Magicycle Deer Review: 750W Full-Suspension Fat Tire E-Bike
Magicycle's latest release, the top-of-the-line Deer is a full-suspension fat tire ride that packs a high-capacity battery, ultra-powerful 750W rear hub motor, and 180mm hydraulic disc brakes...
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What is the Magicycle Deer?
Magicycle’s new top-of-the-line Deer electric bike is the ultimate off-road monster. Equipped with 26″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires, full suspension, and a body that looks like it just crawled out of an 80’s video game, the Deer is an all-terrain capable electric mountain bike that’s sure to get heads turning.
In this Magicycle Deer review, we report how the bike performed in a series of real-world tests that were designed to push the bike and its components to their functional limits. The tests performed will help us to objectively evaluate the model’s hill climbing ability, braking performance, real-life range, ride comfort, and more.
The Deer comes with a really nice bundle of components and a long-range battery that delivers 80+ miles of range on a single charge. It also has a powerful 750W rear hub motor that delivers 96Nm of torque for effortless hill-climbing performance. Plus, it comes with a 2-year warranty from Magicycle.
So without further ado, let’s jump right into our review and see how the Magicycle Deer stacks up after putting it to the test.
|Fat tire, full suspension
|4 to 7 hours
|MAX RIDER WEIGHT
|5/5 (23+ reviews)
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Magicycle burst onto the e-bike market in 2020 and thanks to its impressive lineup of rugged and fun fat tire electric bikes, the brand has become a go-to name for e-bike riders looking for something a bit different. Founded by Wade Wei in 2020, the company put its foot on the gas in 2022, with the launch of several new models.
Magicycle has a bike in its range for most budgets and riders, ranging from an affordable lightweight urban commuter to powerful, off-road capable fat tire e-bikes (see our Magicycle review for an overview of the full range). The company is known for delivering value with its unique designs and fun ride characteristics, which make them great for days on the road and hitting the trails. All bikes come with a 2-year warranty and quality name-brand components such as SHIMANO and Tektro, allowing you to truly get the most out of your purchase.
- High-quality 18″ 6061 aluminum alloy frame
- Available with both step-over and step-through frame designs
- Optional Touring Version includes oversized rear cargo rack and taillight
- Adjustable front hydraulic fork suspension (lockout)
- Rear shock
- SHIMANO 7-speed gearing
- Cushioned comfort saddle
- KMC chain
- 180mm Bengal hydraulic disc brakes
- Wellgo pedals
- 26″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires
- Heavy-duty kickstand
- 750W brushless gear hub motor (96Nm of torque)
- Removable 52V 20Ah LG lithium-ion battery
- Smart 3.0A quick charger
- 7-level pedal assist
- Cadence sensor
- Half-twist throttle
- Color LCD display (supports USB charging)
- LED headlight
Magicycle Deer Review: E-Bike Overview
The Magicycle Deer is an all-new electric fat bike design, touted as the “SUV of electric bikes.” With a massive amount of power, impressive off-road capabilities, and a comfy full-suspension frame, the Magicycle Deer delivers comfort and all-terrain performance in spades.
The bike rolls on 26″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires, which perform excellently on all surface types — whether you’re riding on muddy trails, sandy beaches, or snow-covered trails, these tires offer a generous contact patch and plenty of traction for the ultimate in control and off-road performance. Compared to traditional bicycle tires, fat tires offer a much more comfortable ride, and the full suspension setup provides upgraded ride comfort when compared to Magicycle’s Cruiser and Cruiser Pro models.
Powered by an impressive 750W rear hub motor that puts out 96Nm of torque and a high-capacity 52V 20Ah LG battery, the Deer can reach 28 mph when unlocked and configured as a Class 3 e-bike. At full power, you’ll enjoy around 80 miles of range on a single charge, and the removable battery can be recharged in 4 to 7 hours. The 750W motor offers plenty of power for climbing steep inclines, and it’s capable of maintaining a 10 or 11-mph top speed during steeper ascents.
Braking power comes from the 180mm front and rear Bengal hydraulic brakes, which deliver next-level stopping power — something that is especially important on a heavy bike like the Deer. Additionally, the bike comes with a very readable color LCD display that supports USB charging for your phone and other small electronic devices.
The Deer comes fitted with a cadence sensor, half-twist throttle, and programmable pedal-assist levels that make it easy to dial in the perfect riding experience. There’s also a “P” model which disables the electronic pedal assistance and allows you to switch over to manual pedaling.
The Magicycle Deer is available in multiple colors and in both step-over and step-through frames. Seniors and riders who suffer from limited mobility are ideal candidates for the step-through option, which is much easier to mount and dismount. The bike is also available in both Off-Road and Touring packages — the Touring Version comes with a large rear rack for hauling cargo and an integrated taillight for increased safety while riding in nighttime conditions.
As you’d expect of a high-capacity battery, fat tire full suspension e-bike, the Magicycle Deer is a big and heavy bike, weighing in at 92 pounds. It is 78.74″ in length with a 48.4″ wheelbase. The handlebar height is 45.28″ and the seat is adjustable from 28.35″ to 33.46″.
