Magnum Nomad Review
- Price: $2599
- Frame: Aluminum
- Tires: Unbranded JY-777-01, 26″ x 4.0″
- Gear: 1×7
What we like about it: The powerful 750W hub-drive delivers high speed performance and the rider can fly freely through the road.
What we don’t like about it: The 7-speed gear may not meet the needs of some riders.
As time passes, people are increasingly drawn to being in closer proximity with nature and fully embracing its wonders.
However, they no longer wish to observe it solely through the limited view of a car window, nor do they desire the exhaustion that often accompanies traditional bicycle riding.
Consequently, electric bikes have emerged as the preferred option for many. So I found this Magnum Nomad, and I am very excited about the performance of this bike.
Below, we will analyze the riding experience, key features, components, and specifications as well as other versions of the Magnum Scout.
Additionally, at the end of the review, we will also compare several best bike models.
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On my way to work, I rode this Magnum Nomad on the streets of Washington, D.C.
The powerful 750W Bafang wheel drive allowed me to travel at 28mph and I didn’t exert as much energy as I would on a regular bike.
The feeling of ease and freedom was extraordinary. I was captivated by it.
Plus, I was falling for the premium look of the all-black hardware on this e-bike, and I could pick my favorite color from the four frame colors.
This Magnum Nomad also came with a large LCD display that was easy for me to read. The display rotated to reduce glare, and the large gear indicator helped me change gears easily when I shifted, which worked well even for a novice.
At night, its brake light flashing mode allowed me to alert the vehicle behind me when braking to protect myself and others. The integrated lights in front also provided good illumination, so I would fear no darkness at night.
After a long ride, the battery was about to die, but I was able to charge it using its ground USB charging port, which was faster than a regular charger and reduced some of the charging time.
I really enjoy weekend rides, finding solace in the tranquility of nature. During my last excursion, I rode this Magnum Nomad to the outskirts of Washington, D.C. It was a great ride.
Equipped with a 100mm Unbranded Spring Suspension fork, the Magnum Nomad effortlessly absorbed the unevenness of country roads, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.
The bike also had mud flaps, which avoided rain stirred up splashed on my back.
In addition, it had a rear rack to put a large amount of luggage, while the water bottle holder on the top tube ensured I stayed hydrated in time. In short, everything I needed to take on a trip could be carried easily and conveniently.
Moreover, the car’s 4.0″ tires enabled me to drive on all kinds of soft and dry roads. Whether it was snow or sand, the tires would not sink. With their good passability and high friction, I did not have to worry about the road accessibility.
All in all, it’s a very good bike and I really enjoy the feeling of being able to fly on different surfaces. I have to admit that it is my perfect cycling partner.
The Magnum Nomad is an excellent hardtail e-bike with Samsung Cells that can go from empty to full in 8.5 hours and an 840Wh Li-NMC battery that can travel up to 89km.
The Magnum Nomad’s Bafang motor is rated at 750w and 1000w peak, which provides a lot of power.
In addition, the Magnum Nomad has the premium look of all-black hardware. You can choose from four frame colors for your taste.
On top of that, with adjustable handlebars and an easier-to-install frame, it is easier for novices to handle.
Moreover, the bike is equipped with a Shimano hybrid drivetrain, including a handlebar-mounted Tourney thumb shifter and an Altus 7-speed rear chainstay.
The bike is currently on sale for only $2,199$. As an electric bike, it is quite affordable and cost-effective.
What do we like about it?
- The powerful 750W hub-drive delivers high speed performance and the rider can fly freely through the road.
- The high-capacity battery pack of the Magnum Nomad is strategically positioned and includes a convenient USB charging port, allowing for faster charging compared to a standard charger.
- The powerful 180mm hydraulic disc brakes have very good braking function.
- DIY assembly of bicycles is available in the store.
What don’t we like about it?
- The 7-speed gear may not meet the needs of some riders.
- Weight may be a difficulty for people with little strength.
- Is Magnum Nomad suitable for beginners?
Both beginners and experienced riders can handle it well.
- What parts does the Magnum Nomad come with?
The Magnum Nomad comes with fenders, rear rack, optional front rack and integrated lights.
- Is the battery pack of Magnum Nomad removable?
