Rad Power Bikes RadMission 1 Review – $999 Cheapest Ebike from Rad

(bell ringing) – [Rye] I recognize that guy, It’s Tom He’s got the Rad Mobile Services truck, and he’s brought some RadMissions just for us So, I’m pretty excited about this Hey buddy – Hello, how are you doing? – [Rye] Good, good Yeah, I think it’s a little ways off – Yeah – [Rye] It’s nice to get a first look here Hey guys, we’re hanging out in the park – Hi – Judy is along for the ride Check it out, we got two RadMissions, we’re checking these out today I’ve actually been riding around on this quite a bit lately, and having a blast It’s the most affordable bike from Rad Power Bikes It’s also their lightest weight electric bike, especially if it’s naked like this one This is how it comes and I’ve laid it on its side, ’cause it does not come with a kickstand For me, I was like, you know, bomber, like what’s the deal? I like having a kickstand, at the same time, that adds a little bit of weight, and some cost And what stood out to me about how they designed the spike is that the drive train is just super solid It’s a single speed, but instead of doing a horizontal dropout, which is a little bit finicky to adjust, you have to like, you know, push the wheel back and then tighten it And maybe there’s some bolts that push it forward, and backward, it’s just more complex They were able to use like a vertical dropout, and then they’ve got this nice chain tensioner, and see how that’s inside of the right chain stay? Very tough, so normally you’re supposed to lay a bike down just like this, on the non-drive train side However, they’ve got these awesome 180 millimeter mechanical disc brakes And you also don’t want that to like bump something, and get bent, ’cause then it can create that like whooshing sound it’ll, you know, kind of scuffs on each revolution So you know, again, this is not best practices in the bicycle world, but I think this is one of the few bikes that you can actually lay down on this side, and feel really confident about it For me as a reviewer, like this is kind of fun ‘Cause usually I’m just looking at the other side of the bike, but check this out They’ve got a little torque arm right here, which is great This is an aluminum alloy lightweight frame, and it’s a very powerful motor So this is like an in-house motor that Rad Power Bikes has done And they’ve customized it to be extra powerful They’ve got their branding on it and everything This is 500 watts, planetary geared motor, which free wheels very efficiently, but with the gearing, it gives you a lot of torque, 50 Newton meters of torque, and it’s effective I was riding around the neighborhoods, we’re in Coquitlam and you can see it’s hilly around here I was riding up a hill – Yeah – [Rye] Yeah I stopped halfway up, and I could use the throttle and it did it just fine I was amazed because without gears, you’re kind of like, I hope it works I don’t wanna you know, like sometimes you have to get off, it’s so much work So in this case that 50 Newton meters of torque, on the motor very effective I mentioned the brakes before having those 180 millimeter rotors gives you a lot of stopping power and cooling power It gives you a great mechanical advantage over these really interesting wheel size So a lot of times in the past, I’d see like 26 inch wheels, or 28 inch wheels or, you know, 700 seat This is right in the middle 650b 27.5 by 1.95, so it’s a little bit wider and that gives you some stability, if you’re on gravel like this It also gives you some more comfort ’cause there’s higher air volume The PSI rating is 40 to 65, and for someone like me, I only weigh 135 pounds, I like to drop that down, and get some comfort You’ll notice this bike does not have a suspension fork, Rad Power Bikes does sell a suspension seatpost option, upgrade if you want But the standard seatpost, it’s another area where there’s good attention to detail This is like 390 millimeters tall, versus most seatposts are like 350 So these bikes, they come in two different sizes for a thousand dollar bike is pretty unheard of This is like the large pie step, you know, standard diamond frame And then they got this mid-step, kind of mixed if you’re in Europe And it is actually a smaller frame size, so that’s perfect, if you’re someone who’s a little bit more petite, and they’ve got six colors, between the two different models So this is one of the bright, super fun like red colors and you know, fun branding and everything Both of these are purpose built You can see how that down tube is stepped in a little bit and it’s flat, so mounting that battery pack is really solid, it keeps the weight low and center This is pretty balanced