Take Control Of Your Commute — For $39 Per Month
Electric bikes are a great way to get outside and unwind, but did you know that they’re also one of the most budget-friendly transportation options on the market today?
That’s always been one of the best things about ebikes, but now it’s a lot easier to find that out for yourself.
Starting today, Rad Power Bikes is offering 36-month financing options through Affirm. That means that you can start riding Rad for as little as $39 a month.
That comes out to about $1.30 per day — less than your average cup of coffee.
Sounds pretty impressive, right? Well, just wait until you see how much you can save by switching to an ebike!
1. Tired of the bus? Save money by taking control of your commute.
The RadCity lets you get across town like never before. You'll power over hills with ease, and you'll do it in style and comfort.
While buses have long been viewed as a sensible alternative to cars, they're still nowhere near as budget-friendly as an ebike.
On average, bus fare costs between $1.25-3.00 per trip. Even if you're relying on the bus solely for a daily commute, that comes out to a monthly cost of roughly $55-$66.
Not only does an ebike come under that cost, but it also gives you the freedom to avoid the crowds and set your own schedule. Plus, you'll have the peace of mind that comes with never needing to reload your fare card — one of those little annoyances that any bus rider can tell you has a tendency to throw off an entire commute.
2. Save $576 a month by ditching your car.
The RadWagon is an innovative car-alternative designed to carry anything from groceries to passengers. See why WIRED lists as one of the best cargo bikes for families.
It's no secret that when you buy a car, you're paying for a lot more than just its sticker price.
Even if you get a good deal on a well-running used model, you're still on the hook for gas costs, insurance, parking, depreciation, and the inevitable maintenance fees.
Needless to say, that can add up. Like, really add up.
According to a 2019 study by AAA, a mid-sized Sedan can cost you $20.51 a day. Translate that, and you're looking at a monthly cost of $615 and $7,380 annually.
Even with high-performance 750W motors, our ebikes cost the same to maintain as your average bike — something that puts you on the path saving thousands.
3. Say goodbye to surge pricing!
With four levels of pedal assist and a throttle that easily brings you up to 20 mph, WIRED praised the RadRunner for its “magic blend of affordability and usefulness.”
Sure, ridesharing apps have made it easier than ever to sidestep the longterm costs of car ownership, but when you're relying on them day-in and day-out, you may start to notice your checking account slowly dwindling.
With college students adopting these apps as part of their daily lives, we decided to take a look at what they might be doing to their already strained budgets.
We calculated the predicted costs for a 1.5 mile trip in Seattle from a popular apartment complex to the University of Washington campus. That ended up coming to roughly $6.29 each way, totaling up to a monthly cost of over $276.76.
And that's only taking trips to class into account. If you've ever been caught across town on a busy Friday night, you know that surge pricing could easily bring that total higher. Sometimes a whole lot more.