The 6 Best Aventon Electric Bikes for Every Budget (2023)

(Last updated on January 17th, 2023)

Aventon is an e-bike company dedicated to making top-of-the-line bikes at affordable prices. Aventon is shaking things up with its well-designed but affordable e-bike offerings in an industry that can be very expensive. Their mission is to make bikes that are durable, dependable, and accessible so riders can be free to ride however they want.

Aventon makes eye-catching and affordable e-bikes. Picture credit: Aventon.
Aventon makes eye-catching and affordable e-bikes. Picture credit: Aventon.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the best Aventon E-bikes that you can buy. We’ll give you the basic specs for each one, talk about what makes each bike unique, and go over why we chose these bikes from the Aventon lineup. Let’s get started.

How We Chose the Best Ebikes

There are so many different things to look for in an e-bike. Here are the factors that we considered when choosing the best Aventon bikes.

Class

E-bikes are available in different classes.

  • Class 1. Pedal-assist mode means the motor only gives you assistance while you are pedaling, and only up to 20pmh.
  • Class 2. It has the same pedal-assist mode as Class 1, but it also has a throttle-only mode, which means the motor also works without you pedaling.
  • Class 3. Pedal-assist works up to 28mph. Class 3 bikes may or may not have a throttle-only mode.

What’s important to understand about ebike classes is that not all classes are legal in all areas. Therefore, you need to know your local laws and understand what you are allowed to use. However, some of these bikes are able to be adjusted. For example, the Sinch bike is shipped as a Class 2 e-bike, which means it has both pedal assist and throttle speeds up to 20mph. However, if you are riding on private property, you can modify the speed limit to 24mph. On the other hand, you can also ride the bike with the throttle unplugged and removed if throttle-only bikes are not permitted where you ride.

Battery power determines the range of your e-bike. Picture credit: Aventon.
Battery power determines the range of your e-bike. Picture credit: Aventon.

Range

The range of an e-bike is dependent on a number of characteristics. Most of the e-bikes produced by Aventon have an average range of 40 mph. However, this is somewhat of an estimate because your actual results may vary. For example, the more you use the throttle or pedal assist over your own leg speed, the more your mileage will be reduced. On the other hand, your mileage will also be reduced by using the ebike on lots of hills, to carry heavy loads, or in heavy winds.

You’ll get more mileage downhill and with a tailwind than you would riding uphill with a headwind.

Throttle on Demand

Some brands of ebikes require you to pedal before you can use the throttle. However, Aventon bikes have throttle on demand, which means you can use the throttle from a stopped position without having to kickstart it by pedaling.

Five Levels of Pedal Assist

Aventon ebikes offer five different levels of pedal assist. This means you can use as little or as much of the pedal assist as you need. The less you use, the further you can go. The more pedal assist you need, the shorter the battery life and, therefore, the miles you can go before you need to recharge the battery.

Bike Weight

Ebikes can be extremely heavy, depending on the frame, components, battery, and motor. Aventon has a wide range of weights of their ebikes. In our lineup, the Soltera is the lightest ebike, weighing just 41 pounds, which isn’t much heavier than a typical mountain bike. On the other hand, the Aventure, which has a bigger battery and a bigger motor, weighs in at a hefty 73 pounds.

If there is a chance you’ll be pedaling without the pedal assist, you’ll want to consider the weight of the bike. If you need to carry the bike upstairs or load it into your car, you may need a lighter weight bike.

Max Rider Weight

When referring to max rider weight, we actually mean the rider and cargo. Most of the ebikes in Aventon’s roster have a maximum carry weight of 300 pounds, although some beefier bikes will go up to 400 pounds. Therefore, you’ll want to consider the weight your ebike can handle if you are a larger rider or if you’ll be carrying a lot of cargo.

Bigger motors use more battery power. Picture credit: Aventon
Bigger motors use more battery power. Picture credit: Aventon.

Motor

To oversimplify, the more watts an e-bike can produce, the more power it has and the faster it can go. However, a more powerful motor, such as in the Aventure, will require much more battery power to keep it going than a much smaller motor, such as in the Soltera.

Choose the motor based on the riding you’ll be doing. For example, lots of off-road, hilly areas will need more power in the motor, while a flatter, smoother commute really doesn’t need as much power.

Brakes

You really want to have good brakes if you’re riding an e-bike. That’s because you can get up to some pretty fast speeds, so you’ll need really good stopping power. The best brakes for ebikes are hydraulic disc brakes – they have the most stopping power, and if you’re riding a bike that goes up to 28mph, you’ll absolutely want to have hydraulic disc brakes.

If you’re riding a slower bike, you can consider mechanical discs and even caliper brakes to save a little cash. However, hydraulic disc brakes are much more expensive than the other two and will raise the cost of the bike.

