Aventon Aventure Ebike Review. Aventon fat tire ebike

Aventon Aventure Ebike Review

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The Bottom Line

The versatile and powerful Aventon Aventure fat-tire e-bike sports a rugged build that is well suited for off-road riding on just about any terrain.

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Pros

  • Supports pedal assist and throttle operation
  • 28mph maximum assisted speed
  • All-terrain and water-resistant build
  • Built-in display shows speed and battery status
  • Companion app tracks rides
  • Integrated front and rear lights

Cons

  • Big and heavy
  • Abrupt pedal assist acceleration
  • On-demand throttle requires extreme caution

If you yearn to bike beyond paved roads, ride fast, and feel the wind on your face, the aptly named Aventure Ebike from Aventon might be your ideal companion. The 1,999 Aventure is an all-weather fat-tire e-bike with five pedal assist levels and an on-demand throttle for speedy getaways at up to 28mph. Its powerful 750W rear hub electric motor has a range of up to 45 miles, while its suspension and fenders make it well suited for rides on the beach or trails. A built-in display includes Bluetooth connectivity and can keep your phone charged, while a companion app tracks your rides and lets you customize bike settings. The Aventure is a powerful bike, and you definitely need to exercise caution when using it, but it makes for a very fun ride.

Aventon’s Most Versatile E-Bike

Based in Ontario, Calif., Aventon makes several different types of e-bikes, including cruisers, commuters, foldables, and fat-tire models. The full-sized Aventure is the company’s most expensive model to date, but also the most versatile; it’s designed to handle any terrain, including city streets, hiking trails, mud, gravel, snow, and sand.

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The company offers the Aventure in traditional and step-through frame options, in three sizes to accommodate riders between around 5’1” to 6’4”, and four colors (black, green, red, or sand). Step-through frames are easier to get on and off, as well as better for riding while wearing a skirt. Traditional step-over frames are more durable and safer for off-roading, one of the primary uses of the Aventure.

For this review, Aventon sent me the sand-colored model with a traditional frame in the small size (I’m 5’6”). The company also sent me front and rear racks, which it sells for 39.99 and 49.99, respectively.

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At a weight of 73 pounds and with 26-by-4-inch front and rear fat tires (HW), the Aventure is a beast of an e-bike. It features a backlit color LCD (Aventon doesn’t specify the resolution, but it looks sharp) that shows your speed, battery charge, power assist level (0 to 5), distance traveled, and other metrics as you ride. It also syncs your mileage and other metrics to the Aventon app (available for Android and iOS), and provides a standard USB-A port so that you can charge your phone while you ride.

The Aventure ships as a Class 2 e-bike with a 750W (sustained) brushless rear hub motor with five pedal assist levels. The throttle is capable of propelling the bike at up to 20mph even when you’re not pedaling. With pedal assist, the motor only engages when the pedals are turning. When you hold down the throttle on the left handlebar, the motor engages and the bike takes off, whether you’re pedaling or not (more on this in a bit).

In the Aventon app, you can increase the bike’s speed limit to 28mph with pedal assist, effectively turning it into a Class 3 e-bike. With the speed limit turned all the way up, the throttle still maxes out at 20mph.

Alternatively, if you want to ride it in an area that prohibits throttles, you can unplug and remove it; in that case, the Aventure operates as a Class 1 pedal-assist-only e-bike. Class 3 e-bikes are restricted from certain bike trails and paths, so pay attention to the rules and regulations where you ride. Aventon has a helpful article on the differences between Class 1, 2, and 3 e-bikes (Opens in a new window) on its site if you want to learn more.

The bike features a removable 48V, 720Wh lithium-ion battery that offers an average range of 45 miles per charge. The battery sits inside the frame, and you can remove it with a key for security or charging indoors.

Your range will vary depending on the outside temperature; your weight; the wind speed; road and terrain conditions; the pedal assist level; and your use of the throttle. On pedal assist level 1, Aventon says the bike offers around 53 miles of range. On level 5, it can go around 19 miles. On throttle alone, it should last around 27 miles. Aventon calculated those estimates using a rider weight of 180 pounds on 80% flat terrain.