frame front to rear in part because, they went with a steel fork So if we come back over here This is solid, I mean, it’s really, it’s thick, it’s sturdy I actually asked the founders about this I was like, you know, this bike weighs 47.8 pounds without any accessories, that kind of seems like a lot for a single speed And they said, “Well, you know, we’ve got all these extra attachment points, and we really wanna support them well.” So see how there’s like, this is the steer tube right here, and you mount that basket directly to the steer tube, which is how you wanna do it If you mounted it to the fork, or if you’ve got a basket hanging off, that totally changes your steering And it’s just really not the right way to do it You can’t handle as much weight So by having it mounted to the steer tube like this,

it stays in line with the bike, and it’s actually supported by the entire frame But in order to support that weight, and up to 275 pounds total, this bike is rated pretty high, in terms of weight capacity So if you’re a heavier rider or something like that, or you’ve got both of the rack options, like we see here, it’s gonna handle that Steel tends to dampen vibration and just be extra strong, so that’s why So yeah, then, you know, the frame does weigh a little bit more But you’ve got all these different options, and it’s just bulletproof the way they’ve designed that single speed They’ve also got a chain guide down here, this 52 steel chainring, with aluminum alloy guide plates on either side, so the chain won’t skip off And there’s really, I mean, you know, it’s pretty tight, but there’s like this tensioner that keeps it tight You really shouldn’t have any problem with the chain falling off They even went with a DNP nickel coated, 16 tooth cog in the rear And it’s the kind of setup where you can pedal backwards, so this is not a fixie It’s really nice to just coast on this thing, or pedal backwards if you want to The bolts I mentioned earlier, they’ve got this like steel torque arm and stuff, but everything on this is pretty standard otherwise, like 135 millimeter hub spacing 100 upfront with a quick release skewer nine millimeter, quick release skewer, right there A lot of other little things like, see how this is a threaded metal connector, and it’s got a little washer right there, that’s gonna make this more water resistant, things like that The light see how it’s mounted to the stem on this bike? For me, that’s a huge deal If you get the basket, you can move it up here, which means you’re not gonna block the light Like imagine you’ve got a basket full of kitties, or something like, maybe some groceries or flowers You don’t want to lose your safety But one trade off is that now, it’s fixed It only points really forward in line with the bike, versus this setup over here See, I’m gonna go ahead and turn it on See it points right where you steer So I’m actually a fan of sort of the base set up here I might spend the extra $15 for a kickstand just ’cause that’s sorta my style, park it in the garage You don’t want this like tipping into a car or something But if you’re a student and you know, it’s like, yeah, I don’t need the weight I don’t need that like, sound, when you go over rocks or something This is the kind of bike it reminds me of being a kid, you just sorta throw it on the ground And, now there is the risk that when you’re tossing your bike on its side, these plastic pedals could crack or just get chewed up over time, when all of the other Rad Power Bikes currently offer aluminum alloy pedals And now they’re selling those pedals in an array of colors, back at the website So that’s something you could think about matching, or upgrading to, the plastic ones are a little bit lighter, but you know, cheaper Okay, I’m gonna go over some of the other little things, that’d be, make this stand out to me These are 12 gauge spokes, so extra thick 36 hole rims Black matching spokes matches the hub and the rims that’s nice A lot of other like more affordably priced bikes, just go with silver They aren’t as intentional with all the black accents And they gave me the gray color here, which looks really nice It’s kind of neutral, sort of professional, but you can see the wires a little bit more And there’s quite a few wires up here ‘Cause you got the light and the display, both brake levers have motor inhibitors So, whenever you pull those, not only do you get physical stopping power, but the motor shuts off, and it activates the rear light So I’m gonna try to do that right now Look at that, very cool So it goes bright mode if the lights are on, and if the lights are off, it comes on That is wonderful especially in combination