Best Value Moped Style eBike: Radius Mission Euybike S4

Looking for the best eBike for your money?

We have been researching this segment for several weeks if not months. Looking at the top of the price range and the bottom. We had a budget of $1200. After eliminating a most moped-sytle models because they were out of budget. Then the Euybike S4 came into focus. The S4 ticked all the boxes and came delivered to our door for $1169.

While reviewing the Euybike S4 for the past few weeks, we have been thrilled with its performance. Research and real world testing have put the S4 on top of the best value moped-style ebike available.

The criteria for evaluating this eBike are as follows: Design & Style, Power, Battery / Range, & Ride Quality. Looking for an electric bike? If you like the aesthetic put the S4 on your list. It’s features are commonly found on bikes 2x & 3x the money such as Super 73.


Pennsylvania E-Bike Laws

What’s legally considered an e-bike in Pennsylvania?

Before we talk about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s vehicle code and e-bike laws, it’s important to clarify what’s considered an electric bicycle under Pennsylvania law. Unlike most states, Pennsylvania doesn’t regulate e-bikes according to a classification system (like Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 e-bikes).

Instead, Pennsylvania has blanket rules for e-bikes and doesn’t differentiate between types of bikes based on characteristics like motor power. That said, the state has precise conditions for what qualifies as an e-bike.

At the very basic level, Pennsylvania defines an e-bike as a two-wheeled bicycle with operational pedals plus electric assist (an e-bike motor). The motor source can power a pedal assist system (PAS) or throttle assist. In addition, to qualify as an e-bike, the vehicle must meet these criteria:

  • The bike can’t weigh more than 100 pounds.
  • The e-bike can’t have a motor power of more than 750W.
  • When using the motor, the bike can’t exceed a speed of 20 miles per hour (mph).

E-bike laws in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania e-bike laws regulate everything from where you can ride to whether you need to wear a helmet. Here’s a quick roundup of some essential Pennsylvania bike laws. 

This information is current as of January 2023 but can change, so check local ordinances before taking off.

Where are you allowed to ride e-bikes in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania laws allow e-bikes wherever traditional bicycles are allowed, including normal bike paths, bike lanes, and roadways. E-bikes may also be allowed on sidewalks if expressly permitted by the relevant local regulations.

Can you ride e-bikes in Pennsylvania state parks and forests?

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) allows e-bikes on trails wherever traditional bikes are allowed. E-bikes are also allowed on motorized trails and public roads unless otherwise noted.

However, there are some caveats to using your e-bike on non-motorized trails managed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. For example, you can’t engage throttle assist and must pedal (but pedal assist is still OK).

Additionally, some specific areas are closed for cycling, including natural areas and hiking trails. When in doubt, check with the regulatory body about the trail or park you’re interested in. 

For example, federal parks and game lands have their own rules.

How old do you have to be to ride an e-bike in Pennsylvania?

You must be at least 16 years old to ride an e-bike in Pennsylvania. However, you don’t have to pass a licensing exam (like with a motorized vehicle) to start cycling. As soon as someone turns 16, they can ride an e-bike.

What class of e-bikes are legal in Pennsylvania?

There are different classes of e-bikes, which differ in terms of characteristics like motor power and functionality. As mentioned, Pennsylvania law doesn’t distinguish between different categories of e-bikes.

Still, it can help to understand the different e-bike classes, especially if you’re looking to buy your first electric bicycle. Here’s a quick overview of the generally accepted e-bike classifications:

  • Class 1. Class 1 e-bikes are low-speed and can’t go faster than 20 miles per hour (mph). The motor engages if the cyclist is only pedaling (which is why Class 1 e-bikes are sometimes called pedelecs or pedalcycles).
  • Class 2. Class 2 e-bikes also can’t go more than a maximum speed of 20 mph. Like Class 1 e-bikes, they have a PAS, and the motor can be engaged while pedaling. However, Class 2 bikes also have throttle assist, which allows the motor to engage and power the bike forward even when you aren’t pedaling.
  • Class 3. Class 3 e-bikes can go as fast as 28 mph. They have pedal assist and may or may not have throttle assist. Most Class 3 e-bikes come with a speedometer to monitor speeds.

Our guide to electric bike motors has more details about motors, how they work, and their relationship to e-bike classifications.

Do you need to wear a helmet when riding an e-bike in Pennsylvania?

State laws regarding helmet use while e-cycling vary. In Pennsylvania, all cyclists under 12 years of age must wear a helmet. Since you can only ride an electric bicycle from 16 and up, there are technically no helmet requirements for e-bike riders.

Still, wearing a helmet is a smart decision that can help keep you safe in an accident. Learn more about the importance of helmets with our state-by-state helmet law guide. 

Do you need a license to ride an e-bike in Pennsylvania?

You don’t need a special license to operate an e-bike in Pennsylvania. You also don’t need to register the e-bike (like with a normal car) or get insurance for the bike. 

That said, insurance can be a good idea. A comprehensive coverage package can cover everything from bike repairs to medical bills in case you’re in an accident.

