Unbiased Lectric XP 2 Bike Review

July 18, 2021

Unbiased Lectric XP 2
Our Rating - 4.5/5
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Budget-friendly, practical, and with a cool frame, the Lectric XP 2 comes as the ideal solution for both beginners and skillful riders. There are two models of the Lectric XP 2, the regular and step-through, for every rider style. Both are ultra-reliable with enhanced comfort, a 500W motor, and a 45+-mile range.

Lectric XP 2 Bike - In-Depth Review

Within Lectric’s lineup of astounding modern bikes designed for multiple purposes, the Lectric XP 2 is definitely the one to covet.

It is smooth at higher speeds due to its sturdiness but still light enough to be manageable in the city, urban-traffic settings, and parking lots. The powerful brakes and the possibility to choose between two frame models - the regular Lectric XP 2 and step-through Lectric XP 2 - are only adding to the quality of this bike.

It has even more storage and cargo options, which makes this model an example of a formula that Lectric has perfected.

For less money than some models it has outperformed, the Lectric XP 2 is an easy recommendation.

Below is the rundown of the main features of the bike. Still, stick around and read the whole Lectric XP 2 review to get a full picture and find out all that you can expect if you get this bike.


Key Specs

Weight

63 lbs

Frame 

Unfolded 18’’ x 67’’ x 47’’; Folded 18’’ x 37’’ x 27’’

Tire Size

Chaoyang or CST 3" x 20" Fat tires

Motor

500W (800W+ peak) brushless geared rear hub

Battery

Lithium-Ion 48v 9.6ah

Range

16mi/26km to 42mi/68km

Max Speed

20 mph (can be changed to 28 mph)

Brakes

Tektro 160mm mechanical disc brakes

Frame

The main word that comes to mind when describing Lectric XP 2’s frame is versatile.

It is a one-size-fits-all frame, but it truly caters to a variety of riders with its dimensions: even taller riders above 6 feet can get used to its size of 18 x 67 x 47 inches without any hassle. Plus, the saddle and handlebar are quite adjustable, and you can raise or lower them to your liking.

Another convenient thing here is that you can fold this bike, which is very convenient for storage and transportation. The folded dimensions are 18 x 37 x 27 inches, which is half the original size, and it’s pretty impressive.

frame

In fact, it will come folded out of the box; but worry not, the assembly is a piece of cake. All you have to do is to unfold the bike (it takes no longer than 30 seconds), charge the battery, and you are ready to ride away.

Due to excellent geometrics and a sturdy aluminum frame, you can rest assured that this nimble bike will be a good fit for any adventure.

Folded bike

Engine

For this price range, the Lectric XP 2 comes with an impressive motor: it is powered by a 500W brushless geared rear hub motor. Its maximum power output is 800W.

Even in the highest gear, you’ll find that there’s no resistance, and you’ll be able to climb the steep hills with ease.

There are five assist levels (plus the walking mode), and the maximum range is about 45+ miles. Of course, this will depend on the riding mode that you use. If you stick to heavy throttle use and the highest pedal-assist (level 5), you’ll get about 20-25 miles, which is still great.

The speed you can expect to reach with the Lectric XP 2 is up to 28 mph.

Engine

Battery

Moving forward to the battery, this is another area that doesn’t disappoint.

The Lectric XP 2 sports a 48V 9.6Ah LG battery that is neatly hidden inside the frame. As mentioned, the best you can expect is about 45 miles of range if you stick to the lowest assist pedal modes.

Aside from that, you’ll find that the battery charges fully in about 5 hours, which is pretty satisfactory. It is easily removable, which means you can take it out to charge it.

Frame

Brakes

Tektro 160 mm mechanical disc brakes are not high-end, but they will stop on a dime if needed and offer a pretty safe ride.

Just keep your expectations realistic and be careful in the corners due to slightly lower traction, and there will be no problem when it comes to the brakes.