with those reflective tires right there, and puncture protected And that’s another really big advantage ‘Cause as a kid, I would ride across like the fields, and you get like go heads and thorns Have you ever had a flat tire Judy? – Yeah – [Rye] It’s no fun, right? – ‘Cause I have to fix it But then, you know, I can’t fix that by myself, so I have to ask for help – [Rye] Get some help or something like that Speaking of that, these are direct consumer bikes Okay, so if you’re not familiar with Rad Power Bikes, I’ve been covering for years, and part of the way they get the lower price point is, you know, you ordered online and they ship it to you But unlike a lot of other companies, they’ve got like three or four outlets in the US, Canada and Europe You can actually go in and test ride it, and like pick it up from there Now, if you’re not in one of those cities, but you’re in some other major cities, they have this like mobile delivery van, that will come and bring it to you and assemble it So, that’s really nice They have a year long comprehensive warranty, all their battery packs and stuff across compatible In fact, they use a lot of the same accessories The RadMission that you see here, this basket, it was kind of designed and launched around the time that this bike was And so it’s really well suited to this particular model But it works with the other bikes, and they have other platform tray racks and stuff This rack is really only for the RadMission right now and it’s partially because they have the steeper seat stays going on But look at how well they’ve done this They got bungee loops, they got pannier hangers And then they’ve got this deck, which could support a trunk bag, or you can see these islets here

You could add one of their, like other basket accessories they’ve all kinds of bags and you know, insulated bags and stuff that you can get Notice that we were able to position that real light back here now versus, on the base model without any accessories They’ve got this little riser, so it keeps it up and above the tire But they didn’t put it on the saddle or anything, which can get blocked if you’re wearing a jacket There’s a lot of little things that are kind of easy to forget, or just not know when you’re making bikes, but these guys have been doing it for so long They’ve really nailed it Other examples include a bottle cage bosses down here It’s not perfect, you’d have to reach way down to get your bottle But at least it’s there, and frankly I’d probably put a folding lock or some other accessory down there And then we’ve also got a frame lock mounting point right here, on the seat stays And so it’s the C-thing that kinda like locks the rear wheel for making a quick errand I love that they’ve gone with this extra large like seat clamp right here Look how big that is So it gives you leverage, you’re not gonna have to hurt your fingers, trying to pry this tiny little thing That’s something that like hardly anyone else does, and it doesn’t really cost that much I mentioned before you could get the seatpost suspension, this is 27.2 millimeter, very standard And they’ve gone with a very active saddle here This is from Velo and it’s very comfortable, but it’s a little narrower and sportier, than some of the other bikes like the RadCity and stuff, which, you know, those are the ones with the suspension, and it’s just a little bit more upright and stuff Although I should say, look at this nice sweep on the handlebar They didn’t just go with a flat handlebar, that’s what I’m talking about, it’s swept back a little bit Look at these brakes, you’ve got this rubberized edge, which is not only comfortable, but a little bit warmer If it’s cold out, the metal gets cold too, but the rubber does not as much Got an integrated bell right here And mechanical disc brakes, they’re a little bit easier to adjust yourself, versus get somewhat hydraulic you might have to go in and them bled and stuff I do prefer hydraulic, but we’re back to the price, trade off and stuff This right break, the cable has to go further, which means that this one can require a little bit more hand effort to use But for the most part it’s good, and while we’re down here, look at this kickstand, see that little silver thing right there? You can actually pull that and slide this up and down, so we were able to adjust it on the fly, which is fantastic The pedal, it doesn’t come anywhere near, you’re probably not gonna get heel strikes on this, while you’re pedaling, it’s very good it’s not gonna get pedelec either And then we’ve got our cadence sensor This is my favorite one This is a 14 pulse sealed cadence sensor Some of the other ride bikes have like