himiway escape vs Lectric XP 2.0

Himiway Escape vs. Lectric XP 2.0


At first glance, price and cost may seem like similar concepts. However, the truth is that they are very different. Price is the amount of money you pay for an item directly. It is a one-time fee. Unlike price, the cost of something is the amount of money you pay for an item plus the cost of maintenance, and the cost of any replacements or repairs of that item.

 

Not only should you consider the total cost of your purchase, but you should also consider how often you will use your purchase. This is because each time you use an item, whether it is a cookbook, a pair of shoes, or an electric bike, the cost per use goes down. For example, if you buy an electric bike for $1,000 but you only use it 10 times because it is slow or twitchy, your cost per use is $100. But if you buy a $2,000 bike and use it 100 times because it is fast and sleek, your cost per use is only $20. Therefore, it is important to choose high-quality, long-lasting products that you will want to use over and over.

 

This is why we here at Himiway like to compete on total cost and style. We build high-quality, powerful, and visually appealing electric bikes that you’ll want to use time and time again. And we are so confident in our quality that we stand behind our work for twice as long as many of our competitors with our 2-year warranty.

 

With that in mind, today we will be comparing the Himiway Escape with the Lectric XP 2.0. At first glance, you will see that the Lectric XP 2.0 is the cheaper option. But side-by-side, you will see that price is not all that matters in the long run.

Comparison of Main Features

Let’s start by comparing the main features of these these two e-bikes:

Comparison

 

As you can see, although the Lectric XP 2.0 is the cheaper option, the Himiway Escape comes equipped with features that are vital to the best e-bike experience. The Himiway Escape offers the same range with more power, a full suspension for maximum comfort, and an additional year of warranty protection against manufacturing defects. We use only the highest quality components in our bikes and can therefore extend our warranty for longer than the competition. 

 

Now let’s compare the electrical, mechanical, and physical specifications:

Additional Specs

Electrical Comparison

 

 

Himiway Escape

Lectric XP 2.0

Why is it important?

Battery

48V 14Ah

48V 9.6Ah

A larger battery capacity means you can travel further between charges. The Himiway Escape comes with a larger battery.  

Charger

48V 2 Amp

48V 2 Amp

The charger is how you “refuel” your bike with electricity. These bikes have similar charging capabilities.

Throttle

Twist

Twist

Both bikes have a half-twist throttle. Many e-bike owners prefer these twist throttles as they can be easier to control and are like a classic motorcycle throttle.

Motor

750W Brushless Gear Rear Hub motor

500W Brushless Gear Rear hub motor

The Himiway 750W motor provides more power and torque than the Lectric XP 2.0 500W motor. This is one of the most important differences between these two bikes.

Pedal Assist

Yes – customizable

Yes - customizable

Both bikes have Pedal Assist which can be customizable so you can set your power and pedal assist levels between 0 and 5. A pedal assist of 0 would mean the bike is providing no help to the rider. A pedal assist of 5 means the bike is providing maximum assistance to the rider.

LCD Screen

Yes

Yes

LCD screens are important to view speed and battery power. Himiway offers a large font on a backlit screen for easy visibility while riding. The screens between these two bikes are similar and we give credit to Lectric for adopting a large font easy to see by all riders.

Controller

Yes

Yes

The controller handles the processing of the e-bike, collecting the input from sensors, controlling the battery, and relaying the information to the LCD screen for the rider.

Front and Rear Lights

Yes

Yes

The larger and brighter the lights, the safer and more visible you will be to other riders, pedestrians, and vehicles. Both bikes come with headlights and brake lights.

 

 

Mechanical Comparison

 

Himiway Escape

Lectric XP 2.0

Why is it important?

Brakes

Tektro 180mm hydraulic disc brakes

Tektro 160mm mechanical disc brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes dissipate heat thoroughly and distribute heat more evenly than traditional mechanical brakes, which means that hydraulic brakes are likely to last longer. This is due to brake fluid that resists heat and compression in a hydraulic brake system. You may find increased safety with hydraulic disc braking systems.

Gears

7 Speed Shimano

Altus

7 Speed Shimano Tourney

Different gears allow you to climb and descend hills with more ease. Himiway and Lectric XP 2.0 bikes both have a thumb shifter. However, the Himiway Escape does come with a slightly higher-quality derailleur, the Shimano Altus.

Suspension

Yes – Full suspension with hydraulic front suspension fork with lockout

Yes – oil front suspension fork with lockout

Suspensions help absorb bumps in the road and although both bikes have front suspensions, the Himiway has a full suspension system which makes for a very comfortable ride no matter where you are.

Frame

6061 Aluminum

6061 Aluminum

6061 Aluminum alloy is well tested and trusted as industry standard.

 

Physical Comparison

 

Himiway Escape

Lectric XP 2.0

Why is it important?

Tires

20" x 4" Kenda fat tires

20” x 3” CST or Chaoyang tires

Wider tires provide a comfortable ride and allow the e-bike to easily traverse difficult terrain such as snow or sand.

Rear Rack

Yes

Yes

Cargo space is important for adding bags and accessories to your electric bike. The Himiway Rear Rack and Lectric XP 2.0 come standard.

Frames

Step-Thru

Step-Thru

Step-Thru designs allow the rider to “step through” the bike frame due to its low to the ground profile and shape. This makes it easier for those with limited flexibility to get onto the bikes.

Sizes

One Size

One Size

Both bikes are similar in size and will suit rider heights between 5'2" ~ 6'4".

Handlebars

710mm

630mm

Wider handlebars increase comfort and allow for extras to be clipped to the handlebar space.

Hand Grips

Faux Leather

Rubber

Himiway handlebars come with attractive and comfortable faux leather stitched grips while the Lectric XP 2.0 comes equipped with standard rubber grips.

Fenders

Yes

Yes

Fenders keep mud and debris from flying off the wheel onto the rider.

 

 

Although the Lectric is a decent entry-level e-bike, it simply doesn’t have those key features necessary to get the full e-bike experience. Wider tires to tackle tough terrain, a full suspension for the smoothest ride possible, wider handlebars for increased comfort and functionality, a longer warranty, and a more powerful motor makes the Himiway Escape our preferred choice in this comparison. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the reviews from our satisfied customers to see what people are saying about Himiway e-bikes. For more on the Himiway Escape, be sure to read our article Everything You Need to Know about the Himiway Escape.