RFA

It’s a compact utility bike you can ride every day that fits your life right where it’s at.

$5,499

Off-White (glossy)
Medium

Shipping Timelines:
• Direct Home Delivery: Expect delivery between 3-5 weeks depending on your location.
• Ship Bike Unassembled: Your bike ships within 2 business days.
Learn more about our shipping options.

50-day, 100-mile trial period!

Easy financing with Klarna

Hassle-free, lifetime warranty

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.

Description

Sized just like a regular bike, but with the preternatural capacity to carry, the RFA is genetically encoded 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 must add 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 jumbo centerstand, hydro brakes, and our Signature Safety Fork, the RFA packs safety and durability right in with all that versatility.

Ready for you, and heirloom-ready for your protégé—we designed the RFA to last. Hand-me-downs just got way cooler. Fast forward a few years from now, when your tiny-helmeted cargo starts pedaling their own bikes, your RFA is ready to change with you—because, surprise, it’s really two bikes in one. When the time comes, you can easily convert from Utility to Sport mode and trade-off some of the cargo capacity for an even zippier, more compact steed. Because when we say Anything? We mean eff-ing Anything.

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.
  • The Shimano EC-6002 charger which can charge your battery from 0-100% in 10.2 hours or 0-80% in 7.5 hours.
  • The E5003 cycling computer which gives easy handlebar access to system controls.
  • 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

 

An important note about child seats:
If you intend to install a Yepp child seat on the RFA, you will want to get the Yepp Nexxt Maxi. For a complete list of compatible and incompatible child seats, please see the article on child seats here. For the best position for a child seat on the rear deck, please see this article here.

The Yepp Maxi is not compatible with the Shimano powered RFA.

 

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)
Bike weight 60.2 lbs
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 Schwalbe Crazy Bob 24x2.35"
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 Manual

RFA assembly manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS EP8 System - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS Battery and Charger - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS SC-E5003 Cycling Computer - User manual

Link to PDF

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

Link to PDF

Hermmans H-Track (rear light) - User manual

Link to PDF

Warranty

Warranty

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.

Returns

Xtracycle Return Policy

Product reviews

What others are saying

  1. Question

    Rhiannon

    I’m looking for a way to travel locally with my dog. Is there a large basket attachment for dogs? She’s a 55 lb retriever.

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    • Ashley

      Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

      Traveling with dogs can be so fun! While we don’t have a specific basket for this purpose, a storage tote or laundry basket combined with the Hooptie is perfect! We talk more about that in this article.

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  2. Question

    JD

    Can a Yepp Mini front seat be mounted to this bike with enough clearance to ride safely?

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  3. Ashley

    Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

    Hey there, Susanne! This bike weighs 60.2 lbs as assembled, which includes the WheelSkirts, Footsies, RFA KickStand, fenders, and lights.

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  4. Ashley

    Ashley (Xtracycle staff)

    Hey there, Nina! This bike weighs 60.2 lbs as assembled, which includes the WheelSkirts, Footsies, RFA KickStand, fenders, and lights.

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