a big circular disc with magnets on it, and it’s just feels a little bit more vulnerable Whereas this one’s really tucked in, it’s very precise This is the motor controller, and they separated it purposefully from the battery, to make the batteries a lot more affordable So this is the 14 Amp Hour battery, that comes with all the other Rad bikes And I purposely, I was like, please, like I wanna test this, does it actually work? And it does It fits even on the mid-step frame So that’s excellent And these are, I was like 600 bucks or something, to replace those, which is really good 672 watt hours, 48 volts of power and that’s part of why this motor is so torquey and capable This is the battery that comes with the bike So it’s a little bit smaller and again, back to price point and lightweight on these bikes, 48 volt, 10.5 Amp Hours So 504 watt hours, which is like, yeah, it’s kind of average But the power that it delivers and the motor design, is very effective And again, thank goodness because a single speed, you know, I got into eBikes because I have sensitive knees, and I wanted something that could help me, you know, get to work and back each day without feeling the pain And so I was like, yeah, and eBike, that’s a great idea But then I bought like a really kind of fancy one, and I was like worried about it all day And it wasn’t gonna be safe Be even being able to remove that battery, and take it into the office and charge it, you’re gonna be able to avoid extreme, cold, extreme heat, which is gonna help those cells lasts a little bit longer But the charger that comes with this spike, it only weighs about a pound, you can toss it in your backpack and charge it during the day if you want to If I was someone who, maybe you have a car and you’ve got one of those cheaper bike racks that like hangs you’re supposed to hang the bike off the back of your car, this high steps perfect for that ‘Cause there’s tons of room in this triangle to hang on a bike rack or some buses have that same thing You can also get like a frame bag right here If you want to Lots of possibilities, in addition to just the standard features that they’ve got here with the fender mounts and everything While we’re on that topic, let’s talk about this So, I mentioned 999, that’s US dollars In Canada, that’s 1399 If you added all the accessories we see here, which is like kind of everything, besides they have like a side mirror, this is like $1,300 with all these accessories You know, each it’s like 89 bucks, 79 bucks, they all add a little bit And the fenders, I do wanna compliment these, they’re plastic, but they’re pretty solid, and they’ve got this rubber kind of mud flap on the front So if you were peddling and you kicked it, it’s not gonna get bent I think they’re kind of standard in a lot of ways, but they didn’t use those mounting points,

where you’ve got like metal poking up that can scratch you These are curved, they’re not designed to be adjustable It just fits, it just works, it provides enough space It stays out of the way, like good job Rad And that’s what I mean, they’ve really dialed these bikes in And there are lots of attachment points, and quick disconnects and things so that, it feels modular Like if you have a problem with this bike, you can get a fix Let’s say you already own a Rad Power Bike, you wanna go further, you can take their standard 14 Amp Hour battery, you can use it with this bike Like it’s really cool the way that this is just so again, modular, feel like I’m running out of steam here I’ve covered almost everything We got a bunch of spacers, so you can flip the stem if you wanna get more aggressive, you can, you know, swivel up the handlebars and change your body position slightly, take the saddle way, way down I measured these extensively, while I was studying the bikes, you know, back at home in my basement and kind of like, Whoa, how does this work? So all of those measurements, minimum saddle height, maximum saddle height, length, so you can figure out if it fits on your car rack But in so many ways, these are just standard bicycles What do you think so far, Judy? – Yeah Like it’s like, you can see like the wheel, is larger than the last bikes that I tried, and also I prefer the basket – [Rye] You like that? (laughs) – Yeah But – [Rye] What would you put in there? What would you put it? – Like my bottles and some like, you know, tissues or something? – [Rye] Yeah, yeah – I have got lots of stuff to put And if, but like this one, is it like, like there’s a cover or something? – [Rye] You know, they do have bags that are water proof They have like a big bag and a small bag, and an insulated bag Rad Power Bikes actually