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The $1,099 RadMission 1 convinced me that electric bikes are the best way to get around a city



a bicycle parked on the side of the railing: RadMission 1. Tim Levin/Insider


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RadMission 1. Tim Levin/Insider

  • I spent a few months tooling around on Rad Power Bikes’ latest model: the RadMission 1. 
  • At $1,099, the RadMission is the company’s most affordable bike to date. 
  • It’s overall a great buy, even if it doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles of pricier bikes. 
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Electric bikes are booming, and for good reason. 

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They offer loads of advantages over other modes of transportation: an e-bike can take you further than a normal bike and get you there faster. Depending on where you’re going, it can be quicker than driving, and it doesn’t come with the same environmental baggage or the need to find a parking spot. It can even be more convenient than public transit – and with COVID-19 still surging, e-bikes are a welcome alternative to subways and buses.

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