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Old 01-12-2023, 12:41 PM   #1
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"Lectric" bikes

Does anyone have Lectric electric bikes ?
Do You like them ?
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Old 01-12-2023, 12:55 PM   #2
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Many threads on eBikes.
Lectric is often mentioned.

We have Ecotric (this is our 3rd year) and they've been great.
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Old 01-12-2023, 01:08 PM   #3
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We have the 1st model and we have a great time riding them.
They have a few different models at this point. If we were to up grade I guess I would say go with the one with the extended battery.
The only con would be there heavy but all e-bikes are heavy.
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:58 PM   #4
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We purchased two of the xp premium bikes this past Nov. Road them around the subdivision and on a couple of local bike trails nearby. As Homebrew says they are heavy but with batteries removed we can put them on a tub and load in the trailer. Looking forward to our first trip in April.
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Old 01-13-2023, 07:33 AM   #5
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Does anyone have Lectric electric bikes ?
Do You like them ?
Pros
Cons

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I have the Lectric ebike and love it. I have a bike rack mounted on the back of my camper and its easy to mount the bike. Weight about 70# with battery. Good range on it. I use to put it in back seat area of my truck as it folds up but at my age it got to be a struggle at my age. Later RJD
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:32 AM   #6
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I got a Heybike Mars for Christmas. I've got 100 miles on it now with no issues. Make sure you get "fat tires" on your E-bike.

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Old 01-13-2023, 09:13 AM   #7
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we have Ride1up electric bikes. We wanted full size, and we deliberately stayed away from "fat tires" as we have no reason to have fat tires and they use too much energy to turn them. our bikes do have larger than normal MT bikes tires. When riding we do run on power level 0 on flat ground sometimes to extend the miles we get out of battery. (adjustable on the fly on handlebar computer screen)


We also went with 750w sustained motors.
These are "class 3" bikes where they will go 28mph with pedal assist and 20mph with throttle only.

Some places restrict class 3 bikes from the trails so if your buying this to use use on the same trails all the time check the rules.
other features I made sure to buy. Hydraulic disk brakes, front fork suspension with lockout and we prefer removal battery that has a key lock to prevent removal when your parked somewhere.
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Old 01-13-2023, 09:52 AM   #8
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We also picked up two Trek E-Bikes that go on the back end of the toad.

We quickly learned that the level 3 or class 3 (capable of 28 mph) and those that are throttle controlled are prohibited in some states (TN for example) and in some National Parks (Smokey Mountains).

The Trek's that we purchased have the larger battery capacity and are capable of approx. 60 miles on a charge with minimal to moderate assist and are classified as level 1 e-bikes. This is with pulling a Burley Bark Ranger XL behind. While they are heavier than a traditional bike, their weight is not prohibitive. We ended up getting a bike rack that mounts in the Class III hitch and is designed specifically for e-bikes weight.

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Old 01-13-2023, 09:58 AM   #9
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Good point, the Lectic bikes are class 2 but can be easily changed to class 3 with a few changes on the the control screen and removing a sticker.
But we noticed on many of the trails with restrictions they want only class 1 bikes only. This did not stop many of us with class 2-3 bikes.
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Old 01-13-2023, 11:20 AM   #10
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We have 2 Lectric XP bikes (named: Stimulus I and Stimulus II which tells how we paid for them). We're in our 70's and they have made a big difference in our ability to fully enjoy/explore our parks while camping as well as our neighborhood which offers some riding trails. We peddle as well as using the throttle so we're getting good exercise.
Our camper bumper can't support the weight of 2 of these bikes (or regular bikes for that matter). They fold in half, store in 2 40G bins which we slide up the steps into the camper. We generally remove the batteries for travel and this saves about 7 lbs. per bike. We keep these at Class 2 and 20mph is plenty fast for us.
We have the bikes covered for physical damage (main concern is theft) on our Homeowners insurance at stated value, $50 deductible for about $40 per year, both bikes. I also wanted liability insurance, but had to go to a speciality market @ $130.
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We have a pair of Samebikes and enjoy riding them very much.
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Old 01-17-2023, 06:31 PM   #12
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Although my DW and I are still tried and true pedal road bikers and being in our 60's, I try to keep up on the E-Bike revolution for when the day comes the old sticks attached to our bodies need a break. Camping friends of ours have fat tire E-Bikes and love them, and I think they're pretty cool too.

