The All-Around R8 Electric Bike
The Optibike Helia R electric bike is optimized for women riders. It shares the performance and components of the R8 e-bike, with the addition of colorful paint jobs and women specific seats and handlebars.
You control your riding experience with the patented Optibike MBB drive system. Easily ride up any hill and keep comfortable, no matter what the terrain. The Optibike is exceptionally safe and comfortable, with racing hydraulic brakes and suspension. Ride the Optibike anywhere.
The new larger 29Ah Lithium battery gives you the longest range electric bike on the market, up to 100 miles with optional Touring Battery.
Women make up 20% of Optibike Riders
Some ride alone and some ride with their husbands. The Helia lets you explore with confidence, confidence you can climb any hill and go the distance. The confidence of dual suspension soaking up the bumps and hydraulic disk brakes that can stop you quickly. Optibike has been building electric bikes in America since 2006 and has a solid reputation for reliability and performance.
Proven 100 mile+ Range
Only the Optibike R8 carries enough energy to travel 100 miles on a charge, and we have proven it. 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. (100 mile range requires optional Touring battery)
45 day Guarantee
Optibike is the only motorized bicycle company to offer a 45 day satisfaction guarantee on its full line of e-bikes.
Ride your Optibike for 45 days. At the end of 45 days, if you do not love what we feel is the best electric bicycle on the market, send it back for a refund, no questions asked.
The Optibike Helia Women’s R8 is covered by a 5 year warranty on the Frame, a 3 year warranty on the Lithium Battery, and a 1 year warranty on the Suspension, Brakes, Electronics, Motor, and Drivetrain
Please see the Details page for Terms and Conditions
Range and Speed in ECO Mode*
Range and Speed in FAST Mode*
Range with External Battery**
Motor Power in ECO Mode
Motor Power in FAST Mode
Battery Type and Size
55 Miles @ 20 MPH
32 Miles @ 28 MPH
Lithium-ion: 37 Volt, 29 Amp-hour, 1073 Watt-hour
Chris King 15mm 32h DT Swiss EX500 Rim
Rohloff Speedhub DT Swiss EX500 Rim
Avid Code Hydraulic Disc HS1 200mm/180mm
FOX 32 Talas 140 CTD Kashima Coat
FOX Float CTD Adjust w/Boost Valve Kashima Coat
Rohloff Speedhub 500/14-Speed Internally Geared Hub
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 26×2.0″
Red, Blue, Silver, Lace
Custom Front and Rear
* With pedaling, 170 lb rider on flat ground
** External touring battery available for $2,450
*** Custom paint available – call for quote