Aventon Sinch Review: A Folding eBike With Fat Tires For Limitless Adventures. Aventon sinch ebike

Aventon Sinch Review: A Folding eBike With Fat Tires For Limitless Adventures

The most fun to ride out of all the Aventon eBike range, the Sinch packs a punch when you push the throttle, and folds down small for convenient storage.

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With a top speed of 20 MPH, a range of 40 miles, front suspension, and a folding design, the Aventon Sinch electric fat tire bike can be taken anywhere and cycled over any terrain – it really does sit in a class of its own.

This folding bike is called the Sinch for a reason, and that’s because it’s supposed to be this really fun, easy-to-ride e-bike than can very quickly be folded down into something that doesn’t take up much space in your house.

In this Aventon Sinch review, I’m going to share my experiences riding this electric all-terrain fat tire electric bike, 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 step-over or step-through version, and finally my review summary with pros and cons and 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 folding bike for adventurous riders. These photos give a closer look at the components and the bike’s overall build quality.

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There’s also a hands-on video review demonstrating the Aventon Sinch’s acceleration, top speed, and noise levels, plus a walk-through of all the key features.

To read our other electric bike reviews, visit the Trail Kale e-Bike reviews page.

Grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy this in-depth Sinch electric bike review.

Things to know about the Aventon Sinch

The Aventon Sinch pictured in this review and video (at the end of this post) is the Cloud Grey color and the frame size is the only one they sell, yes, it’s a one-size-fits-all frame – which is awesome as it means anyone in the family can ride it!

At the time of writing this review, there’s only this color available in the step-over frame but 2 colors are available in the step-through version, ‘red’ and ‘moss green’.

By the way, if you’re wondering, I’m 5’8″ and the bike fits me very well. Aventon suggests the Sinch will fit riders of any height between 5′ and 6’3″.

The step-through version can accommodate slightly shorter riders from 4’11” to 6’3″.

The Aventon Sinch really doesn’t look like any other bike out there, and I certainly haven’t reviewed anything quite like it before.

One of the most similar folding e-bikes that I’ve reviewed is the Rad Power Bikes Expand, and it’s certainly a viable alternative if you’re shopping around for folding bikes.

I love the frame on the Aventon Sinch, it just looks really unique and has a silhouette that screams “FUN!”.

What’s especially cool about this e-bike is the fact you can fold it in half, in order to store it in small spaces. It’s basically a mini version of the Aventon Aventure!

I really like folding e-bikes as I don’t have a very large house or garage for storage – ‘convenience is king’ sometimes.

The Aventon Sinch folds at the center of the frame, on the handlebars stem, and even at the pedals. I’ll demonstrate how to fold this bike properly, and most efficiently towards the end of this review in a helpful video.

The Aventon Sinch also has a throttle which means you can power away without even having to pedal. One press of the throttle on and you’ll be away, with a huge smile on your face.

The Sinch also has five levels of pedal assist which makes the process of pedaling much easier when you’re riding up hills or if you just want to go faster without putting in any real effort.

On top of those 5 levels of pedal assist, the Aventon Sinch also comes equipped with seven manual gears so that you can pedal efficiently with or without using the pedal assist from the electric motor.

The Aventon Sinch has a top speed of 20 miles per hour, and I’ll demonstrate what that looks like in my video near the end of this review, as well as show you its acceleration, stopping speed, and noise levels from the electric motor.

This versatile 1600 e-bike has an average mileage of around 40 miles which does depend on what kind of terrain you’re riding, if you’re going up hills or down, and that also depends on your weight.

If you’re heavier than average, then it won’t go quite that far but if you’re lighter you’ll get a bit more distance out of the battery. So you’ve got to think about those things. But on average, in Aventon’s tests, it came out to roughly 40 miles.

What’s it like riding the Aventon Sinch?

Okay, so how does the Aventon Sinch actually perform and feel when using it in real-world situations?

Well, it’s SO much fun and has a very comfortable riding position.

Like I said earlier, you can ride over pretty much anything and that means you’ll get a lot of use out of this bike as you won’t be worrying whether or not you can take a particular route or not.

The Aventon Sinch has a really interesting riding style due to the handlebar stem being very upright. With this stem, combined with the shape of the frame and low saddle, it will fit a wide variety of rider heights.

I did feel a little bit over the front wheel at first but it wasn’t long until I found a riding position that suited my style of riding really well, which is kind of like a Harley-Davidson style. That being a low-seat position and a lot of throttle usage :).

Putting the saddle down a little bit lower than you may usually do, seats you further away from the handlebar stem – and it’s really a comfortable ride. I can just kind of relax on the Sinch much more than some of the other Aventon Bikes I have reviewed.

