Magnum Electric Bike Guide
Our Magnum guide offers helpful information in order for you to find the right ebike for your lifestyle.
After a brief introduction into Magnum, we will cover some commonly asked questions and end the guide with a list of their ebikes and descriptions.
Why Magnum bikes?
At Powerbikes.com, our Magnum ebikes out-sell any other brand in our shop and their company has been around for over a decade. They’re reliable, super capable, and affordable for an electric bike with great performance.
Magnum carries a variety of models suited for just about any lifestyle from folding ebikes for convenience, electric mountain bikes for the adventurer, and cruisers for the comfort-seeking rider.
All of their ebikes are configurable at different speeds, or different classes of ebike.
All of Magnum's ebikes are configurable. You can configure the ebike’s motor assistance to top out at different speeds, and it’s the same with the throttle.
All of Magnum’s bikes comply with state and federal regulations for electric bikes and can be ridden anywhere you can ride a normal bike.
All Magnum bikes have a throttle, which is a huge plus.
For example, sometimes starting out on a bike from a complete stop is the most uncomfortable or painful part about riding a bike. Many people use the throttle to simply get going on the ebike.
Another huge benefit is that at a busy intersection the throttle can be a safe way of quickly moving out of the way of traffic rather than struggling to pick up speed.
FAQs for Magnum Bikes
We wouldn't sell them if we didn't think they were good.
We think Magnum ebikes are good options because they offer a great combination of power, reliability, and affordability for the average electric bike rider.
The parts for Magnum ebikes are sourced from all over the world, like most ebikes.
However, Magnum has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah.
They work with top brand name bicycle components including Schwalbe, Tektro, Promax, Hesling, 8Fun, Samsung, Selle Royal, Shimano, RST, Wellgo, Bafang, Das-Kit and more.
All of Magnum’s ebikes can be charged with the battery on or off of the frame.
You can top off these batteries at any time, so you don’t have to wait until the battery is empty before you charge it again.
Your provided charger looks similar to a laptop charger and can be plugged into any standard wall outlet. Plug the charger into the wall and connect the receiving end into the battery.
Be sure that your ebike battery is in a room temperature environment, it is unhealthy for the battery to be in really cold or really hot environments.
When you charge the battery, do your best to unplug it right after it’s reached a full charge. Keeping it on the charger for longer than it needs to is unhealthy for the battery.
The way to turn on an ebike will often vary.
Magnum’s models commonly require you to engage the battery directly, first, by pressing the button on the face of the battery. Next, you’ll need to press the power symbol on the display keypad located on the handlebars.
Some of their models only require you to press the display keypad without having to engage the battery.
Lastly, some of their ebikes will require you to engage the battery with its corresponding key. This key will go directly into the battery and must be rotated to the “on” position. Lastly, turn on the ebike with the keypad.
Many of Magnum’s ebikes can be a good fit for seniors and there are particular ebike characteristics to look for when choosing the right fit.
The most popular feature for seniors is the step-thru design, making it easy and comfortable to mount and dismount their ebike. This is a frame design that carries over into a large amount of Magnum’s ebikes including the Pathfinder, Premium II Lowstep, Cruiser Lowrider, Cosmopolitan (this includes the base model and models X and S), the Navigator X and S, the Metro+ Lowstep, and the Nomad.
The step-thru design might be enough for some, but others may feel more stable with an ebike that sits lower down to the ground. For example, the Pathfinder and Premium II are great choices because they both have 20” wheels.
A popular component that ebikes can offer are hydraulic disc brakes as compared to mechanical disc brakes. This can be attractive because hydraulic brakes are responsive and less demanding on the hands and wrists, making it more comfortable to brake.
Final considerations can include front fork and seatpost suspension, which absorbs bumps in the road, which many of Magnum bikes have. Additionally, you might consider which bikes have the easiest to use display.