Compact E-Bike Battle: Aventon Sinch Vs. Lectric XP 3.0

Are you considering an electric bike, but the bulky frames and added weight are a deal-breaker? If so, then you might not have heard of compact e-bikes. Thanks to their convenience, these smaller, portable models are perfect for easing into the e-bike scene. This article compares two fantastic compact e-bikes, the Aventon Sinch, vs. the Lectric XP 3.0.

Although the Aventon Sinch and Lectric XP 3.0 are compact electric bikes with many similarities, these models have several differences. The XP 3.0 is a slightly newer model than the Sinch. It’s more powerful, has a better range, and is lighter. Additionally, it’s more affordable and accommodates a wider range of riders.

While the Lectric initially looks like the better electric bike, the reality is often not always so clear-cut. Below we’ll compare these two electric bikes, examining their physical features, performance, after-sales benefits, and users’ consensus to better decide which e-bike takes the top spot.

Aventon Sinch Vs. Lectric XP 3.0: Physical Characteristics

It’s important to be aware of certain features like overall size when folded, total weight, and rider restrictions before purchasing any electric bike, as these are limiting factors.

The table below compares some of the essential characteristics of each e-bike.

Criteria

Aventon Sinch

Lectric XP 3.0

Dimensions

Unfolded: 67″ x 23″ x 46″ (LxWxH)

Folded: 41″ x 23″ x 31″ (LxWxH)

Unfolded: 66″ x 25″ x 47″ (LxWxH)

Folded: 37″ x 18″ x 28″ (LxWxH)

Weight

68lbs

64lbs (including 7lbs battery)

Tires

20″ x 4″ Fat tires

20”x 3” Fat tires

Brakes

180mm rotor mechanical disc brakes

180mm rotor hydraulic disc brakes

Suspension

Front fork suspension with 45mm of travel

Front fork suspension with 50mm of travel

Rider height restrictions

5’0″ to 6’3″

4’10” to 6’5″

E-bike style

Compact. Step-over or step-through

Compact. Step-over or step-through

E-bike class

Class 2

Class 1, 2, or 3 (as needed)

Release year

2020

2022

Safety features

Head and tail lights

Passenger mode, which limits the e-bike to 10mph.

These e-bikes also have battery-powered head and tail lights.

Frame material

6061 aluminum alloy

6061 aluminum alloy

Waterproof rating

IPX4

IP-65

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When examining the table, we observe the following:

  • While operating, the e-bikes are of a similar size (the Sinch is slightly longer, while the XP 3.0 is wider and higher).
  • When folded, the XP 3.0 edges past the Sinch, taking up slightly less space. The smaller dimensions and lighter total weight make transporting the XP 3.0 marginally easier.
  • While many might argue that good quality mechanical disc brakes are as effective as the hydraulic version, the reality is, hydraulic disc brakes are the best in the long run, making the XP 3.0 superior.
  • Although the Sinch has slightly bigger wheels, the XP 3.0 has more travel in its suspension, making it slightly more comfortable over bumps.
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  • The XP 3.0 accommodates a wider range of rider heights. While most riders fall in the large overlap between the e-bikes, for slightly shorter and slightly taller riders, the XP 3.0 wins by default.
  • Thanks to the Passenger mode, the XP 3.0 is safer for transporting passengers (like children) by e-bike.
  • The XP 3.0 has a better Ingress Protection Rating, which means it handles wet conditions slightly better. You can also wash it slightly more vigorously. Neither e-bike is waterproof.
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Aventon Sinch Vs. Lectric XP 3.0: Performance

While physical features are essential, the bike’s performance is usually the criteria that make or break it.

The next table examines motor output, battery capacity, payload, and other features.

