The XP 3.0 has become Lectric’s best-selling folding bike for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, its price point — at $999 for the standard range e-bike — it’s very affordable. Folding down small, it weighs in at an acceptable 64 lbs. That doesn’t compete with Brompton’s folding bikes that weigh under 40 lbs, but for the price, it’s quite reasonable.
The payload capacity, which can be split between the front basket, rear rack, and the rider, is 330 lbs. The rear rack can take up to 150 lbs, and should you add the passenger seat option, could allow you to carry your child with you on your trip.
The XP 3.0 electric bike has a punchy 500W motor that can be configured for Class 1, 2, or 3 riding depending on what you want and your state’s e-bike regulations. Its battery (a standard-range 499 Wh or long-range 672 Wh) offers more than enough range for most riding.
Finally, this comes as a step-through or classic version depending on your mobility needs.
Reasons to Buy
The Lectric XP 3.0 is ideal if you want an e-bike but lack the space to store it in your home, as it folds down small and can be stored in a closet. Out on the road, it can give you all the range you’re likely to need for an inner-city run. The motor is small but mighty and can get you up to 20 mph.
The customization options here are also a selling point. You can add on a passenger package that comes with a seat, handlebar, and footpegs for a second rider. Or, you can add on a comfort bundle that includes a bigger seat and suspension seat post. There’s even a cargo package upgrade. All of these are relatively affordable.
Things to Consider
The weight of this e-bike is a little on the high side at 64 lbs. Even though it folds up, you still might have a lot of trouble carrying it upstairs or on your commute. However, at the low price of just $999 for the standard range version, this isn’t too great a cross to bear.