makes bikes for like Domino’s, and people use them to deliver They have one called the RadCity So, for me that’s another sort of like validation point that the company does a good enough job with quality And then they’re also responsive enough with customer support So, half of this review is like, sort of about the company, and then half of it is sort of about the product here I mean, to be honest with you, if this was unbranded, I’d look at it and be like, “You know, it’s kinda heavy, it’s a single speed.” But then when you look closer to at it, you’re like, “Oh, but look at all the little things that they did so well.” And frankly, 1,000 bucks, like it’s hard to buy an electric bike for under 1,000 bucks And then I know that the company is gonna stick around to support you and stuff So, I think that’s about it Should we hop on these things? Take ’em for a ride – Sure – [Rye] Okay Sweet, thanks – RadMission, and it’s our mission (both laughing) – Test the bike then – [Rye] That’s right, awesome Okay guys, I decided to hop on this thing first, and walk you through the display panel By the way, you do not have to leave the keys in them, let me take those out, so they aren’t jingling around Just press a power button up here This is like a super basic display, it’s the same one that they use for the RadRunner Some of the other Rad Power Bikes have like an LCD, and it gives you your current speed, like average speed, max speed, some other details Similar battery capacity indicator So this just uses like five LED lights, that one has like five LCD, little gray ticks And again, the battery has like a little, you know, four tick indicator on it So you get a sense for how full it is, even when it’s not on the bike Very reachable plus minus And there is a walk mode, I should talk about that too Check it out So if you hold the minus button, the bike walks forward I mean, this is a pretty swift walk It’s a little bit more of a jog I don’t know if that’s a huge complaint I think it comes back to how it’s geared This is geared, a little bit high I talked to the company about this ’cause I’m more of I like to spin, and I do like gears So I was like, is it worth it? Like you save $500, but you could get gears if you go a little higher, and I guess it’s all personal preference So 50 tooth chainring down here, 16 teeth on the rear And it’s just it’s geared to be high, meaning slower And once you reach the 20 mile per hour top speed, it feels pretty comfortable at that speed And thankfully there’s a throttle So, you know, getting up to speed, isn’t too difficult with the higher torque motor So we got zero one, two, three or four pedal assist levels, the light indicator, and just seems to come on by default, which is great in terms of safety But I’m gonna turn it off for a second, and then show you that brake activation, ain’t that cool? So, you can even see this one from the side a little bit, which is just really nice They’re wired in, they run off that main battery pack, which is great That’s kind of it I mean, it’s a very simple display, and it might not attract as much unwanted attention One thing that I noticed is that it feels bright sometimes there’s no way to dim this And I was like, maybe I can just put some like, you know, tape over it or something like some painter’s tape, and mute it that way But then I realized you can just like swivel it forward, and now it’s not really shining up in your eyes so much So that was nice This is not removable but again, it does swivel a little bit I think I’m just gonna hop on, and, do pedal assist a little bit, so you can see how quickly it responds I’m in the highest level of assist, so it’s gonna be pretty quick

(eBike motor revving) Okay, even though we’re on gravel here, kind of a sandy, you know, just like a football field It’s feeling pretty stable Feels pretty comfortable too, ’cause I did take the tire pressure down a little bit, before I started test riding it, just to add some comfort for myself The body position is pretty comfortable to kind of upright full leg extension here Can I hand it off? There we go There we go Oh yeah Oh yeah Yeah, it’s fun I was talking to Mike from Rad Power Bikes about these bikes and stuff, ’cause we kind of go back a ways, and anytime they introduce a new bike, it’s fun I’m getting a review of this before it’s out on the market, and ask them all these questions like why steel fork? And we talked about the basket and everything So Mike was like, you know, “This just reminds me of being a kid I had a, single-speed like puffy type of bicycle where you’re you know, one gear and you just get it done.” And my heart, is still in that child, like fun place, but