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Choose your own adventure with Aventure.2, fully loaded with a torque sensor. Its torque sensor has intuitive technology that amplifies your pedaling cadence, promoting a more natural riding experience. Switch between 4 levels of pedal assist and throttle to bring you more of what’s out there without breaking a sweat. Go beyond the average dirt road with 4” fat tires, a suspension fork, and a powerful motor that will cover ground over sand, rock, or snow with ease.

An intuitive, color display shows your speed, battery charge, pedal assist level, distance traveled and more. In addition, it allows you to control your ebike’s class rating and integrated lights. Sync to the Aventon app to share your trips with your friends.

The torque sensor is transmission technology that recognizes your pedaling cadence, meets you where you’re at, and amplifies your output, conserving battery life and extending riding range.

The Full Color Display gives all the important metrics you need, including speed, distance traveled, pedal assist level, and more. Activate your ebike’s integrated lights and sync to the Aventon app to share your rides with friends and the Aventon community.

A suspension fork with up to 80mm of travel means there’s plenty of room for comfort off the beaten path.

Pre-installed fenders will keep you protected on those rugged routes, in any weather, while an included rear rack means you can carry all that you need wherever the road takes you.

See and be seen with an integrated front headlight, on or off the road, and activate the rear brake lights with the pull of a lever to signal when you’re stopping. With a new turn signal functionality, alert those behind you by signaling which direction you’re going.

The powerful 1130W (peak) rear hub motor with a 720Wh high-capacity integrated battery will take you to those far-to-reach places and discover more of what’s out there.

Throttle on demand and four levels of pedal assist allow you to maximize your efforts and minimize the amount of energy you use. With a top speed of 28 mph and up to 60 miles in range you can amplify your next adventure to reach those distant destinations.

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Customer Reviews

I’ve had this bike a few weeks and I’ve already gone 100 miles. I’m a big guy and this bike fits me and supports me very well. Couldn’t be happier.

I have a previous e-bike. It could not handle the hills of Branson, MO. The Aventure 2 does very well on the hills.

As a bigger guy (6”2 375) who hasn’t rode a bike in over 10 years I was hesitant to get back at it. After doing a lot of research I concluded that the aventon aventure 2 was the bike for me. After receiving it the assembly was very straight forward and simple. I was riding in less then 20 minutes. Even being a bigger guy the battery life is still great. So far I have had my aventon e-bike for 2 weeks now and have put 140 miles on it so far! This thing is a blast and fun way to spend your day while getting a good workout as well! If your looking for fair priced reliable quality e-bike the Aventon aventure 2 is the bike for you!

Hi Zach, Thanks for the awesome review! We’re so glad to hear the Aventure.2 suits you so well. Happy riding! Aventon

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Aventon Sinch Review

The Aventon Sinch is Aventon Bikes folding electric bike model. The sinch weighs in at 61lbs and comes equipped with Kenda fat tires. The frame of the Sinch is very similar to other folding ebike models in the market. Due to high maintenance and low mechanical and materials quality, the Sinch scored a 41 on our Tower ebike score giving it a mediocre ebike rating.

DISCLAIMER. Aventon and Sinch 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 Sinch Review

Today, we are going to be reviewing and rating the Sinch from Aventon. Aventon hopped on the electric bikes trend and the Sinch, in particular, is their folding fat tire style bike. The folding e-bike niche is a growing trend within the industry.

Let’s get right into it. The Sinch from Aventon scored a 41 on our 100-point scale, which rates it as a mediocre electric bike.

However, before we get into the details, I want to introduce myself. My name is Stephan Aarstol. I am the CEO of the Tower Electric Bike Repair Shop here in San Diego. We see hundreds of e-bikes coming through here every day and we repair thousands or so each month.

Also, our mechanics have been in the bike world for about five to ten plus years individually and collectively over 40 years. With that, we have our professional mechanics look into the bikes that come in and do a review. The review and ratings are based on seven key attributes; ones that we’ll be looking into for our Tower e-Bikes Score.

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The seven attributes that we rate 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

We then take all of those attributes and score them between one to ten, one being the lowest and ten being the highest. We then normalize all seven scores to get a single number or score out of our 100-point scale. This’ll help consumers figure out which e-bike is best for them.

