I’ve been riding the Lectric XP 1.0 version for six months now. In this post I’ll summarize some of the most commonly asked questions about this fat folding tire ebike that offers great value.
Should I change the seat?
Basically yes, most people get the cloud9 or Bikeroo. Lectric also sells their own comfort seat now.
What other accessories do I need?
Based on what I’ve seen you’ll also need a bike bag, a mirror, cup holder, a bell and a lock.
How many miles on just throttle?
From everything i have read and watched you should be able to get about 20 miles on throttle only…as a comparison PAS 2 should get you around 40 miles in mainly flat riding conditions. Your results may vary.
My breaks squeak how do i fix them?
Get hydraulic brake calipers and replace the mechanical ones. Its a five min fix. Otherwise wipe down the brake rotor with rubbing alcohol before you ride, that will help.
How should I manage the battery?
Lectric says to charge to about 75% in order to maintain battery performance…thats roughly 51 volts. I have started to do this more. They say its good for 800 charges which will last you 3-5 years before you’ll need a new battery.
How to best transport them?
Most people buy a 50 gallon tote at lowes that seems to be the easiest way to store them and put in your car.
Where are the bikes made?
The bikes are made in china and shipped to the Lectric warehouse in Phoenix
How many volts equals a full charge?
I typically get 54.6 from a new battery. Its empty around 39/40 volts according to their website.
What PSI is best to rise on?
If you have a 1.0 the ride I’d suggest lowering the tires PSI to about 20 to get a softer ride.
What tools are good to have for maintaining the bike?
At a minimum I would get an allen wrench tool, screwdriver, and adjustable wrench
How long does it take to fully charge the battery?
Between 4-6 hours
Whats the top speed?
Out of the box the top speed in 20mph
Unlocked it can get to 28mph with pedaling
(i can get to 22mph on throttle only on flat stretches)
How much does the bike weigh?
According to Letric it weighs 63 pounds.
How many ways to ride it
3 ways: pedal only, pedal assist or throttle only.
Should I leave the key in it?
During winter I stored the bike in my garage and removed the battery to store in a cool dry palace. In the summer i just leave everything in, including the ley.
When folding the bike I suggest taking the key out to prevent bending it.
Whats new on the 2.0s?
- Front suspension fork
- More mounting brackets
- Longer handlebars
- 3 inch fat tires