Big hills in your way? No problem.
With the Optibike, you have the definitive advantage in hill climbing that “other” electric bikes simply cannot offer. The secret is in the Optibike exclusive patented Motorized Bottom Bracket (MBB) that allows both your legs and the motor to work in parallel and take advantage of the bikes’ gearing system so you can climb hills like a Tour de France winner.
The Optibike is Undefeated in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
Starting with our first summit in 2007, the Optibike has never been beaten by another electric bike climbing what is known as the most grueling hill climb in North America.
The course ascends nearly 8000 vertical feet over the course of 26 miles- and only top performing electric bikes finish the event the the summit which stands at 14,110ft. Only Optibikes do it faster than even the fastest pro riders ascending on traditional bikes.
In August, 2011, Optibike smashed the previous years record set (also set by Optibike) when Optibike owner John Sagebiel completed the climb in 1:06:45.
What Optibike riders have to say:
“Just wanted to express my thanks re the bike, it is truly awesome to get on this machine. While I’m still getting used to the way it rides, the power and suspension are noticeably better (than my other bike) as I averaged 27 mph uphill to Breckenridge [CO] on my ride in this morning. In addition to the improved performance, the look of this bike is fantastic… everywhere I go people are enthralled and I have been stopped and questioned repeatedly about it.”
- Optibike Owner Phil M. on his ascent of 14,000+ ft Mt. Evans in Colorado
Optibike 800Li owner Phil M. took a vacation from his Forest Lake, MN home to ride his Optibike up Mt. Evans, the Highest Paved Road in the US topping out at 14,264 ft!! (4,348 m)
This is Phil’s account:
“There were many firsts here. This was the first time I had ridden in Colorado, my first time to ride up a mountain, or on a mountain for that matter, the first time above 12,000′, the first time using the video camera, and the first ride with the new bicycle [Optibike]. Doubt about the performance of the bicycle never crossed my mind. It was only in hindsight that I realized all the firsts of this ride. The bicycle was absolutely magnificent, very clean in its operation, very smooth in its shifting and motor power, and absolutely impeccable handling, no shimmies or wobbles. Just clean tracking despite the heavy duty cracks in the pavement. Ascent time: 1 hour 59 minutes and 29 miles exactly. Descent, 1 hour and 4 minutes. Back home I only have two rides in so far, the longest 36 miles due to rain interference. It works perfectly.”
Thank you very kindly to the whole Optibike team,
Forest Lake, MN