Fat tire e-bikes with reliable quality, strong high-torque motors, brand name components and long range battery power are not easy to find if your shopping budget is limited to $2000. The Magicycle Cruiser Pro and Ocelot Pro are exceptions that are worth a closer look. If your budget is $2000 or less, these two fat tire e-bike cruiser-style rides should be at the top of your list.    

Both of these fat tire e-bike finds are designed and manufactured by Magicycle. The fact that Magicycle does manufacture its own e-bikes is very important…more about that later. These awesome rides are not just small tweaks of previous models. They are major upgrades, and one of the prized features is the longer range provided by these new fat tire e-bikes.

The hub motor is improved, and the amp hours of the redesigned battery is an improvement of 25%! This means more power and a range of up to 80 miles. Yes, 80 miles is a top number for lightweight riders pedaling on level terrain with little to no wind. The range of every rider will vary. A 300 pound rider will never achieve the same range as a 120 pound rider. But regardless of the total weight carried or the terrain the rider normally experiences, range is significantly improved with this new battery. That’s a major consideration for most e-bike shoppers. Let’s take a closer look at the new cruisers.

Magicycle Cruiser Pro

The lasting popularity of the original Magicycle Fat Tire Cruiser is undisputed. Magicycle has passed along all the best features of the original and included them in the new models, as well as adding very nice improvements.

Its 350 lb payload (total weight capacity) allows heavier riders to feel confident and safe while riding this gorgeous fat tire e-bike. The bright and easy to read Color LCD Display remains the same, along with the combination of built-in lighting and an included rear rack/full fender package. These features help make the Cruiser Pro not only a top-quality commuter, but also the perfect all-terrain fat tire e-bike for trail riding and scenic cruising. To make it even better, this strong fat tire e-bike is currently priced at $1899 with a special bonus…a free front rack!

Magicycle Cruiser Pro
Magicycle Cruiser Pro Specifications
  • Battery 52V 20Ah lithium battery
  • Charger Short-circuit proof 3.0A fast smart charger
  • Range 60-80 miles
  • Controller 52V 750W FOC smart controller (IPX8)
  • Hub Motor  750W brushless gear motor
  • Display Color LCD display with USB charging
  • Total Payload Capacity 350lbs
  • Weight 76lbs/34.5kg
  • Frame size 18″
  • Pedal Assist Intelligent 7 levels pedal assist with 12 magnet cadence sensor
  • Tires 26″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires
  • Front Fork Alloy hydraulic suspension front fork with lockout and adjustment
  • Brake Lever Aluminum alloy comfort grip levers with motor cutoff switch
  • Throttle Half twist throttle
  • Lights Integrated  front and brake lights
  • Pedal Wellgo alloy pedal with reflectors
  • Freewheel Shimano-14-28T BROWN/BK
  • Bike Frame 6061 aluminum frame
  • Brake Tektro 180mm Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Front Light 6V LED light
  • Chain KMC chain
  • Saddle Soft and comfortable
  • Stem MA-400 SSABK
  • Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm length 300mm
  • Crank 42T,170mm forged alloy, dual-sided bashguard
  • Kickstand Heavy duty aluminum
  • Gearing Shimano 7 speed gear shift system
  • Spokes 13 Gauge on the front / 12 Gauge on the back

 

Magicycle Ocelot Pro Cruiser

Many requests have been received for a Magicycle fat tire e-bike that is more easily ridden by e-bikers as small as 4’10’ and yet also comfortable for riders up to 6’2”. The Magicycle Design Team has worked long and hard to perfectly meet the demand for such an accommodating e-bike. The introduction of the 20” Magicycle Ocelot Pro Cruiser has brought a breath of fresh air to fat tire e-bike enthusiasts.

If you’ve dreamed of a smaller, stylish, quality cruiser that retains both power and comfort, this is it. The Ocelot has a laid-back beach cruiser styling…nimble, beautiful, comfortable. For riders uncomfortable with the big 26” cruisers, the Ocelot opens up a whole new world of cruising comfort. Although smaller, you can see that the specifications exceed what e-bikers might have expected.

