CleanTechnica Tested: The Lectric eBikes XPedition Double Battery Freight Bike

The Lectric eBikes XPedition Series represents an advance for the Phoenix-based business and brings a lots of brand-new ability, power, variety, and transporting capability into the Lectric lineup. We were impressed after our very first trip of a couple of pre-production develops and excited to see what the last variation appeared like so when they sent out one our method, we aspired to go out onto the streets with it.

The Build

When putting together a bike, you are familiar with it at a more intimate level. The quality (or do not have thereof) is more apparent and the quantity of idea took into the style, product packaging, and shipping are exposed. The Lectric XPedition Series e-bikes are the very first e-bikes from Lectric without a fold in the middle of the frame so they deliver in bigger, full-sized e-bike boxes.

Lectric eBikes XPedition Dual Battery Cargo Bike

Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

Similar to on Lectric’s other e-bikes, the handlebars and upper stem still fold down, implying you can drop the seat and fold the handlebars to make it a vertically more compact bike. This comes in handy for folks with SUVs and wagons where you can simply fold down the handlebars and fit it into the back of the automobile in an upright position.

Numerous folding bikes to date function folding pedals with their round centers. For the XPedition Series, Lectric repaired this with an entirely brand-new style including a snap-in, fast release pedal system. To place the pedals, the locking system draws back, permitting the pedal to move into the crank. When the locking system is launched, the pedal locks into location. The brand-new fast release pedals are likewise thinner than a basic pedal implying less weight. It’s a truly slick system and a great service to keeping the horizontal profile of the bike as narrow as possible while still protecting the general riding experience.

Lectric eBikes XPedition Dual Battery Cargo Bike

Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

The XPedition is a little bit of a tank when it boils down to it. It was developed to carry anything and whatever which programs when it’s time to strike the scale. The double battery construct we checked ideas the scales at 75 pounds with no devices. With a lot power from the motor, the weight isn’t really obvious when riding, however it is most likely to affect how it’s kept, moved, and put together.

This is reasonable offered it’s bring capability, however when it pertains to assembly it makes it a bit unwieldy. For our assembly, we just cut the corners of package to the ground to prevent needing to raise the bike out of package. From there, we had the ability to finish the assembly.

Previously this year, Lectric eBikes began consisting of slime tire sealant in televisions of all of its bikes. That is a big action up and while sealant is not extremely pricey, it was among the important things we would contribute to every evaluation bike, offered the inconvenience of getting a flat on an e-bike. Integrated with common leak resistant tires, sealant is a terrific method to decrease tire leaks and if absolutely nothing else, it informs you when there is a leak and assists determine the area. We likewise advise including a tire liner to the formula for what is an almost invincible mix for leak resistance.

The footrests on the XPedition bolt to the frame as part of the assembly. They felt a bit lightweight out of package, however when bolted into location, they appeared functional. It’s not like you’re going to be doing leaping jacks on them. They exist for rear guest convenience, however with a 300-pound rear rack capability, they may be a bit light on assistance.

The Trip

The very first trip of any brand-new bike is a tuning trip. It’s a fast journey around the community to make sure all the vital systems are working. We examine whatever from brakes to tire pressure, fender positioning, derailleur tuning, and seat height. We didn’t have any concerns on the very first trip of the XPedition and it was prepared to get on the town for its very first main proving.

The geometry of the XPedition makes it possible to establish with either a more aggressive, forward-leaning posture or as more of a cruiser design bike with upright seating. The adjustable stem on the XPedition makes it simple to move the handlebars forward for more aggressive riding or back towards the rider for more casual riding with the flip of a lever. This ability likewise makes it a breeze to share the bike in between various riders who can rapidly change the seat and handlebar position to their choices. A double extending seat post even more extends the modification of the bike for riders varying from 4 ′ 11 ″/ 150cm to 6 ′ 5 ″/ 195cm.

Lectric eBikes XPedition Dual Battery Cargo Bike

The adjustable stem makes it possible for quick modification of handlebar height and position. Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

The XPedition definitely shines on the open roadway. The frame is strong and paired with a set of extra-large 22 ″ x 3 ″ street tires, produces a trip that is comfy and regulated. The smaller sized size tires keep the weight of the bike and any freight in tow low to the ground for a lot more stability.