You shouldn’t experience much range anxiety on the Aventure, but if you’re going for distance, it’s not your best bet. For comparison, the 2,198 VanMoof X3, a Class 1 pedal-assist-only e-bike meant exclusively for city riding, delivers up to 93 miles of range on a charge.

As for other specs and features, the Aventure has a wide, comfortable seat and an aluminum alloy frame that supports riders up to 300 pounds. Levers on the left and right handlebars let you control its front and rear hydraulic disc brakes, respectively. The brake levers are easy to engage, even with a single finger. Its front suspension fork offers 80mm of travel to absorb bumps on rough terrain. For safety, it has built-in fenders as well as integrated front and rear lights that you can control via the display or app. The Aventure has an IPX4 water-resistance rating, which means it’s fine to ride and park in the rain.

Assembling the Aventure

The Aventure arrives only partially assembled but neatly packaged in a large box. Any storage racks you order arrive in separate boxes.

In the box with the Aventure, you get two keys for removing the battery, a 48V 3-amp fast charger, a user manual, and all the tools needed to finish assembling the bike. You may want to use your own 15mm ratchet, because the one Aventon provides doesn’t feel too solid.

The assembly process involves installing the handlebar, front wheel, front fender, pedals, and seat. Aventon offers detailed instructions in the bike’s user manual and in a step-by-step assembly video (Opens in a new window) on YouTube.

After watching the YouTube assembly video, a handy friend of mine put the bike together on his own, without looking at the manual, but sustained a minor cut in the process due to Aventon’s subpar tools. From start to finish, the assembly process took an hour and 40 minutes.

I’m not very handy, and doubt I would be able to assemble the bike on my own. For an extra fee, one of Aventon’s dealers or a mobile service provider such as Velo Fix can assemble the bike for you (Opens in a new window).

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The Aventure doesn’t come with an air pump, so you may need to purchase one. Aventon recommends that you use a pump with a Schrader valve and pressure gauge to inflate each tire between 5 and 30psi.

After putting the Aventure together, the only remaining steps were to inflate the tires and adjust the seat height. I was eager to test it right away, and, fortunately, its battery arrived partially charged. I read the user manual front to back the night before, so I felt comfortable powering it up and taking it for a test ride.

At the risk of stating the obvious, the Aventure isn’t a toy. Taking the time to read the user manual is of the utmost importance. Pay special attention to the safety warnings and battery instructions to avoid injury and unnecessary wear to the charging components.

Easy to Operate

Powering the bike on requires a few steps: slide the battery into the bike and push it into place, press the power button on the battery twice until it turns blue, and hold down the power button on the left handlebar for three seconds to turn on the display.

In addition to the power button, the display controller on the left handlebar has plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease your pedal assist level; a light button to turn the front and rear lights on or off; and an information button to access the main menu and scroll through various riding metrics. With the buttons on the handlebar, you can switch the pedal assist level while the bike is in motion or stationary.

The LCD shows your light status, battery charge percentage, speed, and power assist level at all times when it’s on. Tap the information button to scroll through other data, such as your trip distance, odometer reading, average speed, max speed, trip time, and calories burned. The screen also shows the amount of carbon emission and the number of trees you saved during that trip by riding instead of driving.

To enter the main bike settings menu, press and hold the information button. Here, you can clear trip data, set the screen brightness, change your speed units (miles or kilometers per hour), access system information, and connect the bike to the app. According to the user manual, you should be able to adjust the bike’s speed limit from the main menu of the LCD, but this option isn’t available on my unit. I can, however, still adjust the speed limit in the app.

In testing, I had no problem connecting the bike to the Aventon app. After you download the app and set up an account, press Pair, turn on the bike’s display, long-press the information button, select Connect to App, use your phone to scan the QR code shown on the bike’s display, and finally give your bike a nickname. When the app asks for permission to use Bluetooth to connect to the bike’s display, press OK to complete the pairing process.

