New on the R17 (Replaces Optibike R15C)
New for 2022
R17 Full Carbon eMTB
Replaces the R15C
The Fastest, Best Handling, Off-road E-Bike.
Built for those who need the absolute best in off-road performance.
- 36 MPH Top Speed
- 1700 Watts Continuous Power | 2500 Peak
- 190 Nm of Torque
- 1630 Wh Removable Battery
- Carbon Fiber Frame and Swingarm
- Long Travel Suspension for rock solid handling
- Up to 180 Mile Range *
* 160lb rider at 15 mph with pedaling
- New PowerStorm™ Motor
- Lighter and more rigid Carbon Fiber frame.
- Fox 38mm Fork. More rigid and smoother action.
- Fox DHX Coil Spring Shock with dual rebound and compression adjustment.
- American Made wider 38mm Velocity Dually rims for better traction.
- 223 mm Front Brake Rotor for more stopping power.
Hand built in CO, USA. Limited quantities available.
Shown with optional components.
Starting at $13,900
Designed and Built in Colorado, USA. **
Or by Phone: (303) 443-0932
6.5x More Power
Compared to Bosch CX
36 MPH top speed
With 1700 watts of continuous motor power, the R17 has plenty of power to get you moving fast, and lets you climb those steep hills in no time at all.
It also won’t overheat even when climbing in hot weather, meaning you get full performance for your entire ride.
2.5x More Torque
Compared to Bosch CX
Out climb any other E-Bike
190Nm of Torque will get you up any hill, let you effortlessly climb over ledges and logs, climb a 40% grade, and keeps you moving on rocky trails.
The Optibike PowerStorm™ MBB is designed and built in by us Colorado. By designing our own motor we can push the limits of performance and integrate it seamlessly into our frame.
3x More Range
Compared to Bosch CX
The freedom to explore
The large 1,630Wh battery lets the R17 go long distances, 100+ miles on a single charge. The battery is also removable, undo 3 bolts and it slides out of the frame.
High capacity Li-ion cells combined with a Carbon Fiber case gives a lightweight battery, at only 17.5 lbs for 1630Wh of energy.
We design our own batteries so they can be as lightweight as possible and have a long lifespan.
Ride any Terrain
With 200mm of rear suspension travel from our custom designed linkage system, and a beefy front suspension fork, you get a ride that’s both comfortable and also extremely stable.
Great suspension lets you go fast on bumpy terrain, and keeps the tires planted on the ground so you don’t lose traction. It also lets you ride longer without getting fatigued.
The R17 comes with a Rohloff 14 speed internally geared hub. No more chains falling off, no more clunky shifting, and less maintenance for you to deal with.
Longer Chain Life
With a Rohloff hub the chainline is kept straight which puts less wear on the chain, and smoother shifting stresses the chain less, so your chain lasts much longer compared to a derailleur system.
Ride with Confidence
- Large disc brakes stop you quickly and stay cool down long descents.
- Beefy suspension keeps the tires planted on the ground.
- Low center of gravity and a rigid frame gives exceptional handling.
Optional Headlight and Taillight
With a custom built 2700 lumen headlight you can see the road or trail in front of you, and the taillight makes sure that everyone else can see you too.
Both run directly from the bike battery, so you don’t have any extra batteries to manage.
Built for You
We build each bike to order, and we fit it just for you.
Each R17 is hand built at our shop in Colorado, and we thoroughly test each bike before it gets sent out to you.
The R17 Frame, Swingarm, Motor, Battery, Headlight, and more are custom designed and hand assembled by us in Colorado.
Reviews and Customer Testimonials
Compare with other Optibike Models
More power gives you a higher top speed, and lets you climb hills faster. In many places higher power is allowed for offroad use only.
R22 Everest Edition
A bigger battery means you can ride farther, it's like the fuel tank on a car.
R22 Everest Edition
About Battery Capacity and Range
A more powerful bike will use more energy per mile. 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.
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 fuel economy, 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 Basics||Top Speed*||36 MPH Limit|
|Max Range at 36 MPH||28 Miles @ 36 MPH (Offroad) (160lb rider with pedaling)|
|Max Range at 28 MPH||56 Miles @ 28 MPH (Offroad) (160lb rider with pedaling)|
|Max Range at 20 MPH||126 Miles @ 20 MPH (Class 2) (160lb rider with pedaling)|
|Max Range at 15 MPH||180 Miles @ 15 MPH (Class 2) (160lb rider with pedaling)|
|Power Levels||5 Power Levels|
|Power Control||Half Twist Torque Control Throttle|
|Display Type||Optibike LCD display with 5 power levels, cycle computer functions, battery gauge, and headlight control with backlight.|
|Headlight||(Optional) Integrated 2700 Lumen LED Headlight with high/low switch.|
|Taillight||(Optional) Integrated LED Taillight.|
|Motor||Optibike PowerStorm™ MBB - 1700W continuous, 2500W peak, with 190Nm of Torque|
|Battery||Removable 52V 31.5Ah 1630Wh Li-Ion Battery|
|Mechanical||Front Suspension||Fox 38mm Fork, 170mm Travel|
|Rear Suspension||Fox DHX Coil Spring Shock with dual rebound and compressions settings, 200mm Travel|
|Brakes||4 Piston Hydraulic Downhill Disc Brakes|
|Gear Shift||Rohloff Speedhub 500 14-Speed Internally Geared Hub|
|Front Wheel||38mm Velocity Dually Rim, with 223mm rotor|
|Rear Wheel||38mm Velocity Dually Rim, with 203mm rotor|
|Seat Post||Dropper Post, 50-150mm size ranges available.|
|Frame||Type||Full Carbon Fiber Frame, Swingarm, and Battery Case|
** Optibike Elite Series are designed and built in Colorado, with parts made in the USA and other countries.