Optibike carbon fiber R15C

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Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by LockH » Jul 03 2018 11:10am

Hehe... ESB "Search found 1870 matches: Optibike". Again:

Optibike’s new carbon fiber R15C w/ 3.35 hp and 100-mile range may be the new king of high performance e-bikes:
https://electrek.co/2018/07/03/optibike ... iber-r15c/

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https://optibike.com/optibike-r15c/

"Removable 52V 29Ah 1500Wh Li-Ion Battery"... :) "Weight 68 Lbs"...

$13,900 :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by Bike_on » Sep 05 2018 12:20pm

Opti keeps innovating. I would love to try riding it... I really like the 5 levels of assist. I'm still waiting for a PAS option, a rear integrated tail light and a 7-8k price point.

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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by LockH » Sep 05 2018 12:40pm

^^ Hehe... Yah. $13,900 still the "bleeding edge" of product development. :) Watts missing? Volume production (to lover fixed and overhead costs). :wink:
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by LockH » Dec 20 2018 5:07pm

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Seen on FB:
Two of the first production Optibike R15C full carbon "Super e-bikes" in assembly. Very exciting to have our new carbon fiber high power super e-bike going into production!
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by MadRhino » Dec 20 2018 5:18pm

Not yet on the market, and one generation behind already.
Make it fool-proof, and I will make a better fool.
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by LockH » Dec 21 2018 11:17am

MadRhino wrote:
Dec 20 2018 5:18pm
Not yet on the market, and one generation behind already.
Horny Guy... "one generation behind already"... Sorry?
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by MadRhino » Dec 21 2018 12:09pm

LockH wrote:
Dec 21 2018 11:17am
MadRhino wrote:
Dec 20 2018 5:18pm
Not yet on the market, and one generation behind already.
Horny Guy... "one generation behind already"... Sorry?
A 20% heavier copy of the (similar priced) Specialized turbo Levo S-Work, wîth lesser features and cheaper wheels.

That is only a comparison with one, out of many bikes that are on the market and well established for a few years.
If we go compare with custom built ebikes, it is ridiculous in terms of power to weight ratio and choice of components.
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by LockH » Dec 21 2018 12:18pm

^^ Gotcha. Tks. :)

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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Dec 21 2018 2:31pm

MadRhino wrote:
Dec 21 2018 12:09pm
LockH wrote:
Dec 21 2018 11:17am
MadRhino wrote:
Dec 20 2018 5:18pm
Not yet on the market, and one generation behind already.
Horny Guy... "one generation behind already"... Sorry?
A 20% heavier copy of the (similar priced) Specialized turbo Levo S-Work, wîth lesser features and cheaper wheels.

That is only a comparison with one, out of many bikes that are on the market and well established for a few years.
If we go compare with custom built ebikes, it is ridiculous in terms of power to weight ratio and choice of components.
looks like the optibike is heavier because it has significantly more battery capacity and therefore range than most other production pedal assist mtn bikes.. and its definitely a huge improvement over their previous (rear suspension) design.. also uses a motor concentric with the cranks, different than most others using an offset crank/ motor..
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by MadRhino » Dec 21 2018 7:35pm

Well, I said 20% heavier considering battery capacity. As sold with 700 w/h battery, the Turbo Levo is 30% lighter, and that is a major difference for pedelec riders who are paying that much for a bike.

Then, about motorization, we all know that BB drives MTB have a pretty busy maintenance schedule. Riders who are buying those top of the line pedelecs are expecting service, and major bike manufacturers have a well established dealership network, able to offer quick and effective service. I doubt that Optibike can do good in that matter, offering worldwide technicians formation and spare parts supply.
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by efMX Trials Electric Freeride » Dec 23 2018 3:25pm

MadRhino wrote:
Dec 21 2018 7:35pm
Well, I said 20% heavier considering battery capacity. As sold with 700 w/h battery, the Turbo Levo is 30% lighter, and that is a major difference for pedelec riders who are paying that much for a bike.

Then, about motorization, we all know that BB drives MTB have a pretty busy maintenance schedule. Riders who are buying those top of the line pedelecs are expecting service, and major bike manufacturers have a well established dealership network, able to offer quick and effective service. I doubt that Optibike can do good in that matter, offering worldwide technicians formation and spare parts supply.
these crank concentric mid drive bikes seem capable of higher power than your typical class 1 or 2 ebikes (~ 3X+ hp).. so better comparison would be with Haibike flyon and Spitzing m1 that also have high power concentric crank drive and high battery capacity.. as for component wear, bike manufacturers are starting to produce heavier duty ebike specific components and this trend will likely continue since ebikes offer a new potential income in an otherwise flat or declining pedal bike market.. and any competent bike shop should be able to service and replace worn non electric parts, chain, sprockets, etc.. optibike is a small company, I think their carbon frames are usa made instead of just another cookie cutter bike made by robots or slaves in asia..
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by Surfingjeff » Dec 31 2018 12:39pm

I just bought the Spitzing M 1. The " Standard version" with 160 mm and 150 mm Fox suspension. I was recommended to just upgrade the tires from 2.35 to 2.8 front and 2.6 in the rear. List price went down to $ 6500.00 with discounts at end year its getting really reasonable. No comparisons to standard bikes like Specilaized, Bull, HaIBIKE UNLESS YOU GET THE SAME BIKE WITH ts MOTOR but would have to try to reflash it some how. It only goes 35 MPH which is plently fast Lots lots of torque climbs everything fast. I have asked about the specs on 75 KPH/45MPH but no feed back from the manufacturer.
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Re: Optibike carbon fiber R15C

Post by LockH » Dec 31 2018 10:39pm

Hehe^^ "It ONLY goes 35 MPH"... :lol:

PS: :mrgreen:
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