Brakes

Tires

One thing that we definitely didn’t expect with such an affordable bike is the superb tires like 3 x 20’’ fat tires.

Because they are ultra-wide, you’ll find that you’ll be able to conquer any terrain; even off-road. They have an excellent grip on the road and nicely smooth out any bumps.

Even though the tires are thick and allow you to take the Lectric XP 2 with you on adventurous endeavors, bear in mind that there’s no suspension system in this bike, so you should try and avoid massive potholes and rocks.

Tires

Accessories

The Lectric XP 2 has a large built-in LCD display with three intuitive buttons (Mode, Up, Down). It shows all the necessary info, including the pedal assist levels, your speed, battery level, odometer, lights, etc.

Now, what’s particularly interesting about this model is that you can get it with excellent accessory packages for just a couple of bucks added.

There’s the Comfort pack that comes with a giant seat and a suspension seat post (highly recommended since the bike itself has no suspension).

Next, you can add the Cargo pack that features a front rack and small and large baskets. Considering that this e-bike can handle up to 75 lbs of cargo, having these small accessories can really mean a lot. You can also combine. Comfort and Cargo pack, which costs less than purchasing them separately.

The Lectric XP 2

What Do We Like About Lectric XP 2 Bike?

With 500W of power, 5 modes of pedal assist, a high-end battery, and excellent fat tires, this e-bike is meant for a much higher price point, and yet it stays affordable.

On top of that, all the features are packed in a sleek design that is easily adaptable to a variety of riders. Lectric XP 2’s target demographics are everyday commuters as much as adventurers are.

The Lectric XP 2 does not skimp on the accessories’ quality either, with an impressive display and a possibility to upgrade comfort and cargo options for a low price.

PROS

  • The battery is removable, easy to fold and unfold
  • Quite easy to transport when folded
  • The seat and the handlebars are adjustable and fit riders of different heights
  • The powerful motor is controlled via five pedal-assist levels and the throttle
  • Customizable (especially with the Comfort and Cargo packages)
  • High-capacity battery 
  • A good range and excellent weight capacity

What Don’t We Like About Lectric XP 2 Bike?

Of course, as with anything, the Lectric XP 2 has a couple of downsides.

It’s a bit heavy, so even though it is foldable, bear in mind that 63 pounds are not too easy to move around. However, the dimensions are pretty convenient, so you will not have trouble transporting it in your trunk. The good thing is that you won’t feel the extra weight when you are riding it, too, as there is no resistance when pedaling.

We’ve also noticed that the motor continues running for a couple of seconds after you stop pedaling. This isn’t a minor inconvenience; you just have to remember it every time you are stopping and utilize the brakes.

Some argue that the gigantic LECTRIC logo on the side of the bike isn’t really aesthetic, but we didn’t mind it. Still, it’s up to you. In matters of taste, there can be no disputes.

Cons

  • On the heavy side
  • Some people might not like the big logo on the side
  • The engine doesn’t stop working immediately when you stop pedaling


Advice to Buyers

After taking a closer look into all the Lectric XP 2 features, the final impression of this Lectric XP 2 review is that it’s a model worth considering.

It’s also proof that you don’t have to spend big to get a reliable option that can be used for a variety of different scenarios. Even adding the extra Cargo and Comfort features won’t cost you much.

It exceeded our expectations by far, and it deserves the title of one of the best budget e-bike options.


Conclusion

When choosing an electric bike, you have to judge all the features according to your needs. Where do you plan to ride it, and for how long? What about the terrain? Do you have time for longer charging? 

These are all questions you should be asking yourself upon selection. Electric bikes can set you back a couple of thousand dollars, so it shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. 

Take your time, peruse our reviews - your perfect bike is out there somewhere!

About the author

Emma was born and raised in the UK, studied in Amsterdam (where she discovered her passion for biking), and is currently living in Ohio. Her main passion is cycling, that's why she is always looking for an amazing new e-bike to make her journey even more unforgettable!

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