Electric bicycles are rapidly growing in popularity all around the world. The e-bike market was valued at USD 27.22 billion in 2021, and it is expected to reach USD 54.48 billion by 2027. These amazing numbers simply reflect the usefulness, economy and pure fun of riding e-bikes.

In spite of this incredible growth, many people have never seen an e-bike and are asking “what is an e-bike, anyway?” In essence, an e-bike is very much like a conventional bicycle. It has bike wheels, pedals, seat, handlebar, etc. It is so much the same, that visually an observer might never realize it is an e-bike. So, what makes it different from a “regular bike?”

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Three Enhancements that Distinguish E-bikes

  • All e-bikes have an electrically powered motor.
  • E-bike motors are powered by a battery.
  • Most e-bikes have a sensor to control the level of motor assistance.

Now we can understand that e-bikes have a few additions that are never seen on conventional bikes, so let’s take a look at how they work. As you know, when riding a conventional bicycle, the rider does all the work. It’s simple–if you don’t have enough leg strength to push the pedals, you don’t ride. That’s not the case with e-bikes!

Electric Motor

E-bike riders have the choice of riding with no pedaling help from the motor, or with a lot of help. In fact, you can choose to ride with no pedaling at all, allowing the motor to do all the work. Naturally, this requires a motor of sufficient power to propel a heavy load down the road and up the hills. Sadly, many e-bikes are underpowered.

Magicycle has chosen to give riders a motor with exceptional quality and unequaled power. In fact, no other brand in the same price range can match the power of a Magicycle. With 750 watts of nominal power, the Magicycle hub motor is the perfect size. If you settle for a 350 or even a 500 watt motor, your e-bike will feel underpowered on the steep hills. The same is true if you are a heavy rider, or are carrying a heavy load.

Magicycle motors are upgraded to give riders very impressive torque. No other brand in this price range even comes close to the same power. Does torque really matter that much to e-bike riders? Torque is extremely important because of its relationship to power. You can think of torque as the power available for turning the rear wheel on your e-bike. The torque can be provided by a motor or by the pedaling of the rider. The harder the rider pedals, the more torque is applied for turning the rear wheel. In the same manner, the more powerful the motor and battery, the more torque is available for turning the rear wheel and propelling the e-bike forward.

The massive 96.8 Nm of torque from Magicycle motors gives quicker starts and more powerful hill-climbing ability than a lesser motor with say…80 Nm or 68 Nm. Magicycle is absolutely the leader in available torque, giving you more power than any competitively priced e-bike! When crossing busy intersections or riding through hill country, you will quickly appreciate all that extra torque.

Battery Power

The high-torque Magicycle motor is powered by an industry leading battery. Indeed, the Magicycle battery is manufactured by the same company that supplies batteries for Tesla. E-bike brands typically offer batteries with either 36 volts or 48 volts. Only a few brands provide the more powerful 52 volt battery, and now Magicycle is included among these elite brands. What does the 52 volt really mean for Magicycle owners?

  • Greater Efficiency

    The motor on an e-bike can run more efficiently with a 52 volt battery. If two identical motors perform identical tasks, one powered by a 48 volt battery and the other by a 52 volt battery, the motor using the 52 volt battery can perform the same work while drawing significantly less power (amps) from its battery. This is important because drawing less power allows the motor to run cooler, which extends the life of the motor.

  • Increased Power

    When it is needed, a motor energized by a 52 volt battery can produce more power. When you encounter the occasional steep hill, you’ll be glad you have all that power at your disposal.

  • Faster Starts

    Imagine you need to cross a busy intersection in heavy traffic. There’s no time for a leisurely takeoff! The 52 volt battery helps your motor spin faster, giving you the speed you need for safety.

  • Smoother Finish

    When you take a long ride and push the limits of your battery, the 52 volt battery will have a much more even drop in power when you near the end of your ride. As a 48 volt battery approaches lower voltage points, power drops dramatically…not good!

  • Extended Range

    Perhaps best of all, riders will love the increase in range that comes with the 52 volt battery. You could get as much as 36 miles of “throttle only” riding! Of course, your mileage will vary with weight, terrain, etc.

No other competitively priced e-bike brand matches the quality and reliability of Magicycle! And now, the upgrade to a 52 volt battery makes Magicycle the obvious choice for your new ride.

12-Magnet Cadence Sensor

E-bikes could be designed so that riders manually tell the battery when to supply power to the motor and how much power should be released. That, however, would vastly reduce he enjoyment of riding. Magicycle uses a series of 12 magnets that spin along with the crank as the rider pedals. The magnets alert the sensor that the rider is pedaling and power is needed. This is known as pedal assistance.

Less advanced e-bikes provide 5 levels of pedal assist power that are determined by the manufacturer. Magicycle has a much better design, offering 7 levels. Each of the 7 levels is fully customizable. This allows the rider to set each of the 7 levels at a preferred percentage of assistance. 

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 peddling and let me Magicycle do all the work–you always have the option of using only the throttle and not pedaling at all.

Indeed, the Magicycle is the perfect outdoor exercise machine. According to your individual needs, you can vary the amount of exercise effort from extreme to moderate to none at all. To put it another way, you can sweat a little, sweat a lot, or not sweat at all…it’s always your choice.

In summary, the motor, battery, and sensor cooperate to give an e-bike the power and ease of operation that riders desire. Magicycle excels in each of these enhancements, and always goes a step beyond to ensure that Magicycle owners get enviable reliability, superior quality, and responsive customer service. Select your Magicycle today while sale prices are still available.

Battery Power