Aventon Aventure Review: This Ebike Is An All-Terrain Beast
With large diameter 4″ fat tires and 80mm travel front suspension, this ebike will go anywhere you want to take it, and you won’t feel a thing! Read on to learn everything you need to know about the Aventure (good and bad).
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With a top speed of 28 MPH, an average range of 45 miles on a single charge, 4″ fat tires, and front suspension with 80mm of travel, there’s no end to the places you can take the Aventon Aventure e-bike.
Being able to take this bike on any terrain, I think, is at the essence of why I get on so well with this bike, and why I believe it will suit most types of riders, but not all.
Those speed, mileage, and ride-comfort stats listed above are especially impressive when you consider this 2000 rugged yet versatile ebike also has a throttle, 8 gears, and front/rear lights, all as standard.
The Aventon Aventure electric bike has a look about it that I haven’t seen on other electric bikes. Because of its unique design, I get so many Комментарии и мнения владельцев about it while out riding.
People will frequently say “cool bike, is it electric?”, or “what bike is that? I love the look of it”.
Read my Aventon Sinch review next if you’re curious about this mini version of the Aventure which can also fold in half!
I’m not even joking, the only other time I have gotten this much attention with an ebike was with my heavily kitted out Rad Power Bikes RadRunner, and more recently, the Aventon Soltera, for its vibrant citrine color.
In this Aventon Aventure review, I’m going to share my experiences riding this electric Aventon all-terrain Ebike, give an overview of its key features, and what makes it stand out from the competition.
I’ll also share the best places to buy it with advice on choosing the right size frame, and finally my review summary with pros and cons with a score out of 10.
Keep reading to the end of this post where I’ll answer some FAQs and leave you with some more photos of this versatile, rugged e-bike for adventurous riders. These photos give a closer look at the components and overall build quality.
There’s also a hands-on video review demonstrating the Aventon Aventure’s speed, acceleration, top speed, plus a walk-through of all the key features.
To read our other electric bike reviews, visit our Trail Kale eBike reviews page.
Grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy this in-depth Aventon Aventure review.
Aventon Aventure Review: Table of Contents
The Aventon Aventure pictured in this review and video (at the end of this post) is the Camouflage Green color and Medium frame size which fits me, at 5’8″ very well.
There are 2 other colors available; ‘sand’ and ‘fire black’, both of which also look really nice.
The Aventure also comes in a step-through version for those who may have mobility issues, or have a shorter stature – more on the step-through version later in this review.
What’s it like riding the Aventon Aventure eBike?
Okay, so how does the Aventon Aventure actually ride when using it in real-world situations?
Well, it’s tons of fun, and I don’t say that lightly!
Like I said earlier, you can ride over pretty much anything and that means you don’t really have to pick a bike for the terrain you plan to ride on if you own one of these bikes.
You can take the Aventure on gravel, dirt trails, light trails, roads, concrete, or cycle paths; anything you want to ride, this bike will comfortably take you over it.
So, it’s a pleasure to ride in terms of comfort, and also peace of mind knowing your bike won’t be a limitation on your rides.
The bike comes with 4-inch fat tires, a nice wide saddle, and front suspension forks with 80mm of travel – all of these features add to that comfortable ride.
The fat tires really inspire confidence when riding over otherwise challenging terrain, especially if you ride lots of gravel routes because the 4″ width and nobbly tire walls provide excellent traction.
With fat tires, you’ll also notice a much smoother ride to what you may be used to if you haven’t tried them before.
The bike weighs a whopping 73lbs, which is heavy, so it’s not the sort of bike you easily pick up and carry upstairs.
To this point, the battery is detachable, so if you’re using the bike to commute to work, then you can secure the bike on a lower level, and take the battery up to your office for charging.
It’s an attractive-looking bike with audacious wheels, so people do give it a nod of approval when you cycle past them, that’s if they don’t comment to say “nice bike!” :).
It also has a comfortable riding position, and the quick-release saddle provides a nice soft platform to sit on.
