With a 1-kilowatt battery and 750-watt motor, the Sondors LX is an e-bike version of a big SUV. As with many SUVs on the road today, this is an (almost) go-anywhere electric bike thanks to its components.
Able to do up to 28 mph with its powerful Bafang mid-drive motor, the LX has a very natural feel. This is supported by the large in-tube battery that keeps the weight low and adds to the sensation of riding a traditional bike.
Unlike many electric bikes of this class, the Sondors LX is a low-step machine. This allows those with less mobility to ride it — perhaps heading into the backwoods for a bit of fishing away from where you may have only been able to reach on foot. You can also use the throttle to do the driving instead of pedaling if you’re too tired or feeling less energetic — though remember that it will use a lot more battery than when pedaling.
For overlanding, it has an air-sprung fork and a suspension seatpost for maximum comfort. When in the urban jungle, the LX has integrated brake lights that will allow drivers to have an idea of your intentions as soon as you touch the brake levers.
Reasons to Buy
Though not built for blasting around the trails, the Sondors LX is a very capable off-road electric bike. As such, particularly for those who have difficulty flexing their leg over a crossbar, the Sondors LX will open up the backwoods to many who may have struggled previously.
The realistic range of 30 miles is adequate for most e-bike use, both in city cycling and overlanding. Overall, it’s a true sport utility e-bike!
Things to Consider
Sondors doesn’t offer a rack as an accessory option and looking at the LX, it doesn’t appear to be very easy to retrofit one. That’s like an SUV without a trunk! That would mean that you would have to carry your gear on your back, and this can be uncomfortable after a few miles, particularly if you’re carrying fishing gear and your catch.
Nevertheless, this is a very good attempt at a low-step sports utility e-bike.