Specifically for the Sinch, we have mixed reviews. Thus, we’re just putting our e-bike mechanics on it to test the bike and dive deep into its intricacies. It is nice that we’re able to digest all of these scores into one single score. It’s almost similar to the wine spectator score if you’re familiar. Since the e-bike industry is somewhat saturated, it can be overwhelming to find a bike that matches your needs. It can be difficult to figure out if the e-bike is going to be the suitable one for you without testing it.

Just as it can be confusing and tough to find the wine that you can trust and can satisfy your needs, it’s similar with the vast array of eBikes out there. Especially with all these electric bike brands that are now both online and direct-to-consumer, it’s tough to test ride a bike. It is best to be able to go for a test ride prior to purchase for you to be able to get a sense of how the e-bike is going to perform and whether or not it’s a solid bike. You would rather know these before spending thousands on an e-bike. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many shops you can walk into and test ride a product. Thus, doing research and seeing different reviews and ratings is something we recommend before investing in a new electric bike.

That’s what we’re doing here with our Tower Score. We’re calculating these seven key attributes and converting them into one single score. This’ll enable consumers to easily pick, choose and rate different e-bikes and see how they compare to one another.

Apart from this, we also have a secondary score. We call it the Specialty Score. The Specialty Score omits the last two attributes that we looked at; namely comfort and universality. We do this because there are a lot of traditional premium-brand bikes that are sized for certain people and for special purposes. things like road bikes, or high-end mountain bikes and such.

Thus, we include the Specialty Score as a supplementary score. If you are looking for a bike that matches a specific need or a specific size rider, it isn’t fair to judge it as something it wasn’t made for (like how we rate most one-size-fits-all eBikes).

Let’s get back to the review.

Aventon Sinch’s Materials Quality. 2/10

The first attribute we look into is the materials quality. The reason we look into this first is that not only do we think that it’s the most important category, but it also paints a good enough picture of what the rest of the categories will seem like. Usually, if a company cheaps out on the quality of its materials, chances are they’re going to cheap out on other areas that aren’t immediately apparent; such as the electrical components of the bike.

We also look at the brand of the tires, the quality of the seat and the pedals, etc. For this category, the Sinch scored a two out of ten. The Sinch uses Kenda tires. These are known to be mainstream, low-quality tires. We find it silly that a company would put cheap tires on an electric bike that is meant for rugged outdoor use. A lot of customers may even go off-roading with this product.

Further down the line, you can expect issues with this e-bike, especially with the Kenda tires. Either it’s going to degrade over time or you’ll experience a lot of flat tire moments, one or the other is going to happen sooner or later.

We also didn’t like the seat on the Sinch. The quality of the seat is not stellar. It is a relatively cheap seat. This is the same with the pedals. We think that Aventon didn’t spend a lot of time making sure that the components on this bike will be high-quality. It looks like they’re trying to target a certain price point. You can’t price low if you spend a lot on quality materials. Thus, we think they cheaped out on the exterior of this e-bike.

Again, on materials quality, the Sinch scored at two out of ten.

Aventon Sinch’s Mechanical Quality. 3/10

The second attribute we looked at was mechanical quality. On mechanical quality, the Sinch scored a three out of ten. This is in large part due to it having mechanical brakes. We don’t recommend mechanical brakes on electric bikes. It is a little silly to put mechanical brakes on something that has a strong motor. Because you’re riding an e-bike, you’re just going to wear down those breaks quickly. By working here at our bike repair shop, it’s highly apparent to us that most of the bikes that come in with brake issues are always due to it having mechanical brakes.

It would have a much higher score were it to be equipped with hydraulic brakes. You simply have a far more maintenance free experience with a hydraulic self-adjusting brake system. If you’re not familiar with bikes and you can’t do a brake caliper adjustment yourself, you’re going to find yourself going into the shop a lot. This is definitely something to consider.

Also, the Sinch e-bike has a relatively cheap derailleur. It does have gears on it, which is nice to see. But that derailleur in the shifter is of poor quality. It’s non-branded, and it’s not as smooth and as nice as a lot of the other derailleurs on the market.

