Xtracycle

Xtracycle RFA

Are you shopping around for an electric bike? If you are struggling to find an e-bike that matches what you're looking for, we're here to make the process a little easier.
We consulted three expert reviews to compile this complete guide of everything you need to know about the Xtracycle RFA, an impressive e-bike worthy of your consideration. Here is everything you'll want to know.

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Price: $
4999
Type:
eBike
Brand:
Xtracycle
Class:
Class 1
Release Year:
2019
Drive:
Mid-Drive
Frame:
Steel
Suspension:
Yes
Rating:
3.6

Basics

Gears
11
Max Range (KM)
257
Max Range (M)
160
Top Speed (KM)
32
Top Speed (M)
20
Watts
400
Weight (KG)
27.3
Weight (LB)
60.2
Weight Capacity (KG)
181.5
Weight Capacity (LB)
400.1
Wheels
2
Wheel Diameter (in.)
24.0
Wheel Diameter (mm)
610
Wheel Width (in.)
2.5
Wheel Width (mm)
64

10 Reasons to Buy the Xtracycle RFA

  • This e-bike really is "ready for anything" – it comes equipped with plenty of standard features but also has a long list of available upgrades and accessories to ensure this bike is everything you need or want it to be.
  • You can choose between utility or sport style as well as two different color options, three Bosch motor options, two Bosch battery options, three Bosch display options, and more. It's a truly customizable e-bike.
  • There are also three frame sizes available to best suit the rider's height and weight.
  • The utility version has a longer rear platform rack that can accommodate a decent amount of cargo while adding just seven inches to the bike's length. 
  • It has an impressive range of 160 miles (with both batteries).
  • The RFA has a 400lb-max weight limit that can be attributed to its sturdy steel frame.  
  • The professional-grade Maxxis tires feel equipped for any kind of terrain yet ride smoothly on paved surfaces.
  • The Bosch system is wonderfully quiet – there's no obnoxious hum surrounding you wherever you ride. 
  • The batteries, even if you have two of them, charge in less than four hours.
  • The display seems small at first but it's a surprisingly convenient size that doesn't take over your handlebars.

3 Reasons Not to Buy the Xtracycle RFA

  • You almost need the second battery pack for the range it provides, but it'll cost you over $1000. 
  • There are no reflective sidewalls on the tires which is a big safety concern for a lot of riders.
  • The base price is already pretty steep and with so many accessories that feel like must-haves, the cost quickly adds up. 

Bottom Line

The RFA from Xtracycle is a high-quality e-bike that can be fully customized to create your dream bicycle. With a myriad of options to choose from, from aesthetics to the motor, you can build a bike that will transform the way you get around town. 

Scores

Ride Quality
4.0
Build Quality
4.0
Design
3.5
Value
3.0
Total
3.6

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