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Compact geometry

Designed for tight spaces, the RFA can fit wherever you need it to. Fits on bus racks, car racks, storage spaces, apartments, condos, the list goes on.

Low step-over height

Easy to get on and off of whether loaded or unloaded and shareable by two different height riders.

Adjustable wheelbase with the DynamicDrops

Cargo and passenger needs change. When the time comes you can swap your rear rack to our shorter Sport RearRack, move the wheel into the forward position, and your bike magically* transforms into an even more compact cargo bike. *Magical abilities not required.

More details


The RFA is built to be Ready For Anything. It’s a compact utility bike you can ride every day that fits your life right where it’s at. It’s zippy and agile enough to zag through city streets, and for those times when you need to work public transit into the mix? The RFA fits on a standard bus rack, rolls easily into a light rail car or an elevator, and fits on most automobile bike racks. And with a heavy duty center kickstand, responsive hydraulic disc brakes, and a thru axel front fork, the RFA packs in safety, durability and versatility. And if the need arises, your RFA is ready to change with you—because it’s really two bikes in one. You can convert our RFA from Utility mode to Sport mode and trade-off some of the cargo capacity for an even zippier standard sized bike. Because when we say Ready For Anything we mean Anything, including your life’s changing needs.The 630 wH battery provides you ample range, enough for nearly every ride.

The 2021 RFA comes equipped with the Shimano STEPS EP8 system:

  • The Shimano STEPS EP8 e-bike motor has a top pedal-assist speed of 20 mph and up-to 85 nM of torque for hilly terrain or heavier loads.
  • A single 630 watt-hour battery provides between 30 to 60 miles per charge, depending on conditions, and fully charges in 4 hours.
  • The E5003 cycling computer which gives easy handlebar access to system controls.
  • Smartphone ready connectivity with the E-Tube Project app.
  • Learn more about the Shimano STEPS EP8 system here.

Included accessories:

  • Pair of Xtracycle RFA WheelSkirts
  • Pair of Xtracycle RFA FootRests
  • Xtracycle RFA center kickstand
  • Xtracycle RFA Fenders
  • Front and rear Herrmans lights


Bike geometry

1 Head tube length 8.7" 220 mm
2 Fork length 15.75" 400 mm
3 Fork offset 1.4" 35 mm
4 Seat tube 18.1" 460 mm
5 Reach 15.4" 390 mm
6 Stack 24.4" 620 mm
7 Effective top tube 22.6" 575 mm
8 Actual top tube 23.8" 605 mm
9 Step over height 22" 560 mm
10 Chainstay length 25.4" 645 mm
11 Deck length 25.2 (Utility mode)" 640 (Utility mode) mm
12 Deck height 26" 660 mm
13 Wheel base 49.8 (Utility mode)" 1265 (Utility mode) mm
14 Actual length 73.4 (Utility mode)" 1865 (Utility mode) mm

Bike & component specs

Available colors Black (matte), Off-white (glossy)
Maximum carrying capacity 400 pounds, including rider
Frame material 4130 Chromoly steel
Fork material 4130 Chromoly steel
Handlebar Kalloy AL078L, 31.8mm, 45mm rise, 24-degree backsweep, 640mm width
Grips Marwi 7GP-03-L, 125mm long
Stem Kalloy AS007N Available lengths: 60mm (S), 90mm (M), 120mm (L)
Headset FSA No. 18
Saddle Xtracycle Comfort Saddle (2021)
Seat post Kalloy SP3D1, 31.6mm, 450mm
Seat clamp (collar) Xtracycle LF-5233 34.9mm bolt-on
Kickstand RFA KickBack
Rear rack RFA Utility RearRack (RFA Sport RearRack available separately)
Brake levers Tektro M745
Cabling Internal
Front brake Tektro M745, 4 piston hydraulic
Front rotor Shimano SM-RT64, 180mm
Rear brake Tektro M745, 4 piston hydraulic
Rear rotor Shimano STEPS RT-EM600-M, 180mm
Front light Herrmans H-Black Pro E 6-12V (attached to fender)
Rear light Herrmans H-Track Dynamo, 6V (included)
Shifters SRAM NX 11-speed trigger shifter with X-ACTUATION (Model number SL-NX-1-A1)
Front derailleur (none)
Rear derailleur Sram NX11 X-HORIZON (Model number RD-NX-1-A1)
Crank Shimano FC-EM600, 170mm; FSA 38 tooth cog
Pedals VP-535
Cassette SRAM GX PG-1130 A1, 11-speed, 11 tooth - 42 tooth
Chain Taya e10T-EPT (RFA Utility - 144 Links, RFA Sport - 123 Links)
E-assist Shimano STEPS EP8
E-assist cycling computer Shimano SC-E5003
Charger Shimano STEPS EC-E8004-2 (120 V AC, 50 - 60 Hz)
Battery Shimano STEPS BT-E8016, 630 wH (downtube, external)
Front hub KT QL-XC2F, 15mm thru axle
Rear hub KT QL-XC2R, 168mm quick release
Front rim 24" Alex MD-30/36H
Rear rim 24" Alex MD-30/36H
Spokes Pillar 14/15 gauge stainless with PB15 14L brass nipples
Tires Xtracycle NicaGnar 24" x 2.5"
Tire compatibility 24" tires, max width of 2.5" only
Fenders Aluminum (included)
Also includes RFA WheelSkirts (2021), RFA FootRests (2021)
E-assist class Class 1
Max e-assist speed 20 mph

User manuals

Shimano STEPS EP8 System - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS Battery and Parts - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS EC-E8004 Battery Charger - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS SC-E5003 Cycling Computer - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano E-Tube Project

Link to platform page

Hermanns H-Black Pro (front light) - User manual

Link to PDF

Hermmans H-Track (rear light) - User manual

Link to PDF

Warranty / returns


The Xtracycle Warranty covers each e-bike frame and fork against defects in manufacturing and materials for a lifetime for personal use (for the original owner) or one (1) year for commercial use. All Shimano STEPS components come with a two (2) year warranty, beginning on the date of purchase. Exclusions to this warranty apply. Please see the Terms and Conditions page for our full Warranty Policy.


Xtracycle Return Policy

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