A nice thing about this bike is it does have some front suspension. Going back to the fact that it’s branded a folding, fat tire bike, having suspension is highly appreciated. You’ll have a much smoother ride if you are to travel through bumps or if you go off-road on gravel. Without the suspension, it’s definitely harder on the rider. We also liked that it does come with a threadless headset.

Other than that, there were just too many areas that we didn’t like on the bike. When we’re looking at an e-bike’s mechanical quality, we’re also looking at how well the bike performs just as a bike.

We want to see if, without a motor, is it in itself a sound bike? We found it to have quite a cheap derailleur here and just lower-quality components. Thus, the Sinch scores a three out of ten on mechanical quality.

Aventon Sinch’s Low Maintenance Score. 3/10

The next attribute we looked at is the low maintenance score. The Sinch scored a three out of ten giving it a poor score here. We see this e-bike come into our shop often. Again, this is due to the mechanical brakes for the most part. Brake adjustments are tough to do at home. Thus, most customers come to us for repairs.

This means that this is something to consider and think deeply about. Going back, it’s that with the lower quality components on it, they’re probably going to break way more often than normal. Especially the brakes. They’re going to need to be replaced.

It’s good that this e-bike is somewhat rust-resistant. But if you are frequently going to be riding the bike by the ocean or in a wet environment, it might not hold up for too long because it isn’t fully rust-resistant. Over time, it may turn a bit brownish. However, in certain areas, the spokes are made of stainless steel. This is something we definitely appreciate because those spokes won’t rust on you. However, the actual frame may slowly deteriorate after a little while.

Another thing worth mentioning is it is nice that this bike has multiple gears. It’s a pro and a con at the same time. You get a strong and wanted feature, the gears, but with more gears means that there are more things that can go wrong. Matched with lower-quality drive chain and the shifters, this might cause problems. All of these factors tell the tale of why this e-bike scored a three out of ten.

Aventon Sinch’s Hill-climbing Ability. 7/10

The fourth attribute we looked at is hill-climbing ability. So on hill-climbing ability, the Sinch scored a seven out of ten. We took it to one of the steeper hills here in San Diego and it performed fairly well.

Another thing to consider, as we touched on before, is that the Sinch has multiple gears and a pedal assist system that can switch between one and five. There is a lot of room here to give you an extra boost. You can switch to a lower gear to help get you uphill which, in turn, helps it with its hill-climbing ability score.

Thus, we gave it a seven out of ten. It performed pretty well on our hill-climbing test.

Aventon Sinch’s Range. 3/10

The next attribute we looked at is range. What we’re looking at here is how far the bike can go on one charge. We do a multitude of tests for this category. We try to run on just pedal assist, just throttle, and then a combination of both to get an idea of how long the battery can truly last. The cells within this battery are not branded cells, which is always a bad sign. Your range is going to suffer greatly when you are using lower quality cells. This is from the moment you get the eBike, and then that range starts to get lesser over time as the biggest problem with sub-par battery cells is degradation. So a few months after purchase you are going to likely see a significant drop off in your range.

We recommend that you purchase a bike that has brand-named cells inside of the battery. Meaning that the bike battery is either a Samsung, LG, or Panasonic cell. We hope that companies state this on their website or product page because, more likely than not, if they don’t state the specific brand of the battery cells, they are using non-branded, low-quality cells. The battery pack on many eBikes represents half the production costs of the entire electrical system, and a battery with quality cells can cost twice that of a battery with cheap cells. So it’s a place brands can save a ton of money on production cost. Unfortunately, consumers find out too late.

We did find through our tests that it didn’t add up and didn’t perform like Samsung battery cells. Thus, we think that even with the 500-watt motor, 14-amp hour battery, and 48-volt system, it still doesn’t compensate for using cheap Chinese battery cells.

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So we gave the range of three out of ten.

Aventon Sinch’s Comfort. 5/10

Now, let’s take a look at how comfortable this e-bike is. We look at how comfortable the ride will be for consumers. Going back, we did touch on the fact that the bike does have a nice front suspension, as well as those fat, high-cushion tires. With these parts, riders get a smoother ride. You aren’t going to be burdened too much by bumps on the road. Also, if you go off-road and on gravel or on a trail with this bike, the suspension will play a great factor in giving you optimal comfortability.