From that point forward, when you turn on the bike’s display, it should automatically connect to the Aventon app (as long as your phone is within Bluetooth range). You can check the connection status in the top left corner of the app; it will say Connected in yellow or Disconnected in gray.

To automatically record your rides, you must pair your bike with the Aventon app. Alternatively, you can manually track a ride by tapping the yellow Go button at the bottom of the app. At the bottom, the app also shows a few other tabs: Ebike, Record, Discover, and Me.

In the Ebike tab, you can view your riding data; turn the bike’s lights on or off; and access additional settings via the gear icon in the top right corner. Tap the gear icon to adjust your bike’s LCD brightness, auto power-off time (up to 100 minutes), speed limit, speed units, and pedal assist level.

One small gripe: Even though I have my speed unit set to mph, the app shows the speed limit in km/h. When I press the plus and minus buttons, the app lets me adjust the speed limit from 20 to 51km/h (around 12 to 31mph).

In Record, you can view your riding data by month and see how you stack up against other users on daily, weekly, monthly, and all-time leaderboards. Aventon ranks the leaderboards based on the distance you ride. The top rider at the time of this writing had logged more than 250 miles in a month.

In the Discover section, you can scroll through a social feed of posts from other Aventon riders and create your own. In the Me tab, you can view any virtual medals you have earned (Aventon awards them for 10 miles, 100 miles, and 1,000 miles, for example), locate dealers for service needs, access Help content, chat with Aventon’s support representatives, change your password, and more.

Battery Balancing and Charging

Aventon recommends fully charging the (large and heavy) battery after each use so it’s ready to go the next time you want to ride. It typically takes between three and seven hours to fully charge the battery.

You can charge the battery while it’s on or off the bike, but make sure it’s powered off (the indicator light should be off). Aventon stresses the order of the charging process: Plug the charger into the battery’s port before plugging it into a power outlet. When it’s finished charging, unplug it from the outlet, and then remove the wire from the battery’s port.

The indicator light shines red while the battery is charging and turns green when the process is complete. Aventon recommends removing the charger from the battery within one hour of the green light.

For space reasons, I store the Aventure outside on my covered patio. However, I always store and charge the battery indoors, as Aventon recommends in the user guide.

The procedure for the first three times you charge the bike is different than subsequent ones, because you need to balance the battery. Aventon also recommends repeating the battery balancing procedure after a period of long-term storage if you experience a noticeable range decline, or up to once a month as a proactive battery maintenance measure for frequent users.

To balance the battery, Aventon says to charge it for just under 12 hours (but never exceeding the 12-hour mark), regardless of the distance you ride or the amount of battery that remains. For the balancing process, it’s fine to keep everything plugged in after the indicator light turns green. After balancing the battery, you can go back to the normal charging procedure.

Familiarizing yourself with the battery charging and balancing procedures takes a bit of time, but it’s part of your responsibility as an e-bike owner—think of it like getting your car inspected or changing its oil. I store the user manual near the battery for easy reference.

My Experience With the Aventure

The Aventure looks slick and attracts attention; people always compliment the bike when I’m out riding it. With its integrated battery, the Aventon looks sleeker than its main competitors, the RadRover 5 and Himiway Cruiser, both of which cost 1,699.

The Aventure can feel a bit jerky when you start pedaling or tap the throttle, but gets more comfortable as you spend time riding it. That said, be sure to brace yourself for speedy acceleration before you start to pedal or tap the throttle.

In response to customer feedback, Aventon reduced the acceleration rate of pedal assist levels one and two to provide a smoother, more comfortable ride. Models that shipped since March 22, 2021 (including my review unit) incorporate these changes, but I still feel a bit of a jolt when the pedal assist function kicks in.

At the same time it modified pedal assist levels one and two for a smoother acceleration transition, Aventon made a major change to the throttle function. Based on user feedback, the company removed a safety feature that prevented the throttle from activating until you pedaled at least a quarter rotation.

