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New RIOT Class 1 eMTB
Class 1 legal eMTB with monster torque
featuring the new PowerStorm MBB.

New PowerStorm Torque Sensor
Our MBB now has a dual-sided pedelec
torque sensor, easy riding awaits!

Pre-owned Bikes Available
We have several great pre-owned
options current available.

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RIOT Class 1 eMTB

Ride any Terrain with the Worlds most Powerful and Longest Range eMTB

Optibike introduces the worlds most powerful Class 1 eMTB. With 190 newton meters of torque and a full 750 watts continuous power, the RIOT outperforms everything. It is the longest range eMTB with a massive 1630 watt-hr battery, 3x the size of most other bikes.

Ideal for riders who are frustrated by the lack of power and torque on European eMTBs.

  • Available in Rohloff or Cassette versions (choose at checkout)
  • Available in US Class 1 or EU versions
  • New Pedelec Torque Sensor, Dual-sided
  • Optibike PowerStorm™ MBB with 190Nm Torque, climb anything!
  • 1630Wh 52V Li-ion Removable Battery
  • Carbon Fiber Frame and Swingarm
  • 170mm Travel Enduro Tuned Rear Linkage, 170mm Travel Beefy 38mm Fork
  • Long Travel Full Suspension, rock solid handling
  • Up to 180 Mile Range
    With 160lb rider at 15 mph with pedaling

Designed and Hand Built in Colorado, USA *

Starting at $14,400

Hand Built to Order in CO, USA. Limited quantities available.
Some photos show optional components.

US Class 1 Version

  • 750W
  • 20MPH Limit
  • Pedelec Torque Sensor
Reserve Yours Today (US)

EU Version

  • 250W
  • 15.5MPH (25KMH) Limit
  • Pedelec Torque Sensor
Reserve Yours Today (EU)

What is a Class 1 E-Bike?

Class 1 is a legal limit for E-Bikes that is commonly found on bike paths and trails in the USA, you can generally ride a Class 1 E-Bike in most places that a normal Bicycle can be used. Class 1 has a speed limit of 20MPH, motor power of 750W, and is Pedelec only.

Also available in an EU version, which has a speed limit of 15.5MPH (25KMH), motor power of 250W, and is Pedelec only.

Rohloff vs Cassette

Rohloff
14 Speed Internally Geared Hub

  • Wider gear range
  • Less chain wear
  • Can shift gears while stopped

Cassette and Derailleur
The Classic Bicycle Gearing System

  • Lightweight
  • More efficient

Optibike beats Bosch at Hill Climb

Optibike able to climb hills that other E-Bikes can't

We took some PowerStorm™ equipped Optibikes and a Bosch CX equipped E-Bike to a steep dirt hill climb.

The hill is a 46% grade and has a soft loose dirt surface, certainly not an easy climb to do.

Check out the video to see how each bike did!

2.5x More Torque

Compared to Bosch CX

Easily out climb any Bosch Equipped E-Bike with the Optibike PowerStorm MBB

190Nm of Torque will get you up any hill, let you effortlessly climb over ledges and logs, and keeps you moving on rocky trails.

The PowerStorm™ MBB has the highest power to size of any ebike motor in the world.

The Optibike PowerStorm™ MBB is designed and built by us Colorado. By designing our own motor we can push the limits of performance and integrate it seamlessly into our frame.

Pedelec Torque Sensor

The RIOT has a Dual-Sided Pedelec Torque sensor, just pedal and the PowerStorm MBB amplifies your input.

The Dual-Sided Torque Sensor makes the RIOT extremely easy to ride, compared to a single sided sensor your pedaling input is more smoothly translated to the PowerStorm MBB output.

2x More Power

Compared to Bosch CX with RIOT US version

With 750 watts of continuous motor power (250W EU), the RIOT has plenty of power to get you moving fast, and lets you climb those steep hills in no time at all.

It won’t overheat even when climbing in hot weather, meaning you get full performance for your entire ride.

