300 Miles on a Charge
If you want to venture out for a long ride, the Optibike R22 Everest Edition is the way to go, our best long range e-bike, capable of going up to 300 miles on a single charge. With the highest capacity lithium ion batteries available in an electric bike, you can ride with absolute confidence.
150 Miles on a Charge
If you’re looking for something lighter but still capable of long range travel, the Optibike R17 and Optibike R10 are both able to go over 150 miles on a charge.
High Capacity Batteries
We use high energy density Lithium-ion batteries, this results in a light weight battery that can give you extreme range. The battery in our R17 weighs only 18 lbs and has 1630 Wh of energy!
Great Choice for a Long Range E-Bike
For long range bicycle touring Optibike is a great choice, you can ride very long distances, and also climb steep grades easily even with a trailer and extra weight behind you. The Elite Series also have easily removable batteries, so carrying a spare is easily done!
With accessories suited for cycle touring, like a rear rack, trailer mounts, and built in headlight and taillight for safety during the day and riding at night, you can have a great way to travel.
We offer the best options for ebike touring, our MBB motor mid-drive system maintains high efficiency even when climbing steep hills and pulling a trailer.
Our electric bikes are designed to run at their ratings without overheating, so you can fly up those long climbs without worrying about the bike.
Looking at the chart below of testing done with an R15C, it’s also easy to see how much wind resistance has an effect on efficiency and range, at higher speeds much more energy is wasted. And you can also see that pedaling has less effect at higher speeds, because the electric motor drive system (MBB) is adding much more power to reach that speed.
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The Optibike electric bike carries enough energy to travel long distances on a single charge, and we have proven it. Way back at the 2006 Tour De Sol Electric Vehicle race held in upstate New York, Craig Weakley rode an Optibike 104 miles in less than 4 hours over a course of rolling hills with minimal pedaling, and we’ve improved so much since then!