October Madness Sale – Get an Optibike Pioneer for Free

This offer available via phone only.  To order, call Neal at 303.848.8381. Or call me direct at 303.848.8385  *(Limit of 5 Free Pioneers in this offer. Valid only on new orders)

Perhaps we have gone a bit mad with Halloween and October, but we are doing this anyway.

best electric bicycleWe have decided to give you a Pioneer Allroad or Pioneer City for free with the purchase of a popular Optibike R8HD or R11. (Free bike limited to first 5 orders)

This is a great chance to have two bikes for the price of one, so you and partner or friend can ride together.

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Let’s maDSC_3393_1920px_70ke this even more crazy!, For the  first 2 people to order, we will throw in an extra, $695 range doubling battery, FREE, so you can ride together for longer.

This is also a great way to get an amazing Christmas present for Free. If you have a child in college, the Pioneer is a great bike for them to ride to campus on. The Pioneer has so many uses.

Electric Bike Review loves the Pioneer Allroad. Read their impressions here

DSC_4193Both the Pioneer and R11 are changing lives, giving people mobility and freedom they often haven’t felt in years. See how below.

 

 

R11 Lets Bob Climb

I am amazed at the hill climbing ability of the Optibike R11. 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. The Optibike R11 is a true revolution in cycling, transportation and sustainability, and has indeed transformed my life and mobility.

Bob, Utah

Pioneer Allroad Lives up to its Name

I’ve used the Pioneer Allroad on steep jeep trails, exploiting the lowest gear ratio and enjoying the front suspension. I’ve also gone all over town on bike paths, where I feel rather stealthy. Most people I pass think it’s just a mountain bike — with a strong rider — because the frame looks “normal”, and the motor noise is very, very quiet.

All components on the Pioneer Allroad are well-matched to achieve a perfect balance of performance at a reasonable cost. The tires, the gearing, and even the seat, grips, and pedals match the “all roads” goal: the bike works great for commuting and shopping, as well as mountain roads and trails

Bob G. Colorado

Rhonda Finds New Freedom with Pioneer Allroad

I’ve had it now for almost a month and could not be happier.  I am in love with my Pioneer Allroad! For the past year, my regular bike has seen very little use, since we’ve been living in the western US where there are hills and mountains everywhere. I am 64 years old and was completely intimidated by those hills and mountains when it came to bike-riding. I am happy to say that is no longer true. I have acquired my freedom! This bike is everything promised, and then some.

Rhonda C. USA

I wish everyone great riding and I hope you have a chance to take advantage of this great offer.

This offer available via phone only.  To order, call Neal at 303.848.8381. Or call me direct at 303.848.8385  *(Limit of 5 Free Pioneers in this offer. Valid only on new orders)

Jim Turner

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What To Look For In An Electric Bike: Electric Bicycle Brands

Congratulations! You’re in the market for an electric bicycle and on board with the full range of health, environmental, and economic benefits that riding an eBike provide. You’ve thoroughly researched the variety of electric bikes available to suit your personal needs, and are up to speed on the latest advancements in electric motorized bike technology. Your final purchasing decision now comes down to choosing between the numerous manufacturers and brand names of today’s eBikes. Many are surprised at the variety of options available to them, with each touting a unique set of specifications and performance features. At Optibike’s design and manufacturing center in Boulder, Colorado, we want to further assist you in perhaps the most important buying decision. In this, our last blog installment based upon Optibike founder Jim Turner’s “Electric Bike Book”, we provide a brief overview of electric bike brands found in dealerships, online, and through big box stores.

Throughout the US, electric bicycle sales are at an all-time high, and the distribution chain has kept pace with start up companies leading the charge in this “green transportation” revolution. One would naturally assume that the large brands of traditional bicycle makers have evolved to become market leaders among manufacturers of eBikes, but that isn’t the case. There has actually been some resistance among these companies to enter the motorized bicycle arena. Schwinn, Trek, and Specialized are an exception however, with each offering rear hub, electric drive models. Overseas, where electric bicycles have garnered more popularity, big brands such as Derby and others sell eBikes, but they are often designed and manufactured to Asian and European specifications. In China for example, there are hundreds of companies churning out about 20 million units a year for export to European, Asian, and US markets. As the old adage goes, “you get what you pay for”, and these models make up a large portion of online and big-box retailing.EPSON MFP image

Instead, a select number of startup companies are your best bet in terms of quality, selection and customer service. Today, there are boutique manufacturers, such as Optibike, offering a wide variety of the best electric bikes to be found. The majority of electric bicyclebrands follow the same production process. They typically manufacture their own frame, then outfit it with the necessary components: electric drives, batteries, brakes, derailers, cranks, wheels, etc. The Optibike advantage relies instead on the incorporation of exclusive, patented technology. Our mid-drive motor, the Motorized Bottom Bracket, is capable of 1,000 watts of power. We design and build design our own Lithium-Ion batteries, power control systems, custom frames, and more, all in the USA.

