Magicycle Jaguarundi Review: Folding, Step-Thru Electric Bike
A high-performance folding e-bike with fat tires and a front suspension fork, the Magicycle Jaguarundi provides the ultimate combination of comfort, portability, and all-terrain versatility...
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What is the Magicycle Jaguarundi?
One of the industry’s most popular fat tire e-bike makers, Magicycle has just launched another new model — the Jaguarundi. The company’s first folding electric bike, the Jaguarundi is a compact model with all-terrain fat tires, 180mm hydraulic disc brakes, and a 600-watt brushless gear hub motor.
In this Magicycle Jaguarundi review, we’ll take a look at the features of this bike, its specs, performance, and who we think it’s best suited for.
A brand that was launched by Wade Wei in 2020, Magicycle is a China-based electric bike startup that has built up a loyal following over the past few years. Mainly focused on building fat tire bikes, Magicycle continues to expand its lineup of affordable e-bikes.
A consumer-direct company that's always delivered good value, Magicycle stands behind its lineup of electric bicycles with a rock-solid 2-year warranty. Additionally, Magicycle provides customers with a 15-day return policy for added peace of mind.
- Corrosion-resistant 6061 aluminum alloy frame
- Adjustable lockout front suspension fork
- Shimano 7-speed gearing
- Promax MA-400 SSABK stem
- KMC Chain
- 13 gauge front spokes, 12 gauge rear spokes
- 20″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires
- Heavy-duty kickstand
- 600W brushless rear hub motor (70Nm of torque)
- 52V 15Ah lithium-ion battery
- Smart charger
- Integrated lighting
- LCD screen
- 7 pedal-assist levels, throttle mode, and 12-magnet cadence sensor
Magicycle Jaguarundi Review: E-Bike Overview
A bike that’s perfect for apartment dwellers, RV owners, and sailboat life, the Magicycle Jaguarundi features a compact, folding frame that can be easily stored in small spaces. The folding design also makes it incredibly easy to transport in the trunk or backseat of any car — no expensive bike rack required.
Powered by a 600W rear hub motor and a 52-volt 15Ah battery, the Jaguarundi delivers 55 miles of range on a single charge and provides riders with the speed and torque to climb hills, tackle off-road trails, and more.
We’ve long been fans of fat tire e-bikes, and the Jaguarundi’s 20″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires power effortlessly through mud, sand, snow, gravel, and more. Additionally, the front suspension fork provides excellent handling in all conditions.
Like the Magicycle Ocelot Pro and CRUISER STEP-THRU models, the Jaguarundi features a step-through frame design that makes it super easy to get on and off the bike. Step-through frames are ideal for older riders, shorter individuals, and those who suffer from impaired mobility.
Braking power is provided by 180mm hydraulic disc brakes and the front and rear fenders do a nice job of keeping the rider clean and dry in wet conditions.
The Jaguarundi also comes with a basic LCD display, 7 pedal assist-levels, and a 12 magnet cadence sensor.
A bike that can be enjoyed by riders ranging from 4’10” to 6’2″, the Jaguarundi weighs in at 76 pounds and measures 67.71″ long. It has a 46.8″ wheelbase, 50″ handlebar height, and standover height of 15.74″.
2-year warranty1 of 12
52V 15Ah lithium-ion battery2 of 12
Front and rear fenders3 of 12
Kenda 20″ x 4″ fat tires4 of 12
600W rear hub motor (70Nm of torque)5 of 12
LCD display6 of 12
Half-twist throttle7 of 12
180mm hydraulic disc brakes8 of 12
6V LED headlight9 of 12
KMC chain10 of 12
Shimano 7-speed gearing11 of 12
6061 aluminum alloy frame12 of 12
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Magicycle’s Jaguarundi is a fun bike that combines extreme portability with performance. A stable, versatile ride that can be ridden in snow, sand, gravel, mud, and more, the Jaguarundi is a great e-bike platform for adventure seekers who need the flexibility of a highly portable, folding frame bike.
Packing the same battery as the popular Magicycle 52V CRUISER, the Jaguarundi delivers impressive range and the 600-watt brushless gear motor provides ample torque for steep hill climbing and riding through challenging terrain. We’re also happy that Magicycle went with 180mm hydraulic brakes on this new model, as they provide better stopping power than the mechanical brakes used on the company’s original CRUISER bike.
