Velotric Nomad 1

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Release Year
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
55 Miles
Top Speed
25 mph
750 W
75 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48 V 14.4 Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
75.0, 74.0 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Velotric Nomad 1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • Testers and owners achieve up to 64  miles of range. One expert covers 28 miles and 1135 feet of elevation at PAS level 5.
  • The 4” CST tires provide comfort and "reliable grip" on varied terrains.
  • The Nomad 1 has an independent throttle that can be used without pedaling.
  • Testers laud the Nomad’s powerful (yet unbranded) hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Nomad frames fit riders from 5’1” to 6’9”.
  • The Nomad 1 step-through makes ‘stop-start’ city riding easy, with a frame to suit shorter, less flexible, and older riders.
  • With 75Nm of torque and a 440lb payload, the Nomad can easily pull cargo and husky riders over most terrains.
  • The Nomad’s 750W hub motor performs well in hill-climbing tests.
  • Velotric’s 80mm suspension fork helps iron out impacts from ruts, roots, and small rocks.
  • Wet-weather riders are blessed by the Nomad’s IPX6 water resistance rating and full-coverage fenders.
  • Experts see the Nomad 1 as being competitively priced.
  • The Nomad’s fit and finish impress experts.
  • Testers say assembly is simple using Velotric’s provided tools and instructional videos.
  • Velotric’s saddle delights reviewers with its off-the-shelf comfort.
  • Reviewers came away impressed after testing Velotric’s customer service response.
  • The Nomad has a USB port available to charge your phone or another device.
  • Some testers praise Velotric’s display for its clarity and simplicity.
  • The Nomad arrives with front and rear lighting included.

7 reasons not to buy

  • One expert says the rapid acceleration can be "shocking," and warns caution.
  • Owners and testers don't deny this beast’s bulk, at 74 lb (step-through) and 75 lb (step-over).
  • Reviewers stress that the Nomad isn’t suited to technical trail riding.
  • The Nomad’s rear light is dim, doesn’t flash, and runs on batteries.
  • Some testers describe Velotric’s display as "limited."
  • A rack isn't included with the Nomad.
  • Testers report some motor lag and imprecision, due to the Nomad’s cadence sensor.

Bottom line

The Velotric Nomad 1 is a hub-drive fat-tire e-bike intended for casual riding. Apart from a Shimano Altus drivetrain, components are unbranded. Experts rate this bike as a good value, considering the presence of hydraulic brakes. Velotric has used a hub motor and cadence sensor to maintain affordability. Subsequently, testers report some lag and an ‘on-off’ feeling associated with pedal assist. Additionally, it weighs 74 to 75 lb, so the Nomad 1 is not destined for sick lines at high speed over rough chunder. With an upright seating position, 440 lb payload and 75 Nm of torque, the Nomad 1 is a good match for bigger riders. Commuters may prefer Velotric’s Discover 1.

Expert Reviews

85/100 based on 8 rated expert reviews
Electric Bike Report

Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review, 2024

Based on the numbers and our experience with the bike, it rivals other fat tire e-bikes and provides excellent value for its price point, all while presenting itself in style.

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MUO | MakeUseOf

Velotric Nomad 1: The Fat Tire, Go-Anywhere, Class 2 E-Bike

The Nomad 1 is fun and capable. While the large and heavier design won’t suit commuters, it shines for its ability to adventure off the beaten path. It’s still best suited for more casual off-roading rather than hardcore trail riding.

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Velotric Nomad 1 Electric Bike Review: Tackle Any Terrain in Comfort

The ride is very smooth and comfortable. I was able to power through some light frozen snow, over crunchy dry grass fields, and through fallen dry leaves. The powerful 750W motor provided confidence that I could get through any terrain.

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Ebike Escape

Velotric Nomad 1 Review:
An Affordable Fat Tire E-Bike That Packs a Serious Punch!

Overall during our review, we were impressed with how much was offered on the Velotric Nomad 1, a value-priced fat tire e-bike. The motor packed a real punch and did well on our hill test. This bike has a nice laid-back riding position making it a comfortable ride.

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Velotric Nomad 1 – Fat Tire E-Bike Reviewed

The Nomad 1 is a great all-around e-bike for commuters and thrill-seekers alike. It’s also priced right for a bike in its category. The bike is solid but because there is nothing that stands out I’ll be giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

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Velotric Nomad 1 Review: A Reliable and Fun E-Bike

After plenty of miles traversing city streets and dirt trails, we were completely satisfied with the Velotric Nomad 1 e-bike — simple as that. It isn’t exactly inexpensive, but it’s a good value. It delivers on the features it promises.

