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Tire performance and replacement information

The tires used on each model are designed to be high-performance, visible, durable, and to keep you riding Rad for miles. The tires are developed and sized to work with a specific Rad Power Bikes model or, in some cases, are compatible with multiple models. 

Click a heading below to learn about choosing the best tire for your riding style, details on tire and inner tube compatibility, and resources to help you replace a tire.

Choose the Best Tire for Your Ride

Off-Road Riding:

If the riding surface is soft enough for a tire to leave behind an impression, using a tire with a knobby tread will improve traction over using a slick tire. For any off road riding, we recommend using tires with knobby treads.

City Riding:

Slick tires are designed to perform well in dry, warm conditions on relatively smooth pavement. This is because slick tires have a wide contact patch of rubber where the flat portion of the tire meets the road surface. On pavement, more rubber touching the ground means better grip. However, in cold or wet conditions, reduce speed, increase braking distance, and use caution as they will have less traction than on warm, dry pavement.


Take a look below to see stock tire details for each model, compatibility information, and the recommended PSI for tire inflation.

Inflate tires to the recommended value listed on the tire sidewall. Do not overinflate or underinflate a tire. Always check your tire pressure before every ride.

Kenda Juggernaut 26" x 4" Tire

The Kenda Juggernaut tire is a knobby, high-volume tire that is designed to perform well on packed sand, loose gravel, or in light off-road use, but can also help the bike ride over potholes or rough road surfaces in the city.
 
Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadRover 6 Plus; RadRover 6 Plus Step-Thru; RadRover 5; RadRover Step-Thru 1 RadRover 6 Plus; RadRover 6 Plus Step-Thru; RadRover 5; RadRover Step-Thru 1 City riding; hard-packed and dry terrain 20–30 PSI (1.4–2.1 Bar)

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Kenda K-Rad 26" x 2.3" Tire

The Kenda K-Rad tire has an all-purpose tread, reflective sidewall strip, and a puncture-resistant tire liner. These have an inverted tread design, knurled tread surface, and low profile that provide fast rolling and grippy traction-- ideal for commuting and riding with cargo. These tires can handle the bumpiest roads on your commute to work, and occasional light off-road riding on hard-packed gravel and dirt.

Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadWagon (2015-2019); RadCity 4; RadCity Step-Thru 3 RadWagon (2015-2019); RadCity 4; RadCity Step-Thru 3 Dry pavement or hard pack terrain 30–80 PSI (2.1–5.5 Bar)

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Kenda K-Rad 20" x 3.3" Tire

The Kenda K-Rad tire has an all-purpose tread, reflective sidewall strip, and a puncture-resistant tire liner. These have an inverted tread design, knurled tread surface, and low profile that provide fast rolling and grippy traction-- ideal for commuting and riding with cargo. These tires can handle the bumpiest roads on your commute to work, and occasional light off-road riding on hard-packed gravel and dirt. 

 
Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadRunner and RadRunner Plus (all model years) RadMini (all model years); RadMini Step-Thru (all model years); RadExpand 5; RadRunner and RadRunner Plus (all model years) Dry pavement or hard-packed terrain 20–30 PSI (1.4–2.1 Bar)
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CST Big Boat 20" x 3" Tire

The CST Big Boat tires have all-purpose tread, a reflective sidewall strip, and a puncture-resistant tire liner, making it ideal for commuting and riding with cargo. These tires can handle the bumpiest roads on your commute to work, and occasional light off-road riding on hard-packed gravel and dirt.

Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadMini 4; RadMini Step-Thru 2 RadMini 4; RadMini Step-Thru 2; RadExpand 5; RadRunner and RadRunner Plus (all model years) City riding while carrying cargo 15-30 PSI (1-2.1 Bar)

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Kenda Krusade 20" x 4" Tire

The Kenda Krusade 20" x 4" tire, complete with a reflective sidewall strip and a puncture-resistant liner, is designed to perform well on packed sand, loose gravel, or in light off-road use.

Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
2019 RadMini 2019 RadMini, 2019 RadMini Step-Thru; RadExpand 5; RadRunner and RadRunner Plus (all model years) City riding, hard-packed and dry terrain 20 PSI (1.38 Bar)

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CST BFT 20" x 4.0" Tire

The CST BFT 20" x 4.0" tire, complete with a reflective sidewall strip and a puncture-resistant liner, is designed to perform well on packed sand, loose gravel, or in light off-road use.

Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadExpand 5 RadExpand 5 City riding, hard-packed and dry terrain 15-30 PSI (1-2.1 Bar)

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Kenda Kontact 27.5" x 1.95"

The Kenda Kontact tire is a 4-ply tire with a K-shield puncture-resistant liner and a reflective sidewall.

Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadCity 5 PlusRadCity 5 Plus Step-ThruRadMission 1 RadCity 5 PlusRadCity 5 Plus Step-ThruRadMission 1 City riding, hard-packed and dry terrain 50-60 PSI

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Rad Power Bikes by VEE Tire Co. Tire - 22" x 3"

The Rad Power Bikes by VEE Tire Co. tire is a robust and reliable tire designed to fit the RadWagon 4 perfectly.

Included with Compatible with Best for Recommended PSI
RadWagon 4 RadWagon 4 City riding while carrying cargo 35-65 PSI (45 PSI recommended)

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Tire traction will vary depending on the road or trail surface and weather. In particularly cold, wet, or icy conditions, or on slippery, soft, or loose surfaces, the tires may provide less traction than on warm, dry, paved surfaces.

If riding in wet or slippery conditions use caution, reduce speed, and apply brakes more gradually over longer distances to maintain adequate tire grip on the riding surface.

Slightly reducing the tire pressure, within each tire's recommended range, can also help increase the contact patch between the tire and the road surface, which can help maintain adequate grip in slippery conditions.

For more information on riding your bike in various conditions, click HERE.

Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to always maintain the air pressure rating indicated on pneumatic tires may result in tire and/or wheel failure. Do not overinflate or underinflate tires.

Tire and Inner Tube Compatibility by Model

Check out the table below to see which tires and inner tubes are compatible with each model. It is important to install tires and inner tubes that are compatible with your model to keep your bike safe and fun to ride.

Bike Models Compatible Tire Inner Tube Size

RadCity 4; RadCity Step-Thru 3

Kenda K-Rad 26" x 2.3" 26" x 2.3"

RadMini 4; RadMini Step-Thru 2; 2019 RadMini; 2019 RadMini Step-Thru

Kenda K-Rad 20" x 3.3"


Kenda Krusade 20" x 4"


CST Big Boat 20" x 3"

20" x 4"


20" x 4"


20" x 3"

RadExpand 5

Kenda K-Rad 20" x 3.3"


Kenda Krusade 20" x 4"


CST Big Boat 20" x 3"


CST BFT 20" x 4"

20" x 4"


20" x 4"


20" x 3"


20" x 4"

RadCity 5 Plus; RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru; RadMission

Kenda Kontact - 27.5" x 1.95"

27.5" x 1.9” - 2.0"

RadRover 6 Plus; RadRover 6 Plus Step-Thru; RadRover 5; RadRover Step-Thru 1; 2019 RadRover

Kenda Juggernaut 26" x 4" 26" x 4"

RadRunner 1 and 2; RadRunner Plus; RadRunner 3 Plus

Kenda K-Rad 20" x 3.3"


Kenda Krusade 20" x 4"


CST Big Boat 20" x 3"

20" x 4"


20" x 4"


20" x 3"

RadWagon 3 Kenda K-Rad 26" x 2.3"

26" x 2.3"

RadWagon 4 Rad Power Bikes by VEE Tire Co. 22" x 3"

 

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