Review: Bob Rides R11 on Slick Rock in Moab at 63

Bob Lippman in Moab with his Optibike R series

The Optibike is a true revolution in cycling, transportation and sustainability, and has indeed transformed my life and mobility! Despite the weight of two batteries, my full suspension R11 performs gracefully and responsively on the trails and slickrock terrain in the Back of Beyond around my home in Southern Utah, riding like the wind.

It has vastly enhanced the range and just plain enjoyment and delight of my rides, and gets me through rough and steep terrain that previously had me walking my non-electric mountain bike. The DPC and shifting systems allows me to choose my peddling options and level of workout on the fly, and the range extending touring battery, along with top-of-the-line components, give me confidence and peace of mind that I’ll complete my journeys without power run-out or technical interruption.

Optibike’s enthusiastic and responsive customer support is also most appreciated. I have owned and ridden other electric bikes, and none have compared with the power, stability, and capabilities of the R11.

I live off-grid, and charge my Optibike with inverted power from our solar and wind modules. Being active in community and global efforts to create more sustainable economic and energy systems, free from the pollution, industrialized landscapes, and climate changing, greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, I can appreciate the great implications, promise and present capability of Optibike technology.

The Optibike not only provides us with viable, planet-saving (and personal health-saving!) options, but it’s also made in America, thus supporting a domestic, green economy and the imperative, national energy transformation back to the use of electric and human-powered vehicles.

Kudos and thanks, Optibike, for the awesome ride, and the right-on, quantum leap forward on so many important fronts!
“I am amazed at the hill climbing ability of the Optibike. I have a 1 ½ mile hill with a 1000 feet ascent. I am able to get up this hill at 16 mph to 20 mph with pedaling. Without the Optibike, I wouldn’t be able to get up the hill on a road or mountain bike. I make my trips 30 miles round way and love it. I am planning on making the 30 mile commute from Castle Valley Utah to Moab one way and enjoy trail riding in Moab. I love my R11”

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