Lectric XP

BikingFry

New Member
I'm really enjoying my XP. Honestly even though it's got locked down settings, has some basic components and isn't "top-of-the-line" or the best at anything in particular, it's still really fun to ride. It has put a smile on my face and for the $900 it was worth the wait. I don't regret it as my first ebike.

Taking it up to 28 MPH was thrilling but with the stock gearing I won't be using that sort of speed much. Way too much pedaling effort. So I'm going to upgrade the freewheel and the chainring possibly next Spring. Winter is coming so I'm just going to ride as much as I can the way it is.

I guess I'll upgrade the seatpost as well seeing as most that have already done so gave such positive feedback. I may as well try a comfier springed seat too.

Another thing I'd like to add is an additional seat to be able to take my 2 year old son for a ride. I'm just not sure if I should go for a rear mounted seat (some attach to the rear rack) or a pull trailer he can sit in. The trailer would probably be heavier but more spacious and comfortable. The seat he would be looking at my back all the time. Any opinions on this?

Check out these tag-a-long bikes. Your son may be too young for one of these now but it won't be long until he can ride along:


When I used to do a lot of weekend rides with my Cannondale my son loved to come along. We even did a 150 mile weekend ride for MS together.
 

Kimbo

Member
I used to live in the desert in Mexico where there are these "goat head" shaped thorns. I couldn't do even one day without a flat until I added slime and didn't have a flat for 5-6 years except when I parked the bike for a few days but as soon as I pumped up the tire and went for a ride it was all good again.
 

MikeMcG

New Member
How hard is it to change gears on a cartridge?

I ask because for me there is rarely a reason to change out of 7th gear other than if I’m riding with my family which means either no pas or level 1 pas.

most of my time I find pas 3 comfortable but even then sometimes I have to stop peddling because I’m just peddling so fast.

Ive hit 31 mph numerous times now for the short 1/4 mile I’m on a road and don’t want to impede traffic while I head to work in a 25 mph zone.

but I would love to replace 6th gear with my 14t and put an 11t into the 7th gear spot.
 

Snokid

Member
I never will understand that. They are into performance bikes. Driving down the road in my(just sold and carless) ford raptor I would pass someone in a rusted out chevy pickup, didn't make me think twice.... So we choose a ebike for whatever reason, shouldn't make any difference to what they like.

or it could be envy!
 

Doomsday

Active Member
I never will understand that. They are into performance bikes. Driving down the road in my(just sold and carless) ford raptor I would pass someone in a rusted out chevy pickup, didn't make me think twice.... So we choose a ebike for whatever reason, shouldn't make any difference to what they like.

or it could be envy!
There are a couple youtubers I watch that don't say anything bad about ebikes. They take it as a personal challenge when an ebike passes them up, so they see if they can keep up and overtake. the ebikes never even know they are in a race lol.
 

Trizzuth

Member
I totally get the slime application in the area where there are those goat thorns, but otherwise, it seems like overkill to me. In the past I have purchased pre-filled slime tubes and had nothing but problems with them every time I wanted to top the tire off with air. On one set that were Presta valves, the valves kept leaking as the slime got in there and would not allow them to fully seal. So I stay away from it now, I got myself 2 mongoose tubes on amazon for when the flat tire day comes, I think I'm good.

Also, I followed the park tool video on adjusting mechanical disc brakes, and WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I am not kidding any of you, take the 15 minutes this takes and get your calipers adjusted properly!

It's very simple:

  1. back off the two caliper mounting bolts where the slotted holes are,
  2. access the brake pad adjuster on the INSIDE side of the caliper and tighten all the way down then back off 1/4 inch.
  3. Depress brake lever then tighten the caliper mounting bolts so they are just snug, but not fully tight
  4. Turn the brake pad adjuster back another 1/4 turn
  5. Check to ensure the brake caliper fully engages at about a half lever press, and spin the wheel to ensure no rubs
  6. Fully tighten caliper mounting bolts.
The difference in squeak when using the brakes at any time, as well as the sheer difference in the pull and stopping power of the rear brake compared to when I got the bike was NIGHT and DAY.

Actually feels almost like my hydraulic calipers on my other bike now, so much more smooth and so much more BITE!

I couldn't recommend this more to everyone, it is one of the top 4 biggest differences I've done to this bike outside of the wider handlebars, suntour seat post/new seat and raising speed limiter.
 

