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October 2010


The electric bike built for snow? We shall see…

YAY! Huge thanks to our friends at Ktrak ( who styled us out with their latest generation snow track/ski combo that we are going to affix to an Optibike over the next 24 hours.  The quality of this unit is remarkable, I am surprised with the weight (or lack thereof!) and I am beyond excited to take it out for…
October 28, 2010

How do you define if an electric bike is "Manufactured in America?"

There seems to be a resurgence among product marketers to proclaim their product is "Made in the USA" yet there also seems to be some variance in the definition of what exactly that means. As far as the Optibike is concerned, this is what it means: Frame/Swingarm: Stamped/welded/machined/painted in the United States. Battery:  Cells made overseas (not many are made…
October 27, 2010

MNN Review: The Optibike 850R is the best electric bike on the market

The Optibike 850R is the best electric bike on the market. It is the Bugatti of e-bikes, the gold standard by which all other electric bikes are measured. Calling the Optibike 850R just a bike is like calling the Mona Lisa just a painting. It is a high test piece of technical badassery that will make you rethink getting back into…
October 21, 2010
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Bloomberg: Race N.Y.C. With $12,000 Electric Bicycle, $19,000 Golf Cart

I was reminded of the tortoise and hare while pitting a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet against a Vespa GTS scooter in a “race” across Manhattan. It was a low-speed sprint, with Bloomberg TV anchor Matt Miller wending his Vespa around the crosstown traffic I was stuck behind. My top speed was 15 mph. Despite the $140,000 and 478-horsepower disparities, my Porsche was beaten…
October 21, 2010

Optibike electric bike review by Mens Health!

As difficult as it is to imagine an electric bike as anything other than a lazy man’s chariot, it does present a practical solution to the challenge of a long-distance commute. Imagine the guy who drives 15 miles to work every day. Maybe he bikes it a few times a year, but it’s a pretty hefty jaunt for a daily…
October 18, 2010

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