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Optibike vs Giant Twist Freedom DX

I am thinking of purchasing an Electric Bike until the new pure electricTesla Model S comes out in 2011.

Right now I am leaning towards the Optibike, handmade in Boulder Colorado, USA. I am also going to test drive the Giant Twist Freedom DX. The Optibike seems to be one tough bike with all sorts of high-end features and it is also made in the USA which is a rare find these days!

We will see what happens!



Read about your choice considerations between the Optibike and Giant, and wondered if you have an update? I've ridden the Optibike, but not a Giant if you needed any input. Also pretty knowledgeable in many other bikes as well if you have questions.

Gary Ares; @velochef on twitter, or


Hi Gary,

Thanks for the offer. I may take you up on that! I am getting closer to really wanting an optibike. It seems like the way to go.