There were some things we didn’t like about this e-bike. It is a folding bike; meaning there is not too much adjustability on the stem. Also, when you are riding the Sinch, you’re not fully upright. Over long rides, which is somewhat common on eBikes, this can result in a little undue strain on your back. There were some actual sizing things that we didn’t like as well. A pedal-forward design an e-bike means that there is a horizontal distance from the pedals back to the crankset. This is one of the most comfortable riding positions you can have on an eBike, but few bikes employ this type of design. On the Aventon Sinch, the crank is almost directly beneath the seat, which we didn’t find too comfortable. If that battery ever does die on your, it’s going to be a bear to peddle this bike home.

It makes the ride a little bit more relaxed when you do have a pedal forward design. In comfort, there are some good things and there are some bad things.

Thus, the Sinch scored a five out of ten.

Aventon Sinch’s Universality- 6/10

And then the last attribute we looked at is universality. We’re looking at how universal this bike is. Can anyone get on this bike and ride it? Do you have to be a certain size rider to use this e-bike? How much adjustability does it have? Things like that.

On universality, we gave it a six out of ten. One thing we didn’t like was how high this bike’s step-over height is, especially for a folding e-bike. Usually, a folding e-bike will have a lower middle. Either it’s easier to get on and off the bike or companies will make a step-through version of the e-bike. However, on the Aventon Sinch, the step-over-height was really pretty high; especially for a folding e-bike.

This is something to consider. We measured it at 31 inches. It’s a little difficult to get on and off this bike. The seat height range was quite ideal. You can customize this bike to fit any rider, as long as you’re able to get over the middle frame. One con about this bike is that the handlebars don’t go forward and back. They are just situated there like a pole. They can go up and down, but they don’t go forward and back.

Touching back on the riding position, with it being semi-upright, we would have liked to see it be able to get pushed a little bit closer to the rider. This way, riders can get more of an upright feel.

But in universality, the Sinch scored a six out of ten.

Tower e-Bike Score (41) and Specialty Score (36)

That is our rating and review of the Aventon Sinch. Again, the Sinch scored a 41; giving it a mediocre e-bike rating. And on the Specialty Score, the Sinch scored a 36 out of 100; giving it a non-recommended e-bike rating. It took a hit on the Specialty Score because while it’s comfort and universality we’re the greatest, they were on average better than the rest of the eBikes scores. Thus it scored even lower when eliminated those last two factors.

A couple of other last things we’d like to touch on are the weight and looks of the e-bike. It’s not included in the rating but we do like to mention them.

Electric Bike Weight. 68 pounds

The Aventon Sinch weighs 68 pounds. For context, that is way too heavy for a folding e-bike. For comparison, our full frame Tower electric beach cruisers with a large capacity battery pack and powerful motor still only weight in the 50 lb range, almost 20 lbs lighter. And they’re not meant to be folding, highly transportable ebikes. Usually, you’d want to see a folding bike that’s easy to pick up and put down or easy to put in the back of your truck or bike stand. However, 68 pounds is not easy for people to pick up. This is something to consider.

Electric Bike Looks

We also like to comment on the looks of the bike. The Sinch looks like many other folding electric bikes on the market. If you are in the market for a folding bike, you can attest to the fact that they all look similar. The Sinch does have a nice, all-black colorway. We enjoyed this. Again though, that middle frame is just quite high for a folding e-bike. This is something to consider as well.

Aventon Sinch’s Low Proprietary Risk Score. 4/10

The last thing we want to touch on is arguably the most important category. We call it the low proprietary risk score. For context, we’ve been in the e-bike industry for a while now and we’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience throughout the years. Like everyone, we’ve observed that the e-bike niche is quite saturated. We’ve witnessed this happen in other industries, and we’re pretty confident that about 95% of all these ebike brands operational today are unfortunately going to go out of business one day. Now, why is this important to you?

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The last thing we want is for a customer to buy an electric bicycle from a company that no longer is able to service their bike. Unfortunately, we see it all the time here at the Tower eBike Repair Shop. A customer may come in with a bike and, of course, they come to a repair shop to have their bike serviced. Now, the issue we run into is that the electrical components within the bike, maybe the battery or whatnot, are highly proprietary. Meaning that no one can sell their electrical components other than the brand themselves.

