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March 2010

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How to justify spending $12,000 on an electric bike.

“ How do you justify spending $12000 on a bicycle?   You don’t.  How do you justify spending $12000 on a second car, local commuter vehicle and high-end mountain bike all wrapped into one?  Easy.  Its called anOptibike. My wife and I have ridden our 850R and 850R Helia Optibikes for six months daily in all types of conditions. Our conclusion:…
March 19, 2010
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Open Letter to Optibike from Phil M in Minnesota

    Dear Craig Taber and Optibike, The Twin Cities of Minnesota has a strong band of bicycle commuters, many of whom commute to work all year, despite the frigid winters.  I live north of the Twin Cities with a 68 mile round trip commute, and yearned to ride my bicycle to work.  I have been aserious bicycle rider since four years…
March 17, 2010
How do we do it?Optibike NewsOther fun stuff

Great story about how the best electric bike came to be..

Optibike was started in Jim Turner’s Boulder, Colorado garage with a simple vision:  Make the World’s best electric bicycle, with no compromises in quality, performance or style.  Born from the Experience 1977 Jim Turner races moto-cross for the Suzuki Factory Team and wins the Canadian National Championship. Not without a quality mechanic, Jim traveled with then mechanic Mike McAndrews, now…
March 9, 2010

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