As the company explains in a blog post (Opens in a new window). While this safety feature is something we stood by, it has become clear to us through the amount of feedback we’ve received … that while this feature is appreciated, it prevents people from using the throttle in some of the ways they’d like to; for instance, the need for some assistance while starting on a steep hill since that quarter rotation may prove to be too difficult on such a steep incline or forgetting to gear down when hitting continuous stop signs.

This means models shipped since March 22, 2021 feature an on-demand throttle, so you can activate the throttle from a complete stop. The company acknowledges that this change brings forth the possibility that you may accidentally hit the throttle switch, in which case your ebike will accelerate, whether you’re sitting or standing next to it, and will continue accelerating until the throttle switch is released.

(Note that Aventon sells a retrofit display and controller bundle (Opens in a new window) for 179.99 that addresses the abrupt pedal assist acceleration issue and provides on-demand throttle functionality for models sold before March 22, 2021.)

One time, while walking the bike in a crowded parking lot before hopping on, I either accidentally tapped the throttle or the pedal, because the bike quickly accelerated. It was a bit scary, but I didn’t lose control of it. As I mentioned, it takes time to master the Aventure, and you should use it with the utmost caution because it can be dangerous. It’s far more powerful than the VanMoof X3 I’m used to riding.

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Safety concerns aside, the Aventure is very fun for off-roading, and I especially enjoy riding it on the beach. After I ride past the crowded areas and hit a deserted strip of sand, I love switching it to pedal assist level five and riding fast. When set to maximum brightness, the LCD is easy to read, even in the sunlight.

Though some might claim riding an e-bike is pointless for fitness, it can still give you a good workout. As mentioned, the Aventure is a heavy bike. Without the motor, I can barely pedal it. On sand, I definitely can’t ride it without the help of pedal assist or the throttle, but on pedal assist level one or two, it still offers a good workout—my legs were sore for days after a long beach ride.

A Fun Off-Road Companion

The 1,999 Aventon Aventure is a rugged fat-tire e-bike that transitions well from paved road to dirt, gravel, sand, snow, or mud. With an average range of 45 miles, a maximum pedal-assisted speed of 28mph, and a throttle that propels you up to 20mph with zero effort, it can take you far and get you there fast. We also like its app-based and onboard connectivity. The bike’s pedal assist acceleration isn’t always the smoothest and the throttle requires caution, but it makes for a fun, thrilling ride. If you like adventure, the Aventure is sure to please.

Aventon Aventure Review: Affordable Fat Tire E-Bike for Fun Off-Road Commutes

The Aventon Aventure is an all-terrain e-bike pegged for commutes and low-key adventures off the beaten path.

One of the most affordable entry points for an off-road e-bike, the Aventon Aventure is designed to provide most of what the casual rider is looking for.

Let’s be clear: This isn’t meant to haul you up and down your favorite local mountain biking runs. This is a long-range town bike and low-weight hauler that can tackle unpaved routes and fly across paved ones.

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The Aventon Aventure reminds me of a beach cruiser that could actually cruise on a beach. It even has a wide seat, full fenders, and a step-through frame.

This frame of reference is the best way to inform what the bike does best, which is cruise long distances with smooth pedaling and a big assist to glide up and over grassy berms, fire road hills, and packed gravel trails. It doesn’t handle like a mountain bike or even a traditional fat tire bike, but then again, it’s not supposed to.

The Ride

I took the Aventure on quite a few commutes through the neighborhood and across town along city bike paths with off-road sections (some official, some not).

The most fun was aiming the bike at short but steep hills and feeling the torque of the bike kick in to maintain the speed. Switching from smooth surfaces to dirt is barely noticeable in some instances, though the handling differs once you enter uneven and flowy trails.

I liked being able to park the bike and bring the removable battery inside to charge. It fast-charges in a few hours but takes about 5 hours for a full charge.

I tested the Aventure with the rear and front racks added on (40 and 50, respectively). With bungees, the rear rack held a backpack — freeing my back from the additional sweat — while the front rack carried lighter loads like take-out orders on its wide frame.

At 5’10”, I’m right in the middle of the medium/large size range. Typically, I’d adjust the seat height so that my knee has the slightest bend at the bottom of a pedal stroke. But that’s more for road cycling than commuting on an e-assist bike.