If the brand is no longer in business (or even if they are just out of stock for the time being. which might be 3 months), there is close to nothing the customer or repair shop can do to remedy this problem. Of course, the repair shop can try to ‘Frankenstein’ some parts of the bike, but that is not the solution we’d like to be stuck doing for customers. Apart from all that, for this category, we also consider how refined the customer service experience is.

Now, let’s look at the Sinch. On the proprietary risk score, the Sinch scored a four. Although it has nice and standard Kenda tires in a standard tire size, ones which you can find almost anywhere, the rest of the parts seem to be highly proprietary to Aventon. The LCD display is nice in this e-bike. We found it super interactive, large enough, and easy to read, However, it is highly proprietary. The controller and the LCD screen are only going to work with the whole electrical system here on the Aventon Sinch.

This means that if you do need a new display screen or anything like that, you are going to have to go directly to Aventon and Aventon only. The same thing goes for the battery and the controller here with folding e-bikes. On the Sinch, the batteries are hidden within the frame of the bike. Again, if you need it serviced, you’re going to have to go directly to Aventon.

One more thing we want customers to know is that if Aventon stopped producing the Sinch, they will also of course stop producing the Sinch’s battery. Meaning, you’re left in the dust here. That is something to think about. The same thing goes with the Sinch’s motor. Usually, we like to see motors from a trusted name. The motor on the Sinch is a lower-quality motor and highly proprietary. All this to say, get a bike that isn’t composed of highly proprietary parts if you plan to keep it for long. This way, you’ll be able to source parts for damaged components.

That’s our full review on the Aventon Sinch. Let us know what you think. Check out our site for Tower Scores on a growing list of other e-bikes that we see coming through our San Diego based eBike Repair Shop.

Best All-Around Family Electric Bike with Child Seat: Aventon Level E-Bike

Looking for the best electric bike with a child seat to make carting kids around both fun and easy? Then check out the Aventon Level! It easily fits a child seat, has a super smooth ride, and plenty of power to make biking up hills a breeze. It’s one of the most affordable e-bikes on the market to boot.

If you’re in the market for an ebike, there are more choices than ever. We researched for a few months online, asked people we knew with ebikes, and visited a local bike shop before deciding on the best electric bike for us. Our goals was to find an affordable electric bike that easily fit a child seat since we now have a baby in tow. We wanted an ebike that would be good for everything from weekend family bike rides to handling a daily work commute.

What I was looking for in an electric bike with child seat

Before I explain what I was looking for, I’ll note that I was not looking for. I was not looking for a large cargo bike that would completely replace a car. For me, those types of bikes were too large, too heavy, and not what I would want to use for an easy bike ride. Cargo ebikes are typically much more expensive too.

While I am trying to minimize my car use, I still wanted the traditional size and feel of a bike that was really easy to ride and maneuver.

I wanted the ebike option to make hills easier, my overall pace faster, and to not tire out from riding around with my child in the back.

I still wanted to be able to ride it like a regular bike too. The larger cargo bikes are typically heavy enough that the electric assist function has to be used fairly regularly. Plus, they just don’t seem as fun to take out for a recreational ride.

When my child outgrows the seat and is ready to bike themselves, I wanted to be able to remove the child seat and keep using the bike on my own.

What makes the Aventon Level a great electric bike with a child seat?

We decided on the Aventon Level for the fact that this hybrid/commuter bike is great for both recreational use, daily commuting, and easily fits a child seat.

Since I was planning on biking around with my baby, my first priority was safety. I wanted to make sure the bike I chose had a good track record (no malfunction issues), was easy to control, and had good safety features.

Here is how the Aventon Level stacks up with everything we considered for a family electric bike with a child seat.

Rear Rack supports up to 50lbs

The Aventon Level ebike comes with a rear rack that supports up to 50 lbs. You can attach side saddles to carry gear for a bike packing trip, or attach a child seat to the rack. I like that bike was made to carry weight at the back, so I’m not adding stress to the bike that shouldn’t be there.

Some child seats will directly attach to the existing rear rack, while other child seats may come with a rear rack specifically made for the child seat (like this one). Either will usually work with the Aventon Level.