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Watch my video towards the end of this view to see what I mean.

The fat tires with suspension on the front mean that it’s very fun just to ride over bumps or off curbs – anything you want to take this fat tire e-bike on, you can, and you’ll get a nice smooth ride.

There isn’t any suspension at the rear of this bike, but you can buy a suspension seat post as an accessory if you wish to give yourself a smoother ride on rough surfaces.

It’s a very comfortable ride overall, however, on all terrains, thanks to the seating position, front suspension, fat tires, and soft, wide saddle.

The Aventon Sinch has a very punchy acceleration when using the throttle, and oddly it feels more responsive than some other Aventon bikes I have reviewed, like the Soltera 7 and Level 2.

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So, if you do need to get across the road very quickly when the lights turn green for pedestrians and bikes, then you can very easily just press the throttle and get that boost you need, from a standstill, with no peddling required.

One word of advice is you do need to have a pedal assist level enabled for the throttle to work.

If pedal assist is on zero then the throttle does nothing, if it’s on any other level, it’s going to pull away with a lot of punch to it – and that’s an awesome experience to feel, for a heavy bike that weighs 68lbs.

The Aventon Sinch 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.

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.

Accessories for the Sinch

I don’t have any accessories for my Aventon Sinch yet but you can buy all sorts from their online store including fenders, lights, a saddle post with suspension, a rear rack, and more!

The noise level of the rear hub 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.

It comes with a kickstand which is very useful!

So who is the Aventon Sinch for?

Well, I think it’s for anyone who wants to have fun, whether you’re a commuter or simply want to take the Aventon Sinch on the road, gravel, grass, or on light trails.

There is a front suspension fork with 45mm of travel – that’s not a huge amount but any more and the front end of the Sinch would feel uncomfortably high off the ground.

You can take the Aventon Sinch on pretty much any terrain thanks to the 4-inch width fat tires with a tread that extends around the edge of the tire walls.

With these wheels, I have been getting excellent traction on terrain with gravel and loose while cornering. The bike gives me total confidence in cornering fast on otherwise sketchy surfaces.

The Aventon Sinch is also a foldable bike, which makes it a great choice for anyone who might be traveling in an RV/campervan and needs some way to get around town when parked up at your campsite.

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This is simply because it’s so effortless to fold it up and store it in your van or car while traveling or at night to deter those rascal thieves. You don’t need a bike rack when you can fold your bike in half.

It’s also a great e-bike if you don’t have much storage at home because when it’s folded, you’ll have no trouble storing it in a small garage, or cupboard in your home if necessary.

Key features that really stand out for me

Battery power, max speed, and mileage is great for such a small electric bike

The Aventon Sinch battery is stored in the front part of the main cross tube and can be removed by folding the bike in half, as seen in the image below

pictures of this are available in my gallery below and in my video.

You can get a lot of usage out of the removable integrated Lithium-ion 48V, 14Ah (672 Wh) battery.

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You can typically go roughly 40 miles on one charge, depending on rider weight, terrain, incline, and level of power assist being used. 40 miles was the average that Aventon came up with during their testing.

That’s pretty incredible for a bike that weighs 68lbs and runs on fat tires, which aren’t as efficient as thinner-walled tires.

The Sinch’s battery is also removable should you need to take it into your home/ office to charge.

The bike can reach 24MPH (4mph more than the factory default speed) effortlessly with pedal assist and the upgrade hack – ask me in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев if you’d like to know how to do this.

Because it has small diameter fat tire wheels (20 inches), it really feels like a fast bike when you’re on it.

The throttle is so much fun with these fat tires

The pedal assist levels add a fun dynamic to the riding experience but for me, it’s the throttle that really elevates the joy of the Aventon Sinch.

It’s so much fun being able to push a lever on the handlebars, and just zip away effortlessly on a bike with fun fat tires!

The LCD display panel

The LCD display is very premium with easy to read color backlit display. It also connects to the Aventon App for ride stats should you wish to monitor your ride data.

I love how large and clear the Aventon displays are, and this core, consistent feature among their e-bikes really helps the brand stand out from competitor electric bike brands, putting them in high regard within the e-bike industry.

See my video below on how to operate the display with the control panel.

This fat tire bike with front suspension provides a fun and smooth ride

The Aventon Sinch comes with 4″ wide fat tires that have a relatively small diameter of 20 inches.

These durable, puncture-resistant Kenda Krusade tires also give the bike a really smooth ride and make it possible to ride on bumpy dirt trails effortlessly.

