A touring ebike that will take you anywhere.
We make the best electric bikes for people who want to tour long distances; with massive 3.2kWh batteries, and accessories like racks, trailers, headlights and taillights.
If you want to run errands or venture out for a 100 mile ride, our Optibike R15C is the way to go, capable of long range riding and going over 100 miles on a single charge. With some of the highest capacity lithium ion batteries available in an electric bike at 1600Wh, you can ride with absolute confidence.
At 20 mph the R15C can do 126 miles on a single charge! That’s over 6 hours of continuous riding with moderate pedaling. Without any pedaling and using the motor only, you still get nearly 80 miles on a charge.
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 R15C weighs only 16 lbs and has 1.6 kWh (1600 Wh) of energy!
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 R15C and R8C also have easily removable batteries, so carrying a spare in your trailer 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 one of the best options for ebike touring, as our MBB motor 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 as well, so you can soak up those long climbs without worrying about the bike. If it’s a very hot day and overheating does happen, the controller will simply fold back the power to protect the components and you can keep going!
Looking at the chart below 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.
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 only improved since then!