The American manufacturer Optibike has designed an extraordinary electric bike that claims a range of 490 kilometers. The other figures on its technical sheet are just as amazing.
The Optibike R22 Everest is not a normal e-bike. This beautiful 42 kg baby – including 16 kg just for the battery – was designed for a specific purpose: to break records and be able to climb Mount Everest in a single charge, the manufacturer likes to say. A small punch line marketing that still has its effect.
This VAE boasts extraordinary specifications that place it in a category of its own. Its two batteries of 1,630 Wh each (3,260 Wh in total) offer it, on paper and according to the brand, a gargantuan autonomy of 490 kilometers. Unheard of for a trendy bike.
In the idea, and following the roads of France, connecting Paris to Lyon would be quite possible. This range, which is impressive to say the least, is not without aesthetic sacrifice, given the huge battery attached to the frame, which takes away all form of elegance from the beast.
At the same time, the Optibike R22 Everest is clearly not made to win the prize for the most beautiful electric bike. To come back to the autonomy, know that two small conditions must be respected to reach the figures indicated: not to weigh more than 72.5 kg, advance eBike Newsand curb to 25 km/h.
This European legal limit can however be exceeded to climb to 45 km/h – in this case it is considered a speedbike – thanks to a 1700 watt motor and a huge torque of 190 Nm. In case you use it in speebike mode, its range drops to 160 km.
More expensive than a Dacia Spring
Carbon frame, LCD screen, five assistance modes, rear suspension with 200 mm of travel, hydraulic disc brakes: here, in broad outline, is the rest of its technical sheet, all coupled with a price that reaches the heights . Count indeed 17,900 dollars for the purchase of this machine, or about 16,640 euros.
At that price, or even for less, you can afford a Dacia Spring, ecological bonus included.
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