The saddle gives a nice riding platform to sit on and is fully adjustable via quick release for the height and bolts for front/back and tilt tweaks.
In addition to cycling, and cycling with pedal assist, you can also use the throttle which allows you to power along up to 20mph without even having to pedal – this is an awesome feature that I use a lot!
The top speed of the bike when modified into a class III ebike, can go up to 28 MPH when using pedal assist.
Ask me how to modify it to be a class 3 bike in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев, and I’ll be happy to share.
The throttle does take a second or two to kick in, which is good because it makes your ride nice and smooth, but it would be nice to be able to change how this works so that the throttle is more responsive when you want/need it to be.
Unfortunately, the bike doesn’t come with a bell which would be useful to alert other road/cycle path users of your presence.
Now one thing I noticed when riding the Aventure is a bit of rattle coming from the rear fender – which is annoying but easily fixable with some tape or padding.
Watch my video after this review to see what I mean when referring to the small rattling noise – this could also just be an issue with my bike in particular.
A lot of the time I find myself using the pedal assist setting of 3 or 4 with this bike (it goes up to 5), and fifth gear, as I find it’s a good balance between me wanting to do some exercise (without getting sweaty).
The Aventure can also operate with the throttle unplugged and removed, should you want to ride in an area where throttles are prohibited.
To learn more about electric bike laws around the world, and to see what power/speed options are allowed in your country, read this helpful Wikipedia article.
What’s the riding position like?
The Aventon Aventure has a great riding position that is comfortable when using it over a variety of terrain types from gravel to the trail.
There are 3 different frame sizes available, Small, Medium, or Large, and as a quick way to know which one is for you, go for:
- Small if your height is in the range 5’1″ – 5’9″
- Medium if your height is in the range 5’7″ – 5’11”
- Large if your height is in the range 5’11” – 6’4″
The Aventon Aventure product page has full details on things like handlebar height, reach, maximum/minimum seat height, stand-over height, and seat tube length.
You can adjust the saddle up, down, forward, and back, as you would expect.
The handlebars can also be adjusted up and down, so this should give most people enough flexibility to get a riding position that works well for them.
Watch my video below to get a better understanding of what the ride position is like – and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more eBike and outdoor gear reviews just like this one.
I don’t have any accessories for the Aventure ebike yet but a bell, a rear rack, and maybe a mirror would be pretty useful to have!
Are the handlebars comfortable?
The handlebars are comfortable thanks to the soft sticky grip pattern, as seen in the image above.
How stable is this electric bicycle when riding off-road?
Well, it’s called the ‘Aventure‘ for a reason, it’s so much fun to ride off-road, and that’s essentially what it was built to do – to have adventures with!
Is the electric motor noisy?
The noise level of the motor is pretty standard for an electric bike like this. Nothing stands out as being loud or super quiet, to be honest.
To get an understanding of the noise levels, check out my video at the bottom of this review.
Key features and specifications that matter (and some that don’t perform)
Battery power, top speed, and mileage is epic
You can get a lot of usage out of the removable integrated Lithium-ion 48V, 15Ah (720Wh) battery.
You can typically go roughly 45 miles on one charge, depending on rider weight, terrain, incline, and level of power assist being used. 45 miles was the average that Aventon came up with during all their testing.
That’s pretty incredible for a bike that weighs 73lbs and runs on fat tires, which aren’t as efficient as thinner-walled tires.
The battery is also removable via the lock on the frame. See my video below for a demo on how easy it is to remove, should you need to take it into your home/ office to charge.
The bike can also reach 28MPH effortlessly with power assist and the Class 3 upgrade hack mentioned above.
I love how large and clear the Aventon displays are, and this is a feature that helps the brand stand out from competitor electric bike brands.
See my video below on how to operate the display.
4″ fat tires and front suspension makes the ride fun AND smooth
The Aventure comes with 4″ fat tires which give the bike a really smooth ride but also make it possible to ride on bumpy dirt trails effortlessly.