Step-Through version is very easy to mount

The Aventon Level comes in two versions: The Standard and the Step-Through. While I opted for the Step Through Level, my husband got the Standard Level. Both versions of this ebike work well with child seats.

Since I was planning on being the main bike rider with the child seat, I wanted my bike to be really easy to mount. Not having to throw my leg up and over a bar is just one more feature that makes the Level Step Through convenient to ride and easy control with a baby seat.

The Step-Through version on the Level also has the space to accommodate a front-mounted child seat, so if I ever felt that a front seat would suit us better, then I would have that option.

Powerful enough for the hills, but easy to control

One super nice feature of the Aventon Level is that it uses both pedal assist technology and has a throttle. I didn’t think I would use the throttle function that much before riding the bike, but have since found out that it’s really nice to have when you’re starting off in the middle of a hill. With pedal assist, it can be more of a struggle to maintain control while starting on a hill, because you have get moving before the motor kicks in. With the throttle, you can simply push it down and give yourself that little push to get going without having to balance and pedal first.

While the throttle is great for getting started, the pedal assist makes the rest of the bike ride super easy. It kicks in when you pedal, so you don’t even have to think about it.

The first level on the electric motor gives you just that extra little bit of push to make biking really easy and fun, especially when you now have the added weight of a child. After the first level, you can really start feeling the speed.

No matter the speed level I’m in, it doesn’t feel like a huge jolt when I start pedaling after I’ve stopped. There’s a bit of a ramp up period, so I’ve never felt like the bike is jumping out from under me. I really appreciate this because I always feel like I’m in control, and can safely maneuver the bike.

The Level reaches speeds of up to 28mph with the motor. On throttle alone, you can reach 20mph.

Suspension fork for a smooth ride

Not only is this good for the driver, but better for the passenger as well. Even if you’re going over bumps or rocks, the front suspension fork makes it a really smooth ride.

Hybrid/commuter tires

The tires on the Level are wide enough to make biking down gravel or dirt roads easy and smooth. Overall another plus when looking for an electric bike to use with a child seat.

Hydraulic disc brakes

The Aventon Level uses hydraulic disc brakes. This felt like an important safety feature because hydraulic disk brakes need less pressure to stop the bike. This means I could stop the bike easily and quickly.

These types of breaks typically don’t need as much maintenance as other types (like cable disc brakes), so they tend to be more reliable and last longer.

Rear Fenders

The rear fender on the Level is a nice feature, since it will stop dirt, mud or water from spraying off the rear wheel and onto my backseat passenger.

Higher Weight Limit

The Level ebike has an overall 300 lb weight limit. I felt comfortable knowing me plus a child was well within the limits of what the bike was safely meant to handle.

Long Battery Life

The battery on this ebike is a removable Lithium Ion 48V battery. The batteries integrate into the bike frame really well; it gives the bike a sleek look, and you may not even notice it’s an ebike at first.

The batteries last for up to 40 miles. In our experience, we rode more than 40 miles on a full battery, but we weren’t engaging the motor the entire time.

The batteries are easy to pop out and charge. They also lock into the bike so they can’t easily be removed by someone else.

How to pick the right size for your Aventon Level E-Bike

After deciding that the Aventon Level was our ebike of choice, we then had to figure out sizing.

If you have an Aventon dealer near you, then great – head on over and give the bike a test drive. If you don’t have a dealer nearby then, here are my tips for choosing the best size for your Aventon ebike.

The Aventon Level and Aventon Level Step through use different sizing:

  • The Level comes in three sizes: small, medium and large
  • The Level Step-Through come in two sizes: S/M and M/L

Consider both your overall height and your inseam. Aventon’s website gives general recommendations based on overall height, so that is a good place to start. However, you’re going to want to think about how long your legs are vs how long your arms are. Here are a few examples:

  • I (Kelly) am 5’7” with and 29” inseam. I decided on the S/M Level Step Through. I’m on the upper end of the S/M size recommendation, but I have longer legs vs a shorter torso. I felt like the smaller size would fit better as I could easily adjust the seat height taller on the S/M, but wouldn’t be able to adjust the seat distance from the handle bars on the M/L.
  • Aaron is about 6’ with a 30.5” inseam and went with the medium Level. I found another user online that had similar measurements, and also found the medium frame to fit best.
  • Rider Example 1 is 5’10” with a 32” inseam: This person tried both the medium and large Level, and found the Large Level more comfortable than the medium size. On the medium, he had to raise the seat post close to its height limit, but on the large, he could leave the seat closer to the frame.

