The e-bike is an upgraded version of Optibike’s R22 model and it is hand-built in Colorado. It features a carbon fiber frame, swingarm, and battery case, and it is not a lightweight vehicle. It weighs around 93 lb (42 kg), although this weight varies depending on the configuration you choose.
Optibike equipped the R22 Everest with a dual-crown suspension fork in the front and a Fox DHX Coil Spring Shock with 200 mm of travel in the rear. The bike has four-piston hydraulic downhill disc brakes and a Rohloff Speedhub 500 14-speed internally geared hub.
Now on to the most interesting features of the adventure e-bike. What makes the R22 Everest such a hefty two-wheeler is its massive dual battery pack, which tips the scales at 36 lb (16 kg). While the e-bike won’t really take you on top of Everest (first and foremost because there are no proper bike trails up there), with a capacity of 3,260 Wh, it still promises to deliver up to more than 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge.
As for the power of the new R22 Everest, the motor offers 1700W of continuous power and delivers 190 Nm of torque. The e-bike can reach a top speed of 36 mph (58 kph).
If you want an adventure e-bike that could (theoretically) take you up the highest mountains on a single battery charge, you’d better be well prepared, money-wise. Optibike’s R22 Everest Edition e-bike starts at $17,900. You can find it on the manufacturer’s website.