They also make riding on terrain like gravel a confident and enjoyable experience.
If you’ve ever had a scary moment where your front wheel has slipped out from under you due to riding on gravel with narrow wheels, you’ll know what I mean there.
Included front and rear lights.
The front headlight is compact but lights up the way well enough when riding at night.
These rear lights and front lights can also be turned on with the dial on the left handlebar – there’s a picture of that in my photo gallery below.
At the rear, there’s a single brake light which is a great safety feature to have when riding at night.
The Aventon Aventure also has a step-through version – Here’s what you need to know about it
The Aventon Aventure also comes in a step-through edition which would be a better option if you have mobility issues and cannot lift your leg up high enough to get over the frame and onto the bike.
Shorter people including many women and young adults with a slight build may also prefer step-through versions of bikes but that doesn’t mean men can’t ride them of course!
The Step-Through version comes in 3 other colors which are all very attractive.
The step-through version comes in two different sizes but caters more toward shorter heights due to the dropped frame position.
The Small/Medium frame is for those between the height of 4’11” and 5’7″, and the Medium/Large frame is for those who are 5’8″ – 6’2″ tall.
It’s also the same price as the standard Aventure.
Where to buy the Aventon Aventure ebike
You can buy the Aventure at aventon.com for 1,899, which is great value for an electric bike that offers all this one does.
If you ride a lot in areas that offer trails, gravel, and anything other than just road surfaces, and are looking for an ebike that offers a fast top speed, high mileage on a single charge, good hill-climbing ability (with the 8 gears), then the Aventon Aventure is most likely the ebike you’ve been searching for.
Having 8 gears makes riding uphill so much easier, and will likely increase your average total mileage because you’ll be able to assist the motor with more power from your legs at times, thanks to the range of gears.
When you order online, the bike arrives in a box, so you do have to assemble some of it yourself, but it’s very easy to do.
It should take the average person half an hour to do it, and the package comes with the tools required.
Shipping was also very quick from the Aventon store, so all in all I feel like this bike is good value for money.
Aventon Aventure review Video
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Aventon Aventure Review
The Aventon Aventure is Aventon Bikes electric fat-tire mountain bike model. The Aventure comes equipped with Kenda fat tires and front suspension making it a comfortable, universal ride for most. The Aventure scored a 53 on our Tower ebike score giving it a mediocre ebike ranking. To learn more about the Aventon Aventure read our full review below.
DISCLAIMER. Aventon and Aventure are trademarks of Aventon Bikes, and use of that trademark in this review does not indicate that the reviewer is claiming any interest in the mark or any affiliation with or sponsorship or endorsement by Aventon Bikes.
Aventon Aventure Review
Today, we’re going to be reviewing and rating the Aventure by Aventon. That’s “Adventure” without the D so you spell it right. Aventon jumped on the e-bike trend a few years back. They do one of the better jobs in terms of styling and looks on eBikes. They’ve got a lot of different electric bike models but today, we’re reviewing the Aventure Ebike. The Aventon Aventure Ebike scored a 53 on our 100-point scale, which rates it as a mediocre electric bike.
Before we get into the score, I want to introduce myself. My name is Stephan Aarstol. I am the CEO of the Tower e-Bike Repair Shop here in San Diego. We see hundreds of e-bikes come in through our shop. Therefore, we see a lot of different electric bikes within the industry.
What we normally do is have our professional mechanics, who have ten plus years of experience in the bike world and the electric bike industry, review and rate all of these electric bikes on seven key attributes. These are as follows:
- Electric Bike Materials Quality
- Bicycle Mechanical Quality
- Low maintenance of Electric Bike
- Electric Bike Hill-climbing ability
- Electric Bike Range
- Electric Bike Comfort
- Electric Bike Universality
Those are the seven key attributes that build up our Tower Score. In each category, the e-bike gets a score between one and ten, ten being the highest. After which, we normalize all seven scores to get a handy single-point score out of a hundred. When all is said and done, we’ll be able to provide e-bike customers and shoppers with a succinct rating that will give them all the context they need to make an educated purchase decision.
