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How do we do it?

Volts, Amps, Watts- What do they mean?

By | How do we do it?, Jim's Blog

We are all familiar with miles per gallon for gasoline vehicles, but there is a new vocabulary used with electric vehicles. This vocabulary is often confusing, because we are not familiar with it.  It is necessary to understand this new  vocabulary to be able to compare electric bikes and make a good buying decision. The vocabulary of electric bikes is…

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Optibike MBB Outperforms Hub Motors Three to One

By | How do we do it?, Jim's Blog, Newsletter Archive

The Optibike MBB is the highest performance and most efficient electric assist propulsion system unit in the world today. The Optibike patented Motorized Bottom Bracket (MBB) drive system gives higher top speed and steeper hill climbing ability than hub motors having three times the power. Electric Motors have Peak Efficiency at a Single RPM Only The graph to the right…

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

By | How do we do it?, Optibike News, Other fun stuff

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…

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Ask Optibike: Do the Optibike fenders really work or are they just for decoration?

By | Ask Optibike!, How do we do it?

This question came in from Aryeh: It does rain where I live. Do the fenders provide real protection from wheel splash, or are they more for style? Batteries are expensive. Are they contained in the frame in a way that they can’t be stolen? Thanks, Aryeh Thanks for your questions.  The Optibike fenders were designed with both function and style…

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

By | Ask Optibike!, How do we do it?

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…

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