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Magnum Scout Review – $2.6k

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Magnum Scout Review - .6k

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Magnum Scout Review - .6k The Magnum Scout is a sturdy feature-rich fat tire electric bike complete with fenders, a rear cargo rack, and optional front rack. Four color options include unique urban and desert camo, as well as black and desert tan. Integrated lights are powered by the rechargeable ebike battery, both have two LEDs for increased brightness, the rear light blinks when braking. Reflective tires further increase your visual footprint. Premium look and feel with all-black hardware, including the spokes and suspension fork stanchions. Vast network of dealers to visit for test rides and service, or buy direct and get it 70% assembled. Derailleur guard and chainring guard reduce damage in shipping. High capacity battery pack is positioned low and center, it includes a USB charging port on the side. Faster than average charger, affordable battery upgrade option. Powerful 750 watt nominal Bafang planetary geared hub motor provides high-speed 28mph performance. Twist throttle provides full power on all levels of assist. Large LCD display is easy to read and swivels to reduce glare. Intuitive control pad and shifter mechanism with large gear indicator. Powerful 180mm hydraulic disc brakes with adjustable reach levers and motor inhibitors. Large and heavier than average at 73.7lbs so consider removing the 9.5lb battery when lifting, servicing, and transporting. Limited 14-28 tooth freewheel provides a smaller range of cadence options despite the higher top speed. Entry-level Shimano Altus derailleur requires some reaching and more effort to activate. Chain bounces into kickstand frequently, chipping the paint and causing some noise. Extra wires up front due to motor inhibitors, but otherwise good internal routing.

0:00 Introduction and comparison to Magnum Nomad
1:22 Pricing, total weight, mounting points
2:58 Removable rear rack, wide plastic fenders
4:48 Suspension fork details: lockout, preload
5:41 Double leg kickstand, chain contact noise
6:45 Drivetrain details: Shimano Altus 14-28t
7:35 Cadence sensor details and pedal test
8:02 Hub spacing, axles, motor interface and power
9:05 Pedals, crank arms, seat post, speed options
9:58 Twist throttle discussion, useful in sand
10:27 Wire management, four frame color options
11:43 Shifter mechanism, hydraulic disc brakes
12:52 Rear brake light blinking demonstration
13:36 Battery removal, charger keys, controller
17:33 More thoughts on the headlight positioning
18:20 Powering on the bike, display walkthrough
21:26 Stowing the kickstand, ride test begins
22:40 Stability test, riding with no hands
23:51 Third person filming with ride-by
24:19 Conclusion, comparison tool, forums

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