Known and recognized across the Atlantic for its catalog of electric bikes, the company Rad Power Bikes is arming itself with a new electric bike called RadMission. Launched as the cheapest in the range, the two-wheeler benefits from a European version to accompany your urban journeys.
To distinguish itself from its counterparts, the RadMission offers the least expensive price list in the range. While the other models vary between $1,199 and $1,599, the newcomer is available for just $999. Mainly dedicated to the city, although its 27.5-inch wheels would allow it to travel a few beaten paths, the RadMission also benefits from a lighter weight than its counterparts.
The RadMission e-bike comes equipped with a 500-W motor for a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h), and there’s a 250-W version for Europe that tops out at 15.5 mph (25 km/h). In turn, its 48 V/10.5 Ah lithium-ion battery will provide a range of 40 to 72 km (25-45 miles), depending on the mode of electric assistance used. All thanks to the RadMission 6061 aluminum frame in two versions, which, together with the equipment, weighs 50 lb (about 22 kg).
In terms of possibilities, RadMission will cope with a 275 lb (125 kg) load (including a rider’s weight), and offers integrated brake light, front lighting, LED control panel, single-speed drivetrain and 27.5-inch Kenda Kontact tires with K-Shield puncture-resistant liners and reflective sidewalls. Tektro disc brakes are responsible for braking.
The company has also integrated a Twist Grip Throttle, a walking assistance feature that propels the RadMission at 6 km/h (3.7 mph) when you don’t want to pedal.
In order to reach the widest possible target, the RadMission has been available in two sizes: the high-step version (for riders between 178 and 195 cm) and the mid-step version (suitable for people between 157 and 188 cm), in five different colors.
The bike can already be pre-ordered on the Rad Power Bikes website, where it is available at $999; shipping is scheduled for October 2020. Optional accessories include a front-mounted basket, rear cargo rack, front rack full fenders, mirrors, and an adjustable kickstand.