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52V 20Ah removable battery2 of 14
Large rear cargo rack for hauling gear and supplies (standard with the Touring Version)3 of 14
Front and rear fenders4 of 14
Kenda 26″ x 4″ fat tires with reflective sidewalls5 of 14
750W geared hub motor (96Nm of torque)6 of 14
Color LCD display with USB charging7 of 14
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Bengal 180mm hydraulic brakes9 of 14
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Integrated taillight for improved safety and low-light visibility (standard with Touring Version)11 of 14
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Shimano gearing13 of 14
Beautiful 6061 aluminum alloy frame14 of 14
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The Magicycle Deer takes rides to the next level with its ultra-powerful 750W rear hub motor and a long-range battery. The amount of torque available through the motor is insane — the bike quickly leaps forward with impressive acceleration and the power continues at a hearty pace even when climbing steep hills. It’s a wild ride, yet this bike is incredibly well-balanced and easy to control.
Far from a brute, the Magicycle Deer is a pleasantly well-rounded machine that’s more than capable of handling a wide variety of terrain. Its full suspension setup helps smooth out bumps and the oversized tires boost its abilities in rugged, off-road conditions. Additionally. the included saddle is plenty comfortable to sit on — even during longer rides — and it can be easily adjusted to the rider’s optimal height.
Finally, the Deer is surprisingly easy to ride and very controllable. Delivering top-shelf stability and a smooth, confidence-inspiring ride, this model is sure to become a favorite in the company’s growing lineup of fat tire electric bikes.
The Magicycle Deer is just as well-built as the brand’s other electric bikes, and the company didn’t cut any corners in terms of the construction of this model. The overall build quality of the Deer is excellent, and the included bundle of components is solid. The bike arrives well-packaged from the factory, and assembly is straightforward and easy — making it a great option for riders of all experience levels.
The Magicycle Deer is a great-looking ride that screams high performance. This full-suspension rig looks the part, with its fat tires, mudguards, and rugged rear cargo rack. Currently available in three eye-catching colors (Neon Green, Dawn Yellow, and Space Gray), the Deer is a head-turning fatty that gets noticed everywhere it’s ridden.
The Magicycle Deer comes with mudguards and an LED headlight, while the upgraded Touring Version includes a sturdy rear rack and integrated taillight. Magicycle also offers a growing range of e-bike accessories and replacement parts on its website, including bike locks, helmets, cargo baskets, racks, and more.
Magicycle is serious about standing behind its electric bicycles, covering each of its rides with a 2-year warranty. This is much better than the typical 1-year warranty that many other e-bike manufacturers provide. In addition, Magicycle offers a generous 15-day return policy to ensure customer satisfaction.
The company can be contacted via email and live chat via the brand’s official website. Additionally, whenever we review e-bikes, we always test out the responsiveness of each company’s customer service department, and Magicycle typically responds to our inquiries in only a few hours.
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The Magicycle Deer is manufactured in China.
Yes, Magicycle's fat tire electric bikes are an excellent value and offer riders a big bang for the buck. The Magicycle Deer is affordably priced and includes a solid component bundle, an outstanding 2-year warranty, a high-capacity battery, a powerful motor, and excellent build quality.
Pros and Cons
- Attractive-looking design
- Excellent overall value
- Powerful 750W rear hub motor delivers outstanding torque and acceleration
- The large battery makes this a great bike for extended-range rides
- Full suspension and 26" x 4" Kenda Juggernaut fat tires deliver a comfortable ride
- Very versatile — can tackle sandy beaches, off-road trail riding, gravel paths, snow, and more
- The Touring Version's large rear rack gives you the ability to load up plenty of gear or shopping supplies
- 180mm hydraulic brakes provide superb stopping power
- The included front and rear fenders do a good job of keeping the rider clean
- Easy-to-read color LCD display (and it supports USB charging for your devices)
- Nice range of color options
- Available in both step-over and step-thru versions
- Generous 2-year warranty
- 15-day return policy
- Free shipping to lower 48
I think the Magicycle Deer is an exciting new e-bike to watch out for in 2023. It’s the company’s first full-suspension electric bike, and it really does a great job of providing premium ride comfort and performance at a surprisingly affordable price point.
The Deer’s 750W motor is paired nicely with the high-powered LG battery, giving riders plenty of power, speed, and range for adventures of all types. And just like Magicycle’s other rides, the Deer is incredibly versatile — this bike is a good fit for snowy, winter cruising, beaches, muddy trails — you name it.
While the Deer does come in at a higher price point than the highly popular Cruiser Pro, the premium is justified with what this bike offers in terms of performance and versatility. I believe it offers very good value and compares favorably when stacked up next to other fat tire e-bikes in its class.
And finally, I think Magicycle’s 2-year warranty is a major plus — providing much longer coverage than most other competitors.
All things considered, I think the Magicycle Deer is an ideal option for off-road enthusiasts in search of high performance and versatility at an attractive price point.