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February 2012

FitnessHealthR-SeriesWeight loss

You lost how much? Wow.

Wow. We just got this report from one of our customers, Bob. Way to go Bob!! ------------------------------------------------ On January 19, 2011, I weighed in at Dr. S's office at 270 pounds fully clothed. I was on a list of medications for high blood pressure and diabetes. I had finally weened myself off of prescription pain medication for back pain at…
February 24, 2012
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Winter Storage Tips for your Optibike Lithium Ion Battery

With cold weather here, caring for your lithium ion battery is critical for long cycle life and optimal performance. Do not store your bike in temperatures below -17C (0F) or above 27C (80F). Prolonged storage outside this temperature range may cause permanent damage the battery - Keep bike warm and indoors prior to riding for peak performance. Do NOT charge the battery…
February 14, 2012
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Ask Optibike! Q: Does the Optibike have regenerative braking like some hybrid cars?

A:  In short, no.  There are a few reasons why we decided not to offer "regen" on the Optibike. 1. Compromised riding experience.  Bikes we have ridden with regenerative braking have been heavy, a bit clumsy, and generally require a hub motor to capture the relatively small amount of energy that is recovered through slowing down. 2. Excessively complicated. In…
February 8, 2012

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