The Lectric XP Lite opts for a steel fork, rather than the suspension fork found on the XP 2.0. This choice does reduce rider comfort some, but the steel fork lends a crisp quality to the bike’s handling not found with the suspension fork.
Lectric says that some of the XP Lites will ship with 2.4-in.-wide tires while some will be equipped with 2.6-in.-wide ones. Wider tires are more comfortable, but narrower tires will handle better and roll more easily, extending the range and improving acceleration.
Because the Lectric XP Lite is a folding bike, its handlebar is pretty flat; it doesn’t sweep back toward the rider much, but it does rise which aids comfort. The bar is also on the narrow side—again a need driven by the fact that it’s a folder—and that makes the handling feel quicker.
The display on the XP Lite may be one of our favorite features of the e-bike. The screen is a black and white LED, nothing fancy. Lectric did an amazing job of using nearly every square millimeter of the display to make the information readable. Current speed, PAS level, total odometer and remaining charge can be read in a quick glance down. We don’t mind that it’s not a color display—again, affordability, right? Far more important is the fact that it’s easy to read.
Folding down the XP Lite takes only a few seconds, and it’s compact enough that sedan owners like me can fit it in a trunk with little worry. I can’t stress enough how great it is to have a sub-50 lbs. folding e-bike. Many folders can feel cumbersome or clunky to lift up into a trunk, but the weight of this one feels far more manageable.
While the XP Lite doesn’t come with many accessories, there are different packages for carrying or increased comfort that run a hundred dollars more to make it more versatile. You can get front and rear racks with a pannier bag on the carry package, or a more plus seat with suspension seat post on the comfort bundle.