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Lectric XP 2.0 Review

By Rebecca Bland   /  Last updated - February 10, 2022   /  Electric Bikes, Folding Bikes, Lectric, Reviews

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The Lectric XP 2.0 is the product of Lectric eBikes, which began in Phoenix, Arizona when two lifelong friends Levi Conlow and Robby Deziel decided to bring an affordable electric bike to market.

Sensing a gap in the market for affordable & high-quality e-bikes, they designed their first bike, the Lectric XP. It won them awards and garnered positive Lectric XP bike reviews thanks to its ingenious portable folding design and high-quality craftsmanship.

Lectric XP was named the Best Folding Electric Fat Tire Bike of 2020 by the Electric Bike Review Top Choice Awards.

In addition to selling affordable and high-quality e-bikes, the brand focuses on customer service as one of its main priorities. The entire team is based in the United States, and they offer free shipping across the country.


Table of Contents

XP 1.0 vs XP 2.0

Lectric XP 2.0 Review

Accessories

Lectric vs Radmini vs Engwe

Safety  + FAQ & Alternatives

Conclusion


Lectric XP vs. XP 2.0: Newest Upgrades

electric xp bike

After the success of the original Lectric XP, Lectric eBikes decided to take what they’d learned and create the XP 2.0.

The Lectric XP upgrades signify the company’s willingness to learn and create the best product possible for their consumers, rather than focus on profit or popularity. The first edition of the Lectric XP was a fat bike, with super-wide tires. This was changed for the 2.0 upgrade, as the company realized the extra width created more rolling resistance. Additionally, the type of use a folding bike gets probably won’t require fat bike tires.

Additionally, the brand introduced more storage space on the bike, including the ability to mount front racks, baskets, and bike locks to the frame. Additional mounting points increase the bike’s usability and make them, more attractive to urban or commuting riders.

The other main upgrades are listed below:

  • Front oil suspension
  • Narrower tires – 3″ instead of the previous 4″
  • Front basket mounts
  • Wider handlebar
  • Greater water resistance (IP65)

Lectric XP 2.0 Full Review


The Lectric XP 2.0 is the American brand’s second iteration of their flagship bike.

The XP 1.0 was a folding fat tire electric bike, whereas the 2.0 has undergone several upgrades to make it the portable and impressive little bike we have today. The 2.0 is perfect for urban riders, commuters, or those who need to be space conscious when storing their bikes. Several Lectric eBike reviews have commented on how well it rides considering its affordability.

It features a 500W rear hub motor with five assistance levels, and tops out at a max speed of ether 20mph or 28mph depending on the class option selected. It’s easy to fold, making it ideal for journeys on public transport or stowing away in your office or apartment.

lectric xp 2.0 ebike

The company has released two versions of its 2.0 model. These are the XP 2.0 Black, with a ‘regular’ frame, and a step-thru frame version, available in either black or white. Both are advertised at around the $1,000 mark, making good on the brand’s promise to keep their bikes affordable.

Let’s dive into the tech specs and intricacies of the Lectric XP 2.0 below.

500W Brushless Geared Hub Motor

The Lectric eBike XP 2.0 comes equipped with a 500W brushless geared hub motor to power the assistance.

It includes five levels of assistance which can be controlled from the head unit. Hub motors are ultra-low maintenance options usually found on less expensive models of e-bikes. Alternatively, they are great weight savers compared to mid-drive motors.

Importantly, using a geared hub motor is better for riding up hills and is more efficient than gearless hub motors.

Top Speed of 20mph or 28mph

The beauty of the Lectric XP eBike is the ability to choose which e-bike class it fits under.

The classification is dependent on the size of the motor and the maximum speed it will help you reach. Whereas, a Class 2 e-bike can assist speeds up to 20mph. A Class 3 e-bike can assist up to 28mph.

Make sure you check your local legislation to determine which class you can use legally on the roads.

How to change the speed limit of the Lectric XP eBike?

  • Press the plus and minus buttons simultaneously on the control pad until “P1” appears on the screen
  • Using plus or minus buttons, go to setting “P08”
  • Change the value from 20 to 28
  • Press plus and minus buttons until the main screen appears again
  • Power off the bike by holding the power button to save the changes

Weight and Payload Capacity

Lectric XP Step-Thru with pannier bags and some cargo on the rack

  • The total Lectric XP 2.0 weight is 63lbs.
  • Rack weight capacity: 75lbs.
  • Max weight capacity: 330lbs.

This number includes the 7lbs battery and the fully built bike. Lectric has advised that the maximum weight capacity is 330lbs, and this includes the rider and any luggage they may carry. The rear rack itself can accommodate 75lbs of weight, making it a sturdy option for those who want to carry a large amount on their bike.

