Aventon Sinch vs Lectric’s XP Lite and XP 2.0

Aventon Sinch vs Lectric’s XP Lite and XP 2.0

August 19, 2022

We’re back again with another comparison article for you! Here we’re going to be looking at three different ebikes, comparing two folding ebikes from Lectric, the XP Lite and the XP 2.0, with our very own Aventon Sinch.

These ebikes are two that a few of our customers have mentioned to us, pointing out the difference in price point and, as they do so, asking why there is such a difference. Such questions intrigued us too and we set out to investigate to see how our Sinch compared to these other ebikes.

As before there are four sections -lenses if you will- that we’re going to use when completing a thorough comparison of these ebikes. The first time we look at these ebikes is going to be in a “Stats” section, where we’ll compare the information you may find on a tag hanging from each ebikes’ handlebars in a store. Next we’re going to compare the electrical elements of these ebikes, followed by a section discussing the mechanical parts of these ebikes. Finally we’re going to look them up and down, in a “Physical” section, and discover what else makes each of these ebikes unique, and discuss points relevant to their foldable nature.

 

Stats

How does the Aventon Sinch compare to these two Lectric ebikes when we draw up their “in-store” stats side-by-side.

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0

Motor

500W

300W nominal

500W

Battery

14Ah

7.8Ah

9.6Ah

Pedal Assist

5 Levels

5 Levels

5 Levels

Throttle

Yes

(Thumb)

Yes

(Twist)

Yes

(Twist)

Top Speed

20 MPH

20 MPH

20 MPH

(Ships as Class II with Class III capabilities)

Average Range

40 Miles

25 Miles

28 Miles

Throttle Range

30 Miles

15 Miles

20 Miles

Sizes

1

1

1

Suspension

Front Suspension with 45mm of travel

No

Front Suspension with 40mm of travel

Step-Through Model

Yes (1 Size)

No

Yes (1 Size)

Weight

68 lbs

46 lbs

64 lbs

Gears

7

1 (Single Speed)

7

Lights

No

Integrated

Integrated

Display

Full Color with App Sync Capability

Backlit LCD

Backlit LCD

Price

$1,799

$899

$1,099

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0

Motor

500W

300W nominal

500W

Battery

14Ah

7.8Ah

9.6Ah

Pedal Assist

5 Levels

5 Levels

5 Levels

Throttle

Yes

(Thumb)

Yes

(Twist)

Yes

(Twist)

Top Speed

20 MPH

20 MPH

20 MPH

(Ships as Class II with Class III capabilities)

Average Range

40 Miles

25 Miles

28 Miles

Throttle Range

30 Miles

15 Miles

20 Miles

Sizes

1

1

1

Suspension

Front Suspension with 45mm of travel

No

Front Suspension with 40mm of travel

Step-Through Model

Yes (1 Size)

No

Yes (1 Size)

Weight

68 lbs

46 lbs

64 lbs

Gears

7

1 (Single Speed)

7

Lights

No

Integrated

Integrated

Display

Full Color with App Sync Capability

Backlit LCD

Backlit LCD

Price

$1,799

$899

$1,099

 

The first thing that jumps out to people when looking at these lists is the price difference. The Sinch is double the price of the XP Lite and $700 more than the XP 2.0. Looking back up the list you’ll probably next notice that the motor on the Sinch and XP 2.0 are the same, but the XP Lite has a smaller motor. Next you may spot that the Sinch has a much larger battery than the two Lectric ebikes, with a larger range to go with it, a 40 mile average range compared to a 25 or 28 mile average range. You’d also notice here that the Sinch has a much greater range when just using the throttle, 30 miles compared to 15 or 20 miles.

Besides this you may note that the Sinch has a full color screen, with app pairing capabilities, that the XP Lite is quite a bit lighter than the other two (hence its name) and that the Sinch and the XP 2.0 have 7 gears whilst the two XP ebikes have integrated lights. All-in-all, from just these facts it could be difficult to justify why the price for the Sinch is so much higher.

