Lectric XP 2.0 Review (2023): Folding 500W Fat Tire Electric Bike
A highly versatile and surprisingly affordable e-bike, the Lectric XP 2.0 features high-quality componentry, a convenient folding design, and a next-level customer service experience...
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What is the Lectric XP 2.0?
When it comes to folding electric bikes, seemingly endless options now exist with e-bikes available in every possible wheel size and frame configuration. But, one that stands out from the crowd is the Lectric XP 2.0.
In this Lectric XP 2.0 review, we’ll dive into all the details that make the XP 2.0 unique, different, and in our opinion, one of the strongest folding electric bike contenders in its class.
What stands out immediately is the fact that the XP 2.0 is available in both step-over and step-thru frame configurations — a rare feature in a folding frame. The Lectric XP 2.0 foldable electric bike offers outstanding portability and is designed for easy storage and transport, with a foldable design that’s tough enough to hold up to daily commuting.
The bike comes equipped with a 500W rear hub motor (850W of peak output), a removable 48V 9.6Ah lithium-poly battery (460Wh), an adjustable front suspension fork with 40mm of travel, and five pedal-assist levels plus a throttle-only mode.
The XP 2.0 also packs a 7-speed drivetrain and is capable of delivering up to 45 miles of range on a single charge. The bike rolls on 20″ x 3″ fat tires, and it also comes standard with an integrated rear rack (55 lbs weight capacity), 160mm mechanical disc brakes, and an LED headlight and taillight.
At 64 pounds, the Lectric XP 2.0 isn’t exactly a light e-bike, but its folding frame, amazing portability, and the top-notch customer service provided by Phoenix, AZ-based Lectric eBikes make it a great option for those who need an e-bike that’s easy to store an transport. The bicycle also comes with a 1-year warranty, offering peace of mind on your purchase.
Established in 2019 by Levi Conlow and Robby Deziel, Lectric eBikes is based in Phoenix, AZ. For 2023, the company has 6 foldable e-bike models plus a nice collection of replacement parts and accessories. Every Lectric bike comes with a rock-solid 1-year warranty.
One of the best features of Lectric eBikes is that they arrive pre-assembled and ready to ride. This, coupled with the company's wonderful reputation for providing great customer service, has helped Lectric earn its place as one of the best creators of foldable electric bikes.
- Folding aluminum alloy frame
- Adjustable front fork suspension (lockable, 40mm of travel)
- SHIMANO 7-speed shifting
- 20″ x 3″ fat tires with anti-flat slime
- Tektro 160mm mechanical disc brakes
- Heavy-duty kickstand
- Rear rack (55-pound max capacity)
- Front and rear fenders
- 500W rear hub motor
- 48V 9.6Ah Samsung/LG lithium polymer battery
- LED headlight
- Integrated rear taillight
- Backlit LCD display
- Cadence sensor
- Half-twist throttle
- 5 pedal-assist levels (PAS)
Lectric XP 2.0 Review: E-Bike Overview
The Lectric XP 2.0 is the second generation of the brand’s ultra-popular folding e-bike. Designed for all-around fun, the XP 2.0 ranks highly when it comes to versatility, making it a great choice for e-bike camping trips, light off-roading, daily commutes, and more. The bike is also surprisingly affordable, which makes it accessible to a large number of people.
We love that Lectric ships the XP 2.0 fully assembled, meaning you can begin enjoying it immediately once it arrives. Additionally, we like the fact that Lectric offers riders two frame options: a step-over and a step-thru frame. If you’re an older individual or someone who suffers from limited mobility, the XP 2.0 Step-Thru version is an ideal choice.
In terms of portability, the XP 2.0 is fantastic. Quick and easy to fold, the bike is easy to transport in your vehicle and can be stowed away in small spaces. This makes the XP 2.0 a great choice for RV life, apartment living, sailboats, etc.
The bike also comes with a smooth-shifting 7-speed SHIMANO drivetrain, Tektro 160mm mechanical disc brakes, a front suspension fork with 40mm of travel, and 20″x3″ fat tires for all-terrain fun.
Powered by a 500W rear hub motor and 48V 9.6Ah LiPo battery (LG/Samsung), the XP 2.0 tops out at 28 mph when set up as a Class 3 e-bike. As far as range goes, the bike can deliver up to 45 miles per charge. For long-distance riding, check out the upgraded Lectric XP 2.0 Long-Range model (65-mile range) or the new mid-drive Lectric XPremium (100-mile range).