Lectric XP 2.0 Electronics


48V 9.6Ah Lithium-Ion Battery

The Lectric XP 2.0 battery is a 48V 9.6Ah Lithium-Ion unit, capable of a range up to 45 miles.

48 x 9.6 = 461Wh

Additionally, the charge time (from a dead battery) takes between 4-6 hours to reach full charge. The battery is situated inside the bike’s frame, which makes the bike look sleek and aesthetically pleasing from afar.

The Lectric eBike XP 2.0 boasts a long range of up to 45 miles on a single battery charge depending on use.

LCD Display

lectric xp 2.0 lcd display

The Lectric XP 2.0 comes equipped with an LCD and head unit. LCD is situated on the handlebars so you can control the motor with ease. You can also use the display to control the following:

  • Speed – Average, Current, Top
  • Assistance level
  • Ride telemetry
  • Battery level
  • Brightness
  • & more

Front and Rear Lights

The Lectric XP 2.0 comes equipped with integrated front and rear lights.

These can be controlled through the display pad, by pressing and holding the plus button. Using them is strongly advised in low light or dark conditions. Check the regulations in your area as some regions deem it a legal requirement to have them activated.

Drivetrain and Brakes


Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes

The XP 2.0 comes equipped with 160mm Tektro mechanical disc brakes.

Disc brakes can provide easier modulation than rim brakes and are often the best choice given the extra weight of an e-bike. Mechanical disc brakes can be a little more fiddly to adjust than hydraulics but one benefit is the lack of fluid and hydraulic system maintenance to do!

Shimano 7-Speed Gearing

Lectric have chosen to use a Shimano 7-speed group set for the XP 2.0

The gears are easily controlled using the shifter attached to the handlebars, promoting a one-hand operation. The seven-speed gears are easy to use and require regular maintenance as with any other bike. Having seven gears gives you plenty of options for use on varied terrain.

Frame and Geometry


lectric xp folding bike

The XP 2.0 Lectric folding bike can be folded in a few simple steps.

The bike folds in both the center of the frame and the handlebars. In addition, the pedals can be folded in to create an even more streamlined appearance.

Unfolded the bike dimensions are: 67″ x 18″ x 47″.

And folded, the bike is incredibly compact with the dimensions 37″ x 18″ x 27″. It’s small enough to fit into car trunks (although check your individual dimensions before purchasing).

Lectric XP is a great space-saving bike for those who live in apartments or travel on public transport.

  • Unfolded dimensions: 67 x 18 x 47 inches
  • Folded dimensions: 37 x 18 x 27 inches

Three Frame Options Available

xp 2.0 black vs xp 2.0 step thru white vs xp

  • XP 2.0 Black
    The original frame features a regular top tube design.
  • XP Step-Thru 2.0 White
    A step-thru e-bike from Lectric, features the same benefits as the 2.0 but in an easier to mount form, and in a choice of black or white.
  • XP Step-Thru 2.0 Black
    A step-thru e-bike from Lectric, features the same benefits as the 2.0 but in an easier to mount form, and in a choice of black or white.

Wheels and Tires


lectric xp fat tires

The Lectric XP fat tire e-bike uses Chaoyang or CST 3″ x 20″ Fat tires and inner tubes.

The original version used even wider tires (4″) but as part of the upgrade to the XP 2.0, the brand has changed to a slightly narrower profile tire. The width is still wide enough to absorb much of the road buzz but without the added rolling resistance of really wide tires.

Lectric claims the new tires increase the agility of the bike, by improving the handling and lowering the rolling resistance while riding.

Lectric XP Accessories


lectric xp step through ebike with some accessories like front basket and rear rack installed

In addition to the fantastic XP 2.0, there are also several specific to the Lectric XP bike accessories available to buy.

These work in conjunction with the XP 2.0, and either the original frame or step-thru frame models. Lectric offers packages that can enhance your cycling experience, as well as parts and merchandise so you can rep the brand off the bike as well.

We’ve listed some of the accessories you can purchase below:

Comfort Package

Lectric XP seat with a suspension seatpost

For those that want to put plenty of miles on their bike, the comfort package includes a Lectric XP suspension seat post. It has 40mm of travel to soak up the bumps in the road and comes with a giant seat for extra comfort.

Cargo Package

Cargo baskets and racks for Lectric XP bike

The cargo package is ideal for those looking to carry more on their XP 2.0. It includes a front rack, a small, and a large basket for all your transporting needs.

Bike Lock

Bike lock for Lectric XP eBike

Their extra strong lock is ideal for locking your bike up at the store or whenever it’s out of sight. Simply mount it to the side of the seat tube facing the rear fender when not in use.

Water-Resistant Pannier Bags

Pannier bag for Lectric XP folding eBike

The Lectric water-resistant pannier bags are perfect for those who need more luggage on their bikes. Whether you’re using them for your groceries or your tools, know they’ll be protected from the elements with these hard-wearing bags.