it’s sorta like my knees aren’t as much And that’s why I love having a throttle, ’cause it’s just, you know, so I wanna try to demonstrate that again, you can just get on the bike with the throttle, no problem (eBike motor revving) And I feel like Rad Power Bikes does the throttle the right way, which is, you know, this is variable speed, like the further you twist it, the more power you get And, some other companies it’s really limited in power by what level of assist So this one, you can put it in zero, if you want to And, when you do that, you got the lights, and you got the throttle You don’t have to use the throttle if you don’t want to, but it’s not like you’re peddling is gonna activate pedal assist, and surprise you It’s just it’s very intuitive, it’s like a little scooter in that way This is a Class 2 electric bike I did a little like intro I keep looking for that kickstand, I guess you just lay it down I did like a little intro video on this bike awhile back ‘Cause you know, they did like an announcement or something, and I was like is it Class 1? ‘Cause I saw this one right here But no that’s this is the first iteration of the RadMission, it’s like first-generation So, correcting myself right there And I didn’t notice at that time about the kickstand, a few people were like, “Oh, come on, why not kickstand.” And it’s like, well, you know, it’s 15 bucks And I guess I should say, this is sort of like a zero waste sort of approach If you want those accessories? Great by them, it’s a few hundred bucks, and the bike will look just like this If you don’t, and you’re not gonna use them, you get this, and at least you’re not wasting them You know, to me that that kind of matters The charger for these bikes, it’s just it’s too amp and stuff, which is a little bit slower, it’s another trade off But it’s very reliable It’s back to like, why do they have an external controller? Keeps the heat separate from the battery They lot of really like, I guess, you know, durability-minded, is how I would come out there So I think we’re maybe we switch helmets and you can go for a ride – Sure – [Rye] Are you excited? – I can’t wait for testing it or riding it – [Rye] Did you think of any other questions while I was riding? – Questions Yeah, I just came up with a one question – [Rye] Yeah – Like I’m wondering if the chain is gonna be rusted, or? – [Rye] Great question Yeah, so this DNP like nickel coated sprocket back here, that’s a more expensive part and this is a Z-Chain, and it is rust resistant You know rust resistant So I think over time, if it gets kinda scratched up or something, it could rust a little bit And the steel chainring, maybe a little bit, but probably a lot less than some And if you think about that derailleur and stuff, and how it squeaks and has extra cables, and how it’s changing and maybe scuffing more, I actually think this is gonna be, it’s gonna stay a little bit nicer over time ‘Cause if you look at like the alignment of that chain, it’s just like super straight, it’s not being pulled side to side You’re probably never gonna have like a chain break, or something on you Does that answer it? – Yeah – [Rye] Probably more than you needed – Yeah – [Rye] Like, okay, it’s not gonna rust Okay, so Judy hop on it before you turn it on Just because with a throttle, we don’t want to accidentally bump it So you’re good, just pop over the bike Yep, stow the kickstand – [Judy] Yeah – [Rye] This is great, yeah And can you jump forward real quick and stand over the frame? So this is what we it’s pretty approachable this frame You are like five and a half feet or something? – Yeah – [Rye] Something like that yeah. Okay, cool Now that we’re set, you can just turn it on Great, it does this little dance It’s like, (mimics electronic beeping) – [Judy] It’s interesting – [Rye] And then that’s it You just throttle like you’re used to or pedal assist – Okay (plane engine roaring) – Here we go – [Rye] There you go (eBike motor revving) – [Rye] Nice So it’s the slow steady cadence, of the single-speed

