Our pursuit of the finest value-priced electric folding bike has just taken another big step forward. The Magnum Premium 48 Low Step Folder offers an extremely impressive array of features in the sub $2K category. No longer does owning a small folder bike mean skimping on performance. The Premium boasts a 48 volt battery/500 watt geared hub motor drive system, the same specs as our most powerful bikes in the shop! This is one strong little rig. Steep hills? No Problem. Bigger riders? No problem. Still want to pull a trailer? No problem.
The value added features include mechanical disc brakes, front suspension, six levels of pedal assist as well as a manual throttle option, 7-speed drivetrain, cast aluminum spoke wheels, fenders, lights, and a rear rack. Brand name components abound: Bafang, Samsung, Shimano, Tektro, Selle Royale, RST.
Riding the Premium is pure joy. There’s oh-so-much power available, the suspension fork and seatpost take the edge off the bumps, and the disc brakes reel things back in post haste. We’re especially impressed with the cast aluminum spoke wheels. These wheels will never ever EVER need truing or be at risk of breaking spokes. The bike folds down easily and, once it is set back up full size, is as solid as any folder we’ve come across. Honestly, we can’t find a single aspect of this bike that we’d rather have be different.
If you’re looking for an electric folding bike specifically, or you’re a shorter rider (or not), or you simply want a bike that is a bit smaller and easier to manage… you’re on the right track. If you want all of the above plus plenty of power, and you want it value-priced ($1899), the Magnum Premium Low Step Folder is definitely the bike for you.
Power and Range
- 500 watt Bafang geared rear motor
- Top speed – 20 mph
- 6 levels of pedal assist
- Manual throttle power option
- Samsung 48V 13AH removable, lockable lithium ion battery
- 2 amp smart charger (4-6 hour charge time)
- Range: up to 22-55 miles*
Gearing and Stopping
- Tektro disc brakes front & rear
- Shimano Tourney 7-speed
Comfort & Appearance
- Folding low step aluminum frame
- RST front suspension fork
- 20” cast aluminum wheels
- CST kevlar lined, reflective sidewall 20 x 2.125 tires
- Selle Royale gel comfort saddle
- Padded faux leather grips
- Suspension seatpost
- Rear luggage rack
- Wellgo folding pedals
- Available in black, white
- Full Fenders
- Head & tail lights
- Side kickstand
Weight & Warranty
- 1 year warranty
- 51 lbs.