I chose to embrace the casual feel of the upright posture created by the bike’s geometry. After all, I had an assist on knee-taxing climbs, so I didn’t fret having the seat in a slightly lowered position. If anything, it felt true to style and kept my center of gravity lower as well.

I let others ride the bike for short test runs, and they all returned with smiles on their faces. It’s likely that the casual nature of the bike and the e-assist can cover size differences among the Aventure’s two-sizes-fit-all frame options.

Aventure Specs

The fork has 80 mm of travel and is fine for bumpy commutes. Just don’t get it in your head to start jumping off every curb in town. Locking out the fork on paved roads will result in some jostles but grant you a noticeable boost in speed.

Five pedal-assist settings range from 11 mph up to 28 mph (when unlocked). Aventon’s reported range testing says the Aventure will assist for 53 miles on level one and 19 miles on level five for a 45-mile average range.

Our rides varied in speeds but seemed in line with this average. Obviously, if you stop pedaling altogether, you’re looking at less range.

The Aventure comes in two sizes: S/M (4’11” to 5’7″) and M/L (5’8″ to 6’2″).

Aventon Aventure Specs

  • Reported weight: 73 lbs.
  • Assist levels: 5
  • Gears: 8-speed
  • Motor power: 1,130 W peak, 750 W sustained
  • Battery power range: 720 Wh, 27 miles
  • Tire size: 4″
  • Brakes: Hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
  • Price: 1,900

Unlock Speed

The Aventure can become a class III bike through the companion app. That means it will top out at 28 mph rather than the 20mph cap for class II bikes. Check your local trail and bike path rules to find out which class bike settings you’ll need and whether a throttle is permitted.

For me, riding at the top speed of 28 mph on roads introduced issues with other traffic. Drivers and other riders see a fat tire bike and will pull out in front based on that appearance, not my actual speed. On trails and bike paths, I kept it under 20, which was plenty fast. I still had more control than a tri-guy on his aero bars.

The Aventure can also run with the throttle unplugged or totally removed if local rules require that.

It’s Not Like Riding a Bike

One big difference with e-bikes is the torque. It’s what they’re good at, but it also makes for an adjustment when you’re accustomed to traditional bikes. The Aventure has a bit of lag to engage its assist, which is fine when accelerating along a straight route but has a different feel in turns and when starting from a stop.

As a result, I got in the habit of backpedaling while braking and in turns to avoid pedal strikes and make sure I didn’t engage the e-assist.

Another adjustment is learning to cross streets from a stop. Here, the slight lag in the e-assist makes sense. You want to be able to nudge the bike forward without boosting yourself into traffic. It turns out using the trigger throttle only was the easiest and safest way to get the 70-pound Aventure to zip across the street.

Mentioning the weight, it’s not an issue when riding. It’s noticeable when maneuvering the bike when you’re stopped or off of it. That’s another reason I enjoyed the sturdy kickstand. Because you’re saving some money on the heavier build, it’s essential.

Who’s It For?

I’d recommend the Aventon to anyone who commutes on crunchy trails and wants a speed boost on long-range rides to the edge of town. Again, this isn’t a bike for taking technical descents or even jumping off curbs.

Beyond commuting, I see the Aventon as a reliable grocery-getter and errand accomplice, especially with the add-on racks. The front rack is fixed to the steer tube so it moves with your steering, keeping the load balanced through a turn.

Additionally, this e-bike is an all-day explorer whose off-road capabilities can fill in the gaps in a town’s bike paths and roads.

Overall, this all-terrain e-bike still leans toward the commute aspect more than off-road capabilities, but it’s still both. If you’re looking for an entry-level e-bike that can take you from pavement to dirt, the Aventure affordably fills that niche.

Aventon Aventure vs. Denago Fat Tire: step-thru eBikes compared

If you’re in the market for a fat tire eBike with a step-thru frame, you may have noticed the Aventon Aventure and the Denago Fat Tire step-thru eBikes, especially the very similar frame and some of the component features. Both these models offer a step-thru frame for a low standover height that makes starting and stopping with your feet flat on the ground easy and are intended for the same style of riding.

