Founder of Optibike and author of The Electric Bike Book, Jim Turner, a two-time Motocross National Champion began his engineering career, after graduating with an advanced degree from Stanford, as a design engineer in the Advanced Vehicle Controls Division at Ford Motor Company. Frustrated with the slow innovation in large corporate life, Jim was looking for something that would provide a positive impact on people’s lives. When he learned about electric bikes, he knew he had to be a part of this industry.
In 1998, Jim began developing the Optibike. After 8 years of trials and tribulations, the first Optibike was sold in 2006. Since then Optibikes have been sold in over 33 countries. Their reputation for performance and durability is unmatched in the industry. Optibike is a unique company where old world craftsmanship meets modern technology.
“I love that e-bikes are good for your health and the environment, with Optibike, I get a chance to directly impact the lives of others,” notes Jim Turner.
Optibike is the first of its kind to offer a wide range of e-bikes to match every price point and performance level. Click here to see a full product list of all the electric bicycles Optibike offers. Want to learn more about electric bikes, contact our customer service department to help answer all your questions.