Magicycle Ocelot Pro Cruiser Specifications
  • Battery 52V 20Ah LG lithium battery
  • Charger Short-circuit proof 3.0A fast smart charger
  • Range 60-80 miles
  • Controller 52V 750W FOC smart controller, Current Range 7-22Ah (IPX8)
  • Hub Motor  750W brushless gear motor
  • Recommended Rider Heights  4’10” – 6’2″
  • Display Color LCD Display with USB Charging
  • Charging Time 4 – 7Hours
  • Total Payload Capacity 350lbs
  • Weight 73lbs/33kg
  • Frame size 20″
  • Pedal Assist Intelligent 7 levels pedal assist with 12 magnet cadence sensor
  • Tires Kenda 20″x4.0″
  • Front Fork Alloy Hydraulic lockout suspension fork
  • Brake Lever Aluminum alloy comfort grip levers with motor cutoff switch
  • Throttle Half twist throttle
  • Lights Integrated front and brake lights
  • Pedal Wellgo alloy pedal with reflectors
  • Freewheel Shimano-14-28T BROWN/BK
  • Bike Frame 20″ 6061 Aluminum Frame
  • Brake Tektro 180mm Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Front Light 6V LED light
  • Chain KMC chain
  • Saddle Super Soft Cushion
  • Stem MA-400 SSABK
  • Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm length 300mm
  • Crank 48T,170mm forged alloy,dual-sided bashguard
  • Kickstand Heavy duty aluminum
  • Gearing Shimano 7 speed gear shift system
  • Spokes 13 Gauge on the front / 12 Gauge on the back
Magicycle Ocelot Pro

This gorgeous fat tire e-bike is priced at $1989, and like the Cruiser Pro, it includes a free front rack. No other e-bike brand competing in this price range will give you equal power and value.

Finding the True Brand Value

The real value of both the Cruiser Pro and the Ocelot Pro can be found in Magicycle’s adherence to strict quality control. Good looks is not enough. After all, beauty is only skin deep. The amazing reliability of Magicycle e-bikes is a testimony to the effectiveness of authentic quality control.

It is rather amazing how many e-bike companies do not even own the factory that manufactures the e-bikes they sell. How can a company expect to have effective quality control if they don’t even own the factory? It’s simply not possible.

Magicycle is definitely not just an average e-bike company. Magicycle owns the factory where their e-bikes are manufactured, and that factory has been producing quality e-bikes for more than 16 years. Every Magicycle begins with the award-winning Magicycle Design Team. That’s the same team that, originated the amazing Magicycle frame design. This design makes their e-bikes both visually appealing, comfortable to ride, and reliably strong.

Aluminum for Light Weight and Strength

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, light weight, 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.

To summarize, 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 buy your e-bike from a brand that does not own the factory.

E -bike 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, and that battery is supplied by LG…only quality components go onto a Magicycle! That’s a big factor in the confidence Magicycle owners have in their e-bike.

Of course, the motor is a major component on any e-bike. Again, Magicycle selects a name brand manufacturer with a reputation for quality motors…long-lasting powerful motors with CE, ISO9000, ROHS and 3C certification. In fact, the Magicycle motor yields more torque than any other e-bike brand competing with Magicycle. That’s why Magicycle riders get faster starts for added safety in city traffic conditions. That’s also why the Magicycle Cruiser has such amazing hill-climbing strength.

An Exceptional Motor

This upgraded motor comes on both the big full-size Cruiser Pro and the smaller Ocelot Pro. It gives Magicycle riders of both bikes a truly amazing 96 Newton Meters of torque. That torque is exceptional, about the same as the torque of an 800cc motorcycle. Neuton meters (Nm) is a standard measurement of torque. This scientific technique for measurement was invented by Isaac Newton, and is still very much the standard for measuring torque today. And MAGiCYCLE provides the highest torque of any fat tire e-bike in its price range. Cruiser Pro owners can look forward to faster starts in heavy traffic and significantly improved hill-climbing capability.  

There’s also another important upgraded motor benefit for owners of the Magicycle Cruiser Pro. Reliability and longevity are common concerns for many e-bike riders, and the Cruiser Pro motor provides extended motor life. The life-extending redesign of this motor includes exceptional resistance to heat. Heat, of course, is definitely the enemy of most electronics. MAGiCYCLE fans are delighted to have this heat-resistant 1100 watt (peak) motor.

Bright Color Display

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), has a very bright screen, and many features that are customizable to the individual rider. That same quality is consistent throughout the entire list of e-bike components. The best quality at the best price is a Magicycle priority.

E-bikes are for nearly everyone! Even if you are physically challenged with aching joints or limited range of motion, there’s a good possibility you can enjoy riding an e-bike. If you are new to cycling, or even if you have years of experience, everyone can appreciate the high quality and consumer-oriented pricing of a  Magicycle fat tire e-bike.