Last Updated on October 29, 2023 by Igor Karni
Aventon Bikes was started in 2013 by J.W. Zhang along with Augusto Peraza III, with its headquarters located in Ontario, California. Much like most bike companies, it had humble beginnings, claiming to have started out with not so much as a one-room warehouse office and a tiny van. It didn’t take long for the brand to gain traction, especially after it became a supplier of bike parts.
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It also shares plenty of the idealistic goals that various e-bike organizations have, which undoubtedly serve as the primary basis of its founding. Aventon seeks to “empower everyone” with the advantages of biking and e-biking. By and large, the brand also dedicates itself to improving its models’ quality by “pushing” (as its name suggests in Spanish) what e-bike technology can deliver.
That said, Aventon’s founders adopt a hands-on approach to designing every vital component of their models, like the frames, which use hydro-foaming, for example, to ensure quality.
Power and Comfort That’s Accessible to Everyone
Aventon clearly focuses on urban riding with its three product lines. Two lines fall under the city, cruiser, and commuter categories, namely the Level and Pace. Sinch happens to be the sole folding e-bike with the fat tires offering of the brand. The brand’s reputation for entry-level, very affordable e-bikes easily stands out in the pricing and features of every product in its catalog.
It doesn’t rely on gold-standard components like Bosch and Shimano motors yet it still manages to create models that can rival and even transcend models that do, especially in power, range, and relative comfort. Almost all its models’ motors don’t fall below 500W in peak wattage, attain top speeds of 28mph (45 km/h), and make use of slightly faster charging 3-amp chargers – all at wallet-friendly prices.
On top of that, you’re guaranteed a one-year comprehensive warranty and a lifetime warranty. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg as our short reviews as follows will prove soon enough.
Aventon e-Bikes Review: Model Lines
|Aventon E-Bike Line||E-bike Type|
|Level||Cruiser, City, Commuter|
Aventon Level City/Commuter Model Line
Aventon Level is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the representative (second to the Pace Line), model line in Aventon’s catalog. The line consists of step-over and step-through versions, which share the same specs. It’s a traditional commuter e-bike as evidenced by the high, curved handlebars and the inclusion of fenders and racks.
For $1,600, you already get a powerful, speedy 750W motor, which is a rear hub made by the Chinese company Shengyi. The handlebars are obviously designed with comfort in mind as proven by the wider, curved handlebars. The overall riding performance has continually been praised as being very comfortable because of the combination of frame design, handlebars, and wide tires.
Of course, how can we possibly forget about the aluminum alloy fenders and the rear rack? For the price point, it’s almost a miracle that these accessories are already included. The same can be said for the sizable LCD displays, hydraulic brakes, and nifty, adjustable kickstand. Lastly, the battery guarantees at most 60 miles (97 km) of range, which gives plenty of brands out there that cost thrice the Level’s price a run for their money.
We invite you to take a closer look at the Aventon Level City/Commuter Model Line. Also, here is our head-to-head comparison of Mokwheel Asphalt and Aventon Level 2 commuter e-bikes.
Aventon Sinch Model Line
It’s not hard to be immediately beguiled by the smooth, aesthetic appeal of this folding fat e-bike. Not a lot of brands can boast of winning in the appearance department as far as most folding e-bikes go, and oftentimes, it’s because the standard folding e-bike design leaves limited room to exercise creativity. Aventon’s Sinch proves to be a delightful exemption.
It incorporates a slightly less powerful 500W rear hub Shengyi motor. Even so, it actually manages to push its riding range to more than 70 miles (112 km) and can achieve a 24mph (40 km/h) top speed. You can trigger the throttle while pedaling, which only adds to the ready convenience provided by the fat tires. Riding comfort is outstanding, to say the least.
The Tektro mechanical disc brakes do a decent job of providing satisfactory stopping power, ad it also throws in an LED that informs you about battery levels. The folding feature is almost a given, but it’s definitely well worth mentioning for the amount of comfort that the model can already guarantee. For the thick, solid frame and the inclusion, again, of an adjustable kickstand, the Sinch delivers the best bang for everyone’s buck.
We invite you to take a closer look at the Aventon Sinch Model Line.
Aventon Pace Model Line
The Pace line could be just as popular as the Level, as it already has numerous models under its wing. They can be subdivided namely into the 350 and 500 varieties, which readily showcase the power you can expect from either one. Both have a step-through option for easy mounting. At best, the main strength of the Pace is its price point relevant to the quality of the components, specs, and overall riding comfort.
The 500 and 350 integrate 500W and 350W Shenyi rear hub motors, respectively. Besides marginal differences in weight, there are actually a lot of other features. The 500 can achieve 28mph (45 km/h), though, while the 350W can only manage 20mph (32 km/h). Max range is also slightly lower for the latter, topping at 50 miles (80 km) compared to the former’s 60 (97 km). However, those numbers are still fairly impressive considering their price tags.
The 500 uses Tektro hydraulic brakes as opposed to the 350’s mechanical ones. These differences convince us that the Pace 500 is the infinitely better option, and well worth shelling out the extra hundred dollars for.
Both follow the upright e-bike design that only spells comfort for the rider, complemented by adjustable handlebars. Much like other Aventon models, the 500 also includes a kickstand and sidewall-stripped tires.
We invite you to take a closer look at the Aventon Pace Model Line.
Aventon Soltera Model Line
If you’re an Aventon enthusiast or e-bike owner, you’ll probably notice the fact that Soltera’s design calls to mind their sportier offerings. While the Soltera belongs more to the city category than most performance-focused models, this aggressive design combined with the generally casual-oriented theme of the e-bike instantly makes it tick the versatility checkbox.
After all, the extra punch from the rear hub motor allows the rider to accelerate quickly and negotiate inclines with relative ease. All the while, you can smoothly shift to a more casual, cruiser- or commuter-style of riding whenever you want to or feel it necessary.
Speaking of the motor, it’s definitely clear proof that the e-bike is more about urban riding before anything else. It strikes a balance between being sporty and casual by being slightly more powerful with its 350W capacity while guaranteeing the natural bonus to the traction that these motors provide (detailed specs: 36V, 350W (nominal) brushless rear hub motor). The Soltera’s top speed is 20 mph (32 km/h).
With a total weight of 41 pounds (18.6 kg), the Soltera certainly lives up to being marketed as a lightweight e-bike. The double-butted aluminum, step-thru frame is a classic as far as Aventon as a whole is concerned, and it contributes to keeping the weight down. The absence of extra gears, due to the e-bike being a single-speed, only lightens the load further.
What Do E-Bike Riders Like About Aventon?
Most riders view the Aventon brand as a go-to option for value-for-money e-bikes that don’t break the bank. If you can save thousands of bucks yet still, more or less, get the same e-bike experience as in other mid-range and even high-end models, it’s only logical that you’d choose the (oftentimes rare) brand that achieves this.
Aventon is definitely one of those standout brands. This is especially true if you can make do without extra techy features, integrated lights, and a few other accessories.
It also sells directly to consumers and works with numerous dealers in both Canada and the US, which is a telling sign of its already wide scope. These facts provide the exact reasons why Aventon is tough to beat and why most of its feedback is overwhelmingly positive, despite it being overshadowed by the larger brands out there.
What Countries Does Aventon Ship To?
Aventon ships locally to every state in the US and some countries internationally, including all provinces Canada and countries in the European Union. It does not explicitly state what other countries it accommodates.
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Take a look at Aventon Sinch electric folding bike in this video: