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Great story about how the best electric bike came to be..

By | How do we do it?, Optibike News, Other fun stuff

Optibike was started in Jim Turner’s Boulder, Colorado garage with a simple vision:  Make the World’s best electric bicycle, with no compromises in quality, performance or style.  Born from the Experience 1977 Jim Turner races moto-cross for the Suzuki Factory Team and wins the Canadian National Championship. Not without a quality mechanic, Jim traveled with then mechanic Mike McAndrews, now…

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Ask Optibike: "Why do you use the monocoque frame design?"

By | Ask Optibike!, How do we do it?

Great Question.  A great electric bicycle is perfectly balanced, the Optibike has the lowest center of gravity of any electric bike. Balance and Performance based design Award winning electric bike designer and former National Motocross champion Jim Turner designed the patented Optibike monocoque frame from scratch to include 4 key elements: balance, style, performance, and safety. Balance The Optibike frame…

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One riders experience with a quiver of Electric bikes.

By | Fitness

This wirteup was posted to a forum populated with perhaps the most dedicated group of electric bike enthusiasts on the internet.  These guys and gals have collectively tried about every combination of E-bike, kit, and everything inbetween on the market today.  You can find them at: http://groups.google.com/group/Tidalforce Al, one of the long time members of the group gives his account…

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Ask Optibike! What about maintenance?

By | Ask Optibike!, How do we do it?

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…

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