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Riding a folding bike like the Lectric XP Lite 2.0 feels a bit different than a traditional frame. It’s not bad at all, just different. The unique geometry is a result of trying to strike a balance between a bike that’s both rideable and foldable. The riding posture is upright, but you still need to lean forward slightly to reach the handlebar up front. This is because the handlebar design needs to fold down and stay close to the rest of the bike when folded.

Riding the Lectric XP Lite 2.0 is a unique experience, thanks in part to its BMX-style handlebar—a nice deviation from the more typical flat bar. I found this design improved handling and control during my rides.

The black rubber ergo-style grips are comfortable, and on the left, you have the PAS and menu control buttons. The new full-color backlit display sits in the middle, showing battery level (though we wish it was percentage-based, as the bars are too vague), PAS level, wattage being used, trip and odo, and current speed.

The seat is a comfy, cushioned, no-frills model with a quick-release lever to easily adjust the height, offering a generous 8.5 inches of adjustability. The tires are 20×2.4″ with a semi-slick commuter tread pattern, providing a quiet and smooth ride—a nice choice for a bike like this.

Folding the bike is one of the best experiences I’ve had. It’s not a new folding method, but the hinge is very smooth, and the tolerances are excellent, making it fold with little effort every time. Kudos to Lectric for this, as we do not often see such seamless folding.

The XP Lite 2.0 comes in four configurations. The standard model, priced at $799, was the one I tested. For $999, you can opt for the long-range version, which features a 14Ah (672Wh) battery with a claimed range of 80 miles. If you prefer a quieter ride, the standard battery bike with a Carbon Gates belt drive is available for $899. Finally, the top-tier model combines the upgraded battery and the belt drive for a total of $1099.

The motor is smooth and incredibly quiet, thanks to Lectric’s M24 Stealth technology—whatever that means, it works! The bike fits riders ranging from 4’ 8” to 6’ 2”, and at 5′ 11″, I found it plenty comfortable even for long rides.

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