The Aventon Aventure and the Denago Fat Tire have many features and specifications in common; including 4 fat tires, suspension forks, and integrated lights. They also share the same retail price of 1,999, making these two models competitive on price.

Let’s take a deep dive and look at the two models head-to-head to see how they stack up.

The primary difference between the Aventon Aventure and Denago Fat Tire

Above all else, the primary difference between the Aventon Aventure and the Denago Fat Tire is the sensing technology used. The Aventon Aventure uses a cadence sensor, while the Denago Fat Tire Step-thru uses a more advanced and more expensive torque sensor.

Torque sensors are more responsive to the rider’s pedaling input, which make them a better choice for eBikes ridden off-road. Above all else, torque sensor vs. cadence sensor may help drive your decision-making between these two models.

What features Aventon Aventure and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru eBikes have in common

The Aventon Aventure and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru eBikes have some specs and features which are identical, or very close to identical, including:

  • The same retail price, 1,999
  • 750 Watt rear hub motors
  • fenders
  • kickstand
  • 4 Kenda fat tires
  • built-in lights powered by the eBike battery
  • hydraulic disc brakes
  • supension fork
  • both bikes offer a USB port for mobile phone charging on the go

Adjustable speed limiters

While the Denago ships in Class III mode (28 MPH pedal assist, 20 MPH throttle top speeds) and the Aventon ships in Class II mode (20 MPH pedal assist and 20 MPH throttle top speeds) in practice they are actually the same, since the rider can adjust the top speed to suit their preferences on both models.

Aventon riders can turn up the speed limiter to 28 MPH if desired, emulating Class III features, while Denago riders can turn down the speed limiter to 20 MPH (or even lower) if desired, emulating a Class II eBike.

How the Aventon Aventure and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru models are different

The Aventon Aventure and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru models differ in these key areas:

  • Sensor: The Denago Fat Tire eBike uses a more advanced torque sensor vs. the cadence sensor on the Aventon Aventure. Torque sensors measure the rider’s pedaling input for a more natural feel, especially on off-road surfaces.
  • The Denago also uses a much larger capacity battery than the Aventon, which translates to significantly more range on the road or trail. The Aventon Aventure gets a 720 Wh battery, the Denago Fat Tire battery is 921.6 Wh, a huge difference in performance. You can go much further on a single charge.
  • Denago uses premium LG 21700 cells in the battery, Aventon does not disclose the manufacturer used for the Aventon Aventure battery cells.
  • Aventon’s handlebar mounted display can be synced with a rider’s cell phone using an App, Denago does not offer this feature.
  • Aventon uses a wider-range 8 speed drivetrain, vs. the 7 speed drivetrain on the Denago.

Which fat tire step-thru eBike should you buy?

Considering that the Aventon Aventure and Denago Fat Tire Step-thru eBikes carry an identical retail price, head-to-head comparisons are straightforward: Denago wins on battery capacity and torque sensor technology, making the Denago a better choice for extended off-road exploring, since you can ride further from home or base camp on a single charge. Aventon wins on convenience features that may appeal to riders interested in connecting their eBike to their mobile phone via an App, and has a wider-range 8 speed drivetrain.

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The Denago team can help you find the best eBike for your needs. Call us at (877) 755-2454 to chat.

Aventon Sinch Fat-Tire Foldable E-Bike Review

I don’t know why, but there’s something about fat-tire e-bikes that makes them incredibly fun to ride. But it’s not every day you stumble upon a fat tire e-bike as elegantly crafted as the Aventon Sinch.

The Sinch offers the unbridled joy of cruising around on ridiculously large tires. yet it doesn’t sacrifice the ride and build quality. This makes it one of the best e-bikes you can buy in this price range.

What’s more, this bike is also foldable! This means you can easily pack it up and take it with you on any adventure you think of. Thanks to its big tires, you’ll be able to glide over sand, rock, and, of course, asphalt.