For an even smoother ride, you can buy a saddle post with built-in suspension from aventon.com.

They also make riding on terrain like gravel a confident and enjoyable experience – they also look damn cool!

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.

If you haven’t tried the fat tire experience yet, you’re going to absolutely love it if you get this bike – especially when you’re using the thumb throttle while off-roading.

It’s a folding e-bike

I love that the Aventon Sinch is a folding e-bike – and one who is familiar with electric bikes will know they can be fairly bulky and somewhat pesky to store unless you have plenty of space in your home or garage.

Fat tire bikes that also fold are pretty rare in e-bikes so the Aventon Sinch really does sit in a league of its own here.

Watch my video below for a full demonstration of how to fold the Sinch.

Front and rear lights are, unfortunately, not included

Unfortunately, the Aventon Sinch doesn’t come with any built-in lights which would have been a really nice touch but you can buy lights as accessories for Aventon Sinch if you plan on riding the bike in the dark.

So although you could use this electric bike for commuting, there are probably better Aventon bikes available for commuters, like the Level 2, and the Soltera, for example.

Neither of those electric bike options can fold, however, which may be important if you lack storage space, or need to be able to take the bike with you on a train.

The Aventon Sinch also has a step-through version – Here’s what you need to know about it

The Aventon Sinch is also available 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 e-bikes but that doesn’t mean men can’t ride them of course!

The Step-Through version comes in 2 other colors, mentioned above.

The step-through version also comes in one frame size but caters to shorter people from 4’11” to 6’3″ due to the dropped frame position. They both cater to larger riders up to the height of 6’3″.

It’s also the same price as the Aventon Sinch step-over version.

The rear hub motor is slightly different however according to the Aventon Bikes website. The step-through uses a 48v, 500w Brushless rear hub motor, whereas the Step-over version motor has the same power output but with a 750W peak output.

This peak power provides more punchiness when using pedal assist level 5, and the throttle.

They both have mechanical disc brakes, with 180mm rotors too. Hydraulic disk brakes are pretty essential when you’re riding a fast electric bike model and need to come to a dead stop quickly.

Where to buy the Aventon Sinch e-bike

You can buy the Sinch at aventon.com for 1,599, which is great value for an electric bike that offers all these features.

If you ride a lot in areas that include trails, gravel, and anything other than just road surfaces, and are looking for an e-bike that can fold away for easy storage, has a fast max speed, a punchy acceleration with pedal assist or throttle, high mileage, good hill-climbing ability (with the 7 gears), then the Aventon Sinch is most likely the e-bike you’ve been searching for.

Having 7 gears makes riding uphill so much easier, and will likely increase your average total mileage because you’ll be able to assist the Sinch’s motor with more power from your legs at times, thanks to the range of gears.

The Sinch is one of my favorite e-bikes I have ever tested because it’s just so nimble, agile, and punchy!

The best way I can describe it in one word would be FUN.

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.

Aventon makes their e-bike assembly process super easy for any experience level. It took me about 20 minutes to assemble, and everything you need comes in the bike box at delivery, including a multi-tool.

It should take the average person half an hour to assemble.

Shipping was also very quick from the Aventon store, so all in all, I feel like this electric bike is excellent value for money, especially as Aventon Support is very good should you ever need to contact them for help.

Video demonstration

I really hope you enjoyed this Aventon Sinch review – hopefully, it gave you an idea of what this e-bike is like to ride, some of the cool features that it has, and that it helps make your buying decision a little bit easier.

If you have any questions about this bike, please ask me in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев below – or just say “hello” to show your appreciation for this review – Happy riding!

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Foldable, portable, storable, powerful, comfortable, and always ready for the journey ahead. The Sinch Step-Through electric bike is the epitome of versatility meeting ruggedness. Store it in the trunk of a car or easily into a RV so you can take it anywhere with you as your very own two-wheeled companion. With 4″ fat tires, a front suspension fork and a 500W motor, the Sinch ST can effortlessly take on both a relaxing cruise on pavement and a thrilling run on the trails!

