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The Urban Scout
The RFA is compact, agile & quick off the line, making it the perfect choice for carrying 1-2 passengers. Stressful commutes become joyous moments of zen when you pull up on-time, energized, and ready for what’s next.

This bike fits one kid seat + one passenger

Free Shipping & Local Assembly (Contiguous USA only)

RFA

$4,999.00 $4,499.00

$500 off + Free Shipping & Assembly // Free Hooptie now included!

20mph - $4999.00 / White
20mph - $4999.00 / Black
28mph - $5499.00 / White
28mph - $5499.00 / Black
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Let's Outfit your RFA

Accessorize Your Bike RFA HooptieMagicCarpetPorterRackPorterPackRFA CargoBayRFA CargoBayEveryday BikePackPolisport Guppy Baby Seat

Everyday Rider RFA Bundle

 $650.00

Everything you need to get riding!

  • Hooptie passenger rails (included for free)
  • PorterRack + PorterPack for up-front cargo
  • MagicCarpet seat cushion
  • CargoBay cargo bag (single)
  • Everyday BikePack convertible pannier/backpack

A compact cargo bike to fit every stage of life

Great things come in smaller packages, and the RFA is full of surprises. Designed to roll with you for years to come, from baby-carting days thru the toddler-wielding years, and on to your kid-free second act. Ready for you, and heirloom-ready for your protégé—we designed the RFA to last generations. Hand-me-downs just got way cooler.

Seeing is Believing

Video resources to show you what we're all about

At the Speed of life

Whatever your pace in life, Xtracycle is there to meet your needs. With two speed options to help you get where you're going on time & fully refreshed, it's a no sweat decision to ride.

Casual Cruiser?

20mph Max Speed

  • Ideal for Everyday Cruising
  • Perfect for school runs, errands, and weekend joy rides
  • Get out of the car & rediscover your favorite local haunts
  • Tackle any incline with 85Nm of torque
  • Pedal assistance up to 20 mph
  • Up to 60mi. range per charge

Got the Need for Speed?

28mph Max Speed

  • Ideal for Daily Commuting
  • Long distances melt away with more smiles per hour
  • Zip ahead without getting stuck in traffic
  • Charge uphill with 85Nm of torque
  • Pedal assist up to 28 mph
  • Up to 60mi. range per charge

Free Shipping & Assembly

getting a cargo bike in your life is has never been easier

Bay Area Flagship Store Pick-Up

Have your bike built by the pros at Xtracycle

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NYC Showroom Pick-Up

Expert assembly & hassle-free pick-up from our NYC partners, Priority Bicycles

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Pick-Up at a Local Bike Shop

Choose from a list of certified Beeline Connect network shops at checkout

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Anatomy of a Perfect Cargo Bike

With it's easy to mount mid-step frame geometry, the RFA is the perfect multi-purpose compact cargo bike. Dual 24" wheels on a mid-tail frame keeps your weight low & centered for outstanding maneuverability, wherever your adventures take you.

RFA Image of the Xtracycle Stoker, calling out the following features: upright riding, shareable mid-step frame, up-front cargo options, fenders & LED lights, high-roll front wheel, 4 piston hydraulic brakes, Shimano high torque motor, 630Wh 60 miles battery, dual leg kickstand, multiple cargo bag options, low center of gravity, room for 2 with multiple configurations

Details Matter

Shimano eBike System

The Shimano STEPS EP series motor delivers up to 85 nM of torque for hilly terrain & heavy loads. With up to 400% of e-assist, you’ll be cruising up hills, no matter your loaded.

Shimano 630Wh Battery

With 630 watt-hours, you’ll be able to ride farther without having to stop & plug-in, up to 60 miles on a single charge. That's 20% more juice than a comparable stock battery.

Adjustable Wheel Base

Utilizing Xtracycle's patented DynamicDrops system, the RFA ships as a 73" length mid-tail bike (80" when you add the Hooptie on the rear rack), but is configurable to a 69.5" standard length e-bike.

Premium Componentry

Precision shifting and a clutch rear derailleur give you quick gear changes for any terrain. Paired with a wide range 10-speed 11 tooth – 42 tooth cassette, no hills will stand in your way.

4-Piston Hydraulic Brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes offer more power for braking and they self adjust to keep your brakes powerful as the pads wear.

Easy to Share Frame

The mid-step frame and adjustable seat-post makes the RFA easy to share between riders of varying heights.