Criteria

Aventon Sinch

Lectric XP 3.0

Motor

48V brushless (gearless) hub motor

Brushless rear hub motor

Power output

500w sustained

750w peak

500w sustained

1000w peak

Top speed

20mph with pedal assist

28mph with pedal assist (20mph on throttle only)

Torque

80nm

55nm

Battery

48V Lithium Ion

48V Lithium Ion

Battery range

Standard 40 miles

Max range 60 miles (672wh)

Standard 45 miles (500wh)

Long range 65 miles (672wh)

Payload

Max 300lbs

Max 330lbs

Rear rack capacity

50lbs

150lbs

Pedal assist

5 levels of pedal assistance

5 levels of pedal assistance

From the table, we observe many similarities, but several important differences in how well the e-bike performs, including:

  • Although they have similar motors, the XP 3.0 has 250w more peak power output. So while both e-bikes cruise with similar sustained output, the XP has more capacity for “big pushes.”
  • While the Sinch sits firmly in the class 2 category with a maximum of 20 mph, the XP 3.0 gives riders an extra 8mph. Provided it’s legal in your state, you could own a class 3 e-bike with the XP 3.0.
  • Where the Sinch shines is in the torque department. With the extra 25nm, you can use the throttle on the Sinch from a standstill. Additionally, hills are easier thanks to the extra power.
  • While the payloads are practically the same, the XP 3.0 is better equipped to carry passengers.
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Aventon Sinch Vs. Lectric XP 3.0: Price And After Sales

When two products are similar in many aspects, it often comes down to what the companies offer as part of the sale and the after-sale customer support to decide which product you’ll purchase.

The third table examines prices, shipping, and warranty of the e-bikes.

Criteria

Aventon Sinch

Lectric XP 3.0

Official website price

$1399.00 (discounted)

$1599.00 (regular)

$999.00 (standard range)

$1199.00 (long range)

Shipping

Free to the 48 contiguous states on purchases over $100.

Shipping takes 3 to 10 business days.

Free shipping within the 48 contiguous states (e-bikes only). Shipping to Canada costs $200.

Shipping takes 2 to 10 business days.

Warranty

2 year

14-day returns policy

1 year

7-day returns policy

The table shows that the Sinch is significantly more expensive than the XP 3.0. So if you’re looking for an e-bike with a limited budget, the XP 3.0 is the better option.

However, Aventon offers a two-year blanket warranty, which is better but not a deal breaker/maker.

Aventon Sinch Vs. Lectric XP 3.0: User Ratings

Although these e-bikes are comparable in most fields, the final “yardstick” we’ll use is the user ratings each e-bike received from its respective website.

The Aventon Sinch received a 4.69-star rating (out of 918 reviews) on Aventon’s website, indicating that users are overall happy with the e-bike.

However, the Lectric XP 3.0 received a staggering 4.9-star rating (out of 2683 reviews).

The higher review and the number of reviews received places the XP 3.0 miles ahead of the Sinch in popularity.

Which Is Best: Aventon Sinch Vs. Lectric XP 3.0?

Although they are close, the Lectric XP 3.0 edges in front of the Aventon Sinch thanks to its better price, lighter weight, improved power, and substantial rear rack carrying capacity.

While the Aventon allows you to pop down to the local grocery store, the Lectric allows you to take another human being along for the ride (a great idea for school drop-offs and pick-ups when trying to save costs).

The XP 3.0s are also better equipped for sudden, hard braking thanks to their hydraulic disc brakes.

However, if your area has many hills, consider the Aventon Sinch. Thanks to its superior torque, climbing steeper slopes is marginally easier.

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Conclusion

Although the Aventon Sinch and Lectric XP 3.0 are compact/foldable electric bikes with several similarities, there are significant differences.

The XP 3.0 is lighter, has a higher peak output, accommodates more rider heights, has a better user review, carries an additional passenger, and is cheaper than the Sinch, making it the preferred choice for many looking to break into the compact e-bike scene.

Author

  • Miles Baxter

    Miles Baxter is an engineer with a longstanding love for bicycles, sparked by winning a mountain bike in a childhood lottery. Balancing a keen interest in mechanics with the thrill of biking, his career is a testament to the art of turning wheels and gears into adventures.

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