Electric Metro Bike
Winner, Best Affordable Electric Bike of 2020
Ebikes from Rad Power Bikes were named the Best Electric Bikes in 7 categories by ElectricBikeReview.com, the most of any electric bike company.
Geared Hub Motor
Miles per Charge (estimate)
Most popular accessories
RadMission Rear Rack
RadMission Full Fenders
Built for Riders on a Mission
The RadMission is a slick, stylish single-speed electric metro bike for city riders craving more excitement and utility than your average fixie -- and at an introductory price of $999, it’s available at our lowest price point ever. Don’t let its simplicity fool you. With a 500W high-torque motor and 20-45+ mile battery range, it’s ready to handle any mission.
Narrow Tires, Double Aluminum Rims
27.5" x 1.95" Kenda Kontact tires with K-Shield puncture-resistant liners and reflective sidewalls. The tires are our narrowest yet, providing less rolling resistance and matching the reliable feel of a traditional commuter bike.
500W Geared Hub Motor
A powerful 500W motor provides 50 Nm of torque for a smooth, capable ride. Perfect for flattening your everyday hills.
The single-speed drivetrain promises easy riding and low maintenance. Ideal for last-minute trips across campus or zipping around town on an urban adventure.
New, Innovative Battery Pack
Features a new 48V 10.5 Ah 504 Wh battery pack. At ~7 lb, it’s lighter than our standard battery pack, but still offers the 25-45+ mile range our riders expect.
Live in a walk-up apartment? We got you. At under 50 lb, the RadMission is roughly 30% lighter than any other bike in our line-up.
Integrated Brake Light
Powered using the main battery pack and features brake light functionality that is activated any time the brakes are applied.
LED Control Panel
A straight-forward LED control panel means one click on and one click off, with additional buttons for lights and pedal assistance, and LEDs to indicate battery and assist levels.
Twist Grip Throttle
500W of power on-demand allows you to only use the throttle when you don't want to pedal. Ideal for starting from a stop or giving you a little extra oompf on those hills.
48V, 10.5 Ah (504 Wh), with Lithium NMC 18650 (LiNiMnCoO2) Samsung 35e
48V, 2 Amp Rad Power Bikes smart charger, operates on 100V-240V AC power outlets
Rad Power Bikes custom LED display
Geared Hub Motor with 5:1 Planetary Reduction
Headlight: 40 Lux, Seeing distance: 230 ft (70m), Being seen distance: 2+ mi (3,500m)
Taillights: Integrated taillight with brake light indicator functionality
12-magnet, cadence sensing, crank mounted
25–45+ mi (40–72+ km)
Half-Grip Twist Throttle
Water resistant connectors and wiring harness
Tektro Aries caliper (MD-M300)
Aluminum alloy comfort grip levers with motor cutoff switch and integrated bell
Brake Pad Material
Tektro 180 mm front and rear
50T chainring; 170 mm crank length; square-taper J.I.S.; dual-sided aluminium chainring guard
Optional accessory sold separately
Rigid steel fork
16 tooth freewheel, 16, model: LY-BB16T8VNF
Single speed, 16-50
Durable rubber, round
Aluminum swept back handlebar
Semi-intergrated 1-1/8", straight steerer
Optional accessory sold separately - side mounted, toolless adjustable lean angle
Wellgo composite platform pedals with reflectors, CrMo axle, standard 9/16" x 20 TPI threading
Double-wall aluminium, 36 Hole
390 mm x 27.2 mm
12 gauge Stainless steel, black
Kenda Kontact, 27.5 x 1.95" (650B) 4-ply with K-Shield puncture-resistent liner, reflective sidewall, standard tubed tire
Mid-Step: 5'2" - 6'2"
High-Step: 5'10" - 6'5"
Mid-Step: 18" (460 mm)
High-Step: 21.5" (550 mm)
*Measured from bottom of the pedal stroke
135 mm rear dropout width, 12 mm axle diameter, 10 mm flats
Bottom Bracket Shell Width
68 mm shell, 127.5 mm spindle
Seat Tube Length
Max Tire Width
Mid-Step: 47.5 lb
High-Step: 48 lb
275 lb (125 kg)
What to Measure
Your “real inseam” -- or inside leg length -- is the distance between your body where it sits on your bike saddle and the ground.
This will typically be an inch or two longer than the length of your trousers, but you’ll want to measure to be sure.
You’ll use this number on the chart to get a feel for how the different models will fit you.
How to Measure
Gather the tools needed:
- Medium-width hardcover book
- Tape measure
- A wall you can stand against
- A trusted friend or relative
Wearing your regular riding shoes and with your back to the wall, stand with your feet spread so there is about 7 inches between them - this is about the distance apart your feet would be when straddling a bike with your feet on the ground (standover height).
Place a hardcover book against the wall with the spine of the book facing upward. Slide the book upwards towards your groin until it is solidly against your body. This may be a bit awkward, but is way more comfortable -- and safer! -- than trying to ride a bike that is too big.
If you have a buddy helping you, get them to measure from the floor to the top of the book spine while you hold the book in place. If you’re going it alone, carefully hold the book in place and measure from the ground to the top of the book spine.
Winner, Best Affordable Electric Bike of 2020
"It offers amazing features for the money... This is a game changer type of product that I believe will bring ebikes to many more people who could otherwise not afford or would simply skip out due to concerns about reliability."
Available in High-Step and Mid-Step
The high-step frame offers a 31” standover height for riders between 5’10” - 6’5”, while the mid-step frame has a 28” standover height for riders between 5’2” and 6’2”.