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The Electric Bike Book

What To Look For In An E-Bike: Other Purchasing Considerations

There is a motorized bicycle revolution taking place around the world, and today, it is found in the form of the once ubiquitous electric bike. Hi-tech, environmentally friendly, and modern, electric bicycles have truly come of age in Western Europe and America, replacing the old electric-assist conversion kits many of us grew up with. The market is now filled with…
August 12, 2014
The Electric Bike Book

What To Look For In An Electric Bike: Where to Purchase Your E-Bike

The decision to purchase your first electric bike can be a daunting one, especially to the uninitiated. Although not new technology,, the recent trend towards alternative means of transportation has rekindled an interest in electric bicycles. To introduce, further educate, and guide the consumer through the purchasing process, the staff here at Optibike is pleased to offer another installment in…
May 8, 2014
Optibike News

Optibike Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Optibike celebrates Earth Day 2014 in a number of ways. In fact, Optibike celebrates Earth Day every day. We reduce our carbon footprint everyday by commuting to and from work on our Optibikes instead of getting in our cars. A number of alarming facts and statistics from EVs Roll and the EPA wowed us. The 5 below stopped us in our tracks…
April 25, 2014
The Electric Bike Book

What To Look For In An Electric Bike: Types and Initial Considerations

When in the market for an electric bicycle (or ebike), many are surprised at the wide range of options available to them. Advancements in technology mean more variation in the types of ebikes available today, each with a unique set of specifications and performance features determining which is right for an individual rider. Other important considerations factor themselves into the…
March 6, 2014
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Ask Optibike! What about maintenance?

This question was most recently asked by Gary Ares, who writes for a blog about E-bikes at www.velochef.com: The answer: Maintaining an Optibike is much like maintaining a traditional bike, with a few exceptions.  Because the bike is heavier and you will go faster- the tires and brakes will wear out faster.  Also, because the Optibike uses the derauiller system…
June 24, 2009