Nowadays, the e-bike market is a saturated market. It’s hard to figure out if an e-bike lives up to its name without seeing and testing it for yourself. Fortunately, we run an e-bike repair shop. Thus, we’re quickly able to see all types of e-bikes and review and rate them. We offer guidance, insight, and knowledge on the different e-bikes that we find. That’s the Tower Score. That’s what we’re doing here. It’s like the wine spectator score if you’re familiar with it, but for eBikes instead of wines.
There are almost as many types of electric bikes in the market as there are varieties of wine. It can be overwhelming to try to figure out which bike is going to match your needs best. Plus, it’s tough with a lot of these e-bike companies being direct-to-consumers. They don’t have a retail display model or an area where you can test ride their bike without paying thousands of dollars and having it shipped to you. That’s why we want to give as much information as possible and in a simple, digestible manner from a trusted source. Nobody pays us to review their eBikes, or pays us an affiliate marketing percent of their sales, which is a bit different that how many eBike sites operate online.
Apart from the Tower score, we also have a supplementary score. It’s also based on 100 points and it’s called the Specialty Score. The Specialty Score is a supplementary score that we like to include. It omits the last two attributes of the tower e-bikes score; namely comfort and universality. The point of the Specialty score is to take into consideration the purpose of a specific e-bike and what it was made for. In other words, we wouldn’t want to judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree.
Some bikes, like off-road bikes, are made for performance during rugged use, not made for comfort per se. Thus, it will always score low on comfort. You get the idea. It’d be a bit unfair to judge some bikes on comfort and universality when it wasn’t even made for those. Comfort and universality may not be the focal point of the product we’re reviewing. Thus, that is why the Specialty Score exists. it’s often times a better rating for specialty type bikes. On the Specialty Score, the Aventon Aventure scored forty-eight out of a hundred.
Let’s get back into the Tower Score on this eBike.
Materials Quality. 2/10
The first attribute we looked at for the Aventure is materials quality. We like to look at materials quality first because we believe it’s usually a good telltale sign of what the bike is worth. Usually, a company that doesn’t provide high-quality materials will cheap out on other areas of the bike.
Also, usually, if you notice that the exterior parts of the bike are made of cheap materials, you’ll find the same to be true in the e-bike’s interior components as well. That’ll be detrimental to the rider; especially when we get into the electrical components. It’s something to consider because the Aventure scored very low here. We found this particularly odd as the aesthetic of the Aventon eBikes are actually pretty good, but they just seem to achieve that with cheaper materials so durability is likely an issue here.
The Aventure is equipped with Kenda tires. Kenda tires are fairly common and popular, but they are also a low-budget option. If you’re touting a rugged bike, one that’s made for the outdoors and for off-roading, and then you put cheap tires on it, we find that somewhat ridiculous. We would’ve liked to see a more trusted name tire brand; one that should be a bit more flat-resistant.
Another thing that we didn’t like is it does come with a cheap thumb throttle. It would have been acceptable were it only a high-quality component. You can expect the thumb throttle to break down the line. With that being said, we should consider that it is a low-cost item. It wouldn’t be difficult to replace, even if it would force you to spend a bit more, but it’s a hassle for you the customer. Going with quality here instead of junk literally costs the brand a few dollars difference. It’s silly to skimp.
We find the same story to be true regarding the LCD display. The Aventure has a nice and large LCD screen right in the middle of the handlebars. However, we found that the exterior buttons of the PA aren’t of good enough quality. They interact well with the LCD screen, but they don’t feel good to use. Not to mention that they look relatively cheap. This seems to be a consistent theme on this bike, it looks shiny and nice when you take a superficial look, but if you really dig into things you find a lot of corners cut.
The same goes with the seat. The seat has good adjustability, which we’ll talk about later. But it is a relatively low-quality seat. The last thing you want to do is to invest thousands of dollars into an e-bike and find the seats to be cheap and uncomfortable. You’re going to have to spend even more money to get it replaced or worse, not want to ride the bike at all.