The XP 2.0 also comes equipped with front and rear fenders to keep the rider clean and dry when conditions get sloppy, and there’s a rear cargo rack for your camping gear and shopping supplies, too.
The Lectric XP 2.0 weighs 64 lbs and is optimized for riders who range in size from 4’10” to 6’5″. The bike measures 67″ x 25″ x 47″ and folds up to 37″ x 18″ x 28″. It has a 24″ standover height and the seat-to-ground distance can be adjusted from 32″ to 42″, while the handlebars are adjustable from 45″ to 48″.
1-year warranty1 of 14
48V 9.6Ah LiPo battery (460Wh)2 of 14
Rear cargo rack for hauling gear and supplies (55 lbs capacity)3 of 14
Front and rear fenders4 of 14
Puncture resistant 20″ x 3″ fat tires5 of 14
500W rear hub motor (850W peak)6 of 14
Backlit LCD display7 of 14
Half-twist throttle8 of 14
160mm Tektro mechanical disc brakes9 of 14
LED headlight10 of 14
Integrated rear taillight for improved safety and nighttime visibility11 of 14
7-speed SHIMANO drivetrain12 of 14
High-quality folding frame13 of 14
Front suspension fork (adjustable, lockout, with 40mm of travel)14 of 14
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Designed for smooth, easy riding, the Lectric XP 2.0 offers plenty of enjoyment for riders of all experience levels. With plenty of zip to take you where you need to go in a hurry, the XP 2.0 can be used for everything from everyday commutes to backcountry exploring.
The wider handlebar design of this second-gen XP provides added stability and makes the bike a little easier to control, particularly when you’re out on the trails or navigating rough terrain
One thing to keep in mind (and this goes for any 20″ e-bike), is that the smaller wheel size will result in a ride that feels a little less stable at higher speeds when compared to larger 26″ wheels.
Lectric’s bikes enjoy a great reputation when it comes to build quality, and the XP 2.0 arrives well-assembled from the factory. The bike’s components are of excellent quality, and the model has a good track record for reliability.
The Lectric XP 2.0 is a stylish folding bike that currently comes in two modern color options (black, and white). As mentioned in our review of the Lectric XP 3.0, we think it would be nice if the brand offered a few more color choices, such as the Sandstorm and Lectric Blue colorways that are currently available on the entry-level XP Lite model.
The Lectric XP 2.0 comes well-equipped with full fenders, a rear cargo rack, LED headlight, and an integrated taillight. The company also offers some useful upgrades for the XP 2.0:
- Lectric’s “Comfort Bundle” includes a larger saddle and suspension seat post
- The “Cargo Package” comes with a front rack, small basket, and large basket
Additionally, Lectric has a growing catalog of replacement parts and electric bike accessories, including helmets, child seats, racks, a pet trailer, batteries, and more.
When it comes to customer service, Lectric is definitely one of the top electric bike brands. The company is well-known for taking exceptional care of its customers, and it’s quite easy to get in touch with Lectric with several contact options available, including phone, email, and a website contact form. Unlike many other consumer-direct e-bike companies, Lectric actually answers the telephone when you call and emails are typically answered within 24 to 48 hours.
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An Introduction to the Lectric XP 2.0 (VIDEO)
Price, Where to Buy it, & Coupon Code
The Lectric XP 2.0 is available for purchase directly from the company through its official online store. The current MSRP of the bike is $1,099, but it’s currently on sale for $899 — nearly a 20% savings from the original retail price. Plus, Lectric offers free shipping to customers in the lower 48 states.
The easiest way to fold the XP 2.0 is to begin with the pedals. With your XP 2.0 resting on its kickstand, fold up both pedals and rotate them so that the right pedal is forward and the left pedal is behind. Next, while standing on the left side of the bike, flip the locking lever mechanism open, place your right foot behind the rear wheel, and grab the handlebar stem. As you pull the stem towards you, the bike will begin to fold in half. Lean the bike over and put the kickstand up before folding the bike completely.
Yes, the Lectric XP 2.0 offers a lot of bang for the buck and is well worth the money in our opinion. While you might be able to find some folding electric bikes that are cheaper, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more well-built, better-equipped ride at this price point.
In order to increase the XP 2.0's top speed from 20mph to 28mph, you'll need to unlock the bike. To do so, hold down the + and - buttons to access the built-in settings menu. Next, top the power button until you get to page 8 which contains the bike's speed settings. Hit the + button to change the settings to 100, which will unlock your XP 2.0.