Among electric bicycle brands, the choices are numerous. Optibike proudly manufactures the longestrange electric bike, and the fastest electric bicycle on the market. Want to learn even more about the basics of eBike technology their full potential? Download our free eBook, or Contact Optibike today. Missed any of our blog posts on What to Look For in an Electric Bike? Click here to read more about our electric bikes and how to be better prepared when you purchase your e-bike.

What To Look For In An Electric Bike: The True Cost Of Driving an eBike

Look around you. Technology today is reinventing itself at an ever-increasing pace, but a lot of this change has come at a cost to the environment. As a result, we are now experiencing what has been coined as a much needed “green revolution”. Alternative fuels and energy efficiency are now in vogue. Perhaps the biggest hot button topic is our over reliance on gasoline as a means of feeding our transportation needs. Over the last decade however, we have made progress in the right direction . Gas/electric hybrids, all electric, flex fuel, natural gas, and biodiesel are now less expensive alternatives and slowly making their mark on the automobile market. But what if there were a way to truly affect change by getting you out of your car entirely, get exercise, and save money on fuel costs? Welcome to the world of electric bicycles, and the benefits of eBike technology. Continue reading

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 a variety of motorized bicycles for sale; from torque-assisted to throttle-assisted, from on-road to off-road, from the economical to luxury models. As a result, the purchasing decisions have become more complex. To assist with this, Optibike offers another post in a series based upon “The Electric Bike Book”. After sharing some initial purchasing considerations, and referencing where to buy your ebike, we want to leave you with a few other important factors worth scrutinizing before pulling out the credit card or checkbook.

Whether your electric bicycle is purchased through an independent dealer, a box store, e bikeonline or factory direct, the following is a partial list of questions you need to be asking yourself before making any purchasing decisions:

Consider your budget, cost allowances, and if any financing is available.

  • Modern e-bikes encompass a wide range of pricing options; from economical and simple conversion kits with hub-drives, to pedalecs, on up to mid-drive, throttle-assisted luxury models. There are many electric bikes for sale to fit any budget. Check into any available financing options, you might be surprised. Many factory direct dealers, such as Optibike, even offer deeply discounted refurbished models. Optibike is also the only one of its kind to offer the widest selection of bikes by performance and price. See our full list of e bikes here.

Factor in the ease of maintenance, and the availability of qualified ebike technicians near you.

  • With a big box retailer, or an online purchase, your service options may be limited. By purchasing through an independent dealer, or factory direct, you have access to their service departments. Optibike’s in-house electric bike service department works with owners and bike shops around the world if you are in need of service, parts or repairs.

Educate yourself about what sort of warranty is available on your ebike purchase.

And finally, take a good look at the e-bike technology behind the frame, suspension, wheels, brakes and other components making up the electric bike you’re interested in. They should be produced by known and trusted manufacturers. You should also take the time to research where your ebike is designed, manufactured, and its country or origin. Again, the old adage applies here, you get what you pay for. Be on the lookout for knockoff components. We want to wish you the best of luck in making your purchase, and enjoy the freedom that only electric bikes offer the rider.

Want to learn even more about the electric bike revolution? Jim Turner, President at Optibike, has authored an informative and entertaining look at the rapidly expanding world of electric bicycles. Get your free copy of the eBook today.

 

90 Day Love It Or Return It E-Bike Guarantee-Real World Examples

Optibike’s 90 day love it or return it e-bike guarantee provides our customers the confidence and certainty that they are making the right choice for purchasing the perfect electric bike. We are highly confident everyone will absolutely love our Optibikes and it will change your life. Sometimes we are wrong and we do get a few people to return their Optibikes for a full refund or return it for another Optibike electric bike model.

Here are 3 real world examples of Optibike customers who have taken advantage of the 90 day love it or return it guarantee

1. Dennis F. in Palm Springs California purchased the R8 All Around Electric Bicycle and returned it for a full refund after 2 weeks because he decided he didn’t want an electric bike and a conventional mountain bike works just fine for him.

2. Andrew R. in Maryland purchased a R8 All Around Electric Bike and noticed it he needed more power for his type of riding. So, Andrew traded in his R8 for an R11 Electric Mountain Bike to better match his needs for speed and power.

3. Sam J. in Maryland purchased an R11 and it was way too fast and powerful for him. So, Sam traded in his R11 for an R8 All Around E-Bike to enjoy more leisure riding around town and still get a great workout with some fun and adventure.

Womens R8 Electric BikeWe believe it is important for you to have a full 90 days to ensure the Optibike is the perfect electric bike experience for you and changes your life for the better. We feel giving you 90 days instead of a 15 minute to 1 hour test ride is enough time to decide if it changes your life. If you don’t absolutely love your Optibike after 90 days of riding, return it for a full refund no questions asked.

The 90 day love it or return it guarantee eliminates your risk in making a bad purchasing decision, provides you more peace of mind and confidence to purchase and gives you an opportunity to change your life with an increase in fitness, happiness, joy and overall good times.

We are proud to announce that we have under 10 returns since we have been in business since 2006. Check out what some of our customers are saying about the best electric bike on the market.