There were a lot of undesirable components on this e-bike but there are good things about it as well. It has 36H stainless steel spokes. This is nice to see. It has some rust resistance. And again, the LCD screen in the middle was also quite nice to see even though it’s a low-quality component. Overall, though it gets a 2 on materials quality, which isn’t very good.
Mechanical Quality. 6/10
The second attribute we looked at was mechanical quality. In this category, we try to see just how mechanically sound of a bike this product is. It isn’t uncommon for people to be swayed by the superfluous marketing around an e-bike. Also, most shoppers only care about how fast or how far the e-bike can go. However, there’s so much more to an e-bike than that. Thus, we have our professional mechanics look at the product from a mechanical standpoint.
When it comes down to it, electric bikes are still bikes. Customers need to make sure that it’s great even without the motor. If the battery dies while you’re using the e-bike, is it still going to be easy to ride the bike? Is the derailleur good enough that you’ll be able to switch through gears easily?
We’ve seen a lot of types of e-bikes come through our repair shop here in San Diego. There are some e-bikes that are almost fully focused on electrical components. Sometimes, when we strip out the electrical components, we’re left with a poorly designed skeleton.
However, for the Aventon Aventure, that wasn’t fully the case. We scored the Aventon Aventure a six out of ten on mechanical quality. It has hydraulic brakes, which is something we highly appreciate. The front suspension is good as well. With hydraulic brakes, you’ll be able to go farther and faster. Because the brakes are essentially a self-adjusting system, you are going to save a lot of time and trips to the repair shop. Which, in turn, saves you a lot of repair costs.
That being said, these hydraulic brakes are unbranded. Meaning, they aren’t from any brand that is already reputable and trustworthy. We would’ve liked to see Tektro or Shimano.
Again, the bike does come with suspension, which is nice to see. This is especially true for an electric mountain bike. It’s going to make riding the e-bike easier and a lot calmer. If you go off-roading as you would with an electric mountain bike, you’ll surely appreciate this feature.
However, the bike’s derailleur is relatively cheap. The same goes for its chains. They aren’t rust-resistant. All of these factors combined are why the Aventure scored a six out of ten. It could be better but it sure isn’t awful.
Low Maintenance. 5/10
The third category is low maintenance. The Aventure scored a five out of ten on low maintenance. Hydraulic brakes are self-adjusting brakes and, again, we see this on the Aventure. E-bikes will typically score better in this category for simply having hydraulic brakes. With the brake fluid in the hydraulic brakes, they are going to even out on the brake pad wear. You won’t have to do that.
By working at an e-bike repair shop all day long, I’ve observed that most of our customers come in specifically for brake adjustments. The reason is that their e-bikes have mechanical brakes instead of hydraulic ones. Hydraulic brakes save you so much time and monetary cost from repairs.
Going back to the fact that they have Kenda tires, they aren’t super flat-resistant; especially for an electric mountain bike. We always want to see flat-resistant tires. Flats can be a real pain to deal with; not to mention fixing them on electric bikes. It takes a lot of skill and patience because of the extra weight of electric bikes and all the electrical connections that can get in the way.
Then, the last thing we want to touch on is the fact that this bike does have multiple gears. Having multiple gears is always great; however, specifically for this category, it is not. Why? Because having a multiple gearing system also means that more things can go wrong. It is a great feature but one which comes with cons from a maintenance standpoint. The quote “more power comes with more responsibility” is felicitous here. You see, the issue when a brand goes with gears but cheaps out on the components, you create a maintenance issue.
The Aventure has a nice eight-speed gearing system; meaning you can switch into eight different gears. That is a glad-to-have feature; however, you’re going to have to be on top of chain-stretch maintenance and you must also make sure that the relative ease of switching through gears is maintained. Else, it’ll seem rougher to ride the e-bike. If there is something wrong with that derailleur and you’re not able to switch into a gear, that’s going to be something that’s going to need to be maintained, preferably by an e-bike mechanic. What does that mean? expenses.
