About to take the Lectric leap. Man vs step thru

Lantley

Member
I have a Pedego Boomerang step through. I weigh 300#. I have no issues with frame flex.
For peace of mind my bike has a lifetime warranty.
I don't think heavy trail riding or launching off a steep ramp would be good for the bike but normal street riding or paved/gravel trails won't cause any harm
 

woodie

Active Member
Well I just ordered my xp yesterday and chose the standard frame. For me it was about the looks of the standard that I personally like better.I have no issues stepping over a standard frame bike but if I did have an issue I wouldn’t hesitate to a step thru.My wife and I have 2 beach cruisers and sometimes when I go out for ride by myself I’ll take her step thru cruiser because it has a basket to put some stuff into.Btw I saw a comparison between the 2 XP’s on YouTube and the person said the step thru felt lighter and more nimble in the handling department because the center of gravity is lower on the step thru.Said his wife preferred the way it handled also.
 

BigNerd

Well-Known Member
I saw that same video... what I like is that the Step's pedals are 2 inches lower than the standard. While he was saying that is helpful for shorter riders, that is also helpful for taller riders because you don't need to raise the seat as high to get a better extension.

How is pedaling on PAS-0? I'm hoping to be able to use this bike non-power assisted. I imagine it's similar to riding a BMX... more pedal rotations due to the smaller wheels.
 

Bikakoo

New Member
Just bought the step-thru and not looking back. It will be good for other family members to ride it.
 

woodie

Active Member
I saw that same video... what I like is that the Step's pedals are 2 inches lower than the standard. While he was saying that is helpful for shorter riders, that is also helpful for taller riders because you don't need to raise the seat as high to get a better extension.

How is pedaling on PAS-0? I'm hoping to be able to use this bike non-power assisted. I imagine it's similar to riding a BMX... more pedal rotations due to the smaller wheels.
Not sure how pedal assist zero is. Don’t have my bike yet, I’m sure others can chime in.Due to the smaller wheels it have some torque to it when compared to an Ebike with 26 in wheels and it should be fun to ride.i plan to use mine for pure pleasure and use throttle as most as I can.Ill be using some pedal assist when going uphill but other than that it’ll be used like an electric scooter. I have my pedal beach cruiser and the gym for exercise if I want.
 

Taylor57

Well-Known Member
Not sure how pedal assist zero is. Don’t have my bike yet, I’m sure others can chime in.Due to the smaller wheels it have some torque to it when compared to an Ebike with 26 in wheels and it should be fun to ride.i plan to use mine for pure pleasure and use throttle as most as I can.Ill be using some pedal assist when going uphill but other than that it’ll be used like an electric scooter. I have my pedal beach cruiser and the gym for exercise if I want.

Pedal assist zero is fine as long as you are on a flat stretch or decline. Any uphill grade on PAS zero is no bueno. IMHO, this bike was designed for at least PAS 1