The Lectric XP 2.0 is one of those bikes that arrives in a box that is surprisingly compact and easier to transport than traditional e-bikes. The only pain point here is the unboxing and unfolding of this beast, which requires cutting away a good number of zip ties and removing a fair amount of tape and foam. It helps to have a second set of hands for this part, as the bike weighs just over 61 pounds.
Once you have the bike unfolded and inflated (I did mine in less than 20 minutes) and the battery is charged, it’s time to get rolling. The XP is designed for riders who want to commute or ride for recreation. It has a low standover height and can accommodate riders from 5’0” to 6’4”.
In order to change any of the settings on the XP, you will need to power on the bike by pressing and holding the power button. Once the screen shows “P1”, you can cycle through the different settings by hitting the plus or minus buttons on the control pad.
The XP also has cruise control, which works similarly to the cruise control on a car. To activate, twist the throttle to a position that would normally maintain 20mph and hold the minus button. It’s a great feature to have, but be careful not to go too fast with it or you’ll quickly hit speeds you didn’t intend to.