Hill-climbing Ability. 9/10
The next attribute we looked at is hill-climbing ability. The Aventure scored great on the hill-climbing ability category. We tested it here locally at a huge San Diego hill. We scored the Aventon Aventure a nine out of ten.
This is in large part due to its 750-watt sustained motor; emphasis on sustained! A lot of e-bike companies will tout their 750-watt motors, but what they’re really saying is that that’s the peak wattage, meaning the peak at which the product can reach. But, at how much power can it actually sustain itself for a period of time? So many brands are really telling you a 500-watt motor is a 750-watt motor because, well, who’s going to call them out? We will 😉
Being able to sustain power is what you’re looking for here and to their credit the Aventure does not disappoint. The Aventure’s online product page indicates that they have a 750-watt motor, and we found that to be true. Its peak wattage can even go up to close to a thousand watts. This is impressive. Good on the company for delivering more than it is marketing.
There’s a ton of power on this motor. On top of all that, it even has a 48-volt system as well as those eight-speed gears. You can switch into low gear and fly up a hill. Online, it does state that the Aventure can go 28/mph. We don’t think that’s accurate. We found that the bike can go to about 20/mph. Whereas if you do use the pedal-assist feature, in about three or four pedal assist levels, you’ll be able to go around 24-25/mph. This is fantastic. It exceeded our expectations with regards to its hill-climbing ability.
Again, on hill-climbing ability, the Aventure scored a nine out of ten.
E-Bike Range. 2/10
The 5th attribute is range. This bike has a 750-watt motor, 15Ah, 48-volt battery system. However, we were a little disappointed. Online, it’s stated that you can go to about 45 miles on a single charge. We simply found that to be false. Even with levels 3 to 4 on pedal-assist, we were only getting close to about 25 miles. 25 miles is nowhere near 45 miles. It seems that they overstretched here quite a bit! Maybe if you’re just straight using pedal-assist level one, you may get closer to that 45-mile range, but certainly not if you’re using just the throttle.
Using straight throttle and not pedaling will get to about 20 miles on this battery. This is in large part just because the battery itself doesn’t come from a reputable and trusted brand. This is a highly-discussed topic in the e-bike world. If you’re getting an electric bicycle, you’re going to want to make sure that you get a battery that has branded cells, meaning the cells within the battery are either Samsung, LG, or Panasonic. The reason you want to get one of those is just that those companies have outstanding and established quality-control measures. They have standards for what they’re putting their name on. And that quality costs. A quality battery can be 25%-35% of the production cost of an eBike. Brands that skimp on batteries can cut massive costs, but you the customer is getting the short end of the stick at the end of the day here, and it’s not apparent until you start to experience degradation and frustration with exaggerated marketing claims that don’t come true.
When you’re getting an e-bike that has unbranded cells, you’re running the risk of getting a cheap BMS system and cheap Chinese quality cells that are going to deteriorate in no time. Unfortunately, that’s the case here with Aventon Aventure, they have unbranded cells. The results of our range tests are in sync with our opinions about its batteries. You won’t go too far without pedaling the bike yourself. Being limited to 25-30 miles is not dangerous, but a nuance. And you can expect degradation of those numbers after just a few months of ownership and use.
On range, the Aventure scored a two out of ten. Not great.
Electric Bike Comfort. 7/10
The next attribute we looked at is comfort. On comfort, the Aventure scored a seven out of ten. We found the bike comfortable. Again, touching back on the fact that it does have that nice front suspension to it. If you do go off-road and go up a mountain with lots of bumps, it’s mostly going to be a pleasant ride. The suspension and the tires are going to take most of the blows while cushioning you in the process. The fact that the bike also has 26×4 inch tires and that the handlebars are easy to reach, especially for a mountain bike, helps in this category.
