Lectric ONE: Unveiling a New Era in Ebike Technology

Lectric eBikes, the undisputed champion of ebike sales in America thanks to their popular XP Series, throws down the gauntlet with their most high-tech offering yet—the Lectric ONE. This ebike isn’t just an evolution; it’s a revolution built around groundbreaking partnerships with Pinion and Gates, industry leaders renowned for their drivetrain components.

The Lectric ONE caters to riders seeking a commuter bike’s durability with a sprinkle of innovation. Buckle up as we delve into the world-class tech that elevates the everyday ride.

Lectric One video review

To fully understand where Lectric One stands out, it’s important to understand the distinguishing features of the Pinion gearbox and Gates belt drive. This is where the value truly is as you won’t find these components in any ebike under around $6,000.

Pinion Gearbox: Shifting Gears Like a Sports Car

Lectric One Pinion gearbox

Imagine the smooth, intuitive gear changes of a sports car translated to your ebike. That’s the magic of Pinion’s C1.6i gearbox, the heart of the Lectric ONE. This marvel of German engineering boasts:

  • Effortless Electronic Shifting: Pinion’s Smart.Shift technology replaces clunky derailleurs with a push-button electronic system. Riders can shift quickly and intuitively, mimicking the experience of paddle shifters in a car.
  • Pre-Select (semi-automatic shifting) and Start-Select Features: The Pre-Select function anticipates your needs, automatically adjusting gears while coasting, upshifting downhill, and downshifting uphill. Simply select your preferred cadence in the Pinion app and the gearbox will work to keep you at that cadence. Start-Select empowers you to pre-choose your starting gear for those crucial split-second moments on the road.
  • Minimal Maintenance: Say goodbye to frequent drivetrain adjustments and lubrication. The enclosed, weather-sealed Pinion gearbox is a fortress against grime and requires minimal upkeep.
Manual shifters for those who prefer more control

Gates Carbon Drive Belt: Whisper-Quiet, Maintenance-Free Performance

Ditch the greasy chain and embrace a cleaner, quieter ride with the Gates Carbon Drive belt. This automotive-grade belt boasts several advantages:

  • Unmatched Durability: The Gates Carbon Drive surpasses traditional chains in longevity. It’s resistant to rust, eliminates the need for lubrication, and offers a smoother, quieter ride.
  • Effortless Maintenance: Gone are the days of greasy chain adjustments. The Gates Carbon Drive requires minimal upkeep, allowing you to focus on the joy of riding.
  • Mobile App Compatibility: Maintaining the belt tension is a breeze. The Gates Carbon Drive app utilizes your phone’s microphone to analyze the belt’s vibration frequency when plucked like a guitar string. The app then guides you on necessary adjustments based on the reading.

Bottom line, the lifespan of a Gates belt is estimated to range from 15,000 to 20,000 miles before replacement is necessary.

Power, Performance, and Peace of Mind

Beyond the groundbreaking drivetrain tech, the Lectric ONE boasts additional features that elevate the ebike experience:

  • Lectric’s 750-Watt Stealth M24 Rear Hub Motor: This translates to a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio for lightning-fast starts and effortless acceleration. The motor peaks at 1,310 watts and all of that power is available at the press of the left-hand thumb throttle.
  • Backlit Color LCD Display: Monitor your ride vitals easily on the new clear, backlit color LCD display. The display now has a USB port to charge your device and provides more helpful information for troubleshooting.
  • Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Experience confident stopping power with the 180mm hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Puncture-Resistant Tires: The 20 x 2.5-inch tires are fortified with 3mm Hippo Skin with an Aramid Floc Breaker and Shark Skin sidewall protection to shield you from flats. Like all Lectric ebikes, the tires still come with Slime tire sealant pre-installed.
  • Lectric PWR Programming: Enjoy Lectric’s custom programming for a seamless electric assist experience. This controls the amount of amps in each pedal assist level.
  • Lightweight Design: Despite the cutting-edge tech, the Lectric ONE maintains a manageable weight of 63 lbs.
  • Biodegradable Packaging: Lectric prioritizes sustainability with biodegradable and recyclable packaging.

Lectric One Pricing and Battery Options

The Lectric ONE is available at a competitive price of $1,999 for the 10.4 Ah battery. For $2,199, the 14 Ah long range battery is available. The 10.4Ah offers an estimated range of 45 miles on a single charge, while the 14Ah extends your range to approximately 60 miles. For enhanced safety, the Lectric ONE is UL 2849 certified, a rigorous standard that ensures the battery and electrical system meet stringent safety protocols.

During launch, you’ll receive a free rear rack, and fenders. The bike requires minimal assembly, thanks to the thru axle which allows for almost anyone to assemble it.

The Future of Ebikes is Here

The Lectric ONE is a testament to Lectric’s commitment to innovation and rider experience. With Pinion’s gearbox and Gates’ belt technology, the Lectric ONE ushers in a new era of low-maintenance, high-performance ebikes.

Whether you’re a seasoned commuter or a curious newcomer, the Lectric ONE offers a glimpse into what we might see more on ebikes in the future. With its pre-order perks and competitive price tag, the Lectric ONE makes experiencing cutting-edge ebike technology more accessible than ever. They really pushed the envelope with this one and it will be interesting to see how the Lectric One is received from the core of Lectric’s customer base, most of who own a $1000 ebike.

Want to dive into Lectric’s full lineup? Check out all of our Lectric in-depth reviews.

Lectric one review
Electronics (Battery, Motor, Display)
Components (Shifter, Derailleur, Fork, Brakes)
lectric one pros
Pinion gearbox
Gates belt drive
New color LCD display
UL 2849 Certified
Powerful 1310 watt motor
Hydraulic disc brakes
Easy assembly
Flashing lights
Class 3 speeds
Adjustable stem and step-thru frame allows for a variety of height ranges
lectric one cons
Smaller battery
No suspension
Smaller capacity rear rack
Firm seat
Single frame size