Your Bike, Your Way

Every Xtracycle is compatible with our full suite of passenger & cargo carrying accessories. Add to Cart and outfit your slick hauling machine with our interactive Accessorizor

Included with your bike

Hooptie (Now Included)

our legendary Hooptie but designed to fit our more compact RFA

RFA KickBack center stand

solid & stable dual leg kickstand

RFA FootRests

secure support for feet & cargo

Integrated Pannier Rail

built-in pannier rail perfectly fits the Everyday BikePack or any standard pannier bag

Front & Rear Lights

see and be seen day or night with bright integrated LED lights

Full Metal Fenders

thick aluminum fenders built for everyday use

Add-Ons for Your Bike

Available in the Accesorizor

Kid Seat Ready

room for one kid seat with another passenger more info »

MagicCarpet

padded seat cushion for a comfy ride more info »

PorterRack

sturdy front rack to strap down whatever you're carrying more info »

PorterPack

perfect for keeping loose cargo secure & at arms reach more info »

Everyday BikePack

insulated & convertible pannier-backpack, makes a perfect daily go-bag more info »

THE NITTY GRITTY

Sizing
All current Xtracycle frames come in one size.

If you are shorter than 5'3" you may wish to have a smaller handlebar stem to accommodate a shorter reach. If you are taller than 6'3" you may wish to have a longer seat post and stem for a more comfortable ride. You can add a FitKit to your cart in order to adjust your bike accordingly.

The FitKit sizes available are small (300mm seat post, 60mm stem) and large (450mm seat post, 120mm stem). All our bikes come with a 400mm seat post and 90mm stem.

Bike geometry
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 mm (Utility mode)
12 Deck height 26" 660 mm
13 Wheel base 51" (Utility mode) 1295 mm (Utility mode)
14 Actual length 73" (Utility mode), 80" with the rack and Hooptie 1854 mm (Utility mode), 2032 mm with the rack and Hooptie
RFA 20mph component specs
Available colors Black (matte), Off-white (glossy)
Bike weight 60.2 lbs
Max Gross Vehicle Weight 470 pounds
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. Available lengths: 300mm (S), 400mm (M), 450mm (L)
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-TRACE E-BIKE 6-12V (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 or FSA CK-752, 170mm
Chainring FSA 38 tooth cog
Cassette SRAM GX PG-1130 A1, 11-speed, 11 tooth - 42 tooth
Chain e-ONZE-111 Taya (RFA Utility - 144 Links, RFA Sport - 123 Links)
E-assist Shimano STEPS EP8
E-assist cycling computer Shimano SC-E5003
Charger Shimano STEPS EC-E6002 (120 V AC, 50 - 60 Hz, 2 amp)
Battery Shimano STEPS BT-E8016, 630 wH (downtube, external), up to 60mi per charge depending on riding conditions and load
Front hub KT QL-XC2F, 15mm, 100mm thru axle
Rear hub KT QL-XC2R, 10mm, 135mm bolt-on
Front rim 24" Alex MD-30/36H
Rear rim 24" Alex MD-30/36H
Spokes Pillar 14/15 gauge stainless w/PB15 14L brass nipples
Tires NICA'GNAR Cargo Tire 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
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
RFA 28mph component specs
Available colors Black (matte), Off-white (glossy)
Bike weight 60.2 lbs
Max Gross Vehicle Weight 470 pounds
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. Available lengths: 300mm (S), 400mm (M), 450mm (L)
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-TRACE E-BIKE 6-12V (included)
Shifters Shimano SL-M4100-R 10-S Rapidfire Plus w/optical
Front derailleur (none)
Rear derailleur Shimano RD-M5120-SGS Deore 10/11-S Shadow Plus
Crank FSA CK752, 170mm
Chainring FSA 38 tooth cog
Cassette Shimano CS-M4100-10 10-S 11-42 tooth
Chain KMC e10T Turbo 10-S EPT Anti-Rust (RFA Utility - 144 Links, RFA Sport - 123 Links)
E-assist Shimano STEPS EP6
E-assist cycling computer Shimano SC-EN500
Charger Shimano STEPS EC-E6002 (120 V AC, 50 - 60 Hz, 2 amp)
Battery Shimano STEPS BT-EN606, 630 wH (frame, external), up to 60mi per charge depending on riding conditions and load
Front hub KT QL-XC2F, 15mm, 100mm thru axle
Rear hub KT QL-XC2R, 10mm, 135mm bolt-on
Front rim 24" Alex MD-30/36H
Rear rim 24" Alex MD-30/36H
Spokes Pillar 14/15 gauge stainless w/PB15 14L brass nipples
Tires NICA'GNAR Cargo Tire 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 3
Max e-assist speed 28 mph
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compatibility

The RFA is compatible with the following accessories: RFA Hooptie, RFA HalfHooptie, SnackBars, MagicCarpet, PorterRack, PorterPack (when a PorterRack is installed), Everyday BikePack, RFA SlingSet, RFA CargoBay, RFA FootRests, RFA Footpegs, RFA KickBack, Yepp Nexxt Maxi.

An important note about child seats:
If you intend to install a Yepp child seat on the Shimano powered 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.

