Commuter Buying Guide: Things to Consider When Buying a Commuter Ebike
Commuting to your workplace on an e-bike is a great idea. Doing it on an e-bike from an unreliable brand is a terrible idea. The last thing a commuter wants to experience is frequent malfunctions making you late to work. Quality is a key factor when considering the purchase of any e-bike, and particularly if you plan to commute on it. Fortunately, very few brands such as MAGiCYCLE have a serious emphasis on quality control.
- 1. Get a Quantity of Quality
- 2. Quality Control is a Choice
- 3. Economical, but Never Cheap
- 4. Advantages of Owning the Factory
- 1.1 Choosing Quality Components
- 1.2 Light-Weight
- 1.3 Powerful
- 1.4 Simplicity
- 5. The Joy of E-bike Commuting
Get a Quantity of Quality
Just a little quality isn't enough. For your personal safety and the value of your investment, the e-bike you purchase must be characterized by good quality from taillight to the headlight. The frame, the drivetrain, motor, brakes, battery, display...everything! Quality should be job one for every e-bike brand, and nobody does it better than MAGiCYCLE.
Wade Wei, the founder of MAGiCYCLE, has been building electric mountain bikes for a very long time. MAGiCYCLE has a heritage of award-winning designs, and that doesn't happen accidentally. It takes careful attention to detail and quality. MAGiCYCLE, from its very first e-bike, has chosen to focus on quality control. Many e-bike brands fail when it comes to quality control.
Quality Control is a Choice
It's very tempting for any e-bike brand to skimp on quality. Lesser quality means it costs less to manufacture the ebikes for sale. Lower manufacturing cost translates into higher profits. In fact, many e-bike brands simply cannot provide good quality control for their customers. Why not? It's very simple -- it's because they do not own a factory. How can any company expect to have effective quality control if they don’t even own the factory that manufactures their e-bike?
Truthfully, the e-bike isn't really their product. It's just an e-bike mass-produced by some factory and sold to several different brands. Each of these brands then attaches a brand label to the e-bike and calls it "their e-bike."
That is not the way MAGiCYCLE operates, and it is not a normal e-bike company. Magicycle actually owns the factory, and that factory has been producing quality e-bikes for more than 16 years. 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.
Economical, but Never Cheap
You want your e-bike to be a good value and economical transportation. But you do not want it to be cheaply made by the factory.
Every aspect of a MAGiCYCLE e-bike exudes quality. For example, you will never find any cheap steel in a Magicycle frame. Magicycle has chosen to use 6061 aluminum alloy. This top-quality alloy provides exceptional strength, corrosion resistance, lightweight, durability, and a defect-free highly pleasing appearance. All this is made possible by employing technology borrowed from the aviation industry. 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. Does this attention to quality create an increase in manufacturing costs? Yes, of course, but it also provides MAGiCYCLE riders with an e-bike that is safe, comfortable, long-lasting, and equipped with reliable brand-name components.
Advantages of Owning the Factory
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.
Choosing Quality Components
Because they control every aspect of design and manufacturing, Magicycle gets to very carefully select the components. Only well-known brand names are invited to supply motors, batteries, LCD displays, brakes, etc. For example, an unusually powerful 52 volt battery comes on every Magicycle. That battery is supplied by the same company that supplies batteries for Tesla. Only high-quality components go onto a Magicycle! That’s a big factor in the confidence Magicycle owners have in their e-bikes.
Another important component is the LCD display, providing all the information you need to safely enjoy your ride. Many brands like to “go cheap” with their display, but not Magicycle. The Magicycle display is in easy-to-read full color (not grayscale). The display has a very bright screen that you can read even in bright sunlight. It also has many features that are customizable to the individual rider. That same level of quality is consistent throughout the entire list of e-bike components.
The best quality at the best price is a Magicycle priority. And, of course, this includes the MAGiCYCLE designed especially for commuting. Not only is it extremely good-looking, but this beautiful electric bike for adults also offers many advantages for commuters and other pavement riders.