This is currently the only fat-fire e-bike on the market with a fully integrated battery.

Frame

The frame on Aventon Sinch is on a whole other level compared to the competition. It’s built out of 6061 hydroformed aluminum. The frame design is incredibly striking with bold, strong lines. However, the design serves a good purpose! Inside the tube, you can find the battery. As I mentioned above, the battery is full integrated into the frame. Don’t worry; you can still remove it. All you have to do is fold the bike and press a button, and the battery will slide out.

The battery also distributes the weight evenly, resulting in excellent handling.

Just like with all Aventon bikes, the woodwork on the frame is otherworldly. I have yet to see e-bikes in this price range with welds so smooth and seamless. The frame almost looks like it was cast rather than welded together.

Extra Features

Who needs extra features when the SInch is so fun? With that said, this bike doesn’t come with a lot of extra features. The only one is the suspension fork.

The Aventon Sinch features an RST Suspension fork with 45 millimeters of travel. While this I snot a lot of travel, it’s more than enough to absorb most of the bumps coming to the front of the bike. When combined with oversized tires, you will have a smooth ride even over the roughest of terrains.

Besides the suspension, this bike also comes with a large backlit LCD display. The display is easy to read and provides you with all the information you need about your ride, including the speed, battery health, level of pedal assist, as well as distance traveled.

Motor

The Aventon Sinch features a 500-watt (750 watts peak) geared rear hub motor that provides assistance up to 20 MPH with pedal assist and/or throttle.

The motor provides a decent range of riding performance from easy going up to quick and powerful thanks to five levels of pedal assist and the throttle.

Just like most rear hub motors, the motor on the Sinch produces some noise. The noise isn’t that loud, but it is quite audible when riding at slower speeds. Once you reach the top speed of 20 MPH, the noise dissipates quite a bit.

Battery

The Aventon SInch is powered by a high-capacity lithium-ion 48V battery rated at 672Wh. Just like all batteries from Avetnon this one also features Samsung cells, so you don’t have to worry about the dying out any time soon.

The position of the battery in the frame is ideal because it gives the e-bike its unique look and distributes the weight more evenly for a smoother ride. Since the battery is fully integrated into the frame, you don’t have to worry about dust or water getting in.

When it comes to range, on a full charge you can ride for up to 71 miles. That is if you use only the first level of pedal assistance. Realistically, you will be able to ride for around 40 miles on one charge.

The battery recharges quite quickly thanks to Avetnons fast charging technology. You can fully charge it in less than five hours.

Speed And Brakes

The Aventon Sinch is a class II electric bike. This means it can reach a top speed of 20 MPH on the pedal assist. What’s more, if you feel lazy, you can also reach the same speed using the throttle. Just keep in mind that you have to turn the pedals at least one-third of the revolution before you can engage the throttle.

The Sinch features Tektro MD 810 mechanical disc brakes with 180 mm rotors. You won’t have any trouble coming to a full stop in just a couple of feet. The breaks also feature an automatic cut-off system that will disengage the throttle the second you hit the breaks.

Tires

Like I mentioned before, and as you can see from the pictures, the Sinch comes with oversized Kenda Krusade tires. These tires are puncture-resistant, which means you can go full ham on just about any type of terrain.

The tires have an aggressive tread that’s just perfect for rough terrain. No matter the terrain, you won’t have any trouble finding grip with these tires.

Post Test Summary Aventon Pace 350: Pros Cons

The Aventon Sinch is one of the most fun e-bikes to ride on the market. On top of that, it’s the only foldable fat-tire e-bike that features a fully integrated battery.

Thanks to fat tires and fork suspension you will hardly feel the roughness of the terrain. This bike is perfect for when you want to go on a weekend adventure to the beach or into the woods and just drive around until you’re sore all over.

My only gripe with the Sinch is the throttle system. I can’t stress enough how I dislike having to turn the pedals so I can engage the throttle. While I understand that it’s a safety feature, but there must’ve been another way about doing it, but that’s just my opinion.

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