Trizzuth

Member
P.S. the above method can also be used to adjust your brake pad distance to the rotor once they get a bit worn down, the brake pad adjuster will compensate for the pad wear and bring them closer to the rotor so the brake lever feel and bite remains strong (Something that happens automatically with hydraulic brakes).
 

stuhoffman

New Member
Got an email this morning for two separate shipments I'm order #56xx. Label says it shipped from CA and I'm in CA. Label also says the delivery date should be Today Oct 10th. I'm assuming that the email was just way behind and they have been in transit for a while.
 

dknightd

Member
I totally get the slime application in the area where there are those goat thorns, but otherwise, it seems like overkill to me. In the past I have purchased pre-filled slime tubes and had nothing but problems with them every time I wanted to top the tire off with air. On one set that were Presta valves, the valves kept leaking as the slime got in there and would not allow them to fully seal. So I stay away from it now, I got myself 2 mongoose tubes on amazon for when the flat tire day comes, I think I'm good.

Also, I followed the park tool video on adjusting mechanical disc brakes, and WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I am not kidding any of you, take the 15 minutes this takes and get your calipers adjusted properly!

It's very simple:

  1. back off the two caliper mounting bolts where the slotted holes are,
  2. access the brake pad adjuster on the INSIDE side of the caliper and tighten all the way down then back off 1/4 inch.
  3. Depress brake lever then tighten the caliper mounting bolts so they are just snug, but not fully tight
  4. Turn the brake pad adjuster back another 1/4 turn
  5. Check to ensure the brake caliper fully engages at about a half lever press, and spin the wheel to ensure no rubs
  6. Fully tighten caliper mounting bolts.
The difference in squeak when using the brakes at any time, as well as the sheer difference in the pull and stopping power of the rear brake compared to when I got the bike was NIGHT and DAY.

Actually feels almost like my hydraulic calipers on my other bike now, so much more smooth and so much more BITE!

I couldn't recommend this more to everyone, it is one of the top 4 biggest differences I've done to this bike outside of the wider handlebars, suntour seat post/new seat and raising speed limiter.
Lets face it. We bought a cheap e-bike. I'm OK with that decision. I'll decide later if I want to upgrade this one, or spend more for a new one. For now I'll just have fun :)
 

Trizzuth

Member
Lets face it. We bought a cheap e-bike. I'm OK with that decision. I'll decide later if I want to upgrade this one, or spend more for a new one. For now I'll just have fun :)
Let's face it, we bought a cheap e-bike, that with a few adjustments, goes from Pretty Darned Good, to Great! I did only a few things to this bike that cost money and you still can't buy another bike that has all of the features mine does (even with the few upgrades and adjustments) for anywhere near the cost. Be happy with OK, but now mine is GREAT.
 

dknightd

Member
Let's face it, we bought a cheap e-bike, that with a few adjustments, goes from Pretty Darned Good, to Great! I did only a few things to this bike that cost money and you still can't buy another bike that has all of the features mine does (even with the few upgrades and adjustments) for anywhere near the cost. Be happy with OK, but now mine is GREAT.
My bike came with a warped, or bent, rear brake rotor. It had to be bent back into shape to have it run true.
The calipers were a little off correct angle, and did not have a way to adjust. So I had to bend things a little.
That worked for me. But may not for others. I agree, Great bike for the money!
 

brobox

Well-Known Member
It was just posted on FB user group that Lectric is currently not shipping to Canada. The poster's order was rejected by Lectric at this time. Having shipped into Canada quite a bit, I am going to speculate why. 1) Customs caught the faster than allowed by Canada. 2) As others have stated, taxes are different depending where you crossed the boarder. Lectric was charging a flat fee for shipping. They may have had to eat too many higher customs fee and decided we can't afford to ship into Canada. This is what happened with my product when we had to stop shipping into Canada. Hopefully boarder pickups will still not be a problem.
 

Trizzuth

Member
My bike came with a warped, or bent, rear brake rotor. It had to be bent back into shape to have it run true.
The calipers were a little off correct angle, and did not have a way to adjust. So I had to bend things a little.
That worked for me. But may not for others. I agree, Great bike for the money!
You have a 1 year warranty on that bike, that should have prompted a call to Lectric for a new replacement rotor. A simply allen key set will allow you to adjust the caliper properly, pick one up cheap!
 

brobox

Well-Known Member
Lets face it. We bought a cheap e-bike. I'm OK with that decision. I'll decide later if I want to upgrade this one, or spend more for a new one. For now I'll just have fun :)
I agree about the price, but it's the same components as the more expensive bikes. The difference in the more expensive bike is they adjust everything where the brakes are quite, etc. before delivery. To have a quite bike it took a few minutes on Youtube and 2 minutes at the bike to have one as quite at the more expensive bike. It was a win-win, I am having great fun on a nice quite bike, plus the brakes are much safer. 😊
 

brobox

Well-Known Member
Got an email this morning for two separate shipments I'm order #56xx. Label says it shipped from CA and I'm in CA. Label also says the delivery date should be Today Oct 10th. I'm assuming that the email was just way behind and they have been in transit for a while.
Has it been scanned by FedEx in Arcadia yet, or just a shipping label with dates on it? If it has not been scanned by FedEx, it is sitting in a processing facility that prints labels, but has not yet been given to FedEx.