The Denago Fat Tire and Magnum Scout eBikes have quite a few features in common - 4" fat tires, big batteries, and powerful rear hub motors. How should a rider choose between them?
While these models do look similar and share some common specs, they have quite a few differences as well. Let's zoom in on the pros and cons and see how they stack up.
The primary difference between the Magnum Scout and Denago Fat Tire
The primary difference between the Magnum Scout and the Denago Fat Tire eBikes is the sensing technology used. The Magnum Scout (like most eBikes in this price range) uses a cadence sensor, while the Denago Fat Tire uses an upgraded torque sensor.
Torque sensors are a better choice for riding on off-road surfaces like dirt, grass, and gravel, because they are more responsive to the rider's pedaling input.
What features the Magnum Scout and Denago Fat Tire eBikes have in common
The Magnum Scout and Denago Fat Tire eBikes have some specs and features which are identical, or very close to identical, including:
- 750 Watt rear hub motors
- built-in lights powered by the eBike battery
- hydraulic disc brakes
- supension fork
- 7 speed drivetrain
- Both are capable of Class III speeds (up to 28 MPH on pedal assist, up to 20 MPH on throttle)
Both models are designed for exploring on off-road surfaces and can handle dirt roads, gravel, grass, and other surfaces thanks to the 4" wide tires.
How the Magnum Scout and Denago Fat Tire models are different
The Magnum Scout and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru models differ in these key areas:
- Sensor: The Denago Fat Tire eBike uses a more advanced torque sensor vs. the cadence sensor on the Magnum Scout. Torque sensors measure the rider's pedaling input for a more natural feel, especially on off-road surfaces.
- The Denago Fat Tire eBike uses a larger batter than the Magnum Scout, this means more range before you need to charge (840 Wh vs. 921.6 = about 10% more range)
- The Denago uses a higher-end color display, while the Magnum uses a grescale display.
- The Denago display has a USB output for charging your mobile phone from the eBike battery while riding.
- Magnum uses a 2 Amp charger, which will take longer to charge your battery compared with the 3 Amp Denago charger.
- The Magnum Scout includes a rear rack. The Denago Fat Tire does not, and riders who want to carry cargo will need to budget to add a rear rack.
- The Magnum Scout is more expensive than the Denago Fat Tire ($2,399 vs. $1,999)
- Magnum uses a twist grip throttle, vs. the thumb throttle on the Denago. While these will both engage the throttle system identically, some riders might prefer one style to another.
- The Magnum Scout uses a unique, upgraded center-mount kickstand vs. the traditional side-mounted kickstand on the Denago Fat Tire. This type of kickstand is a nice upgrade and can help keep your eBike upright, especially when you are loaded with heavy cargo.
Which fat tire eBike should you buy?
Features like the color display with USB output, faster charger, larger battery, and most importantly, torque sensing technology mean that the Denago Fat Tire outperforms the Magnum Scout in almost every area, and it sells for $400 less as well.
The Magnum Scout has two key advantages - an included rear rack and center-mount kickstand, but these aren't enough to justify a $400 price difference. It's easy to add a rear rack to the Denago for riders who want to carry cargo, or swap the kickstand if desired. These upgrades cost about $100.
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