 

Electrical

The e element of these ebikes is, of course, one of the first things that everyone looks at when scrutinizing ebikes. So let’s see what these three ebikes offer up in the electrical department.

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0 Comments

Motor

500W

Brushless Rear Hub Motor

300W nominal Planetary Geared Motor

500W Planetary Geared Motor

A 300W motor is good on flat ground however it can struggle with hillier terrain. In addition, heavier riders may find that a 300W motor does not have enough power to propel them to higher speeds. 500W is recommended by many as the smallest size motor to have, especially if you’re a bit of a speed chaser.

In terms of the type of motor, brushless motors can attain a higher speed than their geared counterparts, which are a little quicker off the line than their non-geared counterparts. Not having as many moving parts, i.e. gears, means that the brushless motor in the Sinch will last a lot longer before it needs repair or replacing.

Battery

14Ah

7.8Ah

9.6Ah

Simply, a larger battery means that you can travel further on a single charge. The battery in the Sinch is, respectively, 80% and 45% larger than the batteries in the other two ebikes, meaning that it has a superior range. This is excellent for those who want to travel longer distances without the worry of running out of juice.


It is worth noting here that the literature for the Lectric ebikes talks about their range as an “up to” value, which is the same as many ebikes’ average range (around 40-45 miles). So, in reality, whilst numbers may read the same they mean something entirely different, and such numbers do vary greatly by the conditions the ebike is being ridden under.
This battery also provides the Sinch with its superior throttle only range, which is 30 miles, respectively, 100% and 50% larger than the throttle only range of the Lectric ebikes.

Pedal Assist

5 Levels

5 Levels

5 Levels

Not much to analyze here! 5 levels of pedal assist for each of these ebikes puts them on a level playing field.

LCD Screen

Full Color Backlit Display with App Sync Capability

Backlit LCD

Backlit LCD

Both types of displays show you your battery’s charge level, your speed, an odometer, and your pedal assist level. They also have a trip odometer function that can show the motor power output. The Lectric ebikes are fitted with a simple backlit LCD display, while the Sinch’s Full Collor Display can also be paired with our mobile app, so you can download your trip details and share them, along with photos, with your friends and family.

Lights

Integrated Front and Rear

Integrated Front and Rear

The two Lectric ebikes include both front and rear integrated lights. The strength of these lights fit the budget price point of these ebikes and they might leave some wanting to purchase stronger headlights and taillights so that they can be comfortable riding during darker hours.

Charger

48V 3A

(4-5 hour charge time)

Size Not Given

(4-6 hour charge time)

Size Not Given

(4-6 hour charge time)

The faster you can charge your ebike the less time you have to spend sitting around waiting for it to charge. The Sinch comes with a fast charger, meaning that even though its battery is, respectively, 80% and 45% larger than those in these XP ebikes, it can be fully charged in less time.

USB Charger

Yes

No

No

The Sinch’s LCD screen has a built-in USB charger you can use to charge your phone from your ebike’s battery; The other two do not. This means that, with the Sinch, you’ll always have access to your phone's functionalities whether that be to take beautiful photos, use your map, or make an emergency phone call.

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0 Comments

Motor

500W Brushless Rear Hub Motor

300W nominal Planetary Geared Motor

500W Planetary Geared Motor

A 300W motor is good on flat ground however it can struggle with hillier terrain. In addition, riders with heavier carry capacity may find that a 300W motor does not have enough power to propel them to higher speeds. 500W is recommended by many as the smallest size motor to have, especially if you’re a bit of a speed chaser.

Battery

14Ah

7.8Ah

9.6Ah

Simply, a larger battery means that you can travel further on a single charge. The battery in the Sinch is, respectively, 80% and 45% larger than the batteries in the other two ebikes, meaning that it has a superior range. This is excellent for those who want to travel longer distances without the worry of running out of juice.