40 Miles Average Range

4″ Fat Tires For A Smooth Ride

Foldable Frame, Pedals, Handlebars


Technical Specifications

MOTOR 48v, 500w Brushless hub motor THROTTLE Thumb Throttle on Handlebars DISPLAY BC280 LCD Smart Easy Read Display with Backlight, Colorful screen with app
SPEED Up to 20 MPH on Pedal Assist BATTERY Removable Internal Lithium-ion 48V,14Ah(672Wh)with LG Cells SENSORS Cadence Sensor, Speed Sensor
PEDAL ASSIST 5 Levels CHARGER 48V 3 Amp Fast Charger, 4-5 Hour Charging RANGE 40 Miles Average
FRAME 6061 Single-Butted Aluminum Alloy with Internal Battery WEIGHT 68lbs PEDALS 9/16′ Plastic Folding Platform
DIMENSIONS Unfolded: 67″ L / 23.25″ W / 48″ H Folded: 46″ L / 28″ W / 30″ H WEIGHT LIMIT Maximum Payload Capacity: 300 lbs FORK RST GUIDE-ML-20 45mm travel, with lockout
FREEWHEEL 7 Speed SHIFT LEVER 7 Speed BRAKES Mechanical Disc Brakes, 180mm rotors
CHAIN 7 Speed RIM Double Wall Aluminum 36h Front Rear SPOKES Front: Black Stainless 13 Gauge Rear: Black stainless 12 Gauge
TUBES Butyl Rubber, Schrader Valve 20×4.0 HUBS 36H Disc Nutted Front and Rear TIRES 20″ x 4″ Ebike Rated, Gum Sidewalls
SADDLE Aventon Velo Comfort, Steel Rails, 245mm wide SEATPOST Forged Alloy, 30.4mm, 1-Bolt Clamp STEM Folding,Height Adjustable 28.6mm, 9 Degree Rise
SEAT CLAMP Quick Release HANDLEBARS Aluminum 25.4mm diameter, 580mm wide HEADSET VP Sealed Bearing Headset
GRIPS Standard Round w/ Grip Locks

Sinch ships as a Class II ebike, with pedal assist and throttle going up to 20 MPH. If you are riding on private property or in an area without ebike speed restrictions, the speed limit can be modified in the settings, and Sinch’s powerful motor can go up to about 4 MPH above the factory set top speed on pedal assist only. Sinch can also operate with the throttle unplugged and removed, should you want to ride in an area where throttles are not allowed.

Aventon ebikes are built to the IPX4 water-resistant standard. IPX4 means that your bike is resistant to water splashes from any direction. This means it’s OK to ride or park your ebike in the rain. It won’t be harmed by spray from a wet road or raindrops. Your ebike is not intended to be submerged or subjected to a pressurized spray. Don’t use a pressure washer or sprayer to clean your ebike.


All new bicycles purchased from Bicycle One come with one year of complimentary tune-ups! For one year after the purchase of any new bike, you can receive free brake and gear adjustments, drive train lubrication, wheel straightening and tire inflation. And even after one year, you’ll never have to pay full price for a tune-up again; all new bicycles purchased from us receive 20% off any tune-up from October 1st to March 1st!

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Love your ride. See the Sinch.2 in action and come test ride to feel the magic.



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Fits where most ebikes won’t. Simply fold it, store it, then take it out when you’re ready to ride.


4 fat tires mean there’s no route that’s off-limits. Ride with comfort and confidence on your next adventure.


A suspension fork with up to 45mm of travel provides comfort on the road or off-the-beaten-path.


Front and rear fenders keep you protected from the elements, while the rear rack, offers more room to bring everything you need, wherever you want to go.


The full color display shows you everything you need, including speed, distance traveled, pedal assist level, and much more.


Throttle on demand and four levels of pedal assist will maximize your efforts and minimize the amount of energy you use with a top speed of 20mph.


See and be seen with the integrated front and rear lights, with all-new turn signal functionality.


Our professional team of mechanics will build and maintain your bike for years to come giving you ultimate peace of mind. Plus, come visit the shop anytime in the first 6 months and it’s free, included with your 295 build fee.

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We are dedicated to support you and your Aventon Sinch.2 for years to come with exceptional service. Our job is to keep you on the road and we hold that responsibility close to our heart.

Your new electric bike comes standard with 6 months of complimentary service. To help ensure that your bicycle works great over its lifetime, we’ll include a useful service schedule and can even send you handy reminder emails.

At The New Wheel our commitment to service is paramount. Throughout the lifetime of your bike, beginning with our exacting build and tune, we work to ensure that your bike performs reliably and enjoyably.

Bikes purchased at The New Wheel are eligible for our unique Service Plans. You get unlimited tune-ups, 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance, and an annual comprehensive service so your bike always rides like new.

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The team at New Wheel is awesome from sales to service. everyone is there to meet your needs while doing it with a smile, kindness and respect. They know my name, greet me and it feels like I’m visiting a good friend.

Props to The New Wheel for ensuring this team of remarkable individuals is supported in ways which foster a ‘relationship-based’ environment while empowering all to provide such wicked-great service.

The best ebike shop in the city hands down. The staff is friendly, supportive but never pushy. Make sure to book an appointment online and give yourself lots of time to test ride.

