by Micah Toll
The team over at Phoenix, Arizona-based Lectric eBikes has just launched their newest and most affordable electric bicycle yet: the Lectric XP LITE.
Lectric XP LITE Tech Specs • Motor: 300 W (720 W peak) geared hub • Top speed: 32 km/h (20 mph) • Range: Up to 72 km (45 mi) • Battery: 48V 7.8 Ah (375 Wh)
Lectric XP LITE Tech Specs (Cont'd) • Weight: 20.8 kg (46 lb) • Max load: 124 kg (275 lb) • Brakes: Mechanical disc brake calipers • Price: $799!
Levi and his co-founder/childhood friend Robby Deziel invited me out to Phoenix recently to see the Lectric XP LITE e-bike in person and put some miles on one of the first units off the line.
After just one afternoon with the bike, I can already tell you that this is the #1 electric bike I will recommend to anyone shopping on a tight budget
The Lectric XP LITE is a class 2 e-bike with a 20 mph top speed and a twist throttle to get you there without pedaling (though of course you can ignore or remove the throttle and use the pedal assist to ride it as a class 1 e-bike).
It’s also got a minimalist folding frame that keeps the bike at a mere 46 lb (20.8 kg). That’s not light by folding-bike standards, but it sure is light by folding electric bike standards!