First E-bike

WHEELZ

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Blast from the past, first e-bike I had, Rad Mini. It was very reliable, the front end snapped sideways on it one day, and threw me to the ground. Never had that happen on me on larger wheeled bikes, ever since that I don't trust 20 in. fat wheels. Circa 2018
 

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I certainly wouldn't blame that on 20" wheel size!
More like either bad design or execution by Rad in their earlier days.
 
Not sure why it did that? it gave me a little warning about a week prior to the crash, seemed like on gravel, it did a bump steer into a turn. I suspect the short wheelbase, and high center of gravity it puts the rider at. The bike just felt "twitchy" with that long handlebar stem.
 
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