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Optibike OB1 Archives | Optibike Electric Bicycles

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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What range and electric bikes really means to you (or at least us!)

By | Ask Optibike!, Fitness, Health, How do we do it?, Optibike News

Riding an electric bike is about freedom (the real kind),exhilaration, fitness, fun, and a host of other emotions/sensations.  Where does range and distance fit into this experience? Having adequate range on an electric bike is about having NO LIMITS.  Whether you are cruising the open road, getting groceries, or exploring a vast wilderness area- we believe that you should stop…

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What design elements go into a Womens Specific Optibike?

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

In the next 2 weeks, the first Womens Specific Optibike Electric bike will be available for delivery.  What makes the womens bike good- for women? 1)  Lightweight.  The Optibike Helia is specifically designed to be as light as possible. Air filled suspension. The front and rear suspension are filled with air, not heavy oil giving Optibike riding ladies all the…

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Which headlights are brighter: Halogen or LED?

By | Ask Optibike!

We have had this question come up several times, so we decided to revisit the subject.  A few years ago, we tested some LED bulbs and they were no where near as bright as the Halogen bulbs are using as headlights on all Optibike models.  One of our customers replaced the halogen bulbs in his Optibike 800Li with LED bulbs…

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