by Micah Toll
With a powerful mid-drive motor, dual batteries, and other impressive features, it’s going to be hard for any other e-bike to compete in this space and at this price point for a long time.
Lectric XPremium Tech Specs • Motor: 500W (800W peak) mid-drive motor • Top speed: 45 km/h (28 mph) • Range: Up to 80-160 km (50-100 mi) • Battery: 48V 20.8 Ah (1,000 Wh) across two batteries • Weight: 34 kg (75 lb.) • Max load: 150 kg (330 lb.) • Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes on 160 mm rotors
Lectric XPremium Tech Specs (Cont'd) • Extras: Torque sensor, LCD display with speedometer, wattmeter, battery meter, PAS level indicator, odometer and tripmeter, front and rear LED lights, half-twist throttle, dual removable and lockable batteries, robust rack/fenders included standard, kickstand, Slime anti-flat tire sealant pre-installed in inner tubes • Price: $1,899
The Lectric XPremium, on the other hand, shovels in the value with more power, more range, better parts, and an overall better experience.
It’s a heavy bike at 75 pounds, which is one of its only downsides.
But it has so many other redeeming qualities that I’ve found I can look right past the weight, especially since I don’t really need to lift it up stairs or onto a car rack.