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August 2009

Ask Optibike!

Ask Optibike: "Why are light wheels important on an electric bike?"

Another great question.  Many electric bikes put the weight of the motor in the wheel, which accounts for several pounds of unsprung mass.  The following writeup on unsprung mass was taken from Wikipedia: In a ground vehicle with a suspension, the unsprung weight (or, more properly, the unsprung mass) is the mass of the suspension, wheels or tracks (as applicable),…
August 12, 2009
Ask Optibike!How do we do it?

Ask Optibike: "Why do you use the monocoque frame design?"

Great Question.  A great electric bicycle is perfectly balanced, the Optibike has the lowest center of gravity of any electric bike. Balance and Performance based design Award winning electric bike designer and former National Motocross champion Jim Turner designed the patented Optibike monocoque frame from scratch to include 4 key elements: balance, style, performance, and safety. Balance The Optibike frame…
August 11, 2009