Review of Lectric XP 2.0

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Dušan Ranđelović
2021-08-12
eBicycles score
8.4/10

Lectric XP 2.0 is a budget-friendly foldable electric bicycle with an adjustable top speed and unmatched comfort and convenience for urban commutes. 

Lectric E-Bikes is a growing USA-based company that stands behind Lectric XP 2.0, a fun and exciting foldable electric bike. This compact two-wheeler is ideal for urban dwellers to speed up their commute or save some storage space in their apartments. Though affordable, this bike will surprise you with comfort, convenience, power, and range.

  • Easy to fold step-over and step-thru aluminum frames.
  • Control the motor via five pedal-assist levels, a cadence sensor, and a throttle.
  • Adjustable seat and handlebars fit riders of different heights.
  • Includes a rear rack, kickstand, fenders, and lights.
  • Comes with a 7-speed Shimano rear derailleur and Tektro mechanical disc brakes.

Even though Lectric XP 2.0 is a fat-tire foldable e-bike, it is fairly customizable and versatile. It ships fully assembled as a Class 2 e-bike, but it can become a Class 3 e-bike by increasing the top speed in the settings. It has quality entry-level components, a powerful motor, and a high-capacity battery that ensures a very usable range.

  • MSRP: $1,099
  • Class: Class 2 (Changeable into Class 3)
  • Motor: 500W (800W+ peak) brushless geared rear hub motor
  • Battery: 48V 9.6Ah LG removable battery
  • Range: 45+ miles

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Foldable Frameset and Geometry


Lectric XP white fully folded e-bike

Lectric XP 2.0 folds down small in a matter of seconds, by following three easy steps.

One of Lectric XP’ 2.0’s main selling points is the foldable aluminum frame coupled with a front suspension fork. The frame folds down to less than half the original size of the bike, which allows you to carry it anywhere. The folded dimensions are 37″ x 18″ x 27″, so you can easily fit it in your trunk or take it on a train.

This bike also offers you the choice of a step-through and a step-over frame, though both variations sit low to the ground thanks to compact 20″ x 3″ tires. The bike fits riders of different sizes thanks to adjustable handlebars and a customizable saddle height. The frame is also available in two simple colors: Black and White.

The only downside is the 63 lb. total weight, which is on the heavy side. However, this bike has a 330 lb. maximum weight capacity, which is pretty impressive and comes as a good trade-off. The maximum rider weight is 275 lb. and an additional 75 lb. of cargo can be carried on the rear rack.

 

500W Motor and LG Battery


For a tiny and affordable city bike, Lectric XP 2.0 has really respectable electronics. This e-bike is propelled by a 500W brushless geared rear hub motor with an 800W maximum power output. It can be operated with a throttle or with one of the five assist levels, including the walking mode.

The cool thing about this bicycle and its motor is that it ships as a Class 2 e-bike, but you can upgrade it to a Class 3 speed pedelec. If the laws in your area allow it, you can increase the maximum speed to 28 mph in the settings.

The motor draws electricity from a 48V 9.6Ah LG battery. A big plus is that it is hidden inside the frame, which is a rare feature in this price range. The battery charges fully within 4-6 hours and provides 45+ miles of range, depending on how you use it.

The large backlit LCD display is controlled with three buttons (Mode, Up, Down) and shows battery level, pedal-assist levels, speed, odometer, lights, and much more.

 

Brand-Name Components


The Lectric XP 2.0 specs list does not have any flashy, high-end components. However, everything that goes into this e-bike is sourced from reputable companies known for high-quality standards.

The Shimano Tourney 7-speed rear derailleur is entry-level in class but ensures easy pedaling on most types of terrain. The Tektro mechanical disc brakes require more frequent adjustments than hydraulic brakes but they will stop on a dime when you need them to.

You will get great value with Lectric XP 2.0 if you keep your expectations realistic and use this e-bike for commutes and relaxed everyday rides.

One thing that will definitely catch your attention is the 20″ x 3″ tires. They’re super-wide, ensuring comfort and grip on both smooth and far-from-ideal roads. So the Lectric XP 2.0 fat tire bike can handle off-road rides, though the small wheel diameter does not provide the best traction in corners.

 

Direct-to-Consumer Model


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Lectric e-bikes ship from the company directly to the consumers, eliminating overhead costs and middlemen expenses.

If you’re wondering how the Lectric XP 2.0 e-bike is so affordable, yet features good components, it’s because of the company’s direct-to-consumer business model.

Instead of relying on distributors and third-party retailers to sell their bikes, Lectric does it all by themselves. They manufacture the bikes and ship them directly to riders, who can order their bike on the official website.