Magnum Nomad has the Reention Dorado locking removable semi-integrated downtube mount battery pack.
|Unbranded Spring Suspension, 100mm Travel, Compression Clicker with Lockout, Preload Adjust, 32mm Black Steel Stanchions, 135mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Axle with Quick Release Skewer
|Threadless, Internal Cups, Straight 1-1/8″
|Promax, Adjustable Angle -30° to +30°, 70mm Base Height, 90mm Length, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, One 10mm Spacer, One 20mm Tapered Base Spacer
|Mid-Rise, Aluminum Alloy, 700mm Length
|Unbranded Comfort Hybrid, Integrated Lift Handle
|Promax, Aluminum Alloy, Single Bolt Saddle Clamp
|Wellgo VB087 Aluminum Alloy Platform, Black, Fixed Pins
|Padded, Faux Leather, Stitched
|Forged Aluminum Alloy, 170mm Length, Square Tapered Bottom Bracket, 52 Tooth Steel Chainring with Alloy Guard
|Shimano SIS Index Thumb Shifter on Right
|7 Speed 1×7 Shimano Altus Derailleur, Shimano MF-TZ500-7 14-28 Tooth Cassette
|Logan Hydraulic Disc with 180mm Rotors, Dual Piston Calipers, Logan Three Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach and Brake Light Activation and Motor Inhibitors
|Aluminum Alloy, Double Walled, 80mm Outer Width, 36 Hole
|Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge Front 12 Gauge Rear, Black with Adjustable Nipples
|Unbranded JY-777-01, 26″ x 4.0″
|Weight: 11.5 lbs (5.21 kg), Brand: Bafang, Type: Rear-Mounted Geared Hub, Nominal Output: 750 watts, Peak Output: 1000 watts
|Weight: 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg) (10.7lbs for 19.2Wh Battery), Voltage: 48 volts, Amp Hours: 17.5 ah (Optional 19.2Ah), Watt Hours: 840 wh (Optional 921.6Wh). Chemistry: Lithium-ion
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|Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus High Step
|Rad Power Bikes by Kenda Juggernaut 26″ x 4″
|26 x 4″ Ebike Rated Tires
|Himiway COBRA PRO
|26″ x 4.8″ CST fat tires
|48V 20Ah Samsung/LG lithium battery
Magnum Nomad VS Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus High Step
The Magnum Nomad weighs 76.4 lbs, greater than the Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus High Step’s 72.5 lbs, making the lighter e-bike more effortless to ride when the power runs out.
In addition, the Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus High Step’s RST Spring fork is more flexible than the Magnum Nomad’s steel fork.
But the Magnum Nomad’s 100mm front travel is better than the Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus High Step’s 100mm front travel, and the latter’s 100mm front travel has a better damping effect.
If you want a comfortable ride even when the power is out, the Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus High Step will suit you better. Suppose you want better shock absorption, the Magnum Nomad will suit you well.
Magnum Nomad VS Aventon Aventure
The Magnum Nomad has an 840Wh battery, more powerful and longer lasting than the Aventon Aventure’s 720Wh battery.
However, the latter’s 1×8 Drivetrain has a larger shifting range with smoother shifting.
On top of that, the weight of the Aventon Aventure is relatively light, and riders won’t get tired when riding without power.
But the Magnum Nomad‘s 100mm front travel is better in damping than the Aventon Aventure’s 80mm.
In short, if you want better damping and more range, I’d recommend the Magnum Nomad, while the Aventon Aventure is the way to go if you want lighter weight, more shift range, and smoother shifting.
Magnum Nomad VS Himiway COBRA PRO
The Himiway COBRA PRO enjoys a good 1×10 derailleur with a wide range of shifts and smoother shifts.
However, its comparatively heavier weight may cause some trouble for the rider when the power is out.
Meanwhile, this Himiway COBRA PRO has a mid-drive motor, the biggest advantage of which is its gear ratio. It has the ability to select low gears to provide better power for steep hills and won’t overheat like other contour motors.
On top of that, the Magnum Nomad has a Bafang 750W hub drive, a motor that provides better traction and can be fitted with a stronger frame.
What matters most is that it doesn’t produce a strange gyroscopic effect when riding very fast.
So if you want smoother shifting and better climbing ability, the Himiway COBRA PRO will give you a fresh experience. For those looking for a bike with more traction, the Magnum Nomad will be more suitable.
The above is our full review of the Magnum Nomad, a very good hardtail e-bike that gives the rider an extraordinary riding experience. All together we give it a high score of 4.8.
Of course, if you’re interested in exploring other hardtail e-bikes, we have reviewed a variety of bikes at different price points that you might find interesting. Feel free to check out our other reviews as well.
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