs. (4.65 kg)
  • Payload capacity: 90 lbs. (40.8 kg)

Hardshell Locking Box

Rad Bikes Hardshell Locking Box

The Hardshell Locking Box will keep your cargo safe from the elements, and safe while you’re away from the bike. Keep your items under lock and key with this rear-mounted, waterproof accessory.

Retail: $149


  • Silicon gasket for a waterproof seal
  • Side mounting rails accommodate cargo straps
  • Waterproof lock with 2 keys
  • Internal locking screws attach to the bike frame, ensuring it can’t be removed when the lid is locked
  • Fits a standard helmet
  • Stainless fasteners and latches
  • Removable floor for essentials like tools, spare tubes, etc.
  • Drainage channels
  • Optional mounting bracket to mount box further back for more rider clearance

Size and Capacity:

  • Dimensions: 10.2″ x 16.7″ x 11.2″ (25.9 x 42.5 x 28.4 cm)
  • Weight: 5lbs., 12 oz. (2.6 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 15 lbs. (6.8 kg)

Hardshell Locking Pannier

Rad Bikes Hardshell Locking Pannier

Keep your gear safe on your bike and by your side with the Hardshell Locking Pannier. It lets you store and carry all kinds of goodies on your rear rack while keeping them safe and dry.

Retail: $199


  • Silicon gasket for a waterproof seal
  • Internal locking screws attach to the bike frame, ensuring it can’t be removed when the lid is locked
  • Waterproof lock with 2 keys
  • Stainless fasteners and latches
  • Fits up to 19″ laptops
  • Not side specific
  • Sold as a single pannier

Size and Capacity:

  • Dimensions: 14.7″ x 11.2″ x 16.3″ (37.3 x 28.5 x 41.5 cm)
  • Weight: 6 lbs., 4 oz. (2.8 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 15 lbs. (6.8 kg)

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