Out of the box, the Lectric XP 2.0 has a top speed of 20 mph. After unlocking the bike, you can achieve max speeds of around 28 mph.
The standard XP 2.0 battery configuration takes approximately 5 hours to charge, while the upgraded XP 2.0 Long-Range model takes 6 hours to fully charge.
The XP 2.0 can deliver a maximum range of 45 miles. If you're looking for a ride with more battery life, we recommend checking out the Lectric XP 2.0 Long-Range which comes with a higher-capacity battery. The XP 2.0 Long-Range delivers up to 65 miles of range.
The XP 2.0 comes with an IP65 rating, which means it's well-protected from dust and debris and can withstand jets of water.
The Lectric XP 2.0 weighs in at 64 pounds.
The XP 2.0 can be charged with the battery in the bike, or after removing the battery. To charge your battery, make sure it is powered off, then connect the charger to your battery before plugging it into the electrical outlet. Avoid powering up your bike while it's being charged, and once your battery is fully charged, unplug the electrical outlet first before disconnecting the plug from your bike's charging port.
Rad Power Bikes and Lectric are both great brands, and the RadExpand 5 and XP 2.0 are excellent options if you're in the market for a folding e-bike. Obviously, the RadExpand 5 is in a completely different price bracket ($1,649 vs. $1,099), so comparing these two bikes is not a fair comparison. The RadExpand 5 comes equipped with a 750W rear hub motor and 48V 14Ah battery, while the XP 2.0 ships with a 500W rear hub motor and 48V 9.6Ah battery. Both bikes have an official range rating of 45 miles and roll on fat tires, although the RadExpand 5's rubber is slightly beefier at 20" x 4" vs. the XP 2.0's 20" x 3" tires. Another difference is the suspension —the RadExpand 5 is a rigid e-bike, while Lectric's XP 2.0 is fitted with a 40mm front suspension fork. While these are two very different bikes, for the money we would choose the Lectric XP 2.0 as represents a far better value in our opinion.
The Lectric XP Lite and XP 2.0 are two folding e-bike models that pack a ton of value. The XP Lite is Lectric's entry-level model, and as such, comes in at a slightly lower price point than the XP 2.0 ($899 vs. $1,099). The XP Lite is a single-speed bike while Lectric's XP 2.0 is equipped with a 7-speed SHIMANO drivetrain. In the weight department, the XP Lite wins big (as its name would suggest), weighing in at only 46 lbs compared to the XP 2.0's 64 lbs heft. Another difference is the tires — the XP Lite features 20" x 2.4" or 20" x 2.6" rubber, while the XP 2.0 is fitted with a 20" x 3" tire. The XP Lite is powered by a 300W rear hub motor and 48V 7.8Ah battery while the XP 2.0 comes standard with a 48V 9.6Ah battery and 500W rear hub motor. Lastly, the XP Lite features a trimmed-down, minimalist design that has been stripped of add-ons such as fenders and a rear rack.
Pros and Cons
- Convenient folding design that's easy to store and transport (no bike racks needed)
- Outstanding overall value
- Peppy 500W rear hub motor delivers good acceleration
- Can be configured with a step-over or step-thru frame
- Arrives well-packed and fully assembled
- Battery is removable
- Wide handlebar design allows for better stability and control
- Front and rear mudguards
- Integrated LED headlight and taillight for improved safety and low-light visibility
- Durable rear rack is handy for hauling gear, shopping supplies, etc.
- Front fork suspension and 20" x 3" fat tires deliver a comfortable ride
- Super versatile, all-terrain design
- Rock-solid 1-year warranty
- Top-notch customer service experience
- Free shipping to lower 48
- Smaller 20" wheels don't feel quite as stable at higher speeds
- We'd love to see a strap or mechanism added to keep the bike together when it's folded
We’re extremely impressed with Lectric’s XP 2.0 foldable e-bike package — in our eyes, this represents a ton of value that’s tough to beat at this price point. It’s also important to remember that Lectric is a respectable company with great customer support — a big benefit that should not be underestimated when purchasing an electric bicycle.
The XP 2.0 boasts an array of features that make it well-suited for a wide range of individuals. The step-thru frame version is great for seniors, offering older riders a frame configuration that’s far easier to mount and dismount. The XP 2.0’s ride quality is smooth and comfortable with plenty of power, although the 20″ x 3″ tires don’t offer the same off-road capabilities as 20″ x 4″ fatties when it comes to sand and snow.
All in all, the XP 2.0 is one of the best folding electric bikes available at this price point and we highly recommend it.