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New Optibike Pioneer Allroad & City Mid Drive Electric Bikes [VIDEO]
Aug 08, 2014
Optibike Pioneer City electric bike
The folks at Optibike have been hard at work bringing 2 new mid drive models to their high end line up of e-bikes.
The new Pioneer Allroad and Pioneer City are some of the more affordable Optibike’s.
At $2,795 the mountain bike style Allroad features the 500 watt Optibike mid drive motor and a 37V 10.5ah lithium downtube battery.
The City is a step thru commuter style e-bike with the same 500 watt mid drive motor and a 37V 10ah lithium rack mounted battery priced at $2,995.
First of all let’s checkout the Allroad.
The Optibike Pioneer Allroad with a 500 watt mid drive motor and 24 speed Shimano drivetrain should be able to handle almost any hill! The 37V 10.5ah lithium battery is well positioned on the downtube of the frame for good weight distribution for sport riding.
The large LCD display will give you a bunch of stats of your ride in addition to the battery level and what pedal assist level you are in. The Allroad has pedal assist in addition to a throttle option.
Some mid drives only have one chainring, but the Allroad features three to provide 24 different gear options when combined with the 8 speed cogs on the rear wheel.
A Shimano Altus rear derailleur handles shifting of the 8 speed cogset on the rear wheel.
Okay, now let’s take a look at the new Optibike Pioneer City with a video from Jim Turner, President of Optbike:
The City’s step thru aluminum frame makes for a very convenient “get on and go” commuter style electric bike. The City has been designed to fit a wide range of riders with the adjustable stem and wide range of seat heights. An Optibike 500 watt mid drive motor and 37V 10ah lithium battery power the City along with your pedal power. This e-bike is a pedal assist only; no throttle.
The 7 speed Shimano Nexus internally geared rear hub keeps things clean by eliminating derailleurs. Decked out with fenders, a chain guard, rear rack, and kickstand; the City is ready to hit the road.
The height and reach of the stem on the City can easily be adjusted via the quick adjustment lever.
Stay tuned for more on these new electric bikes from Optibike.