We’ve covered Magicycle electric bikes in years past and they are known for producing 52V ebikes with powerful motors. In this Magicycle review, we’ll be diving deep intothe Magicycle Deer, an full suspension ebike with a powerful motor and innovative frame design that they are calling an SUV ebike. We’ll cover its main specifications, our test ride and explore the features that make the Deer stand out. From the comfort it provides to the LCD display and overall look and feel, we’ll evaluate the bike’s performance and discuss what we liked and what we think could be improved.
Specs of the Magicycle Deer
- Price: $2499
- 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(IP55), 96Nm
- Recommended Rider Heights 5’8″ – 6’8″
- Display Color LCD Display with USB Charging
- Charging Time 4 – 7Hours
- Total Payload Capacity 400lb
- Weight 92.3lb/41.9kg
- Frame size 26″
- Pedal Assist 7-level Intelligent pedal assist with 12-magnet cadence sensor
- Tires Kenda 26″x4.0″ Fat Tires
- 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 26″ 6061 Aluminum Frame
- Brake 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
1st impressions of the Magicycle Deer
Look and feel
This 52v ebike is a full suspension fat tire ebike that immediately catches your eye with its unique design and vibrant color options. As we’ll see in the following sections, it promises a comfortable and powerful riding experience, making it an attractive choice for those seeking an adventure-packed journey.
The Deer’s design sets it apart from traditional ebikes and other Magicycle electric bikes,, boasting an innovative frame that incorporates both front and rear suspension. This “soft tail” configuration provides a smooth and comfortable ride, even on bumpy terrains, making additional suspension accessories unnecessary. The color choices, including the eye-catching yellow, add a dash of personality and appeal to riders looking for something different.
The Magicycle Deer lives up to its E-SUV title by offering exceptional comfort during rides. With its full suspension system and Kenda fat tires, the bike effortlessly absorbs shocks and bumps, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. The Kenda fat tires feature a puncture-resistant layer, providing riders with added peace of mind as they venture across various terrains, knowing they are less susceptible to punctures from sharp stones, glass, and other sharp objects.
The Deer comes with a vibrant LCD display, conveniently presenting riders with all the essential information they need at a quick glance. However, I did encounter a minor inconvenience while wearing sunglasses—reading the display became a bit challenging under bright sunlight. While it didn’t majorly impact my overall experience, it’s something to consider for those who enjoy wearing shades during their rides on sunny days.
The Magicycle Deer boasts a powerful core that drives its outstanding performance. With a robust 52-volt 20-amp-hour battery, this potent bike packs over a thousand watt-hours of power, ensuring extended rides without any worries of running out of juice. Complementing this impressive battery is a 750-watt motor, generating a remarkable 96 newton meters of torque, making it one of the most capable Magicycle electric bikes in its lineup.. This potent combination provides swift acceleration and effortless navigation of steep inclines, making it an ideal choice for various terrains.
Additionally, the Deer comes equipped with reliable hydraulic brakes, guaranteeing quick and efficient stopping power. Whether you’re cruising at high speeds or descending steep hills, the hydraulic brakes instill confidence and safety throughout your ride.
With the option to adjust the top speed from the default 20 miles per hour to an exhilarating 28 miles per hour, the Magicycle Deer offers a thrilling and powerful riding experience that truly sets it apart. Riders can confidently tackle challenging terrains and enjoy the adrenaline rush as they zip through various landscapes with ease.
Magicycle Review Test Ride
During our exhilarating test ride of the Magicycle Deer, we had the opportunity to experience its impressive features firsthand,.It certainly does not disappoint. From the moment you set off, the full suspension system immediately captures your attention, delivering an exceptionally comfortable ride. The bike effortlessly absorbs bumps and shocks, ensuring it is suitable for a wide range of terrains, from smooth city streets to rough off-road trails.
The true excitement, however, lies in the powerful 750-watt motor of this 52V ebike. Engaging the pedal-assist mode, the Deer responds with robust and consistent performance, propelling riders forward with ease. Accelerating to its top speed of 28 miles per hour becomes a breeze, and the motor’s substantial torque effortlessly handles steep inclines, leaving riders without a hint of struggle.
Navigating through the test ride becomes a seamless and enjoyable experience. The combination of the full suspension system and the strong motor creates not only comfort but also a kick-ass ride. Riders can confidently explore various terrains, feeling in control and secure throughout the journey.
Several aspects of the Magicycle Deer stood out and were particularly praiseworthy. First, the full suspension system impressed with its ability to offer a comfortable and smooth ride without the need for additional comfort accessories.
Additionally, the 52-volt 20-amp-hour battery was a significant highlight, providing a generous amount of power and range, reducing concerns about running out of battery during long rides. The inclusion of a 52-volt controller further enhances the bike’s efficiency and overall performance.
Furthermore, the innovative frame design and the vibrant color options showcased Magicycle ebike’s commitment to unique and attractive aesthetics, appealing to those who appreciate style and individuality in their ebikes.
Despite its impressive features, there were a few aspects of the Magicycle Deer that left room for improvement. The bike’s weight of 92 pounds may be a drawback for some riders, especially those who prefer lighter ebikes for easier handling and maneuverability. However, Magicycle has addressed this concern by introducing the Deer Light, a version that weighs 10 pounds less and offers a smaller frame size.
Additionally, while the Deer is well-suited for uneven terrains, it might not be the ideal choice for serious mountain biking enthusiasts due to certain technical limitations. Although it performs admirably on trails, those seeking a dedicated mountain biking ebike might consider other options
Magicyle Review Final Thoughts
The Magicycle Deer is a compelling choice for riders seeking a full suspension ebike with impressive power and comfortable riding experience. Its 52-volt 20-amp-hour battery and powerful 750-watt motor ensure ample range and torque, making it suitable for various riding conditions.
While the Deer’s weight and price tag may be a concern for some, the innovative frame design and vibrant color options set it apart from comparable ebikes. Overall, the Magicycle Deer is a solid option for those looking for a comfortable and powerful fat tire ebike that’s ready to take on thrilling adventures.