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Lectric XP 2.0 Ebike Review – The best budget beginner ebike

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Lectric started in 2019 with just 10 prototypes and has now sold over 140,000 electric bikes in less than 3 years. The foldable ebike space is getting saturated, but Lectric has been able to separate itself by offering a feature packed foldable ebike at an affordable price. In this review, we will tell you what we love and hate about the Lectric XP 2.0. Click here for the current pricing on the Lectric XP 2.0 Click here for the current pricing on the Lectric XP 2.0 Step Through

Lectric XP 2.0 Folded to be compact and portable to fit in trunks

Things I love about the Lectric XP 2.0

  1. Price
  2. Foldable and portable
  3. Metal Fenders
  4. Powerful motor
  5. Foldable metal pedals
  6. Display can be clearly seen in direct sunlight
  7. Comfort package
  8. IP65 water resistance rating
  9. Complete package
  10. Battery built into frame

How much is the Lectric XP 2.0?

The Lectric XP 2.0 is currently priced at $999. While most companies are increasing their prices due to increased material and shipping costs. Lectric is keeping their prices steady, and have mentioned to me that they have no intention of increasing it.
Lectric XP 2.0

Can you fit the Lectric XP 2.0 in a trunk?

With the ability to fold the Lectric XP 2.0, it should fit in most trunks. The Lectric XP 2.0 features 20″ x 3″ tires, which aren’t quite 20″ x 4″ fat tires, so they help make the ebike more compact when folded. The Lectric XP 2.0 folds down to 37 x 18 x 28 inches.
Lectric XP 2.0 Folded to be compact

What type of fenders are on the Lectric XP 2.0?

I was surprised to find metal fenders on the Lectric XP 2.0. The Aventon Sinch is almost twice the price as the Lectric XP 2.0, and that doesn’t even come with fenders. Another budget foldable ebike, the Heybike Mars, comes with cheap plastic fenders. I did not expect to find quality metal fenders on a budget ebike.
Lectric XP 2.0 Tektro Brake Disc and CST Patrol Tire Metal Fender 2

The Lectric XP 2.0 Motor

The Lectric XP 2.0 features a 500W brushless geared rear hub motor that peaks at 800W+. The XP 2.0 motor is powerful and picks up speed fast. The bike comes as a class 2 ebike, but can be unlocked to a class 3 ebike to go up to 28 mph.

What type of pedals are on the Lectric XP 2.0?

The Lectric XP 2.0 features foldable metal pedals. Most budget friendly ebikes feature cheap plastic pedals. The Lectric 2.0 has high quality metal pedals that are easy to collapse when folding the bike.
Lectric XP 2.0 Metal Peddles Foldable

Can you see the display on the Lectric XP 2.0 in direct sunlight?

A lot of ebike and scooter displays can be hard to see in direct sunlight but this display on the Lectric XP 2.0 is crystal clear in the bright sunlight. It features large numbers and is easy to navigate through the P-settings. We have seen the same display used on the Varla Pegasus electric scooter.
Lectric XP 2.0 Phone Holder and Display

Is the comfort package upgrade on the Lectric XP 2.0 worth it?

Jimmy and I agree the comfort package upgrade is the best accessory you can buy with your Lectric XP 2.0. The seat is big and cushy, and the suspension on the seat post and seat makes the ride quality so much better. Your butt and back will thank you for upgrading to the comfort package.
Lectric XP 2.0 Comfort Seat Packaged

What is the water resistance rating on the Lectric XP 2.0?

The Lectric XP 2.0 features an IP65 water resistance rating. An IP65 rating means the bike can resist sustained, low-pressure water jet spray. You will want to avoid downpours, but you should be able to ride the Lectrix XP 2.0 in light rain.
Lectric XP 2.0 out on the ice

Complete package at a budget friendly price

The Lectric XP 2.0 comes with lights, fenders, and a rack and is still sold at a very budget friendly price. The Aventon Sinch is almost twice the price, but you will have to pay more if you want to add lights, fenders, and a rack. I am impressed that they have packed so many features in the Lectric XP 2.0 for under $1000.
Lectric XP 2.0 Side Profile Looking

