A comparative article about the most popular electric mountain bikes on the market you must read before you decide on which one to get.
Electric mountain bikes, or full suspension electric bikes are taking over the world thanks to their enhanced technology and their capacity to help people ride further without having to put in a lot of effort.
When searching for a great electric Mtb to get, there are two models currently dominating the market: the Trek Powerfly 4 and the Magicycle Cruiser Pro.
In this article, we analyze each electric bike for sale in detail and share the most important aspects you should know about including specifications, their composition, price, and more.
Key Differences Between Magicycle’s Electric MTB & Trek Powerfly 4
At first sight, both eMtb bikes look similar but one can already spot little differences between each within a few seconds.
Starting with the Trek Powerfly 4, it looks like a common mountain bike with the addition of enhanced technology and other quality improvements.
It has great resistant tires, a small screen on the left part of the handle that shows how fast you’re riding as well as the condition of your battery and a modern yet elegant overall design.
As for the Magicycle Cruiser Pro, the electric Mtb features a slightly bigger and more professional look that looks both fast and safe.
When you compare both electric bikes for adults, you can see that the Magicycle Cruiser Pro has a support on the back where you can put a bike seat for a toddler and enjoy a ride with your family. Apart from that, the Magicycle Cruiser Pro has more protection for the tires compared to the Trek Powerfly 4.
In the next parts, we dive deep into the differences between each electric Mtb.
Composition of Magicycle Cruiser Pro vs Trek Powerfly 4
The technical aspects of both eMtb bikes are something worth mentioning if you’re struggling with deciding which ebike to get.
The Trek Powerfly 4 has an aluminum frame that covers a 500Wh battery that is considered long-range. As for the motor, the Trek Powerfly 4 comes with a Bosch Performance CX model of 250W and 85Nm. With this motor, you can achieve up to 20mph (32km/h).
Further, the Trek Powerfly 5 has a Bosch Purion controller, 29” and 27.5” wheels (the first one for larger frames and the second for smaller ones) as well as a 1×10 Shimano drivetrain. Lastly, this electric Mtb has a suspension fork with lockout integrated.
On the other hand, the Magicycle Cruiser Pro has a 6061 aluminum frame and a 52V lithium battery that can last around 80 miles. The high-power motor this electric Mtb has is composed of 750W and 96Nm which allows you to run up to 28mph（45km/h） without heating up or getting damaged over time.
What’s more, the Magicycle Cruiser Pro comes with a 52V 750W FOC smart controller, a color LCD display with USB charging, and 26” x 4” Kenda fat tires. This Mtb bike features a hydraulic suspension front fork with lockout and adjustment as well.
Basic Features Of Each Bike For Beginners
The comparison just made regarding the composition of both eMtb bikes is important to have in mind, but if you’re a beginner or someone who just wants to know the difference between the basic features of the ebike models, this part will help you out.
When talking about the brake lever of the Trek Powerfly 4, the electric mountain bike has a Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc and the Magicycle Cruiser Pro features Tektro 180mm hydraulic disc brakes. Tektro brakes have an incredible reputation and are considered one of the best brakes on the market.
The Trek Powerfly 4 has pedals with a VP-536 nylon platform whereas the Magicycle Cruiser Pro comes with Wellgo alloy pedals with reflectors. This is a key difference to know about if you like riding at night or when there’s not much light on or off the road. It is important to consider which electric Mtb can provide the best tools for riding in all conditions, especially low-visibility ones like rain or fog.
As for the charger each eMtb bike comes with, the Trek Powerfly 4 uses a Bosch compact 2A, 100-240V, smart system charger. The Magiclycle Cruiser Pro, on the other hand, uses a short-circuit-proof 3.0A fast smart charger.
The Trek Powerfly 4 comes in various sizes that go from XS to Xl. Here’s the sizing guide so you can have an idea:
- XS is perfect for heights 4’5.9”- 5’1.0
- S if for heights 5’0.2”- 5’5.6”
- M is great for heights 5’3.4”- 5’8.9”
- L is ideal for heights 5’8.5”- 6’2.0”
- XL is recommended for heights 6’1.2”- 6’5.2”
As for the Magicycle Cruiser Pro, the recommended heights are 5’5”- 6’5”.
Which Electric Mtb Is Best For You?
Which eMtb bike to get is totally up to you, and after reading this article you should have an idea of what to look for on each bike to analyze and decide.
The most important aspects to consider have to do with each bike’s composition, the quality of the materials, specifications as well as recommended uses and care. Above all that, you should be mindful of the price of each electric Mtb compared to what they offer.
To give you a general idea, the price of the Trek Powerfly 4 ranges from $3,900 to $5,000, depending on where you buy it. As for the Magicycle Cruiser Pro, it has a fixed price of $1,899.
Magicycle is a leading manufacturing ebike company that designs, creates, and sells its own electric Mtb. Using durable materials and the most rigorous quality process, all Magicycle’s eMtb bikes can be used on or off the road by all members of the family.
Browse our website for more information about the Magicycle Cruiser Pro as well as other ebike models and discover the world of electric mountain bikes as you’ve never done before.