Though not a machine you would want to carry any long distance thanks to its hefty 64-lb weight, the Lectric XP Step Thru 3.0 is a great machine in a lot of different ways.
This e-bike’s lights are wired into the main battery. This is good when you want to venture from your RV or campsite after dark, making the bike safe and legal while you go exploring.
For off-road runs (perhaps heading into a national park or woods near your base), the 3-inch-wide tires can offer quite good cross-country capability. Though for serious mud or major trips into the sticks, you may do better with a 29-inch wheeled mountain bike. Still, the XP Step Thru 3.0 certainly won’t let you down on lighter off-road forays.
Reasons to Buy
We love the speed and range for a start — you can get big miles out of even the standard 500Wh battery, let alone the optional 672Wh battery!
Not everyone rides an electric bike to get fit! As such, a major draw to the Lectric XP Step-Thru 3.0 is the throttle that allows you to ride it without pedaling.
With its fat tires, this is a machine that will go almost anywhere, too. You may have parked your RV in the wilderness and want to go exploring, for example. Thanks to the power of the rear hub motor and range, a 10–15 mile radius on hard sand or dirt is very much within reach.
As a foldable electric bike, the XP 3.0 Step Thru easily fits in your trunk or RV away from potential thieves, making it the perfect accessory to bring along on all of your adventures.
Things to Consider
Packed with great gadgets, the Lectric XP Step Thru 3.0 comes out at quite a hefty weight. This takes it away from being something you could use as a commuter bike, as it’d be too heavy to carry it between trains and buses on your route. That’s why it’s best used as a folding e-bike for leisure like camping and hanging out at the beach where you wouldn’t carry it far.
Finally, be aware of the local laws on electric bikes. If you get a Class 3 version and your state only permits Class 2 (20 mph max speed), please do obey the speed limit. It’s not much fun being given a speeding ticket at the best of times. And if you put too much throttle on, the rear hub motor could make you wheelie or spin the wheel — not something you want to do at a busy junction!