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Velotric Nomad 1 Review: An Absolute Unit Anyone Can Love

That lower price tag comes with a few drawbacks for sure, especially when it comes to the functionality on the included screen, but if you’ve been looking for a starter e-bike, you can have a lot of fun with this solid option.

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Tom's Guide

Velotric Nomad 1 Review

The Velotric Nomad is a great e-bike for the winter months, as it can handle snow and mud with ease. However, its size and weight make it less suited for off-roading than the Aventon Aventure 2.

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Electric Bike Report

Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review, 2022

The Velotric Nomad 1 features a powerful motor, a lasting battery, a comfortable ride, and can take its rider through just about any environment. It rivals other fat tire e-bikes and provides excellent value for its price point, all while presenting itself in style.

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This Hill – vs the Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike

I have come to a 14.2° hill… Velotric claims that this bike can go up a 15° slope effortlessly… we’re losing power, I’m having to pedal, and… stalled. It has nothing left to give. Velotric clarified that the hill should be 15% NOT 15°. Their website has been updated to show 8°.

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Electric Vehicles Space

The Cheapest Fat Tire E-Bike You Dont Know About |
Velotric Nomad 1 Review

The bike is powerful… It’s very punchy. Because I live in the city and I don’t do much trails, I like the Discovery 1 more. It’s more polished, feels more premium, it’s thinner, nimbler, faster, more convenient for the city.

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Electrified Reviews

Velotric Nomad 1 Review: Step-Through Trail Conqueror Fat Tire Electric Bike!

Overall, the Velotric Nomad 1 is well suited for those looking for some adventure. That 20 mph top speed can be unlocked to 25 mph after receiving an unlock code from Velotric.

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Kayak Hacks Fishing

Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike Road Test and Detailed Review

This is a beautiful, beautiful bike. The fact that it has hydraulic brakes, and that eight-speed shifter to avoid the ghost pedaling… to me, that’s huge, and it’s less expensive than competing bikes.

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Velotric Nomad 1 High-Step Fat Tire E-Bike Review

I definitely recommend buying this bike. The riding position is ideal for taking the bumps. My arms aren’t too stressed y’all. I’m not leaning forward with my back. Very nice.

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Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike: Is It a Good Road Bike?

It’s kind of become the status symbol for e-bike bro dudes, “I got the Fat Tire Bike because it makes me look kind of tough”…it does make me feel kind of tough. The fat tires have been impressing in ways that I really wasn’t expecting.

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Brian Unboxed

Velotric Nomad 1 Electric Bike – Full Review

Overall, it’s definitely been a nice ride during my testing and this is definitely a good choice for those that are seeking a fat tire e-bike with a good range.

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Best E-Bike for Safety & Beginners? Electric Bike Review
Velotric Nomad 1 – All Terrain Fat Tire

This bike gives you the perfect level of pedal assist where you still feel like you’re getting a workout. What I also like about this bike is the battery life. I went on a 40-minute, 10-mile bike ride and I still had all my battery bars.

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Scott Hardesty

The All in One E-Bike! | Velotric Nomad 1 Electric Bike

We all know how this thing performs now so I would say that if you’re looking for an all-terrain type bike that you can cruise around on, this is a great one for it, and at that price point that also makes it a great value.

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eBikepedia | Freshly Charged

Velotric Nomad 1 Is an Affordable Quality Fat Tire Electric Bicycle

The bike is aesthetically pleasing and comes in colors we have never seen on an e-bike. The hydraulic suspension is higher quality than bikes in this class. Overall, you can’t find a much better fat tire e-bike that you can use year-round, rain or shine, at this price point.

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Juiced Joyrides

Velotric Nomad 1 Review – Range, Hill Test, Acceleration, Top Speed

These fat tires, they grip well in the sand on the concrete. You know, skinnier tire bikes, you got to be really careful out here about sliding out.

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Soldier Knows Best

How Good Is This E-Bike? – Velotric Nomad 1

This bike does have 26”×4” fat tires and the tread makes them just OK for a little light off-roading in the city where maybe you just need to go off into some grass or something but because it only has the front suspension it’s just OK for the city with this type of setup.

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Velotric Nomad 1 Review – The 750 Watt 26” Fat Tire E-Bike
Made for Adventure! Super Powerful!

This is really a very versatile bike. It’ll allow you to go on-road and off-road but has a lot of power for those of you who are kind of power-hungry but yet it also has this good range.

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Fresh and Felicia

Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review – Everything You Need to Know
…and More!

