The New Optibike M4 Electric Bike: An Affordable Optibike……[VIDEO] Dec 13, 2012 By: Pete 4 Comments Share 0Shares0 0 By: Pete Yes, affordable and Optibike don’t normally go together in the same sentence, but the M4 is the most economical of the Optibike line up at $5995! But that is the price for the quality that Optibke prides itself on. This is what Optibike has to say about the new M4: “Introducing the new Optibike M4; If you have been looking for the American quality and award winning design of the Optibike at an affordable price; this is the bike for you. You will love the Rock Shox suspension, durable and unique powder coated frames and 9 speed derailleur gear systems. The M4 uses the patented Optibike frame and Motorized Bottom Bracket (MBB).” Here is a video from Jim Turner (owner of Optibike) about the new M4. And here is a little recap of some of the specs of the M4: Frame: The Optibike aluminum monocoque frame Motor: 440 watt motorized bottom bracket Battery: 37 Volt 10.4 ah lithium ion housed in the frame. There is the option to upgrade the pack to 37 Volt 26 ah battery. Suspension: Rock Shox and Fox(?) Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes Wheels: Mavic Cross Ride Drivetrain: SRAM 9 speed Here is a link to more of the M4 specifications. All in all it looks like a solid component spec. So if you have been saving to get an Optibike of your own, the M4 may be your ticket to affording one sooner! P.S. Don’t forget to join the Electric Bike Report community for updates from the electric bike world, plus ebike riding and maintenance tips! Related Reader InteractionsComments Marc Fogel says December 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm The new Optibike looks nice. Does anybody know how it rides yet? Does anybody think the Optibike 1100 is worth the extra money? Thanks Marc Reply Tom K says December 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm Hardly affordable.. lol Reply Jim Parnell says December 19, 2012 at 6:13 am $6k for a 400 watt motor.. you gotta be kidding me! Reply Trackbacks […] just introduced their new Optibike M4 electric bike. It is one of the more “affordable” Optibike’s at […] Reply Leave a Reply to Marc Fogel Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Current [email protected] * Leave this field empty This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.