The star of the program on the Lectric XPedition is absolutely the rear motor. It boasts a typical power output of 750 watts, which keeps it within the federal standards for the 3 main classes of electrical bikes. The secret sauce for the motor on the XPedition is its peak power output of 1,310 watts. At almost double the typical output of the motor, the peak output seems like a begin the trousers when you surge the throttle or kick the pedal help to level 5 for optimum increase. It’s what makes the XPedition series so enjoyable for specific riding and capable when transporting a complete load of freight.

Lectric eBikes XPedition Dual Battery Cargo Bike

Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

For context, 1,300 watts is almost 2 horse power and while the XPedition isn’t a motorbike, it absolutely presses the limitations for what’s possible under the present electrical bike standards in the United States. At just $1,399, this quantity of motor coupled with the bigger battery and the rock strong frame makes the XPedition series a severe worth.

For typical usage around town, the XPedition series is more than as much as the job. With an adult in advance, it’s tough to overload the bike unless you’re actually, actually attempting to do something that you would require a full-size SUV for. You’re not going to fit a household of 4 on this thing however with a little bit of work and presuming you can remain under the freight limitation, I do not see why it would not have the ability to manage it.

Lectric eBikes XPedition Dual Battery Cargo Bike

The XPedition’s twin batteries live vertically in a custom-made cage behind the seat tube. Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

On the electrical side of things, Lectric stepped up the battery capability with the XPedition Series to 14 amp-hours for a single pack and 28 amp-hours for the double battery construct. That’s considerably bigger than the 10 amp-hour batteries on the renowned Lectric XP. The bigger battery makes it possible for the XPedition to go further, do more, push harder, and to bring more weight than all of Lectric’s previous offerings by a long shot.


Lectric eBikes uses a variety of brand-new and existing devices that you can rapidly contribute to the XPedition to package it out for whatever naughty experiences you’re preparing. The business sent us a set of its XL Freight Bags, created to have sufficient structure and volume for 2 bags of groceries, and while it would be great if they folded flat, they are definitely abundant, leveraging the complete length of the rear rack for side storage. If you’re seeking to carry more people around with you, Lectric uses the Orbitor, a rear rack assistance for 2 kids and the Plus 1 Chair to make it much easier to bring bigger people along for the trip.

Lectric eBikes XPedition Dual Battery Cargo Bike

The Lectric eBikes XPedition kitted out with a set of their XL Freight Bags. Image credit: Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

Lectric likewise uses freight platforms, insulated freight bags, baby safety seat that snap straight in to the rear rack, front racks and so on. Head over to its devices website to see the complete list.


The Lectric eBikes XPedition bikes are so capable, it’s nearly dumb. It’s more difficult to envision jobs they would not have the ability to do than it is to describe the prolonged list of setups they can support. The quality they give the budget plan e-bike area is by far, bar none, the very best in the video game. Sure, it would be great to have a much better derailleur, chain, and equipment system, however you can constantly update that later on. The core bits that actually matter– the frame geometry, frame product, motor, battery system, controller, and capability– are all rock strong, pleading to be used.

The XPedition can quickly deal with little jobs like going to the supermarket, getting materials at the hardware shop, a fast sprint to Target to get some Hot Wheels, or a journey to the shopping center. Fact be informed, the electrical e-bikes XPedition series will have you wishing to take more journeys than your regional facilities can most likely support.

It will nearly right away have you asking where can you in fact secure your e-bike when you go to the shopping center, Lowe’s, Dairy Queen, and so on. You’ll rapidly determine the streets where it’s safe to ride your bike and where more biking facilities is required in your location. And with all of the constraints of what e-bikes might or need to do blown out of the water, you’ll lastly simply may understand simply how damn enjoyable electrical cars are and usually wind up slapping yourself in the face, due to the fact that you didn’t purchase 2 of them from the start.

To read more about or to buy the Lectric eBikes XPedition Series, head over to the main site

Lectric eBikes XPedition Double Battery Freight Bike Specifications

  • Motor: Rear center motor pressing out 750 watts constant, 1,310 watts peak power w/85Nm torque
  • Double Battery: 1,345 Wh/ 28Ah twin detachable batteries w/NMC cells
  • Variety: Throttle just: 50 miles, Pedal help level 1: 150 miles
  • Frame: Long tail freight frame developed with 6000 series aluminum
  • Brakes: Front and rear hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors
  • Rear Rack Capability: 300 pounds
  • Weight Capability: 450 pounds
  • Color: Fog Grey

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