Pedal Assist

5 Levels

5 Levels

5 Levels

Not much to analyze here! 5 levels of pedal assist for each of these ebikes puts them on a level playing field.

LCD Screen

Full Color Backlit Display with App Sync Capability

Backlit LCD

Backlit LCD

While both types of displays show general data such as battery charge level, current speed, and pedal assist level, Lectric ebikes are fitted with a simple backlit LCD display. The Sinch’s Full Color Display can also be paired with our mobile app, so you can download your trip details and share them, along with photos, with your friends and family.

Lights

Integrated Front and Rear

Integrated Front and Rear

The two Lectric ebikes include both front and rear integrated lights. The strength of these lights fit the budget price point of these ebikes and they might leave some wanting to purchase stronger headlights and taillights so that they can be comfortable riding during darker hours.

Charger

48V 3A

(4-5 hour charge time)

Size Not Given

(4-6 hour charge time)

Size Not Given

(4-6 hour charge time)

The Sinch comes with a fast charger, meaning that even though its battery is, respectively, 80% and 45% larger than those in these XP ebikes, it can be fully charged in less time.

USB Charger

Yes

No

No

The Sinch’s LCD screen has a built-in USB charger you can use to charge your phone from your ebike’s battery; The other two do not. This means that, with the Sinch, you’ll always have access to your phone's functionalities whether that be to take beautiful photos, use your map, or make an emergency phone call.

 

When we start looking at what is going on underneath the hood here we can see that there are some points where the Sinch earns practicality points. Such things like a much larger battery (meaning a greater range), a faster charger (50% faster!), and a USB port just make sense to many people. Although you may not have thought that if you were not putting these ebikes side-by-side.

 

Mechanical

First and foremost these machines are bikes, and these mechanical elements matter just as much as the electrical side of things. So how do these ebikes shape up next to each other on a mechanical level?

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0 Comments

Brakes

Mechanical Disc Brakes 180 mm

Mechanical Disc Brakes 160 mm

Mechanical Disc Brakes 160 mm

All of these ebikes are fitted with mechanical disc brakes, a necessity for ebikes that are heavier than regular bikes and can travel at the high speeds that these ebikes can. The Sinch has larger disc brakes than the Lectric ebikes and this means that the Sinch has more stopping power. Meaning it will stop quicker.

Gearing

7

1

7

The Sinch and XP 2.0 have seven gears, meaning that riders have a greater flexibility than those with fewer gears, whether that be for going up hills or just running around on flat ground at their own pace.

Suspension

Suspension Fork with lockout

(45mm of Travel)

None

Suspension Fork with lockout

(40mm of Travel)

A suspension fork is one of the elements of your ebike that makes your ride more comfortable. The longer the travel the less likely it will bottom out on rougher terrain, and with a 10%+ larger fork the Sinch wins here. The lockout feature of both allows you to lock the suspension fork for when you’re riding uphill, allowing all your power to reach your wheels rather than being lost in the compression of the fork.

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0 Comments

Brakes

Mechanical Disc Brakes 180 mm

Mechanical Disc Brakes 160 mm

Mechanical Disc Brakes 160 mm

All of these ebikes are fitted with mechanical disc brakes, a necessity for ebikes that are heavier than regular bikes and can travel at the high speeds that these ebikes can. The Sinch has larger disc brakes than the Lectric ebikes and this means that the Sinch has more stopping power.

Gearing

7

1

7

The Sinch and XP 2.0 have seven gears, meaning that riders have a greater flexibility than those with fewer gears, whether that be for going up hills or just running around on flat ground at their own pace.

Suspension

Suspension Fork with lockout

(45mm of Travel)

None

Suspension Fork with lockout

(40mm of Travel)

A suspension fork is one of the elements of your ebike that makes your ride more comfortable. The longer the travel the less likely it will bottom out on rougher terrain, and with a 10% larger fork, the Sinch wins here.