Local ordinances for e-bikes in Pennsylvania

So far, we’ve talked about some far-reaching Pennsylvania e-bike laws. However, each municipality may have its own laws regarding the use of e-bikes. It’s important to consult your local government for details. You can start by checking with your DMV or police department.

For example, Smedley Park in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has a complete e-bike ban.

What you should know before riding your e-bike in Pennsylvania

The first step when e-biking in Pennsylvania is to research the use of electric bicycles in the area you want to ride. Once you’ve acquainted yourself with the rules of the road, there are a few more tips you can use to make your e-cycling experience a great one:

  • Do your research into popular bike trails. Pennsylvania has plenty of mountain bike trails that are well-suited for e-bikes. Examples include Rattling Creek (22.3 miles, accessible from Lykens), Roth Rock Tour (25.5 miles, accessible from State College), and Lackawanna State Park (15 miles, accessible from Scranton).
  • Make sure your bike tuned & maintained. You don’t want to head out on a trail ride to discover you have a technical issue halfway through. Make sure you’re maintaining your e-bike properly and getting regular tuneups. Our guide to e-bike maintenance covers the essentials.
  • Dress for the correct season. Pennsylvania is a four-season state that gives you a full range of weather. Dress accordingly. Our guide to dressing for the season while cycling covers all the basics. For example, in cooler seasons, it’s best to dress in layers that you can peel off as you warm up while riding.

Experience an e-bike in Pennsylvania

The perfect Pennsylvania ride starts with the perfect e-bike. Checkout our hand-picked electric bikes sourced from our partners which offer a variety of eBikes from leisure, fitness, off road, urban, moped-style, long range & more.

Visit our friends at People for Bikes for a State-by-State eBike Guidance.


Motocompacto: New E-Scooter from Honda

Reminiscent of the Honda NCZ 50 Motocompo (gas) from the 1980s, as per Honda:

“Motocompacto’s carefully considered form factor makes it ultra convenient and uniquely versatile. The pedal-less body folds neatly into a durable, compact shape that universally aligns to your storage spaces. Its compact size and easy stowing make it a perfect fit for almost any environment. Dimensions: 3.7in W x 21.1in H x 29.2in L folded”

Top Speed: 15mph
Range: 12 miles
Fully Charge in 3.5 hours


Broken Spoke?

Do you have a bicycle or eBike with a broken spoke(s). Radius Mobile Bike Shop is equipped to repair standard spokes. Utilizing our Phil Wood Spoke Machine we can produce custom length 12g, 13g, 14g, & 15g spokes on the spot. Spoke replacement & wheel true is a 1-hour appointment, book our “A La Carte” on the service menu.

Custom wheel builds are also possible, please inquire.


eBike Flat Tire Repair

Similar to traditional bicycles, eBikes are prone to flat tires. Most in many cases the inner tube is pinched or pierced causing a leak and thus a flat tire. Replacing an eBike tube is 3X more difficult than a traditional bicycle. Not to mention, loading these heavy and mammoth machines into a vehicle and lugging them across town and back again. Fortunately for those in Lancaster, PA and surrounding areas, Radius Mobile Bike Shop has the solution.

Book the Radius A La Carte Service to repair a flat tire at the convenience of your home or office. This service will have you rolling in 1-hour or less.


Lectric ebikes XP 3.0 Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers Voluntary Recall

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Lectric eBikes, LLC. is voluntarily recalling the mechanical brakes on the Lectric XP 3.0 electric bike model. Due to a defect in a subset of XP 3.0 eBikes, when the brakes are improperly adjusted, the brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts and causing the brake calipers to fail, posing a safety hazard. 

Out of an abundance of caution, the affected XP 3.0 units sold between November 1, 2022 and May 6, 2023 are being voluntarily recalled. If you purchased an XP 3.0 Lectric eBike during this time, stop using the product immediately.

You must have your affected eBike’s brakes replaced before you can continue riding. Lectric eBikes will provide a free set of replacement mechanical brakes upon registration below.

The following models purchased between November 1, 2022 and May 6, 2023 may be affected:

  • XP 3.0
  • XP 3.0 Long-Range
  • XP Step-Thru 3.0
  • XP Step-Thru 3.0 Long-Range

If you own one of the models listed above, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Stop using the product immediately.
  2. Begin registration for a brake kit by completing the form below the product photos.
  3. After registration,

       a. You will receive a confirmation email which includes instructions to submit a receipt for reimbursement of the brake replacement                   service.

       b. Within 2-6 weeks, a brake kit will be shipped to you, free of charge.

We know you are eager to get back to riding your Lectric eBike, and deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you. We believe this voluntary recall is the right thing to do, and we hope you understand.

Radius will complete this recall service, which is pre-authorized for reimbursement by Lectric. Once the recall replacement components are received from Lectric, please book the 1-hour A La Carte service at your convenience.


Rad Power Bikes

Radius has partnered with Rad Power Bikes in Lancaster, Lebanon & York to provide exceptional customer fulfillments, service & warranty support. Select Radius to assemble & tune your new Rad Power eBike directly during the checkout process.

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