Thank you for taking our Ride Guide! The RFA Utility is a bike that combines a high capacity for cargo, space for up to two children on the rear deck and yet a more compact frame than our eSwoop and eStoker. The RFA can be converted from Utility to Sport, or vice versa, down the road by simply changing the positioning of the rear wheel and installing the corresponding rear rack.
The Performance motor will give you the support you need. I would be happy to chat with you about our bike and accessory options to make sure you find the right combination to suit your needs.
RFA Utility X1
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MagicCarpet – Black
This padded seat cushion quickly installs to the top V-racks to cover the entire FlightDeck and create a padded seat cushion for child or adult passengers.
Makes carrying your bike a cinch. The CarryHandle provides a grip in just the right place to lift your Xtracycle.
The perfect bag to keep track of smaller, loose items, like your lock, phone, keys, bike tools, etc.
The perfect companion on a rainy day for your RFA. Our full coverage fenders offer splash protection even on the wettest rides. Keep you, your passengers, and your cargo bone dry with our RFA Fenders.
The RFA Footsies add a comfortable, solid footrest on the RFA Utility to support passengers feet or cargo being carried in bags.
Help keep your kiddos safely enclosed on the rear deck of your RFA Utility and give them a comfortable rail to hold on to with the Hooptie RFA.
Great for carrying groceries, beach towels, school bags, library books and plenty of other medium-sized items on your RFA Utility. 40 L capacity per bag. Sold individually.
Schedule a Ride Review
Go over your Ride Report results and have any questions answered about your recommended bikes by scheduling a Ride Review with our resident bike expert, Marie-Claire. We’ll make sure that the bike you end up with is exactly what you were looking for.
Which drive unit works for me?
According to your Ride Guide answers, we believe you would benefit from an electric assist. Having an electric assist bike can offer more flexibility in the way you ride your bike. You can ride further, faster, for longer, and up more hills. Based on your needs, we are recommending the Performance motor.
Here are the relative benefits of the 2 different drivetrains we offer: Performance and CX.
- 20mph maximum assist level
- Less torque for hauling heavy loads uphill
- Entry level e-assist option
- More torque for powering up hills with heavy loads
- 20mph maximum assist level
- Ideal for most cargo bike riders
See detailed Bosch component comparison charts here.
How much battery power do I need?
Distance between charges and price both go up as Watt-hour numbers – 500wh vs. 1000wh – increase. Go for the 500wh for regular use or 1000wh batteries if you:
- plan to take long trips more often
- want to charge your bike less often
- want to go bike touring
Your battery: PowerPack 500
We believe the PowerPack 500 will meet your needs best. It will give you roughly 25 – 50 miles of range. The Bosch PowerPack 500 is the same size as and only slightly heavier than the PowerPack 400 but extends the range. With the included compact charger, it charges to 50% in 3.5 hours and 100% in 7.5 hours. Battery type: Lithium-ion. Please note that battery range depends on a variety of conditions including hills, road conditions, weight on the bike, etc.
Read more on how to choose an e-bike battery here.
How will my bike be shipped?
Big Box of Happiness Program
The easiest, most hassle-free, hands-off bike-delivery in the world. Our bike mechanics on staff will professionally assemble your non-electric or electric bike, put it through an extensive 71 point safety check, pack it up fully assembled, and have it shipped directly to your door. And our staff will be there to keep you updated along the way. With the Big Box of Happiness Program, you will only have to pay for the professional assembly – we will ship your Big Box for free!
You can read more about the Big Box of Happiness here.