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November 2013

A Brief History of Electric Bikes

By | Jim's Blog

Many people think electric bicycles are a new invention, but they are not.  Read the “A Brief  History of Electric Bikes” exerted from my book  “The Electric Bike Book“  below and see  that the idea is actually very old, with the first electric bike dating to the 1890s.

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Cyber Monday Electric Bike Holiday Sale

By | Optibike News

Optibike will be beginning its Cyber Monday Electric Bike Holiday Sale on Monday December 2nd. On that day you can save over 30% on an Optibike. The new SIMBB electric bicycle is also on sale at $1000 off. The sale lasts for two weeks and ends on Monday December 16th. The best prices  can be found on Cyber Monday. Click…

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Introducing The New Super Integrated Motorized Bottom Bracket (SIMBB) Electric Bike

By | Optibike News, SIMBB

Introducing the first SIMBB equipped bike from Optibike that is truly Made in the USA. We launched this bike at Interbike 2013, with great e-bike reviews. The Super Integrated Motorized Bottom Bracket (SIMBB) 29C comes with a 600 watt SIMBB and 13 amp-hr battery, all housed in the bottom bracket for super handling due to the ultra-low center of gravity….

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Electric Bicycle Technician Training

By | Optibike News

Electric bicycle technician training classes to be held in Southern California in December. Ever wanted to become an electric bike technician, improve your skills? This is your chance. LEVA (Light Electric Vehicle Association) is offering three levels of classes to make you a certified electric bike technician. There is a huge demand for electric bike technicians. Electric bike sales in…

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Rick Tries to Break His New Optibike

By | Optibike News

We received this  ride report as Rick tries to break his new Optibike. “I gave the suspension on the Optibike  a HAMMERING! An absolute HAMMERING! I used the full length of travel on front & rear, & I did my level best to break it; sorry, can’t help myself, I’m a professional Test Engineer.” I rode on technically tricky terrain,…

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New SIMBB Electric Bike Available Online

By | SIMBB

It is now possible to buy the new SIMBB electric bike equipped with 29 inch mountain bike wheels online at our online store.   There is currently a special $500 discount applied at checkout  for orders placed through the website. The SIMBB29C is normally $4,995, which is a great value when compared to other electric bikes. The SIMBB has a 600…

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