Lastly, the frame geometry of Magicycle’s Jaguarundi delivers a comfortable riding position that is suitable for a wide range of rider heights.
The build quality of Magicycle’s bikes is good, and the company always delivers them in well-packed boxes. We feel the company does a nice job of balancing affordability and quality, and Magicycle’s reliable e-bikes provide good value for the money with quality mechanical and electrical components.
As far as folding bikes go, the Jaguarundi features a nice-looking design. Folding models are never going to be the most stylish e-bikes on the road, but the Jaguarundi is a cool looking ride and the available paint finish and Magicycle branding are well-done.
One minor gripe we have is the fact that the bike is currently only available in black — we’d love to see one or two additional color options made available in the future.
Magicycle bundles a few accessories in with the Jaguarundi. In the box, you’ll find a front and rear fender set, LED headlight, and an 11-piece e-bike repair kit. Additionally, Magicycle sells a full range of add-on accessories that you can order to customize your ride, including mirrors, bags, safety gear, batteries, brakes, and more.
Each Magicycle e-bike is covered by a 2-year warranty which protects customers in the event of a manufacturing defect. While most consumer-direct e-bike companies only provide a 1-year warranty, Magicycle is one of a few that extends the duration of the warranty to 2 years. Additionally, the company offers customers a 15-day money-back return window and doesn’t charge hefty restocking fees when returns are processed (there’s just a $150 return shipping fee applied).
As far as Magicycle’s customer service goes, the company can be reached via live chat on its website, telephone, and email. In our experience, Magicycle does a better job with customer support than many other e-bike brands and the company has always sent us timely, same-day replies to our emailed inquiries…
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An Introduction to Magicycle's Jaguarundi (VIDEO)
Price and Where to Buy it
At the time of our review, the MSRP of the new Magicycle Jaguarundi is $1,899. The bike is currently on sale for $1,489 as part of the company’s pre-launch sale, and there are a few special coupon codes that you can use to save even more money. Just click here, add the bike to your cart, then enter the promo code RECHARGE1 during checkout for a $100 discount. Additionally, if you’re planning to order more than one e-bike, use the promo code RECHARGE3 while checking out and you’ll save $300 on your order.
The Magicycle Jaguarundi is manufactured in China.
Pros and Cons
- Attractive design (especially for a folding model)
- Super portable and can quickly fold up for storage in small spaces
- Folding design eliminates the need for expensive bike racks
- Well-equipped and a good value overall
- Zippy 600W geared hub motor delivers smooth acceleration and climbs hills with ease
- Impressive 55-mile riding range
- Front fork suspension and 2" x 4" Kenda fat tires deliver a comfortable ride and handle well
- Extremely versatile and can be ridden on sandy beaches, snow, mud, gravel, and more
- Front and rear fenders do a good job of keeping the rider clean when conditions are wet
- Integrated lighting for improved safety and low-light visibility
- Generous 2-year Magicycle warranty
- 15-day money-back guarantee
- Free shipping
- Only one color option currently available (Black)
- Heavy (76 pounds), so may be difficult for some riders to pick up
- No rear rack for cargo
In conclusion, we’re very impressed with the Magicycle Jaguarundi and it’s great to see the brand expanding their lineup with a new class of e-bike. The Jaguarundi gives riders a fun and comfortable bike that performs well and can be quickly stowed away in locations where storage space is at a minimum. The Kenda fat tires and front suspension fork allow you to take this bike anywhere, making it an ideal choice for adventure seekers who need a compact, easy to transport ride for all-around use.
We’re also pleased with Magicycle’s extended 2-year warranty. Sometimes, manufacturing defects take a bit longer than a year to develop, so the longer warranty duration provides some added cushion as far as that goes.
All in all, the convenient Jaguarundi is a solid choice if you’re shopping around for a capable, all-terrain commuter that you can easily store on your sailboat, RV, or small apartment. It comes with some nice features, doesn’t skimp on performance, and is affordably priced (especially if you take advantage of the special offers that are currently running).