A lot of power in this thing, very generous battery. You’re going to get 50 to 55 miles out of a full charge.

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We Tried It

Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review – Everything You Need to Know
…and More!

It does have a good little pickup to it. It’s not super-subtle like some of the other e-bikes that we’ve tested here.

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LA Hover Bikes

Velotric Nomad 1 Electric Fat Bike

Whereas I’m pretty disappointed to see they didn’t supply cruise control, the list of positives about this bike far outweigh anything negative. One of the best fat tire e-bikes I have tested so far. It might even be the best electric fat bike in its price range.

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Shreddie McSkate

Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike Under $████ | Review | 2023

Before you jump this bike or any brand new e-bike that you get, guys, always always check your nuts. We’re hitting this at full speed, 20mph. Oh yeah!

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Albert Kim

Velotric Nomad 1 Electric Bike Full Review 🚲

The cells inside the battery, they’re calling them ‘Tesla-grade’, 21700 size. These are larger cells and they’re made by LG or Samsung. Most other e-bikes come with smaller 18650 cells so these are probably going to have more longevity and can handle the load over a longer period of time.

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Antonio Sanson

Best Affordable Fat Tire E-Bike | Velotric Nomad 1 Review

The one thing that might be harder for you is picking it up, if you have to load it in a truck, because it is a little bit heavier but the ride quality is still super smooth with it, and I feel like it’s even more accommodating for bigger riders.

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Adventure Daily

The Velotric Nomad 1 Is a Beast Off-Road | First Ride & Review

Who do I recommend this for? Definitely all ages: old, young, if you’re wanting a hybrid commuter/trail bike. This thing is definitely not meant to do the trails that I did today but as you saw, it did just fine.

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*New Release* Velotric Nomad 1 Step Thru E-Bike

Q. “Would you consider this the only fat tire bike that you would consider?”
A. “Yeah actually, because of the height. Obviously, that’s very important to me.”

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My New E-Bike Is a Trail Machine! **Velotric Nomad 1**

I had so much fun putting the Velotric Nomad 1 through its paces on some of my favorite trails around here and especially the skills course, because I feel like that’s a good representation of what this bike is capable of.

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Electric Scooter Academy

Velotric Awesome E-Bike | The Nomad 1 Fat Tire 750 Watt Hub Motor | Review

I have not ridden a bike in about a year and this bike just rode really smoothly. I love just how sturdy it is. I love the color. I just love everything about it and I can’t wait to ride it with the motor when I get a little more practice with riding.

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Kade Speiser

Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review

I feel like for what you’re getting, this is actually a very good deal. Like I said; quality materials, it’s quite fast, everything’s built well, sturdy.

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Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike 2022 Hands-On Experience

Can I ride this without any pedal-assist, is that even possible? Yes, it’s actually possible and it’s really easy, feels easy, even though this looks like a big bike.

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Paul Antill

Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike | Unboxing + Installation + Review

The throttle tends to be quite aggressive and isn’t really that smooth. It can be very easy to press too hard and cause the bike to accelerate a little bit more quickly than you’d like. This might not make it an ideal choice for more technical trails and riding.

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The Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review

The bike has front and rear fenders which do a phenomenal job of preventing you from getting wet if you ride into any puddles.

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What? This Budget E-Bike Bike Isn’t Terrible?
– Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike

This is a very pleasant thing to ride around the suburbs. I get this warm, happy, carefree feeling, kind of like I’m in an antidepressant commercial. If you’re looking into buying one of these, do it. It’s a nice price.

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Chris Crossed

Velotric Nomad Review | 26”x4” Fat Tire 750 Watt | Off-Road E-Bike

This thing is solid man. There’s no squeaks, there’s no rattles. That’s a really good quality bike, especially for ████ bucks. I mean, wow! You can’t beat that!

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Jack Cecil

Velotric | Discover | Nomad | E-Bike Nature Ride and Review!

You can definitely expect at least a 40-mile range, by my calculations. That’s really good, that’s a solid number. I usually shoot for 30 miles. That’s the industry standard but I’m seeing 40 miles out of these Velotrics.

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Larry Lynch

Reviewing the Velotric Nomad 1 – A $████ Fat Tire Outdoor Adventure Bike With 750W of Power!

You’re adventurous, you want to be outside, you want an e-bike that can kind-of do a little of it all. I really recommend at least checking out this Nomad.

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The Midlife Adventurer

New Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Ride/Review

It was an uneventful, easy cruise averaging about 20mph most of the way. When we had arrived at our starting point we had used about half of our battery capacity and covered 25 miles.

