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June 2009


One riders experience with a quiver of Electric bikes.

This wirteup was posted to a forum populated with perhaps the most dedicated group of electric bike enthusiasts on the internet. These guys and gals have collectively tried about every combination of E-bike, kit, and everything inbetween on the market today. You can find them at: Al, one of the long time members of the group gives his account…
June 26, 2009
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Ask Optibike! What about maintenance?

This question was most recently asked by Gary Ares, who writes for a blog about E-bikes at The answer: Maintaining an Optibike is much like maintaining a traditional bike, with a few exceptions. Because the bike is heavier and you will go faster- the tires and brakes will wear out faster. Also, because the Optibike uses the derauiller system…
June 24, 2009
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Why smart people are preparing for $4 gas now.

Remember only a few years ago when gas prices spiked, and the world rushed out to buy a Prius? Wait times were long, and those patient enough were rewarded with 40 mpg. This quote from about the 2006 Prius: "Two years out in the market, there's still a months-long waiting line. Toyota has doubled production to meet demand, so…
June 17, 2009

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