A question I have is when riding in NPS that have class restrictions, we noticed this reading info at Yellowstone, Rocky Mtn, and other Western parks last summer, who's watching what kind of bike you are riding, and if you were stopped perhaps by a ranger would they know the difference between classes (as long as you weren't flying by at 28mph)?
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Old 01-17-2023, 07:03 PM   #13
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I don't think they could tell a class 2 from a 3, because that's a software speed limit, 20 mph class 2 and 28 class 3. Class 1 bikes have no throttle, so if you had a higher class bike on a 1 only trail, yes they could probably tell.

We have a pair of XP 1.0 bikes, and they have been great. And a good value, vs the super high prices on nicer bikes. We did have to re-center the brake calipers to make them stop honking, took a couple minutes with an Allen wrench.

We try to ride very respectfully. We don't fly by people or other bikers, or ride fast in slow areas. I don't feel too bad breaking the rules. I'd ride the class 2 XP on a class 1 trail, but I wouldn't use the throttle, which makes it the same as a class 1. However, I may get in trouble.
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I don't think they could tell a class 2 from a 3, because that's a software speed limit, 20 mph class 2 and 28 class 3. Class 1 bikes have no throttle, so if you had a higher class bike on a 1 only trail, yes they could probably tell.

We have a pair of XP 1.0 bikes, and they have been great. And a good value, vs the super high prices on nicer bikes. We did have to re-center the brake calipers to make them stop honking, took a couple minutes with an Allen wrench.

We try to ride very respectfully. We don't fly by people or other bikers, or ride fast in slow areas. I don't feel too bad breaking the rules. I'd ride the class 2 XP on a class 1 trail, but I wouldn't use the throttle, which makes it the same as a class 1. However, I may get in trouble.


I agree with Smittycorp, and do the same. My problem is trying to get my wife to follow the same rules. Bluetooth bike helmets help from yelling as your wife flys by🤣
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Remember these bikes are heaver than normal bikes. my wife was struggling getting the bike rolling. My neighbor fell off hers trying to get it rolling. I showed her how to use a little throttle to get it rolling instead of the pedals and she instantly mastered it!
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Old 01-17-2023, 08:33 PM   #16
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We were told by a bike store just outside the Smokey Mountains that if you ride responsible and are not involved in an accident, you will be fine. If there is an accident, the investigating authorities will need to determine if the type 2 or type 3 bike was a contributing factor and will determine that most likely is was - so be careful!

We put on tons of miles and were careful. When we rode the Cades Cove loop at 6 am, we were more worried about the wildlife (Bears, Deer, turkeys, etc.) than other bikes or cars.
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Old 01-17-2023, 11:43 PM   #17
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I have had the Lectric XP for a year and love it. More than enough power, distance for me. I'm 225 pounds, 6'2' and no issues with it at all. Rarely want to go over 20 mph, generally use it for cruising around campgrounds and NASCAR racetracks.
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Old 01-23-2023, 07:18 PM   #18
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We are 2 67 yr olds. We can’t lift them. I can’t hold one up long to get started. I got 2 big abrasions on my leg from it falling on me. My husband said I looked like a melting Frosty the snowman trying to protect me and it as I fell. We can’t get in our truck or 5th wheel to travel. It has 4 miles on it to sit in our garage. Very heavy. The smaller one’s may be better.
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We have 2 that are 2 years old. We love them. We fold them into 40 quart tubs for travel inside our toad.
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Old 01-23-2023, 07:25 PM   #20
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We have two Lectric XP Lite E-bikes and love them. We are in our mid-70s and weight was a concern. The Lites are 46# with 48v battery and 39# without. Although they fold, we carry them unfolded on our cargo rack mounted on the MH hitch receiver (we don't have a toad). They have single speed gears, but 5 assist levels and a throttle. We seldom use more than assist level 3, even on hills. We use them in campgrounds and the rare times we are camped in a city park. When we snowbird in our favorite AZ and NM RV parks, we can ride them to the grocery store and load them on the front of city buses for more distant trips.
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