New Heisenberg Electric Bikes with BMW Design

Heisenburg electric bike XF1 drivetrainHeisenberg is a new electric bike company from the Berlin area started by some e-bike industry veterans along with some input from BMW!

Michael Hecken and Karlheinz Nicolai are 2 of the founders of Heisenberg and they also established Grace electric bikes in 2008 and they were commissioned by the Daimler Benz to develop the Smart electric bike.

It is interesting how the automotive industry is [Read more…]

Optibike SIMBB – The All in One Mid Drive Electric Bike [VIDEO]

Optibike is one of the most innovative electric bike companies and to prove that they recently introduced their SIMBB electric bike with a mid drive system that houses everything (motor, battery and controller) in an aluminum case that is a structural part of the frame.

According to Jim Turner (Founder & President of Optibike), when many people first see the system they ask where the battery is!  It is pretty impressive that everything is housed in a relatively small mid drive case.

By housing the motor and battery in the bottom bracket area it keeps [Read more…]

Electric Bike Review: Optibike 1100R

The Optibike 1100R out on the trail.

Are you looking for a fast, powerful, and custom off road electric bike that is built in the USA?  The Optibike 1100R may be your next e-bike.  Just be prepared to pay the price!

The Optibike 1100R is so fast and powerful that it won the Pikes Peak hill climb race in Colorado in 2011.  Not only did it win, it beat the 2010 time by 40 minutes!

This bike exudes high quality from the custom monocoque aluminum frame to [Read more…]

Optibike 1100R Electric Bike: Specs, Video & Pictures

The Optibike 1100R is a luxury electric bike!

Talk about a high quality, powerful, fast and expensive electric bike!  The Optibike 1100R is that bike.

This preview will give you a good idea of the specifications of the bike along with an in depth look at all the parts that make this bike unique.

Make sure you check out the full review of the Optibike 1100R electric bike here.

Optibike 1100R Electric Bike Specifications: [Read more…]