160mm Travel Fox Front Suspension, gives a smooth ride over bumps and provides safe handling.
200mm Travel Progressive Rear Suspension, keeps your rear wheel planted and provides a comfortable ride.
Removable carbon fiber cased 37 volt 29 Ah (1073 Watt-hour) Li-Ion battery.
Optibike MBB Mid-drive with 750 watts continuous power, our robust drive system gets you up steep hills with ease.
Full Carbon Fiber Frame.
Full Carbon Fiber Swingarm.
27.5 Inch Wheels. Up to 2.8 Inch Tires. We offer a range of tires in onroad and offroad styles.
LCD display with 5 power levels, speed, trip meter, and battery level. Backlit for night-time use.
Rohloff 14 Speed Internally Geared Hub. Shift easily while stopped, and ride any terrain with a wide gear range.
Hydraulic Disc Brakes with 203mm Rotors, huge stopping power for a safer ride.
Rigid Seat Post (Available with Optional Fox Dropper Seat Post).
2800 Lumen LED headlight with high/low beam, powered from the main battery for ease of use.
Optional LED taillight for night-time safety, turns on with the headlight and needs no extra batteries.

Optibike Elite Series

R8C Full Carbon Fiber

The Little Brother of the R15C

NEW: Now with a 45% larger 37V 42Ah 1500Wh battery!

The all new Carbon Fiber R8C, with Carbon Fiber Frame and Swingarm.
Legal as Class 2 or Class 3 E-Bike, Your choice.
New frame design has a removable battery in its own carbon fiber case.
Hand Built. Limited Quantities Available.

Shown with Optional Components.

$11,900

More Info or Order by Phone: (303) 443-0932

Carbon Fiber Frame and Swingarm

Legal as Class 2 or Class 3 E-Bike

750 Watts of Power

28 MPH Top Speed

180 Mile Range *

Removable 37V 42Ah 1500Wh Li-ion Battery

* 220LB Rider @ 15MPH with Pedaling

Class 2 or Class 3 Legal Electric Bike with 750 Watt Motor

The R8C shares the same chassis and handling as the R15C but is a street legal Class 2 or Class 3 electric bike. There is no other road legal bike in the world with all the features and performance of the new R8C.

The R8C 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 R8C 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 R8C 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 200mm on the rear.

Highest Quality Components

The R8C continues the tradition of only using the highest quality performance components, like Fox suspension, SRAM Guide Brakes, Rohloff Internal Gear Hub, WTB Rims and more.

Great Suspension

The bike has the a Fox Performance Elite 160mm Fork with a Marzocchi Bomber CR Shock. Total rear travel is 200mm and the travel is very progressive due to the motocross style linkage on the swingarm.

“The R8C is the best handling bike Optibike has ever made”

Features

  • Full Carbon Fiber Frame
  • Full Carbon Fiber Swingarm
  • 160mm Suspension Travel Front and 200mm Rear
  • Motocross Style Progressive Rear Suspension Linkage
  • Removable 37 Volt 42 AH (1500 Watt Hour) Battery
  • 750 Watts Power
  • 160 Newton Meters Torque
  • 27.5 Inch Wheels. Up to 2.8 Inch Tires
  • Road Legal as Class 2 or Class 3 Electric Bike

Carbon Fiber Battery Case

The all new 37 volt 42 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 R8C”

27.5″ Wheels

The R8C now has 27.5 inch wheels for better handling and reduced rolling resistance. The tires and rims are wider too for better traction.

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.

Power

More power gives you a higher top speed, and lets you climb hills faster.

R15C

100%

R8C

45%

Essex

30%

Allroads

30%

Battery Capacity

A bigger battery means you can ride farther, it's like the fuel tank on a car.

R15C

100%

R8C

68%

Essex

43%

Allroads

28%

Torque

More torque lets you start from a dead stop easier, and lets you climb very steep hills.

R15C

100%

R8C

84%

Essex

21%

Allroads

21%

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:

At Optibike our ranges are based on actual usage and testing, as well as feedback from our customers.

There is no standard for E-Bike range like there is from the EPA for Car Mileage, as a result an electric bicycle manufacturer can claim whatever they like for their range and top speed. At Optibike we try to present estimated ranges and speeds that are as close as possible to what you’ll actually get.

The BasicsTop Speed28 MPH
Max Range at 28 MPH56 Miles @ 28 MPH (Class 3) (220LB rider with pedaling)
Max Range at 20 MPH126 Miles @ 20 MPH (Class 2) (220LB rider with pedaling)
Max Range at 15 MPH180 Miles @ 15 MPH (Class 2) (220LB rider with pedaling)
Power Levels5 Power Levels
Power ControlHalf Twist Throttle
Display TypeOptibike custom LCD display with 5 power levels, cycle computer functions, battery gauge, and headlight control with backlight.
HeadlightIntegrated 2800 Lumen LED Headlight with high/low switch.
TaillightOptional integrated LED Taillight.
MotorOptibike MBB, 750W with 160Nm of Torque
BatteryRemovable 37V 42Ah 1500Wh Li-Ion Battery
MechanicalFront SuspensionPerformance Elite Series 36 FLOAT 29 160 FIT4 3-Position Lever 110mm Axle 1.5 T Black Ano Matte Black Standard Chassis 44mm rake
Rear SuspensionMarzocchi Bomber CR Shock
HeadsetCane Creek Forty TPR-ZS44/28.6/H8:ZS56/40
Stem31.8mm - Length varies to fit rider
HandlebarSpank Spoon 31.8mm - Rise and width varies to fit rider
BrakesSRAM Guide RSC Hydraulic Disc Brakes with 203mm rotors
Gear ShiftRohloff Speedhub 500/14-Speed Internally Geared Hub
DrivetrainChain Drive
Front WheelHope Pro 4 15mm x 110mm Hub hand laced to WTB KOM Tough 27.5" 35mm wide rim with 203mm rotor
Rear WheelRohloff Speedhub 500/14-Speed A12 148mm wide, Hand laced to WTB KOM Tough 27.5" 35mm wide rim, 16 tooth sprocket with 203mm rotor
TiresSchwalbe Smart Sam 27.5" x 2.6"
Seat Post31.6 Diameter Rigid
Weight70 Lbs
FrameTypeFull Carbon Fiber Frame, Swingarm, and Battery Case
Stand over28"
*200 lb rider on hilly course with 12% climbs

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