The battery on the Lectric XP 2.0

The battery for the Lectric XP 2.0 is built into the frame. You will access the battery by unfolding the bike, so you will never worry about it falling out when riding. I prefer the look of ebikes with batteries built into frames. Click here for the current pricing on the Lectric XP 2.0 Click here for the current pricing on the Lectric XP 2.0 Step Through
Lectric XP 2.0 Rear Motor

Things I hate

  1. Cable Management
  2. Key has to be in it to operate
  3. Peddle assist delay
  4. Upgraded light not that great
  5. Phone holder upgrade is not that great
  6. No color display

Poor cable management on the Lectric XP 2.0

The cable management on the Lectric XP 2.0 is downright awful. The cables are wrapped in very cheap cable protection. The cable wrap looks like someone pulled the film from a VHS tape and wrapped it around the wires. Luckily, you can purchase higher quality cable protectors that will make the wires look so much cleaner. You can even choose color cable protectors to customize your ride. I’m also not a fan that the cables are ran down the bottom of the bike. It would have been nice to have the cables built into the frame, but the battery is occupying that space.
Lectric XP 2.0 Cable Management

Does the Lectric XP 2.0 run without the key in it?

The Lectric XP 2.0 will not run without the key inserted into the keyhole at the bottom of bike frame tube. I find the key placement is obnoxious to access, and would prefer to pull the key out when riding. However, it is nice to have the ability to pull out the key and prevent strangers from turning on your ebike.
Lectric XP 2.0 Key Hanging

Does the Lectric XP 2.0 have a pedal assist delay?

I find that 90% of hub driven motor ebikes have some type of pedal assist delay. The Lectric XP is not in the 10% of ebikes that does not have a delay. When you stop peddling the XP 2.0, expect to be thrusted an additional 10-15 feet due to the pedal assist delay. You can always disengage the motor by grabbing the brakes, but it can easily be forgotten when you are in the moment.
Lectric XP 2.0 Tektro Brake Disc and CST Patrol Tire Metal Fender

Is upgrading to the Lectric 2.0 Premium Headlight worth it?

Jimmy and I agree that the headlight upgrade from Lectric is not worth it. The light is not brighter, it just offers a bigger light throw. It is still too dim for me to feel safe using it at night. If I were to spend $50 on a light, I would purchase this light from Amazon instead.
Lectric XP 2.0 Upgraded Premium Light

Is the Lectric phone holder safe?

I don’t trust my $1300 phone with the phone holder from Lectric. The plastic feels cheap and there is no bottom lip to prevent the phone from sliding down. The clamps on the side don’t hold onto my case well, and I can easily wiggle my phone out when clamped. I would not buy the phone holder from Lectric and would opt for this phone holder from Amazon that has bungee straps on each corner.
Lectric XP 2.0 Display and Phone Holder

Does the Lectric XP 2.0 come with a color display?

The Lectric XP 2.0 does not come with a color display. I would like to see a color display on the Lectric ebikes in the future. However, the display on the Lectric XP 2.0 is still better than most, and I enjoy that I can easily read it in direct sunlight.
Lectric XP 2.0 Rear with Metal Fenders and Pannier Bags

Who should get the Lectric XP 2.0 ebike?

The Lectric XP 2.0 is perfect for someone looking for a complete first ebike. You won’t have to spend a lot of money, and you are getting a complete package. It’s a budget friendly way to get into the hobby. If you have an RV or campervan, the Lectric XP 2.0 is the perfect companion for a road trip. Throw it under the bed and pull it out when you want to cruise around a new town you’re exploring. You will get a much better feel for a town, riding around on an ebike instead of driving around it. If you ride other PEVs like a Onewheel or EUC, the Lectric XP 2.0 would be perfect for your significant other to come with you on your adventures. Onewheels and EUCs can be intimidating, but bikes are familiar and just about everyone knows how to ride a bike. The Lectric XP 2.0 is the perfect PEV for those trying to dip their toes in the PEV space.
Lectric XP 2.0 On an adventure

Lectric XP 2.0 Discount Codes, Coupon Codes, and Pricing

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