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Paul Barger

1st Ride in the Grand Canyon | Velotric E-Bike Nomad 1 Fat Tire
E-Bike Assembly & Review

It’s more of an upright seating position. You’re not like all hunched over like a race bike or something. To me, this is a very comfortable seating position. It feels a little bit like a beach cruiser. It’s very comfortable to ride.

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Velotric Nomad 1 – Sleek Fat Tire E-Bike

Do note that I’ve been riding around out here all day in the Pacific Northwest – beautiful snow – and it is possible due to those 26” fatboy tires there. An absolute breeze, trail-riding off-road through the snow.

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This Big Electric Bike Is 5X More Fun Than Yours! Ft. Velotric

Let’s see if we can make this jump. I think we could do it without getting hurt. Let’s see… Oh, that was sick, that was sick!

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Blue Monkey Bicycles

Velotric Nomad Fat Tire E-Bike Review

The gearing on this thing is not all that wide so you’re not going to be able to climb a telephone pole with this kind of a gearing. Your big huge gear in the back, it’s not terribly tall and in the bottom, I’m pretty sure you’re rocking… is that an 11 or 14?

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Off-Road Value E-Bike | Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review

For me it’s really nice, really smooth, really don’t have that many complaints about it.

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Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire E-Bike Product Showcase!

The Nomad 1 is a great alternative for a lot of people looking to get an e-bike and use it for all sorts of different things. The fat tire design makes it really comfortable for riding, super comfortable. 87° straight-back posture design.

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Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike *Review*

It’s dropping to 5 mph. We’re at 54.5 miles and looks like it is dead. I, myself, love the fact that it’s a step-through.

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Fender Bunny

Velotric Nomad 1 Fat Tire High-Step E-Bike That Can Conquer All Road and Weather Conditions

I have to tell you, as I’m going up the hill this bike has a lot of power and it’s making it super-easy and smooth to make it up the hill.

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Emmett Short

Best New E-Bike 2022? Velotric Nomad 1

The build quality was amazing. The quality seems top-notch. I was like, “I kind of want a road bike because I live in a city”, but after experiencing it I’m like, “This is more of an all-purpose outdoor adventure bike, ready for any situation.”

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Dave's RV Life

Adventure and Exploring on the Velotric Nomad 1 Step Thru E-Bike

There’s no mistake with this bike. I know when it’s in [pedal assist level] 1 it’s both gentle in the pedal assist and in the throttle. You just kind of take off nice and easy.

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Velotric E-Bike Review – Discover 1 vs Nomad 1 – Important Deciding Factors!

The Nomad 1 is a more powerful hill climber.

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Jason and Vicky of Doggonebroke

Nomad 1 – Velotric for Heavy Riders

Ain’t been able to ride a bike in over 40 years because of my weight. I’m 365 lb right now. 440 lb max load on the bike. I just rode a bike like I did when I was a kid again. I’m ecstatic.

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Have Some Meat, Muscle, & a Screaming Yellow E-Bike With Your
Daily Commute

I test all my e-bikes on a long, steep, straight uphill stretch of road… The Nomad took the Hill of Doom test in stride. It sailed right up with little to no effort on my part…

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Cycle Volta

Velotric Nomad 1 First Ride Review

I suspect this is going to make a wonderful winter commuter. I’m quickly falling in love with this bike as more snowstorms threaten through the winter months. It’s comfortable and powerful, and it seems designed for nasty weather.

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Mountain Weekly News

Velotric Nomad 1 Electric Bike Review

The Velotric Nomad 1 rolls over everything in its path. The motor easily handles gradients up to 15°. Oversized 26”x4” fat tires offer plenty of grip without being overkill, meaning the rubber still rolls efficiently over smoother surfaces.

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The Gadgeteer

Velotric Nomad 1 E-Bike Review – ‘Kid in a Candy Store’ Adult Bike Fun

The Velotric Nomad 1 is a very well-built e-bike and it’s head-turning good looking. The components are very good quality and the ride is comfortable. It should provide riders with years of grin-making, superfun rides at a price far less than some pay for quality this good.

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This New Fat Tire E-Bike Pads The Bumps

Like its predecessor, this model flies forward when you hit the throttle or when you use the electric assist and manually pedal. Acceleration is whisper quiet, fast, and smooth. Gears manually shift with ease. And braking is nice, crisp, and smooth.

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Active Gear Review

Velotric Nomad 1 Review

The ergonomic ride comfort, powerful motor and that IPX rating makes the Nomad 1 a top choice when looking for a fat tire adventure e-bike that can go just about anywhere and in any weather condition.

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User Ratings

93/100 based on 7 ratings
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