Velotric Nomad 1

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Release Year
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
55 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
750 W
75 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48 V 14.4 Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
72.0, 73.0 lbs
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.

19 reasons to buy

  • Testers and owners verify that the Nomad can attain up to 52-64 mi of range.
  • Fat 4” tires provide comfort and impact absorbance on off-road outings.
  • The Nomad 1 has an independent throttle that can be revved without pedaling.
  • Testers laud the Nomad’s powerful (yet unbranded) hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Nomad frames fit riders from 5’1” to 6’9”.
  • The Step-Thru Nomad makes ‘stop-start’ city riding easy, with a frame to suit shorter, less flexible, and older riders.
  • With 75 Nm of torque and a 440lb payload, the Nomad can easily pull cargo and husky riders over most terrains.
  • The Nomad’s 750W hub motor peaks out at a whopping 1200W.
  • Velotric’s 80 mm suspension fork irons out jounce from ruts, roots, and small rocks.
  • Wet-weather riders are blessed by the Nomad’s IPX6 ‘waterproof’ rating and full-coverage fenders.
  • Experts see the Nomad 1 as being competitively priced.
  • The Nomad’s fit and finish impressed experts.
  • Both Step-Thru and High-Step Nomads are available in four distinct colors.
  • Testers say assembly is simple, using Velotric’s provided tools and instructional videos.
  • Velotric’s plush, unbranded 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 accessory.
  • Some testers praised Velotric’s display for its clarity and simplicity.
  • The Nomad arrives with front and rear lighting included.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Owners and testers could not deny this beast’s bulk, at 72-73 lb.
  • 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’.
  • Racks are not 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 Class 2 hub-motor 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 72-73 lb, so the Nomad 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

88/100 based on 5 rated expert reviews

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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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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User Ratings

93/100 based on 7 ratings
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