The toolbars of the editor cannot be entirely removed as they are an integral part of its functionality.
In your case the best solution is to just add one button in the Bottom dockingZone as this zone is not displayed in the Preview mode.
You can do this programatically at page load:
EditorToolGroup toolgroupLeft =
or use an equivalent in the RadEditor declaration, for example:
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