We were a little surprised, but the actual riding position of the Aventure is mostly upright. This is highly appreciated as it alleviates back-strain. The only area that this e-bike failed in terms of comfort is the seat itself. Because the seat is a critical component when it comes to comfort, we recommend switching it out.
The 7th attribute we reviewed is universality. Universality looks at just how many demographics of riders is this bike capable of serving? Can it accommodate shorter riders? How about really tall ones? What about our stouter friends? Is there a weight limit on this e-bike?
On universality, we gave the bike a six out of ten. It has a nice seat post height. We imagine that most riders will be comfortable with this. The seat post has a ton of room for adjustments. We measured it at 27 inches; meaning there’s a lot of play in that seat post height. If you’re a shorter rider, you will be fine. You can move that seat down with the stem and have a lower riding position.
The same goes if you are a tall rider. You can easily put the seat post higher and make it comfortable for you. The only thing we didn’t like is that the handlebars don’t go back and forth. We find this to be a big deal. You can only move the handlebars up and down. You can’t twist the bars to move closer to you or change the positioning when you’re uncomfortable with the sitting position it imposes on you.
Again, on universality score, the Aventure scored a six out of ten.
Tower e-Bike Score (53) and Specialty Score (48)
That’s our Tower Score. Again, the Aventure scored 53 out of a hundred, earning itself a mediocre e-bike rating. Then, touching back on the Specialty Score, the Aventure scored a 48. This also means that it gets a mediocre e-bike rating on that front.
Weight = 73 pounds
One more thing we haven’t touched on, but should, is the weight of the e-bike. We don’t factor this into the eBike Score, but we do put all eBikes on our scale to give you the honest weight with the battery attached. This is important to consider when choosing your e-bike. The Aventure is 73 pounds. That’s way on the heavier side in contrast to the typical e-bike. We like to see e-bikes in the 40 to 50 pounds range; especially for a mountain bike that you may be lugging on a rack or at the back of a car often. 73 pounds is a lot.
Before making the purchase decision, try to imagine lifting this 73-pound bike over and over again from where it is to where you want it to be.
Electric Bike Looks
Apart from the weight, we also want to give our opinions about the looks of the e-bike. Upon purchase, you automatically get a front and rear fender with the Aventure. Although they are low-quality, it does give it a nice mountain bike look. The battery is hidden inside the frame. We tend to favor that sometimes on the looks front. A lot of electric mountain bikes almost look like a motorcycle or something close to it. The Aventure maintains its mountain bike look in contrast to most other e-bikes. Overall, we liked how it looks.
Low Proprietary Risk Score. 3/10
The last thing we want to touch on is something we call the low proprietary risk score. Again, this score isn’t factored into the Tower E-Bike Score, but we like to give you a 1-10 rating on it. We’re defining how proprietary this bike is. The unfortunate truth is that about 95% of e-bike brands existing today are going to go out of business in the next 5-10 years. There’s simply no room to hold the vastness of e-bike brands in one niche. Thus, on a score of one to ten, we rate how easy it is for shoppers to get replacement parts for their e-bike. We look at the longevity and reputation of specific brands.
There are so many e-bike companies that spend a lot of money on customer acquisition costs and on advertisements but don’t have a sustainable business model. The last thing we want to see is a customer with no hope of repairing their e-bike because the company they bought it from no longer exists and no other manufacturer manufactures the specific proprietary parts in their product. Keep in mind that a brand that has dissolved will not be able to give any type of customer service or after-sales support.
We like to provide our insight on proprietary parts for each e-bike. For the low proprietary risk, the Aventure scored a three out of ten. Meaning, most of its parts are proprietary and you are at the mercy of only Aventon. You’re riding or dying with them, and because of the industry the odds are 19 out of 20 they won’t last long. Not great odds.
The only thing that’s standard on this bike is those Kenda bike tires. Everything else, we found to be non-standard. The battery pack and the controller, being the most fundamental aspect of an e-bike, are highly proprietary. Also, the Aventure sports a non-branded motor. Similar to how we’d like to see branded battery cells, we would love to see branded motors as well. We like to see Bafang or Bosch, or another trusted motor brand. That way, if you do have issues further down the line, a trusted and reputable company can offer you an e-bike mechanic and service your bike.