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Engwe EP 2 Pro vs. Lectric XP 2.0 vs. RadMini 4


engwe 2 pro

The Lectric XP folding bike isn’t alone in its quest to be an affordable yet high-quality folding e-bike.

Other competition includes that of the RadMini 4, and the Engwe EP 2 Pro. The Lectric XP 2.0 sits between the two in price point but equals if not outperforms on technical aspects. The Lectric XP 2.0 equals the range of the more expensive RadMini 4, and all three bikes include 7-speed Shimano groupsets.

The RadMini 4 offers much higher torque as well as a more powerful motor at 750W versus 500W. This may mean the RadMini can get up to speed quicker than the Lectric XP 2.0 and the EP 2 Pro, but it doesn’t mean the ride quality is preferable.

There are plenty of points to compare and contrast between these three market-leading bikes. Each bike has its benefits and each has its weaknesses. Make an informed decision and help the facts guide your purchase decision with our handy comparison table below.

Read Our Comparison

Safety & Precautions


Lectric XP 2.0 is expected to be serviced after the first 100 miles or 5 full battery charge cycles (whichever comes first). This can be done at any certified bike shop or by a reputable mechanic.

Maintenance tips for Lectric XP 2.0

  • Keep your bike clean and dry to avoid rust.
  • Keep bike components tightened to the torque specifications.
  • Regularly lubricate moving parts.
  • Ensure the bike tires are always inflated to a pressure shown on the side of the tire.
  • Keep the battery charged when not in use for longer period (Charging once a month is fine).
  • Your bike needs to be serviced at regular intervals.
  • Take your bike to the first service after the wear-in period

FAQs


How to increase the Lectric XP range?

  • Use a lower pedal-assist level
  • Pedal when starting from a standstill
  • Set the maximum speed lower than 20mph

Is Lectric XP 2.0 waterproof?

The Lectric XP 2.0 is IP-65 rated, which means it is water-resistant. Therefore, it is perfectly fine to ride in the rain, but should not be submerged or kept outside in the rain uncovered for extended periods of time.

How fast does Lectric XP go?

The factory-set speed limit of Lectric XP is set to 20mph. You can change the speed limit to 28mph from the LCD display.

Conclusion – Is Lectric XP a Good eBike?


The Lectric XP was developed to be an affordable but high-quality folding e-bike.

Lectric has certainly achieved this. The XP 2.0 sits around the $1,000 mark and offers some excellent specifications, including a range of up to 45 miles. Its second iteration, the 2.0 is the best one yet and shows just how the company listens to customer feedback to produce the best bike possible.

Whether you’re a commuter, a leisure rider, or looking for a better way to get around town, the Lectric XP 2.0 is a fantastic little bike that can be folded away when not in use.

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6 thoughts on “Lectric XP 2.0 Review

  1. York Sinkler says:

    Found this article informative and well done. The wife and are planning on buying in mid oct when were get to Mesa, AZ.
    Just wondering on puncture resistant tires that are available and if there worth it?

    1. Sam Millers says:

      Puncture-resistant tires are indeed a great extra to have. If you’d keep tire pressures up to their recommended range it would minimize the chance of getting a puncture though. Taking off the rear wheel for a puncture repair can be a nuisance on a hub-drive e-bike so why not get an extra set of tires.

    2. Dorkyman says:

      Just bought two of the “Black Friday” deals on a black and a white ST.

      I’ve had the white one for a week and the black one arrives today.

      Rode bikes for many years but hadn’t touched one for the past 20. Felt a bit odd at first, but now it’s fine.

      Great bikes. Going to swap out the 14-28 freewheel for an 11-34 one for much greater range in pedaling cadence.

      For flats I looked into the various current fixes and decided on “Flat Out” goop that goes into the tube like the traditional “Slime” product, but apparently far more effective and long-lasting. eBike riders report coming back from a trail ride in the desert with dozens of long-thorned “goathead” stickers in their tires, to no effect. Before Flat Out, constant flat tires. So we’ll see.

  2. Armando says:

    Do you sell the rear carrier rack?

    1. Sam Millers says:

      We’ll be releasing an article for fat tire ebike racks anytime soon!

    2. Robert F Walker says:

      I Love my Lectric XP 2.0 Step-Thru E-Bike, presently with 48 registered miles on the odometer.
      At 70 years old, and living in Michigan, My riding is limited to good weather, Temps @ 50+, No Rain, No Snow, Clouds are acceptable, without mositure. I will enjoy it in Florida in the Winter months.
      Having it Foldable is very helpful, put it in a 50 Gallon Tote with Wheels, and you can take it in a Van, Pick-up, SUV, or Just pull it behind you, if not going to far. ENJOY

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