This racy beauty weighs in at a mere 56 pounds. In an e-bike world populated with a plethora of 70+ pound e-bikes, 56 pounds will be greeted with cheers. Many e-bikers look forward to easier mounting on bike racks for transportation, as well as much less effort in lugging it up a flight of steps. But don’t be fooled by the lightweight — it’s still a very sturdy ride and brings a very generous payload of 265 pounds.
The Gold Commuter features a 350-watt hub motor driven by a 52-volt battery, a combination that delivers outstanding power while retaining a lighter weight. It’s more than enough for this lightweight commuter and lives up to the MAGiCYCLE reputation for superior power.
E-bikes are for nearly everyone! Even if you are physically challenged with aching joints or a limited range of motion, there's a good possibility you can enjoy riding an e-bike. If you are new to cycling, or if you have years of experience, everyone can appreciate the simplicity and quick learning curve of riding a MAGiCYCLE Lightweight Commuter.
Commuters and many other e-bike riders are all about ease of use and maintenance. This MAGiCYCLE Commuter is a no-throttle, no-shifter, super simple ride. That makes the operation of the e-bike very easy, and it also eliminates two potential maintenance items -- you'll never replace a throttle or a shifter. And also, the drive chain isn’t a chain…it’s a belt. Again, that’s much easier to maintain, with no lubricant needed. Plus, a belt drive is very, very quiet! If you enjoy cruising down the street in near silence, check out the MAGiCYCLE Commuter.
The Joy of E-bike Commuting
The popularity of biking is growing at a truly astounding rate. In Southern California, for example, there has been an increase in biking of more than 300% since the year 2000. On the other side of the US, New York experienced very significant growth in the number of bikers in just five years -- 80%! And what specific type of biking do you suppose is growing faster than all the others? You are right...it's e-biking, of course!
It's the Green Thing To Do
Most cars put out about 99% more pollution than any electric bike can possibly deliver. If you commute and want to do the environment a huge favor, park your car and get on a MAGiCYCLE. If you ride as little as 5 miles per day on average (instead of using your car), that will cut your carbon footprint more than just a little. In fact, it amounts to a whopping 5 percent.
Avoiding Transportation Frustration
In many cities, daily commuting means daily frustration and daily delays that only compound the frustration. All that traffic adds up to stress levels that are definitely not recommended by your doctor. E-biking could well be the remedy to all that stress.
If you're commuting on an e-bike, there's a very good chance that you can sail right through or around even the worst of the traffic jams. Snarled traffic that might cost you 20 minutes in an automobile can be navigated with minimal delay on an e-bike. It's also easier if you have to turn around and take an alternate route. Ever try a u-turn in the midst of a traffic jam? You'll be very glad your' on an e-bike.
And even if that alternate route means riding a little farther to reach your workplace, that's no big deal. Your MAGiCYCLE Commuter has an excellent range and can get you there sweat-free.
Convenient and Speedy
The ability of your automobile to reach 80 mph means nothing in heavy traffic. If your commute involves urban or city traffic, you may be much better off on your e-bike. That kind of traffic moves very slowly, and commuters can frequently move along at a faster pace than the cars and trucks.
And if you're making a quick stop along the way, you'll save a lot of time parking. You can just imagine how much easier and quicker it is to park an e-bike as compared to any size automobile.
Turn Commuting Time into Productive Time
Time invested in commuting via automobile is often wasted time. The driver is physically inactive, and sometimes also not very active mentally! We all agree that our physical and mental health is vital, and commuting via e-bike and be a huge plus for your overall health. You can get to know the health benefits of riding ebikes in our blog.
Did you know that an average office worker is seated for a total of more than eleven hours every workday? Turn your commute into a high-activity time and you will love what it does for your muscles, your joints, and your mood.
There is a lot to love about transforming your daily commute into a daily adventure on your e-bike. Take a serious look at the MAGiCYCLE Lightweight Commuter and let it make a difference in your life. When you own a MAGiCYCLE, you have a product that no other brand in the same price range can match.
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