Case in point, our mechanics here at Tower Electric Bike Repair Shop are familiar with Bafang and Bosch motors. Thus, whether the bike is from Aventon or not, we would be able to help riders with their e-bike motor problems. Whereas if you get an unknown motor, it’ll be more challenging to fix. If you buy a non-branded motor, you’ll find that there isn’t a lot of knowledge on them simply because they are proprietary.
That’s our review on the Aventon Aventure. Let us know what you think of this e-bike. Check out our site for Tower Scores on a growing list of other e-bikes that we see coming through our repair shop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the Best Fat Tire Ebikes Just Got Better. Introducing Aventon’s Aventure.2
The Fat tire ebike category is loaded with many great ebikes, some of which we’ve covered and reviewed including the Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus, Magicycle and Ariel Rider Kepler. One of our favorite fat tire ebikes to date has been the Aventon Aventure and today Aventon made an exciting announcement with the release of an updated version of the Aventure, the Aventure.2. Below are the full spec of this exciting new fat ebike. We’ve also made note of the five major upgrades between the Aventure and the new Aventure.2.
Our own Aventure.2 is in transit and as soon as we can test ride it we’ll be publishing a thorough review. Please subscribe to our Top5ebikes YouTube channel to keep tabs on Aventon Aventure.2 updates and to receive awesome ebike content all year round.
- MSRP: 1,899
- Motor: 48V, 750W Brushless Hub Motor with Torque Sensor
- DISPLAY BC280 LCD Color Display with Backlight, w/ App Connectivity
- BRAKES Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- WEIGHT 77 lbs
- DRIVETRAIN 8-Speed
- FRAME TYPE 6061 Single-Butted Aluminum Alloy with Internal Battery
- TIRES 26” x 4”
- INCLUDES Front/Rear Fenders Rear Rack
- ASSISTANCE Throttle Pedal Assist Level
The updated version of the Aventure comes with many of the features we loved about the original version like a 750w motor, hydraulic brakes and 4” fat tires. Not to mention a beautiful design. Well one of the best fat tire ebikes we’ve ever reviewed just got a lot better and here’s why!
The 5 upgrades we love
- Torque sensor
- The older version of the Aventure comes equipped with a cadence sensor which is industry standard. However the more advanced torque sensor allows for a more natural ride since it’s measuring the force of your pedaling rather than just movement like with a cadence sensor. The motor boost is instant with a torque sensor and riders will be able to feel the difference right away. In our opinion this upgrade is the main reason you should consider buying the Aventure.2
- Includes rear rack fenders
- In our reviews of the old Aventure, one of the negatives we pointed out was that a rear rack was not included. It seemed like a minor item that Aventon could have easily added- riders end up purchasing a rack, pushing additional cost on consumers. We’re happy to see Aventon reacting to consumer feedback by including the rear rack this time around.
- Two rear brake lights
- One of the other negatives we pointed out for the Aventure, which Aventon updated with other newer models like the Pace 350/500 Next Gen Level.2, was only having one rear light. The Aventure.2 corrects this minor issue, significantly increasing night time visibility, by adding a second rear light. Kudos to Aventon for enhancing rider safety with this update.
- Turn signals
- The old Aventure did not include turn signals so this was another addition to this new ebike, and a welcome one. We haven’t had the opportunity to test this yet for ourselves but look forward to seeing how this new feature works.
- New Color options
- The original Aventure is beautiful and we loved those color schmes. The Aventure.2 has added vibrant NEW colors like cobalt blue and slate grey, in addition to the camouflage and black options available with the previous Aventure.
If you’re still interested in the original Aventure, which comes with a cadence sensor and many other impressive features, Aventon reduced the price of this older model to 1499. That’s an amazing value for an ebike of this caliber!
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