Recent content by Optibike_Austen

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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    Set up some jumps and a drop on our test track area and good some more action pictures!
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    Drivetrain wear

    Those are good points, everyone has there preferences and there are advantages to each kind, we prefer a throttle as we come from a motocross background and like to ride our high power bikes like the R15C more like a lightweight motocross bike with pedals (where legal of course) rather than a...
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    Drivetrain wear

    Drivetrain wear varies a lot depending on the setup, maintenance and how hard you ride. Getting rid of the cassette and using the Rohloff 14 speed hub helped with chain and sprocket life a lot. I would say 2-4k miles would be reasonable if your riding it hard, more if you ride easier. We have...
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    Got some great studio shots of the R15C, they came out amazing and really show off the great looks of the bike!
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    Here are 2 new videos we put together of the R15C
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    Some more action pics of Optibike founder Jim Turner riding the local trails on the R15C!
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    We have the first bike done, what a blast to ride! It handles amazing and is super stable even at high speeds due to the low CG. The new rear suspension is working great so far and soaks up bumps and jumps like they aren't there, the carbon frame is extremely rigid and helps with the handling...
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    Here are some more detailed specifications on the new Carbon R15C The R15C continues the tradition of only using the highest quality performance components, like Fox suspension, SRAM Code Brakes, Rohloff Internal Gear Hub, Renthal Carbon Fiber handlebars, DT Swiss Rims and more. The bike has...
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    Around the same price as the old Elite Series line, with some less expensive models as well. Just one size right now, but it has a low stand over height of about 27" so it will work for a good range of rider heights.
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    New Optibike Carbon Elite Series R15C

    In 2008, Optibike set the standard for the Electric Bike Industry with the introduction of the OB1. The OB1 was the first electric bike in the world to have a high capacity 37 volt 20 amp hour Lithium battery, the battery mounted in the frame and an 850 watt mid drive motor. Today, most other E...
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    Unique bikes we've built

    Here's the latest custom painted bike we built!
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    Unique bikes we've built

    Hi Marceltt, the R8 has 750 watts continuous power 28mph top speed and a 37 volt 29ah battery, and retails for $12,990. The R11 is no longer made and was replaced by the R15 which has 1500 watts continuous power, 2500 watts peak, 175nm of torque, a top speed of 33mph and a 46.8 volt 28ah...
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    Instagram

    I finally made an official Optibike Instagram account, if you're on instagram and want to keep up with whats happening in the company, go give us a follow! https://www.instagram.com/optibike_ebikes/
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    Part Optibike, part Black Sheep, all fat

    Great to hear! And I will pass that onto Jim ASAP!
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    Part Optibike, part Black Sheep, all fat

    Thanks for posting! That's one badass bike, the 5" tires are monsters. Wish I got a chance to check it out when you brought it by!