A powerful motor is one of the top concerns for most e-bike shoppers. Fat tire e-bikes in general have strong tires and excellent traction, but not all fat tire e-bike brands provide the needed power. Magicycle's fat tire e-bikes are equipped with a high-quality motor that delivers up to 1100 peak watts or raw power. Some e-bike brands provide a decent frame, but then “go cheap” on outfitting the frame for riding. Not Magicycle!
For example, the original Magicycle Cruiser has a strong and reliable brand-name motor. It's still a great motor, but the more recent Magicycle models such as the Cruiser Pro, Ocelot Pro, or Deer ESUV have an even better motor. It would have been easy and quick for the Magicycle Design Team to just copy that original motor and use it for the later models. Instead, they went the extra mile and developed an upgraded motor that is even more reliable and provides everything a great fat tire e-bike needs.
To accompany all that powerful wattage, riders also get an amazing amount of torque. One of the popular benefits of fat tires is the ability to ride on a variety of terrains, including tough trails, steep hills, and sandy beaches. To accomplish this, Magicycle's fat tire e-bikes absolutely must have a motor that delivers excellent torque. The upgraded motor is meticulously engineered to produce industry-leading torque — 96.8 Neuton meters! You won’t find many e-bikes that can give you that kind of torque. In fact, the Ocelot Pro, Cruiser Pro, and Deer ESUV each have about the same torque as an 800cc motorcycle!
Accessing and Controlling Magicycle Power
It's essential to have the power and torque needed for riding on various types of terrain, getting up steep hills, and making fast starts at busy intersections in city traffic. It's also essential to have smooth and easy control for delivering all that power to the rear wheel.
Option #1 -- Pedal Power
Every Magicycle fat tire electric bike provides three options for using its exceptional power. The first option, naturally, is to simply pedal the e-bike. Yes, you can choose to use entirely your own muscle power. For those who do not have athlete-level fitness, this is not a fun option. It can be very nice, though, to have the pedal-only option if your ride is too long and your battery runs out of power. However, e-bikes are heavy, and most riders rarely want to pedal with no assistance from the motor.
It's very important to have this option, but most riders hope to use it only rarely. Pedaling an e-bike has a little different feel than conventional unpowered bikes, and you need time to adjust.
Option #2 -- Throttle Control
The second option is to use the high-quality Magicycle twist throttle provided on all Magicycle fat tire e-bike models. The throttle is conveniently located at the right-side handlebar grip. Just a slight turn of the throttle allows you to add as little or as much assistance as you may prefer.
If you are new to e-biking, you should consider mounting your Magicycle and beginning your ride by SLOWLY twisting your throttle toward the front wheel. Your e-bike will begin to move forward and you can twist the throttle enough to maintain your balance at a slow speed. Magicycle's twist throttle is a quality product and allows riders to very smoothly begin the ride and gradually accelerate to faster speeds. Some other brands equip their bikes with throttles that jerk forward from a full stop, which can be quite disconcerting.
Option #3 -- Pedal Assist System
All Magicycle fat tire e-bike models are equipped with a high-tech Pedal Assist feature. The Pedal Assist feature can be used right out of the box, but it works best with a little setup work from the rider. This is not difficult, and most riders can accomplish the setup easily in 5 minutes. Just follow the directions in the User Manual and the setup will be quick and easy. The Pedal Assist System uses information provided by the cadence sensor and then gives the rider the requested level of assistance.
This is a rider-friendly and very effective method of automatic power assistance to make your pedaling as easy as you desire. Using the throttle is not necessary, but the rider can always override the Pedal Assist speed setting by twisting the throttle. The Cadence Sensor consists of a disc that spins as you pedal. Evenly spaced around the disc are 12 magnets.
When you begin to pedal, the disc begins to spin. As the disc spins, the attached magnets begin to move past the electronic sensor. With Magicycle’s generous number of magnets, it is only a split second before a magnet passes the cadence sensor. This immediately notifies the Magicycle controller that you are pedaling.
Now the controller knows that you are pedaling, but it does not know how fast you want to ride or how hard you want to pedal. That’s where the Pedal Assist System takes over, and does all the “heavy lifting” for you.
Pedal Assist System
The cadence sensor notifies the controller that you are pedaling, and the controller then sends power to help you pedal. How much power? That depends upon the settings you have applied using the Advanced Options on your Magicycle display. The Pedal Assist System (PAS) on every Magicycle fat tire e-bike is fully customizable. Most e-bike brands have a PAS that gives you only 5 levels of pedal assist. Also, the 5 levels are often preset and not customizable. Magicycle provides 7 levels, and each level can be set to your preferred level of assistance.
