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How do we do it?Jim's Blog

Volts, Amps, Watts- What do they mean?

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…
August 22, 2012
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Optibike Development History

  After first investigating hub motors in 1996, Optibike developed this first mid drive unit 12 years ago in 1997. This unit featured 24 volts with a 15 amp -hr lead acid battery and about 350 watts of power. The motor was off board on the crank axle and drove through the final drive chain (other companies still use variations…
July 30, 2012
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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