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May 2009


23ct Gold Plated $13,995 Optibike OB1 electric bike hits the streets

Boulder, CO, May 29, 2009; The American made Optibike OB1 electric bike hits the streets today, with only 24 available in 2009. "We have customers all over the world who pre-ordered and will be taking delivery starting next week. So far, 2 of 24 have been delivered.  One went to a Swiss buyer, and one to NFL Superstar DeMarcus Ware. …
May 29, 2009

Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus Ware rides an electric bike?

Damn right he does.  A custom built 2009 Optibike OB1. DeMarcus says: "I've been riding my Optibike OB1 for over a month, and I can't stay away -- I absolutely love the bike.  I ride it every single day as part of my training regimen.  In the suburbs or on the hills at training camp, this bike will be with…
May 28, 2009
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Ask Optibike! Does the Optibike charge while you pedal?

This question from J.B: "Hi my guestion about the Optibike Helia had an error on it so please answer this question for me does the Helia recharge itself when you pedal or do you need to charge it every time?" When you pedal an Optibike, you are contributing to the overall speed and hill climbing power of the bike- not…
May 19, 2009
Optibike News

Worlds fastest electric bicycle drives 44% sales increase.

May 18, 2009 Boulder, CO:   The American made Optibike 850Xli may look like a regular mountain bike, but stealthily mounted inside the bottom bracket is an electric motor capable of producing nearly twice the power of cycling champion Lance Armstrong. The Optibike 850Xli is the invention of award winning electric bike designer Jim Turner who claims his latest bike is…
May 18, 2009

Doctors orders: Buy a hybrid

Like so many Americans, Keith and Mary Felch of Aliso Viejo, CA were deeply concerned about the rising cost of gasoline, their ailing health, and the amount of stress in their lives. Keith, who drives a Honda CRV, and Mary who drives a Mitsubishi Spider, were used to spending $600 per month on gasoline and spending nearly 50 hours a…
May 12, 2009
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Ask Optibike!: Tell me more about the Optibike Riding Modes.?..

This question came in from Jim: "The specs indicate there are two "riding modes" = Fast and Economy.  When clicked into either of these, is the motor outputing a 'constant' speed or is the throttle dynamic like a motorcycle would be?  (i.e. the more you throttle, the more you go - up to the motor's max).  I'm trying to understand…
May 1, 2009