 

When analyzing the mechanical elements of these ebikes we find that the Sinch is a step above the XP 2.0 in two important elements, its braking ability and the size of its suspension fork. Both have the same amount of gearing, meaning that both provide the rider with a variety of gearing options for different situations. See this article for some tips for best practices around using gears.

 

Physical

Now that we’ve looked at the mechanical and electrical elements of these ebikes we’re going to sit back and take in the other, more intricate and often overlooked elements of these ebikes.

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0 Comments

Step-Through Model

Yes

(390mm standover height)

No

Yes

(475mm Standover height)

Both the Sinch and the XP 2.0 come in step-through models. Noticeably the Sinch has a 3.25 inch lower standover height than the XP 2.0, which means it is easier to mount for those with a lower level of mobility.

Colors

3

4

2

With a range of colors you can express yourself a lot more!

The Sinch’s regular frame comes in Cloud Gray while the Sinch step-through comes in a beautiful Bonfire Red or Moss Green.

The XP Lite comes in four colors: Arctic White, Lectric Blue, Midnight Black, or Sandstorm.

The XP 2.0 comes in 1 color for the regular frame: Black; and 2 colors for the step-through model: White or Black.

Throttle

Thumb

Twist

Twist

While the throttle decision is more of a personal decision, having a thumb lever means that throttling your way around town is much easier! A simple tap of a lever is all it takes.

Fenders

Sold Separately

Included

The XP 2.0 comes with pre-fitted fenders, while the Sinch and the XP Lite have their fenders sold separately. Fenders are handy because they stop you from getting mud and water flicked up onto your clothes while riding in wet or muddy conditions.

Tires

20" x 4"

Fat Tires (Puncture resistant)

20" x 2.4" or 20" x 2.6"

20" x 3"

The Sinch has true fat tires while the Lectric ebikes offer two different sizes of thicker tires. Fat tires offer greater traction on loose surfaces such as sand, snow, and gravel. Far tires can cushion your ride more, acting more like suspension and providing a more comfortable ride. They also offer greater stability. Sinch's puncture resistant fat tires also offer that extra peace of mind to any rider, no matter where they may be riding.

Rear Rack

Sold Separately

Included

Racks help you to carry more gear with you, such as picnic stuff, camping gear, or even items for work if you’re using your foldable ebike to conquer the commute! Having a rack pre-fitted is a bonus, but that doesn't mean a rear rack is totally out of question for Sinch and XP Lite!

Sinch XP Lite XP 2.0 Comments

Step-Through Model

Yes

(390mm standover height)

No

Yes

(475mm Standover height)

Both the Sinch and the XP 2.0 come in step-through models. Noticeably the Sinch has a 3.25 inch lower standover height than the XP 2.0, which means it is easier to mount for those with a lower level of mobility.

Colors

3

4

2

With a range of colors you can express yourself a lot more!

The Sinch’s regular frame comes in Cloud Gray while the Sinch step-through comes in a beautiful Bonfire Red or Moss Green.

The XP Lite comes in four colors: Arctic White, Lectric Blue, Midnight Black, or Sandstorm.

The XP 2.0 comes in 1 color for the regular frame: Black; and 2 colors for the step-through model: White or Black.

Throttle

Thumb

Twist

Twist

While the throttle decision is more of a personal decision, having a thumb lever means that throttling your way around town is much easier! A simple tap of a lever is all it takes.

Fenders

Sold Separately

Included

The XP 2.0 comes with pre-fitted fenders, while the Sinch and the XP Lite have their fenders sold separately. Fenders are handy because they stop you from getting mud and water flicked up onto your clothes while riding in wet or muddy conditions.