While this means you can’t try the bike before you purchase it, you will get the best possible price because most of the unnecessary costs have been eliminated from the equation.

 

Assembly


This bike comes folded and fully assembled. This is a rare case, but you don’t have to do any assembly yourself. Once you open the box and remove all the packaging, all that’s left to do is unfold the bike and ride away.

To unfold it, you should do the following:

  1. Pull the handlebar stem to its upright position and push the clasp down firmly.
  2. Lift the bike up slightly and unfold the bike to its original position. Push down on the clasp firmly.
  3. To unfold the pedals, push down on them slightly and move them outwards.
  4. That’s it, you’re ready to go out and have fun if the battery is charged!

Folding and unfolding the Lectric XP 2.0 e-bike takes less than 30 seconds. When folded, if you’re transporting the bike in a horizontal position, place something soft between the wheels to avoid scratching the fork and the frame.

 

People Also Ask


Do you have any unanswered questions about the Lectric XP 2.0 fat-tire e-bike? Find the answers below.

  • What’s the Lectric XP range?

Lectric XP has a 45+ mile maximum range. To get this much range out of one battery charge, you should avoid using the throttle and stay in pedal-assist levels 1 and 2. The minimum range you can expect is around 25 miles, with heavy throttle use and pedal-assist level 5.

  • How long does the Lectric XP take to ship?

Depending on the demand, Lectric XP takes between 1 and 3 weeks to ship. This can be affected both by the high demand and the bicycle shortages caused by the coronavirus.

  • Is Lectric XP waterproof?

No, Lectric XP is not waterproof, but it is water-resistant. Most electric bicycles are not fully waterproof. This means that it is safe to ride in light rain and go through puddles, but you should avoid riding in heavy rain. Water damage is not covered under warranty.

 

Lectric XP 2.0 Size Recommendation


Unfortunately, Lectric E-Bikes does not show a size chart for this e-bike. This bicycle is built around a one-size-fits-all frame, so the range of riders that can fit on it is limited. However, the saddle and handlebar can be raised and lowered quite a bit, so riders between 5′ and 6’1″ tall should be able to ride comfortably.

The video below shows that with an aftermarket telescoping seat post even riders taller than 6 feet can ride this bike without any problems. So, if you’re a big guy but you like this bike for its price and value, this is an option worth considering.

 

Lectric XP 2.0 Accessories


This bike comes with many useful stock accessories. Namely, this e-bike ships to you with a pair of durable, steel, color-matching fenders that will protect you from water, mud, and dirt when riding in wet weather.

You’ll also get a rear rack with a 75 lb. payload capacity that you can use to carry panniers, a basket, transport groceries, or even fit a child seat.

Lectric XP 2.0 ships will all the necessary accessories you need to enjoy this bike and use it for a variety of purposes. You don’t need to spend a cent to start riding.

One of the most useful accessories is the front and rear lights. They’re powered by a battery, so you don’t need to worry about charging them individually. Keep in mind that they will improve your visibility at night and help you stay seen, but they might be too weak to completely illuminate your way in pitch-dark conditions.

This bike also features a durable kickstand for quick stops and a rear derailleur guard that will protect your rear mech while transporting the bike.

 

Bottom Line: Ride or Pass?


To put it simply, Lectric XP 2.0 is a fun and simple folding electric bike. It won’t dazzle you with its looks, though we can’t say it looks bad. The specs will also not impress you, but they’re phenomenal for the money and will get the job done without any hiccups.

For $1,099, it’s hard to ask for much more than what you get with this e-bike. Some of the positives include a 500W motor, 5 pedal-assist levels (plus walking mode), a throttle, adjustable top speed, integrated LG battery, accessories, and fat tires.

So if budget is your main limitation and you think Lectric XP 2.0 will fit your needs, we’re sure you won’t make a mistake if you buy it. You’ll have plenty of fun on it and save some hard-earned cash.

What do you think about Lectric XP 2.0? Let us know in the comments below!


 

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Lectric E-Bikes is a growing USA-based company that stands behind Lectric XP, a fun and exciting foldable electric bike. This compact two-wheeler is ideal for urban dwellers to speed up their commute or save some storage space in their apartments. Though affordable, Lectric XP will surprise you with comfort, convenience, power, and range.

  • Easy to fold step-over and step-thru aluminum frames.
  • Control the motor via five pedal-assist levels, a cadence sensor, and a throttle.
  • Adjustable seat and handlebars fit riders of different heights.
  • Includes a rear rack, kickstand, fenders, and lights.
  • Comes with a 7-speed Shimano rear derailleur and Tektro mechanical disc brakes.