E-bike comparison: Himiway Cruiser vs. Radpower 5

Himiway Cruiser vs. RadRover 5


In the battle of the electric bike rockstars, we know Himiway is a name that comes up time and time again. You may have read articles comparing Himiway bikes to other e-bike models, you may see review videos on YouTube from e-bike advocates, and you will likely hear e-bike fans discussing their favorite brands and models around town. We love the challenge that other manufacturers provide because pushing the boundaries of innovation, quality, and production is the best way to improve the industry as a whole.  

 

We here at Himiway want to ensure you have as much information as possible to make an informed decision on which e-bike will suit your needs best. That’s why we’ve put together this article to compare the Himiway Cruiser side-by-side with the RadRover 5, another popular e-bike. While we strive to provide high-quality e-bikes at an affordable price, we recognize that everyone has their preferences.

 

We believe Himiway represents the best mix of quality, power, and affordability on the market today. That said, no matter which e-bike you ultimately choose for your first (or next) bike, we hope is that after reading this comparison you will be well-prepared to make the right decision for yourself!

 

Comparison of Main Features

Let’s start by comparing the main features you’ll want to consider when deciding between these two e-bikes:

 

 

 

You will notice a few things when comparing the main features of these two bikes. Although the price and motor size between the bikes may be the same, that’s where the similarities end. The Himiway Cruiser offers a longer range due to a more robust battery, a higher top speed, greater carrying capacity, and an additional year of warranty protection against manufacturing defects. We stand behind the quality of our bikes and are, therefore, comfortable extending our warranty out further than many of our competitors. 

 

Below we will compare the electrical, mechanical, and physical specifications:

Electrical Comparison

 

 

Himiway Cruiser

RadRover 5

Why is it important?

Battery

17.5Ah (840Wh)

14Ah (672Wh)

The larger the battery, the further you can travel without needing to recharge.

Charger

48V 2 Amp

48V 2 Amp

The charger is how you “refuel” your bike with electricity. These bikes have similar charging capabilities.

Throttle

Twist

Twist

Both bikes have a half-twist throttle. Many e-bike owners prefer twist throttles as they can be easier to control and are like a classic motorcycle throttle. Throttle preference is according to each rider’s unique style.

Motor

750W 48V Brushless gear motor

750W 48 V Brushless Rear hub motor

Both bikes use powerful 750W 48V rear motors which are very similar.

Pedal Assist

Yes - customizable

Yes - customizable

Both bikes have Pedal Assist which can be customizable so you can set your power and pedal assist levels. This allows you to control your max speed. It is important to note that only Himiway can be a Class 2 as well as Class 3 e-bike. The Rad Rover is only a Class 2 e-bike.

LCD Screen

Yes

Yes

LCD screens are important to view speed and battery power. Himiway offers a large font on a backlit screen for easy visibility while riding.

Controller

Yes

Yes

The controller handles the processing of the e-bike, collecting the input from sensors, controlling the battery, and relaying the information to the LCD screen for the rider.

Front and Rear Lights

Yes

Yes

The larger and brighter the lights, the safer and more visible you will be to other riders, pedestrians, and vehicles. Both bikes come with headlights and brake lights.

 

 

Mechanical Comparison

 

Himiway Cruiser

RadRover 5

Why is it important?

Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes

Mechanical disc brakes

Stopping power is important and these bikes both performed well on various road tests.

Gears

7 Speed Shimano

7 Speed Shimano

Any serious biker will tell you shifting is important while biking. Different gears allow you to climb and descend hills with more ease. Himiway and RadRover bikes both have a thumb shifter.

Suspension Fork

80mm of Travel

with lockout

80mm of Travel with lockout

Suspension forks help absorb bumps in the road and both bikes have comparable parts in this category.

Frame

6061 Aluminum

6061 Aluminum

6061 Aluminum alloy is well tested and trusted as industry standard.

 

Physical Comparison

 

Himiway Cruiser

RadRover 5

Why is it important?

Quick Release Front Wheel

Yes

Yes

A quick-release front wheel allows you to stow or transport your bike easier than with a wrench system. Unlike the Aventon Aventure, these bikes both come equipped with this handy feature.

Rear Rack

Yes

No

Cargo space is important for adding bags and accessories to your electric bike. The Himiway Rear Rack comes standard while the RadRover 5 rack is sold separately for an additional $79.

Frames

Standard and

Step-Thru

Standard and Step-Thru

Step-Thru designs allow the rider to “step through” the bike frame due to its low to the ground profile and shape. This makes it easier for those with limited flexibility to get onto the bikes.

Sizes

One Size

One Size

Himiway has designed their bike size to be universal. Although they are about the same size, the durable frame and design of the Himiway allows for more carrying capacity than the RadRover.

Handlebars

660mm

700mm

Handlebars are largely personal preference and mostly depend on the size of the rider. Both handlebars come with comfortable faux leather stitched grips.

Fenders

Yes

Yes

Fenders keep mud and debris from flying off the wheel onto the rider. Both bikes come with hard plastic fenders.

 

 

As you can see, both bikes share many of the same features and parts, but there are a few extras with the Himiway Cruiser that make it stand out. Not only does the Himiway have more power and more range on a single charge, but it even comes standard with a rear rack which is a must-have for commuting and running errands. Combined with a longer warranty, and a heavier carrying capacity, the Himiway is the clear winner of this comparison.

 

In summary, the RadRover 5 is a good all-around e-bike, but if you are looking for more power and versatility for the same price, the Himiway Cruiser is for you. Buy with confidence knowing you’ll have a 2-year warranty in case anything goes wrong and check out reviews from our satisfied customers to see what people are saying about Himiway bikes. We also offer plenty of free content on our blog for more help shopping for a new bike. Happy riding!