Tires

20" x 4"

Fat Tires (Puncture resistant)

20" x 2.4" or 20" x 2.6"

20" x 3"

The Sinch has true fat tires while the Lectric ebikes offer two different sizes of thicker tires. Fat tires offer greater traction on loose surfaces such as sand, snow, and gravel. They cushion rides making them more comfortable while also offering greater stability. Puncture resistant tires also offer that extra peace of mind to any rider, no matter where they may be riding.

Rear Rack

Sold Separately

Included

Racks help you to carry more gear with you, such as picnic stuff, camping gear, or even items for work if you’re using your foldable ebike to conquer the commute! Having a rack pre-fitted is a bonus, but that doesn't mean a rear rack is totally out of question for Sinch and XP Lite!

 

Reading through these points people may note that many of the differences between these ebikes are quite small. However, if we look at the finer details we find that some of them potentially show that a deeper level of thought went into the design and building of the Sinch folding ebike.

 

All in All

So, at a first glance these ebikes can seem rather similar. The first thing that stands out to most readers, after the price shock, is the much larger battery on the Sinch which gives you an average range that is 60% larger than that of the XP Lite and over 40% larger than that of the XP 2.0. On top of this average range gain, Sinch riders can also travel 15 miles further than XP Lite riders and 10 miles further than XP 2.0 riders when all are traveling using just throttle power!

This extra range opens up so much more for riders and it is also worth noting that, although the Sinch’s battery is up to 80% larger than that of these Lectric ebikes, it takes the same amount of time to charge thanks to its fast charger. This all means that you get to be more flexible with choosing your route and get to spend longer enjoying your ebike!

When we break down the mechanical side of these ebikes we, again, find that the Sinch hits on those practicality points which are so important to many riders. A gearless motor on the Sinch means that it won’t wear down anywhere near as quickly as the geared motors found on the Lectric ebikes. This ultimately means that this expensive part won’t need replacing anywhere near as quickly.

Larger brakes give the Sinch superior stopping power (a necessity on ebikes that are heavier and faster than regular bikes) and the suspension fork fitted to the Sinch just gives it that extra 10% of space before it may bottom out and affect your comfort level.

Finally, the use of genuine fat tires on the Sinch means that it could be better suited to what these ebikes are designed for: running both on the pavement and off-road.

 

A Final Word: Which Would You Choose?

We’re here to run these three ebikes side-by-side so we can see how they actually stack up and what makes the difference in the price tag that we use to judge the value of something so heavily. Ultimately providing you with the right information to determine whether the price difference is justified. This is a statement that will have a different response depending on the individual you talk to and what their unique needs are for a folding ebike.

What’s to be sure, no matter how focused you may be on style or appearance, we know which ebike we’d rather be caught riding when it comes to looks. Do you know which you’d rather be caught riding?

5 comments
Jen Price August 22, 2022

I love my Sinch Step-Through and think it’s worth every penny!!
I researched the Lectric ebikes and knew they wouldn’t hold a candle to an Aventon Sinch!!!
I use it as my daily transportation because my son rides my Aventure now.
I love Aventon ebikes!!!

Cheryl Phelan August 22, 2022

I ordered a Sinch step over last Tuesday and I’m so excited for it to get here. You guys don’t have enough videos on YouTube for the step over. I love the drone shots so that you can capture the whole bike/rider experience rather than the first person look over the handlebars…you can’t even see the bike!
I grew up with motorcycles so I could not resist getting the step over even though I’m 73 and may some day wish I had gotten the step through. It is such a sharp look I just wouldn’t have been happy unless I got the step over. I’m sure I will love it. Best of luck I love the way you guys operate. You change little components on your bikes as you see fit to better it all the time. I appreciate that I know everyone else must too.

Denny Madorma August 22, 2022

With two knee replacements this Sinch step-thru is easy to ride. So far the quality is outstanding. The power is more than adequate.

Alan Covey September 06, 2022

I LOVE my White Sinch! The step over is the most beautiful bike ever made. I have also made full use of it’s long range. I have had it almost a year now, and have had many fun adventures on it.

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