Everyone I interact with, whether it’s on the phone, in email or in person, is friendly, responsive, dedicated and highly knowledgeable. This is not your average ebike shop. This is the BEST ebike shop.

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Snapcycle S1 vs Aventon Sinch: Folding Fat Tire Ebike Comparison

A relatively new entrant to the folding fat tire ebike market, the Snapcycle S1 was designed with comfort and safety at the forefront of our considerations, while remaining a convenient option for those who’d like to fold it up and take it with them on the go. importantly, we know how tough the pandemic has been on everyone, and we’d like to bring some joy to people’s lives while keeping our fair and accessible.

This article will show how the S1 stacks up against a similar model- the Aventon Sinch, another 20” fat tire folding ebike from household name Aventon. We hope this will help you make a more informed decision about which bike will better suit your needs- though similar, there are a few key differences in the specifications of these bikes that we’d like to highlight below.

Electrical Specifications

We’ll start by taking a closer look at the electrical specifications of both bikes:


The S1 and the Sinch have identical battery capacities.


The battery is one of the most important components of an ebike. Snapcycle places great emphasis on the quality and durability of its batteries. S1 batteries are made of Samsung 35E cells, whereas Aventon does not specify the brand of the battery cells used for the Sinch model on their product webpage (information is accurate at the time of writing).


The motor is the heart of an ebike, much like the engine of a car- it’ll power the rider through all sorts of terrain. The Aventon Sinch uses a 500W brushless geared hub motor, whereas the Snapcycle S1 uses a larger 750W motor, which provides more power to help the rider through muddy grounds and steep slopes. The caveat, of course, is that a bigger motor consumes more electricity, and the range of the S1 would therefore be shorter than that of the Sinch.


Both the S1 and Sinch utilize 48V 3A fast chargers. Most ebikes on the market right now come with 2A chargers, so this is great news for those who want to spend more time on the road, and less time sitting around waiting for their battery to get juiced up.

A 3A charger is capable of fully charging a 14Ah battery within 4-5 hours, while a 2A charger can take up to 8 hours to achieve the same.


The Sinch comes with a thumb throttle feature, which is more convenient to operate. They’re also small and don’t take up too much space on your handlebar. However, modulation may be difficult as you’ll only have a singular thumb on the throttle- going across rocky terrain may cause your finger to slip every now and then. If you’re in colder areas, that lone thumb sticking out may freeze up a lot quicker than the rest of your digits, so that’s something you may want to take into consideration.

On the other hand, the S1 utilizes a half-twist throttle, which helps to prevent accidental activation and are a fantastic option for those who worry about wrist fatigue. Modulation is not an issue since the half-twist can be held as though you’re gripping the handlebars in a stationary position. However, there may be a very slim chance that someone walks up to you while you’re parked aside to rest, and twisting your throttle out of curiosity. This happens less often with a thumb throttle since it’s less intuitive.

Both types of throttles have their pros and cons, figuring out what works for you is most important.


The S1 comes with built-in headlight, while a headlight is available as an add-on for the Sinch.

That about summarizes the differences in electrical components between the two models- as you can see, they’re pretty similar specs-wise. The powerful motor of the S1 results in the bike trading off some of its range.

Mechanical Specifications

Now let’s move on to comparing the mechanical components of the bikes:


Both bikes offer 7 speed freewheels, which will allow the rider to change gears as needed for their comfort.


Both bikes offer front suspension. The suspension fork on the Sinch has a longer travel, which is best for descending rough terrain at high speeds, as it provides the rider with greater control over the bike during descents.

The S1’s suspension fork has a shorter travel, which provides an all-around balanced riding experience, making for smooth trails and easier uphill rides.


Both bikes utilize mechanical disc brakes, with a 180mm rotor. Pretty standard for ebikes.


Both bikes utilize 20” x 4” fat tires, which offer excellent stability and traction to riders.


The S1 comes with a rear rack and fenders in its kit, while racks and fenders are available as add-ons for the Sinch.


Whether folded or unfolded, the Sinch is ever so slightly larger than the S1, but the difference is barely perceptible. We’re inclined to say that the 1-2cm discrepancy barely makes a difference, but it might for someone who just needs that extra bit of space.


Finally, and perhaps most importantly for some, let’s compare the price points of these two bikes:


As we’ve explored above, both bikes have their advantages and disadvantages, and their differences allow them to cater to different preferences. As the new entrant to the market though, the S1 definitely gives its users better value for money, and we’re confident that it’ll hold its ground against the Sinch for some time to come.

We hope you’ve found our little comparison article to be helpful!

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