Nice job (eBike motor revving) Sweet Oh, there we go Now she’s going for it with the throttle (laughs) Oh yeah, we got the bell going on There’s the headlight, I don’t see the brake light Yeah, very nice Okay, first impressions – High five – [Rye] High five you like it – Yeah – [Rye] Is this worth 1,000 bucks? What do you think? – Yeah definitely Well, this one’s 13 We looked at, so no, hey, you know, we’ve reviewed a bunch of other bikes, but this is really the perfect bike I think for like a student or someone, who wants to leave their bike and not worry about it so much I mean the end of the day, bikes can and do get stolen even with a big lock, but at least you’re not losing like a ton of money (both chuckle) – Then my heart went broke – [Rye] I know, oh my gosh, that would be such a, that’d be a sad moment Okay guys, you’re all hooked up to the RadMission ST, and I think that kind of stands for Step-Thru, even though it’s mid-step You can see the 50 tooth steel chainring, 16 tooth cog in the rear I’m gonna pedal along with pedal assist again, that 14 pulse sensors really responsive, and just nice and clean, tight You can listen for chain rattling, or these fenders again, optional fenders, just to see what kind of noise they might make And then really just how responsive the motor is when I start and stop pedaling At any time you can over override with the brakes, and then that’ll cut the motor power, but I’ve been very impressed with the 500 watt motor here It’s more powerful than a lot of geared hub motors that I’ve tested And that’s really important if you’re climbing or starting and especially with the single-speed So, let’s do it In the highest level of assist level four, just to make the motor noise more pronounced, and to give us a climbing advantage (eBike motor revving) Pretty quiet I was purposely going over like some rough stuff, that you probably wouldn’t normally do, in a kind of an urban environment And the fenders are tight and like really solid, everything’s feeling good So I did use the throttle a bit there So now I’m gonna use pedal assist (eBike motor revving) Climbing a really steep hill right now Its working right (eBike motor revving continues) Throttle Nice About halfway up the hill right now And I’m gonna try throttling from zero, or maybe it’ll just a little bit of a push forward ‘Cause this is like the real test Like what happens, if you’re relying on the throttle, and it’s a hill and you can’t peddle, ’cause you know, you’re kind of in a higher gear, that’s how this is set up It’s sort of a slower, relaxed cadence at the low speeds And then it feels more comfortable and natural, like 84 pedal strokes per minute at the higher 20 mile per hour speed So this is a good test I am 135 pounds, so if you’re heavier, your mileage may vary You might need to kind of take the hill at an angle, or kickoff a little bit more But once that motor starts going, it seems to do a surprisingly good job (eBike motor revving) Pretty impressed (eBike motor revving) Nice You probably keep hearing that brake squeak, that can happen if you’re like building a bike, and you touch it with your hands ‘Cause like the grease from your hands at wheels, can kind of get into the brake rotors, and then the caliper the brake pads and stuff So, try not to touch those disc brake rotors, if you can help it And then if you do get them dirty, I think people use like brake cleaner or alcohol, or something and of kind of clean the grease off that way Yeah, hope that helps yah And this time I think I’m gonna go like full speed, just to show what that looks like, and pedal cadence and everything (eBike motor revving) I made it to one of my favorite testing hills

So we’ve got a nice like flat runway, and then fairly steep hill that sort of curves a little bit The key is just to have some speed when you’re riding, ’cause once you get to the hill, you’re relying quite a bit on the motor, unless you actually stand up, in my experience with some of the so here we go, there we go Motor’s kicking in, headed towards the hill I’m in two right now, which is my favorite for riding around, just the comfortable speed And now the bike’s doing pretty well, starting to hear it (eBike motor revving) I’m losing speed, I don’t know how fast I’m going, but I’m definitely losing speed right now And my cadence is already really low, I’m just slugging along This is when I would definitely be like in that higher level of assist and I can feel it right away, so I’m making it But if I was just in throttle mode, it would make it too (eBike motor revving) As long as you have speed Now, let’s see what happens if I completely stop right here, you know, I’m like halfway up the hill, and we just try to use the throttle from standstill There we go I’m impressed, I mean, this thing is, like I said, it’s a zippy motor 50 Newt meters of torque That for me is one of the biggest like highlights of this bike is that the motor is quite powerful, for a hub motor, it’s really not even that loud (eBike motor revving) Because with my knee sensitivity, if I was trying to like pedal this with no assists, let me just give you a take it all the way down to zero I mean, I’m almost immediately struggling, and I would need to stand up That’s like as far as I can go, without the motor assist So just keep your eye on