3x More Range

Compared to Bosch CX

The freedom to explore

The large 52V 1,630Wh battery lets the RIOT go long distances, easily 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 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.

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 an optional 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.

LCD Display

The LCD display is easy to read with large numbers, it’s visible even in bright sun, and at night with a backlight. It lets you choose from 5 separate power levels to suit your ride, each one having unique speed, power, and torque limits.

It shows your basic ride information such as:

  • Battery Gauge
  • Speed (Current, max, and average)
  • 2 Resettable Trip Meters
  • Lifetime Odometer

Built for You

We build each bike to order, and we fit it just for you.

Each RIOT is hand built at our shop in Colorado, and we thoroughly test each bike before it gets sent out to you.

The RIOT Frame, Swingarm, Motor, Battery, Headlight, and more are custom designed and hand assembled by us in Colorado.

Videos and Reviews

Check out what people are doing with our E-Bikes!

Rimrocker Trail

Watch an Optibike R22 Everest ride from Colorado to Utah over a 160 mile trip down the Rimrocker trail.

Without a Doubt

“The most fun I’ve ever had on an ebike!”
– After riding the R22 Everest

Single Track

Optibike customer Jamie rides downhill (and uphill) singletrack trails.

R15C in Electric Bike Action Magazine

‘Add in a massive 52-volt battery pack, along with a 1500 watt-hour battery, and you quickly realize that the Optibike is something far out of the ordinary.’

“New electric bike with massive battery claims to be able to climb Mount Everest on a single charge”

‘Colorado-based Optibike is one of the oldest electric bicycle companies in the United States, and so they know a thing or two about building high-performance e-bikes. But the new Optibike R22 Everest seems to go above and beyond what anyone could have asked for’
Electrek

Compare Stats between Optibike Models

Motor Power

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

R22 Everest Edition

100%

R22

100%

R17

100%

RIOT (US Version)

44%

RIOT (EU Version)

15%

Essex

44%

Argon (US Version)

30%

Argon (EU Version)

15%

Battery Capacity

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

R22 Everest Edition

100%

R22

50%

R17

50%

RIOT

50%

Essex

21%

Argon

16%

Motor Torque

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

R22 Everest Edition

100%

R22

100%

R17

100%

RIOT

100%

Essex

55%

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.

Detailed Specifications

The BasicsTop Speed*US: 20 MPH Limit
EU: 15.5 MPH (25 KMH) Limit
Max Range at 20 MPH126 Miles @ 20 MPH (160lb rider with pedaling)
Max Range at 15 MPH180 Miles @ 15 MPH (160lb rider with pedaling)
Power Levels5 Power Levels
Power ControlDual-sided Pedelec Torque Sensor
Display TypeOptibike 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.
MotorOptibike PowerStorm™ MBB with 190Nm of Torque
US: 750W continuous
EU: 250W Continuous
BatteryRemovable 52V 31.5Ah 1630Wh Li-Ion Battery
Note: Mechanical items may change due to stock availability
MechanicalFront SuspensionRockShox ZEB Ultimate Suspension Fork, with 170mm Travel
Rear SuspensionFox 230x65 Float X Air Shock, with 170mm Travel
Brakes4 Piston Hydraulic Downhill Disc Brakes
Gear ShiftRohloff Speedhub 500 14-Speed Internally Geared Hub
or
Cassette and Derailleur
DrivetrainChain Drive
Front Wheel27.5" Velocity Blunt 35 Rim, with 223mm rotor
Rear Wheel27.5" Velocity Blunt 35 Rim, with 203mm rotor
TiresYour choice, up to 2.8" width
Seat PostDropper Seat Post
Weight68 Lbs - Weight varies with configuration.
FrameTypeFull Carbon Fiber Frame, Swingarm, and Battery Case
Stand over28"

* Optibike Elite Series are designed and built in Colorado, with parts made in the USA and other countries.