The Best Child Seat for an Electric bike

Now that we’ve told you all about why the Aventon Level is a great electric bike with child seat, picking out the child seat is next.

For the Aventon Level, you’ll need a rack mount child seat. The frame widens where most frame mounted child seats attach. I checked to see if this popular frame mount baby seat was compatible with the Level, and the frame circumference was too large for it.

Both of these rack mount baby seats are great options to use with the Aventon Level electric bike.

Topeak Babyseat II with Disc Compatible Rack

The Topeak baby seat has several features that really made it stand out.

This baby seat has its own suspension system to cushions bumps and jolts. That’s in additional to the suspension on the Level itself.

Includes its own heavy-duty disc mount rack that has an attachment to make it super easy to attach and remove the seat from the rack without any tools. This was something unique to the Topeak Babyseat. It’s really nice to have the option to quickly unlatch and remove the baby seat if I’m going to be riding solo without having to use any tools.

Safety features including a wrap-around seat structure for added protection, integrated roll bar, and adjustable foot rests.

Max weight capacity is 48.5lbs.

Overall, we’ve really like using the Topeak Babyseat. My baby is comfortable in the seat, and most importantly it has great safety features.

Burley Dash Rack Mount Child Seat

The Burley Dash Child Seat is another great option for a rack mount child seat on an ebike. It’s slightly more affordable; part of this is because it doesn’t not come with a separate rack mount. Since the Level’s already come with a rack mount, you can attach it to the one included.

Dash seat also has great features, including tool-free installation, a rear storage compartment, and adjustable foot rests. The harness system is adjustable for children up to 40lbs.

Bike Helmets

In most states, helmets are required by law when driving a Class III ebike like the Aventon Level. And even if it’s not, if obviously a Smart idea anyway.

We’ve really loved the look and comfort of these Thousand Heritage bike helmets. They have a fun, retro look, are really comfortable, and the magnetic clasp make them super easy to snap on.

Thousand brand bike helmets also have a built-in anti-theft feature; the secret Poplock allows you to thread your bike lock through both your helmet and bike which is pretty cool!

We’ve been riding our Aventon Level electric bikes for a few months now. We love how fun they are to ride, and especially that we can go all together as a family. If you’re looking for an electric bike with child seat, I think the Aventon Level is the best option!

This E-Bike From Aventon Is Fast, Furious, Town-And-Country Fun

Commuters looking for a a versatile e-bike that can handle long distance, hills, and city traffic can check out the latest offerings from Aventon.

People are beginning to notice that electric cars are good from a sustainability point of view, but e-bikes are even better from a materials perspective alone. They are also easier a bit easier to park. That’s why you see loads of them in cities. But, how do they fare out in the suburbs? Here’s a second look at the powerful Soltera from Aventon on a 20-mile suburb-to-city commute.

This Urban E-Bike Loves The Country…

If Soltera rings a bell, maybe you’re thinking of that dead-of-winter review I did last February. It was too cold for a long ride, so I took it on a winding road that winds through the local nature preserve.

That was supposed to be a short ride-and-review spin for a couple of miles out and back, but the Soltera was so much fun I just kept going. I ended up with frozen toes, frozen fingers, and 13 miles on the odometer.

It was well worth the time. The Soltera is billed as a one-gear city bike, but it took every upgrade in my semi-mountainous area in stride thanks to 5 power modes (a throttle is also available but I didn’t need it).

Here’s what I had to say about that:

“The Soltera looks like a purring tiger of an e-bike and the Hill of Doom proves it. The bike cycles through power modes effortlessly and gives you a punchy, springy glide downhill on those skinny tires. I didn’t even notice the absence of a gearshift, and when I got back home I still had almost 80% of the battery in hand, even after liberal usage of the electric motor on the uphill climbs.”

