This adjustable rack can handle
up to 55 pounds of cargo.
The combination of this
Promax suspension post and
the ultra-padded seat will take
out the bumps. We thought it
was a little too cushy and the
seatpost a little wiggly.
The Metro is the only one of the
two bikes with a bottle-cage
boss, though mounting a bottle
here does somewhat negate
the advantage of a low step-through frame.
look nice and
offer great ;t
With both bikes charged up and
ready to go, we headed south down the
canyon towards downtown Sedona. The
hills of Sedona proved to be the perfect
testing ground for the two Magnums.
Once we got into town, we ventured
out in search of some fun, rolling, jeep
;re roads. The suspension seatposts
and suspension forks spec’d on both
models helped take the edge off small
ruts, rocks and bumps. Although we
wouldn’t bomb down any super-rocky
sections, the NEX fork performed well
and soaked up small obstacles, making
the ride more enjoyable.
Both are value-priced e-bikes that
provide comfort, sportiness and ample
power. They use a high-capacity,
frame-integrated battery and high-pow-
ered, 500-watt rear hub motors that are
very zippy and climbed steep hills with
ease. Both are pedal assist and do have
throttle mode if you don’t wish to pedal.
We were up for a workout, so assist
mode is what we chose for our day in
the desert sun. The motor is rated at 28
mph, although we found a top speed
of 26 mph more realistic. The assist on
both bikes tops out at 20 mph with the
There’s no torque sensor, so it works
in cadence only. You can ghost-pedal
and get the equivalent of a throttle. This
is one way to save money on building