That’s the beauty of owning a Magicycle. The level of exercise is completely in your control. If you want a lot of exercises, you can ride at Pedal Assist Level 0 and get no help at all from the motor. And if you want no exercise at all, you can ride without pedaling, using only the throttle!
But what if you want just a little exercise, and without wearing yourself out? Magicycle makes it easy! You can choose any one of the 7 levels of pedal assist, and you can customize each of the 7 levels to make them perfect for you. In other words, you can choose to sweat a little, sweat a lot, or not sweat at all!
Seven Levels — Fully Customizable
For example, you might set Level 5 at 50%, meaning that as you pedal the Magicycle, the motor will do 50% of the work. Or you may decide you want a little more exercise, so you select Level 2 and now the motor only does 25% of the work for you. And here’s what’s really nice — if at any moment you decide you’re working a little too hard or getting a little too sweaty, you can just stop pedaling and let the Magicycle do all the work!
In other words, whatever your level of fitness, you can customize the Magicycle Pedal Assist System to be perfect for you. This is true even if you have physical limitations, such as arthritic knees or leg pains. A properly customized PAS often allows riders to get the exercise, sunshine, and fresh air they crave. It’s always prudent to check with your doctor,! He or she may well recommend e-biking as the best exercise when dealing with various joint pains.
As you exercise, your muscles get stronger, which allows them to better support your bones and surrounding tissue, according to the Mayo Clinic. This, in turn, helps ease the stress that’s placed on your knee joint, helping your knees to feel better.
Biking May Aid Joint Problems
The best exercises for many knee problems as those that strengthen the muscles located above the knee. This, of course, includes the quadriceps, long and large muscles on the front of the thigh. It also includes the gluteus muscles located in your buttocks. Cycling is perfect for strengthening these critical muscles. Magicycle’s cadence sensor and PAS let you accomplish this gradually and easily, at your own pace.
E-biking is a superb activity for people with knee issues because it strengthens the right muscles and does so safely. In fact, the forces of compression that run through your knees while e-biking are much less than those experienced while walking! Additionally, many people find that e-biking is much easier to “stick with” than many other forms of exercise. It’s fun!
Rely on Magicycle Quality for Performance
The vast majority of riders will use the PAS most of the time…only a few will rely primarily on the throttle. Fewer still will choose to pedal frequently with no assistance. Thus, the quality and reliability of the PAS are very important. Fortunately, quality control is a key characteristic of Magicycle products.
Magicycle is one of the very few elite e-bike brands that has its own factory. Most e-bike companies DO NOT own the factory that manufactures their e-bikes. Every Magicycle begins with the award-winning Magicycle Design Team, originators of the amazing frame design that makes their e-bikes both visually appealing and reliably strong.
The Magicycle factory uses experts in hydroforming and cataphracted weld joints…regarded as the best welding technique in the world. This means that Magicycle customers receive a high-tech frame that is strong, safe, and beautiful for unequaled riding stability and comfort.
Magicycle has exemplary quality control over the entire bike-building process, from design to manufacture to shipping. When a Magicycle is delivered to a new owner, the box contains an e-bike that will last a very long time, giving reliable service and a safe riding experience. Quality matters — don’t settle for an e-bike from a brand that does not own the factory.
Maximize Your Riding Experience
Now that you know more about your cadence sensor and how it works with your controller, you are ready to customize it. Schedule some time to experiment with using your display to set the PAS levels. Then take a 30-minute ride and determine whether you need to tweak the settings. Keep experimenting until the levels are perfect for you! As your health and strength improve, you can always change the settings again as needed.
Magicycle Fat Tire E-bikes on Sale
This month the Magicycle company is offering its best fat tire e-bikes at very special sale prices. This is the perfect time to do some armchair shopping in the comfort of your home, and your shiny new Magicycle can be on your doorstep in seven business days or less. Here are the links for your convenience:
Magicycle Cruiser Pro -- a full-size fat tire cruiser.
Magicycle Ocelot Pro -- a conveniently-sized 20" fat tire cruiser.
Magicycle Deer Ebike SUV -- a deluxe full-suspension multipurpose fat tire e-bike.
Let's celebrate national bike month. Come and grab a free front basket with the purchase of Deer, Jaguarundi, or the Pro series. Limited offer, you know what to do!