…And It Really, Really Loves Commuting

That still left the question of how the bike would perform on a long (9 miles in) suburban-to-city commute in rush hour traffic, mostly on a 4-lane county road, with no bike lanes. Seriously, none. Not even a “share the road” sign.

So finally, last week the weather warmed up and it stopped raining, and I took the Soltera to work. Without kicking in a power mode, this bike handled the mild upgrades with minimal effort. Where it did need a bit of assist, toggling between modes 1 and 2 did the trick, no need to use modes 3, 4, or 5. A 9-mile ride that started out with 99% battery concluded with 93% battery and no need to change shirts at the office, which is a big deal for people who are expected to show up to work dry.

Depending on your route and your parking situation, an e-bike can also save money, time, or both. The parking garage near my office is a multi-level building and it takes time to divert over there, go up a few levels to find a space, and walk back a couple of blocks to the office. So the e-bike commute took a few minutes longer on the road, but I made up for lost time by parking it right under my office building.

Door to door, the full 9 miles only took about 10 minutes longer by e-bike. That’s pretty impressive considering that I wasn’t pushing for speed.

Also, if you have to pay for parking, that’s something else to consider. And, if there is a logjam of cars waiting to get out of your parking garage at the end of the day, that’s another bad thing you can avoid with an e-bike.

It Also Makes The Impossible, Possible

As for commuting in general, an e-bike can overcome whatever obstacle was preventing you from riding a bike to work. Anyways, that’s my experience. My inbound commute starts at a higher elevation, and the route bumps up and down a stretch of lower hills for about 8 miles before leveling out for another mile or so. That would be a piece of cake on any bike, except if you don’t want to arrive at work in a sweat.

Time is also a consideration. My door-to-door commute by car is about 35 minutes, the Soltera door-to-door only took about 45 minutes. It would have taken me a good hour or more on a regular bike, the difference being that an e-bike enables you to maintain good speed going uphill.

Traffic is another thing to think about. Morning traffic on a county thoroughfare is actually not too bad around 8:30, once the morning school drop-off is over. The evening commute, in contrast, is a mess due to the additional traffic from after-school activities, after-work activities, errand-running, and whatever else.

So, the evening commute is the real test for me, because it involves an alternate route that avoids the county road, but adds an extra two miles and a lot of extra elevation going up and over a mountain (a smallish mountain, but still a mountain).

The Soltera did everything I asked, no matter how steep the grade. Even with all the extra mileage and climbing, I arrived back home with 57% on the battery on a total of 20 miles.

How About A High Tech Air Pump For Your New E-Bike?

For the record, I’m not the only Aventon fan around here. Just a couple of months ago CleanTechnica’s Jo Borrás reviewed the next-generation Aventon Pace e-bike lineup and took note of all the new bells and whistles.

Adding to the fun, Aventon has just paired up with Fanttik to co-brand the company’s flagship battery-powered X8 Apex Air Inflator.

Fanttik is a startup better known for its work in the auto sector, and the e-bike hookup is a natural.

“Utilizing advanced technology and a powerful motor, X8 APEX boasts 50% faster inflation speeds when compared to other inflators with accuracy within ±1 psi. The inflator takes five minutes to fill a single car tire with zero air pressure and has enough power to inflate six 185/65 R15 tires from 0 to 2.4bar when fully charged,” the company enthuses, but don’t worry about popping a tire on your e-bike. The X8 APEX includes presets to prevent such a thing from occurring.

Extras include automatic detection of existing tire pressure, built-in pressure monitoring, a tri-level LED light for night use, and a USB port in case you want to charge your phone on it.

An E-Bike In Every Garage

Of course, riding any kind of bike to work requires a particular set of circumstances, which many people don’t have. Park-and-bike is one way to wedge at least some bicycling into a commute, but that option is not a universal one, either.

Mass transit plus bike is another option, though rules for bringing bikes on trains and buses vary from one jurisdiction to another.

For that matter, commuting by bike is not an everyday event, due to weather, after-work errands and other obstacles.

Still, e-bikes can create an opportunity where none may have existed before. It’s well worth giving one a try if you can. I haven’t checked out the Pace series or other Aventon models yet, but they are definitely on my list.

Photo: Aventon Soltera e-bike by Tina Casey.

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