Electric bikes for all
Rad Power Bikes was founded in 2007 as a sole proprietorship and today, it’s North America’s largest electric bike brand. We rely on hundreds of designers, engineers, and support specialists to ensure that all 450,000+ customers ride the best electric bikes possible. Our vision is a world where transportation is energy-efficient, enjoyable, and accessible to all.
An electric bike is simply a traditional bicycle that has been equipped with a battery-powered motor that makes it easier for riders to climb hills, go faster, haul cargo, and cover longer distances without getting tired with support from a pedal assist feature or a throttle. It is also known as an ebike or e-bike.
You can ride an electric bike the same way you would ride a traditional bike. The only difference is you have the option to summon power from the motor to make pedaling easier or operate the bike without pedaling.
In North America, electric bikes are commonly put into three different regulatory classes.
- Class 1: Pedal-assist only; motor provides assistance all the way up to 20 mph.
- Class 2: Pedal-assist or throttle; motor provides assistance all the way up to 20 mph.
- Class 3: Pedal assist only; motor provides assistance all the way up to 28 mph.
At Rad Power Bikes we exclusively make Class 2 electric bikes. All of our electric bikes include a battery that lasts 45-50 miles per charge, depending on the amount of power used, the type of terrain being ridden on, and the weight of the rider and cargo.
How do ebikes work?
The geared hub or direct drive motor channels energy from the battery to the pedals, which adds extra power with each pedal stroke to help the rider operate the bike. This is the pedal assist feature. Some electric bikes, like Rad's, also include a throttle which propels the bike forward without the rider having to pedal, similar to a moped.
There are two ways electric bikes can be made. They can either be designed to be electric bikes from the start or developed by converting traditional bikes to be electric. An ebike conversion kit is a set of equipment that can be used to convert a traditional bicycle to an electric bicycle. Since ebikes for sale at Rad Power Bikes come standard with the motor and other necessary components, an ebike conversion kit is not necessary.
Why should I consider an ebike?
Electric bikes can fit seamlessly into your everyday life. They can be used to help you run errands, commute to work, enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, or hunting. They can also enhance your mobility and help you ride with children. In short, they’re a fun, easy way to get around and do more of what you love.
Electric bikes also have commercial uses. Domino’s pizza franchises use our ebikes to deliver food and hundreds of rental fleets rely on Rad Power Bikes.
Match your lifestyle and ride needs
We know that different riders have different needs. While all of our bikes are great for multi-use situations, some models have special features. Electric cargo and utility bikes can be used to haul gear or ride with children. Electric folding bikes are designed to fit in RVs, trunks, small apartments or other compact spaces. Electric city and commuter bikes are designed for urban travel, reducing car trips, and saving you gas money. Electric off-road and all-terrain bikes are designed for camping trips, hunting, fishing, and light mountain biking.
In addition, we also design step-through electric bike models that make it easier to mount and dismount the bike and enhance mobility for all kinds of riders. All of our electric bikes can be used to climb hills easier, cover long distances, and haul cargo without getting tired.
We also sell ebike accessories that you can use to customize your ride. These include products for storage and transport, safety and security, seating and comfort, and ebike upgrades like phone mounts and USB chargers. To help you find the best accessories for your needs, you can select a curated electric bike kit or use the ebike customizer option at checkout.
Energy efficient transportation
There are environmental benefits that come with riding an ebike. Electric bikes are a key form of energy efficient transportation. They do not give off emissions while riding, ease traffic, and reduce congestion. Check out how ebikes can cut your carbon footprint with our emissions calculator.
Electric bikes can help you save money on gas (a blog on our US website) since they provide a reliable alternative to cars. In addition, ebikes can reduce costs associated with parking and routine car maintenance.
Research says electric bikes can improve your health by helping you get exercise. When you pedal an ebike, you burn calories – especially if you are not using a high level of pedal assist. Electric bikes also make it easier to go longer distances than traditional bikes, which can extend the amount of time that you exercise.
We’ve heard from many customers that our electric bikes have improved their health. Rider Blair Hebert says his ebike helped him lose 40 lb., reverse adult onset diabetes, and recover from fatty liver disease. Another rider told us that he used his electric bike to lose weight ahead of a kidney donation surgery. (These are testimonials from customers and are not meant to constitute specific medical advice or claims.)
How to buy Rad
We sell electric bikes at affordable prices as a direct-to-consumer company which means we don’t sell our products through third-party retailers, helping reduce overhead costs. We then pass the savings on to our consumers. We were the first electric bike company to pursue this business model. You can also take advantage of flexible ebike financing options, free shipping, and a one-year warranty.
To help find the best electric bike model by browsing our website, using our ebike finder, reading our guide to the best ebike for your lifestyle, or calling our specially trained customer support team and asking for their advice. You’ll be prompted to enter your zip code where you can choose to have the bike sent directly to you, sent to a bike shop for assembly, delivered fully-assembled by a velofix mobile service provider or for online pick-up at a Rad Power Bikes retail store.
We have retail stores in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. When you shop at a retail store, you can test ride models and ask for advice from our retail team to find the best ebike for you. Find a location near you here. Our customer service team can take your order over the phone, answer additional questions you have about ebikes, and help you pick your preferred shipping option.
Owning a Rad ebike
We design high-quality electric bikes our customers are proud to own. Every ebike is rigorously tested to ensure quality before it reaches your doorstep. To learn more about our design and quality assurance process, read our guide.
Our Product Support team can help you troubleshoot issues online or over the phone. For service maintenance and repairs, you can take your electric bike to a Rad Power Bikes service center, book a mobile service visit from our third-party partner, velofix, or bring your ebike to a local bike shop in our network.
Thank you to our 450,000+ customers who are having fun and riding Rad!