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

Shipping your bike

Direct Home Delivery ($400): Get your bike delivered fully assembled, ready to ride, in our Big Box of Happiness anywhere in the continental United States. This premium assembly and delivery service comes with our 15 day, 50-mile trial and hassle-free return. Fully assembled bikes ship within 2 weeks. Delivery times vary based on location. For Canada, please see Shipping Xtracycle Bikes to Canada: What to know.

Unassembled ($200): Looking to DIY your bike build or work with your local bike shop for assembly? This option is for you. Choose “unassembled” and we will ship your bike and accessories directly to you for a flat shipping fee of $200. Unassembled bikes ship within 2 business days. Delivery times vary based on location. We recommend all bikes assembled at home be looked over by a bike shop before use to ensure proper assembly.

Local delivery ($175): If you are located in the Bay Area, we’ll get your bike fully assembled and sent directly to your home, ready to ride, for $175.

Local pick-up (free): Pick up your bike fully built in-store and get it home however you’d like.

User Manual
RFA 20mph assembly manual

Link to PDF

RFA 28mph assembly manual

Link to PDF

RFA assembly video

Link to video on Xtracycle YouTube channel

Shimano STEPS EP8 System - User manual

Link to PDF

Shimano STEPS EP6 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

Shimano STEPS SC-EN500 Cycling Computer - User manual

Link to PDF

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

Link to PDF

Herrmans H-Trace e-bike (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

Featured Review

CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica

[RFA] is able to transform and evolve as your life and family do over the years and decades. The rear rack can literally expand or contract to suit your needs. A host of accessories can be added, modified, upgraded, and removed as needed. It’s a jack of all trades and is a great option for those looking to ditch their oversized 4-wheeled vehicle in favor of a 2-wheeled electric vehicle that gives you as much of a workout as you’re looking for while adventuring through life.

It was clearly designed and built to last over the years. Yes, it will need service. Yes, it will need to be tuned. Yes, it will last. And if you’re lucky, it might even become a member of the family.

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What others are saying

No regrets and loving it

Maria

No regrets and loving it

This bike is super fun to ride and makes it easy to do kid drop offs and pick ups ( even with 3)! I love the ability to increase the level of assistance when going in to the wind or up a hill, but it’s also easy to ensure a great workout. We’ve reduced our driving significantly using this bike and we are loving it!

So glad I did!

Amy G.

So glad I did!

Honestly, I don’t have words to express how please I am with Swooptie (my new bike). Marie-Claire was absolutely fantastic – patient, informative and honest. Shipping was incredibly fast – Cali to NY in a week! And most importantly the bike – beautiful, comfortable and well designed. I bought my bike sight unseen, without ever test riding an Xtracycle and I am so glad I did.

So much better than another car

Richard F.

So much better than another car

It’s so much better than another car. It’s convenient to roll right up to the beach or any other destination with all your stuff and not have to park in a parking lot. My wife is not a big cyclist, but now she carries the kids and beats me on fast rides, and has a great time doing it.

A full car replacement

Travis K.

A full car replacement

We bought our Xtracycle swoop as a second car replacement. It’s turning out to be a full car replacement. It’s my first choice to jump on the bike to run to school or the store and I’m disappointed if we have to fall back to using the car. It’s easy to ride while still being incredibly fun and safe. Plus zone blue looks pretty.

Alexandra M.

I ruminated about whether to go human-powered or not and am SO glad that I went with a motor. I’m 130lbs and the bike and kids are a combined 130lbs so it’s very difficult to get the bike moving from a stop without a motor. The extra pedal-assist helps me clear intersections quickly.

The best!

Riley M.

The best!

Xtracycle cargo bikes have the best all-around designs and are especially amazing for families. They are strong, comfortable, and adaptable, which are all things we were looking for in a cargo bike. Our kids love our eSwoop and so do we!

Xtracycle helped us get outside more

Tom H.

Xtracycle helped us get outside more

Our Xtracycle has really helped us get outside more as a family. More ambitious trips are possible on an electric cargo bike carrying passengers than otherwise. We’ve been doing long rides across town to start but will be doing some weekend touring trips soon. The Xtracycle is a very high-quality product and–although it’s the most expensive bike I’ve ever purchased–I have zero regrets because of the fun it has brought us and the future plans it has enabled.

Absolutely love this bike!

Laramie L.

Absolutely love this bike!

I absolutely love this bike!! We live in a very bike friendly community and I ride everywhere with my kids in tow (sometimes all three!). We have had so many fun adventures around town now – parks, grocery shopping, beach lunches you name it. Saving money on gas too has bee nice!!

Great communication

Joel F.

Great communication

Very quick shipping time and great communication, highly recommended! Bike was shipped ready to ride and I was on the bike and riding in less than 10 minutes..

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