that battery gauge, and think about your own, just your own situation Everyone’s a little bit different, but I hope that gives you some perspective, just how impressive these bikes are in terms of power I think that’s about it For the full written review on the RadMission with all the specs and details See back at electricbikereview.com We’ve also got some forums, and a cool comparison tool So, you can look at this bike, and you could compare it against maybe the RadCity That’s like the closest bike from Rad Power Bikes And you know, you can make your decisions about cost and stuff I love you guys ride safe out there, have fun Welcome to eBikes, if you’re new ‘Cause I feel like this is gonna be a popular one for maybe people that felt like they couldn’t afford eBikes before, or you know, just had never really seen one I love that it comes in so many colors, and that they chose to do two frame styles ‘Cause that costs money Like it’s easy to overlook that, but I mean, you feel more comfortable on this one, than the big one over there So, you know, that’s worth it Anyway, ride safe out there, we’ll see you next time So we’re back at the car, getting ready to load these And I was taking the battery off, ’cause I only have an inch and a quarter hitch right here, and probably don’t need the extra weight I put the battery in the car And Judy was like, how do you get the battery off? So, you know, these batteries are pretty cool They have like three spots, one is on, and locked to the frame Two is off, and locked to the frame That way no one can tamper with your bike at the bike rack or something And the third one, you like push it in, and then twist it And now it’s ready to be removed And you can take the key out in any of these positions, but we’ll just leave it in, so we don’t lose it And now the difficult part and maybe one of the tradeoffs with this battery is, it’s kind of tight sometimes, you have to like brace the frame Do you wanna try again? – [Judy] Sure – [Rye] And just slide it for, be careful with your fingers and stuff There you go, right? It takes a little bit of effort – [Judy] Yeah – [Rye] And then you wanna be careful This one’s 7.7 pounds, I think the lighter one, the lower capacity that comes with it’s like 6.3 or something So again, this is like the higher capacity battery, that I just asked to play with Three bolts, right here for the slide track Nicely done And there’s the stepped in frame I was talking about Careful not to drop this, it does have two fuses in it – [Judy] Oops – [Rye] Oh no, Judy! – Kidding – [Rye] This is expensive Still is like five or 600 bucks depending on which ones, you get, and then yeah, extreme heat actually degrades the cells over time Whereas extreme cold, just stuns it, it puts it to sleep for a while So you really want like cool dry location, and it looks like this battery’s been through, you know, look at all the scratches and like – You did that? – [Rye] No, no, no This is like their loner battery, yeah I’m gonna put this bike on, and I thought this would be cool to show you guys, how I do this, ’cause you know, the most eBikes are kind of heavy, and I don’t want anyone to hurt their backs So, this is a Goolwa rack that I like And they’re not paying me to say this or anything I actually bought this, but I got a pro-deal, which was nice So take the bike like this, and now I lock the rear brake, and I pull back on the bike and I set the front wheel on the frame like this And then all I have to do is lift the rear, like that Put that into this slot

(metal squeaking) Tuck this under like that Yeah, so that’s nice, (metal squeaking) locks it just like this And that’s it By doing it that way you don’t have to like hurt your back, or like try to, you know, it’s just a lot easier So, hope that helps I’m gonna do the other one real quick too (metal squeaking) This one I’ll try to do faster This one matches my rack, a little bit Just lift up on the, there you go (metal squeaking) Set it in the track Even with fenders, this track works pretty well Just like tightens on the front wheel Did this back thing through here, turn the wheel a little bit (metal squeaking) And we’re ready to go Look at that, it even fits with the basket I was a little worried about that, honestly, I was coming to the park to visit Let me show ’em the, good spacing So anyway, I used stuff that I like, including like the Abus Helmet, it’s got a light up on top here, they gave me the helmet of course, but this is good stuff And I’m a big fan of safety Like with all this stuff that you see here, the reflections and stuff So, I think that’s it Are we done now? Did we get everything? – We did everything – [Rye] Rock on