Optibike Elite Series
NEW: R15C | Carbon Fiber Limited Edition
The all new Carbon Fiber R15C, with Carbon Fiber Frame and Swingarm.
Motocross Style Progressive Rear Suspension Linkage.
New frame design has a removable battery in its own carbon fiber case.
Hand Built. Limited Quantities Available
Reserve by Phone: (303) 443-0932
After 18 months of design and development this new wonder bike is almost here.
The R15C is a combination of everything we have learned in the last 20 years of designing and building electric bikes and racing motocross for 20 years. There is no other bike in the world with all the features and performance of the new R15C.
This ebike uses all the best components, this ensures the bike will continue the legendary durability of the Optibike R Series. Most of the Optibikes manufactured in 2008 are still on the road today. This is a testament to the quality of Optibike.
The R15C now has an ultra high capacity removable battery, which give quick access to all the wiring and controller. Maintenance is simplified as all components can be removed in less than 15 minutes.
Elegant Carbon Fiber Frame
The elegant flowing lines of the new R15C frame seamlessly integrates the high power motor and long distance battery into a high performance work of art. With a full 160mm of suspension travel in front and 165mm on the rear.
Highest Quality Components
The R15C continues the tradition of only using the highest quality performance components, like Fox suspension, SRAM Code Brakes, Rohloff Internal Gear Hub, Renthal Carbon Fiber handlebars, DT Swiss Rims and more.
Fox EBike Specific Suspension
The bike has the new Fox E Bike Specific 36mm Fork with the Fox Float DPX2 shock with EVOL. Total rear travel is 165mm and the travel is very progressive due to the motocross style linkage on the swingarm.
Fox Dropper Seat Post
There is a Fox Factory Dropper Seat Post so you can change seat height on the fly.
“The R15C is the highest performing, longest range bike Optibike has ever made”
- Full Carbon Fiber Frame
- Full Carbon Fiber Swingarm
- Removable Carbon Fiber Battery
- 160mm Suspension Travel Front and Rear
- Motocross Style Progressive Rear Suspension Linkage
- 1650 Watts Continuous Power
- 2500 Watts Peak Power
- 52 Volt 29 AH (1500 Watt Hour) Battery (38% larger than old R15)
- 190 Newton Meters Torque
- 27.5 Inch Wheels. Up to 2.8 Inch Tires
- Road Legal as Class 2 Electric Bike in Power Levels 1 and 2
- Off Road in Power Levels 3, 4 and 5
Carbon Fiber Battery Case
The all new 52 volt 29 Amp Hour battery is housed in an all carbon battery case that fits seamlessly into the carbon fiber frame. The battery can be removed from the left side for quick change or service of the electronics.
“We put every design detail we learned in the last 20 years of building electric bikes in to the R15C”
The R15C now has 27.5 inch wheels for better handling and reduced rolling resistance. The tires and rims are wider too for better traction.
Adjustable Head Tube Angle
The head table angle can be changed form 63.5 to 66.5 using the Cane Creek Angle Set head set. It comes stock at 65 degrees which is a good angle for combining stability and steering.
Low Frame Stand Over
The bike features a very low 28 inch stand over so it easy to get off and on and fits a large range of riders.
More power gives you a higher top speed, and lets you climb hills faster.
A bigger battery means you can ride farther, it's like the fuel tank on a car.
More torque lets you start from a dead stop easier, and lets you climb very steep hills.
Some basics on battery capacity and what it means for range.
A battery with more capacity generally means you can go farther on a charge.
However at maximum speed, a more powerful bike will also use more battery capacity per mile traveled.
Knobbier tires can also reduce range due to more rolling resistance on the road, and the terrain you ride on can also heavily affect the range you get.
A note on e-bike range:
There is no standard for E-Bike range like there is from the EPA for Car mileage/MPG, as a result of that an electric bicycle manufacturer can pretty much claim whatever they like for their range and top speed.
Our ranges are based on our actual usage and testing of the bikes, as well as feedback from our customers.
|The Basics||Top Speed*||28 MPH Motor Only|
|Max Range at Top Speed*||33 Miles|
|Max Range at 15 MPH*||75 Miles|
|Power Levels||5 Power Levels |
20 MPH limit in Level 1, 2.
28 MPH limit in Level 3, 4, 5.
|Power Control||Half Twist Throttle|
|Display Type||Optibike custom LCD display with 5 power levels, cycle computer functions, battery gauge, and headlight control with backlight.|
|Motor||Optibike MBB, 1650W with 190Nm of Torque|
|Battery||Removable 52V 29Ah 1500Wh Li-Ion Battery|
|Mechanical||Front Suspension||FOX 36, K, FLOAT, 27.5", F-S Speed-Ped, 160mm, 3Pos-Adj, FIT4.|
|Rear Suspension||FOX Float DPX2, F-S, 3Pos-Adj Evol 230, 65|
|Headset||Cane Creek AngleSet TPR-ZS44/28.6/H13/K-ZS56/30/H4/K-0.5-1-1|
|Stem||Renthal Apex 35 Stem, 35mm clamp, CNC machined from a solid billet of 7075 aluminum|
|Handlebar||Renthal FatBar Carbon Fiber 35mm clamp, 30mm rise|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC Hydraulic Disc Brakes with 203mm rotors|
|Gear Shift||Rohloff Speedhub 500/14-Speed Internally Geared Hub|
|Front Wheel||DT Swiss 240S 20mm x 110mm Hub hand laced to DT Swiss XM 521 27.5" 35mm wide rum with Hope 203mm Floating Disc Rotor|
|Rear Wheel||Rohloff Speedhub 500/14-Speed A12 148mm wide, Laced to DT Swiss XM 521 27.5" 35mm wide rim, 13 tooth sprocket with 203mm rotor|
|Tires||Schwalbe Smart Sam 27.5" x 2.6"|
|Seat Post||Fox Transfer P-SE, A, 31.6mm, 125mm drop|
|Frame||Type||Full Carbon Fiber Frame, Swingarm, and Battery Case|
|* With 170LB rider and moderate pedaling effort|