Foldable

If you’ll be storing the bike indoors, riding it to the train or bus stop, or taking it into the office, you might want a folding bike. Aventon’s foldable ebikes are sturdy and don’t take up much space.

Budget and Price

Typically, you get what you pay for, and if you purchase a cheap ebike, you’re going to have a bike with cheap components. Not so much with Aventon’s ebikes, however. We just love their dedication to producing reasonably priced e-bikes with well-made components and designs. Even within their bikes, there is a range of prices from $999 to $1799.

The Best Aventon E-Bikes

BikeSinch FoldablePace 350.2Level 2AventureSolteraLevel
TypeBest Folding EbikeBest Step-Through E-BikeBest Commuter E-bikeBest E-Bike for Off-RoadBest Budget EbikeBest All Around Ebike
Weight68 pounds49 Pounds54 pounds73 pounds41 pounds62 pounds
Max speed20 mph20mph28 mph282028
Motor750 W Peak/ 500 Watt sustained brushless motor  350 Watt Brushless motor750 W Peak/ 500 Watt sustained brushless motor1130 W Peak/ 750 Watt sustained brushless motor  350 Watt brushless motor  750 Watt Peak, 500W sustained brushless rear hub motor  
ClassIIIIIIIIIIIII
Range40 miles40 milesUp to 60 miles45 miles average41 miles average40 miles average
BrakesMechanical DiscMechanical DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscCaliperHydraulic Disc
Price$1799$1399$1949$1999$999$1799
Rating9.5/108/1010/109.5/109/1010/10

Best Folding E-Bike

1. Sinch Foldable E-Bike

Best Folding E-bike. Image Credit: Aventon.
Best Folding E-bike. Image Credit: Aventon.

Our Rating

9.5/10

$1799

KEY SPECS

Class II E-Bike
20 MPH pedal assist
Five levels of pedal assist
Average 40-mile range
Throttle on demand
Bike weight: 68 pounds
Max Rider Weight: 300 pounds
750 W Peak/ 500 Watt sustained brushless motor
7 Speed Chain
Mechanical Disc Brakes
Puncture Resistant Tires

PROS

  • Great if you need to save space
  • Removable throttle if you can’t use a throttle where you ride

CONS

  • A little bit heavy for a foldable bike
  • With only 20mph of pedal assist, it could use a longer battery range

This is a cleverly designed bike with solid, durable components. We love how it folds up for storage, so it doesn’t take up as much of your precious space. This is an exceptional bike for an urban commute, with 20mph pedal-assist to get you where you need to go and plenty of watts in the drivetrain.

OUR VERDICT

We give the Sinch a 9.5/10. Its folding design, removable throttle, and 20 mph pedal assist are nearly perfect. It only loses points on its weight. However, for a folding bike, it’s pretty heavy, so you might have a bit of trouble carrying it up and down steps or on and off of the train.

Best Step-Through E-Bike

2. Pace 350.2

Pace 350.2, the best step-through e-bike. Picture Credit: Aventon.
Pace 350.2, the best step-through e-bike. Picture Credit: Aventon.

Our Rating

8/10

$1399

KEY SPECS

Class II E-Bike
20 MPH pedal assist
Five levels of pedal assist
Average 40-mile range
Throttle on demand
Bike weight: 49 pounds
Max Rider Weight: 300 pounds
350 Watt sustained brushless motor
7 Speed Chain
Mechanical Disc Brakes
Butyl Rubber Tires with Schrader Valves

PROS

  • Easy to mount with its step-through design
  • Very comfortable, upright geometry makes riding fun and relaxed

CONS

  • This bike has a smaller motor than other Aventon bikes.
  • The lack of a top tube reduces storage capacity, but you can manage that with a rear rack.

If you need a bike that is easy to ride, you’ll want to consider the Pace 350.2. This bike is so easy to mount with its extra low, step-through design. It also has a very relaxed and upright geometry, making it comfortable to ride even if you have trouble bending. 

It has five levels of pedal assist as well as a removable throttle.

OUR VERDICT

This bike is terrific if you have a little trouble bending or throwing your leg over the top of a regular top tube. But we think it would be a lot more fun if it had some more power to its motor at this price point, so although we love some of the aspects of this bike, we give it an 8/10.

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Best Commuter E-bike

3. Level.2 Commuter E-Bike

Our fav commuter bike, the Level.2. Picture Credit: Aventon.
Our fav commuter bike, the Level.2. Picture Credit: Aventon

Our Rating

10/10

$1949

KEY SPECS

Class II E-Bike
28 MPH pedal assist, 20 PMH on the throttle
Five levels of pedal assist
Up to a 60-mile range
Throttle on demand
Bike weight: 54 pounds
Max Rider Weight: 300 pounds
750 W Peak/ 500 Watt sustained brushless motor
8 Speed Chain
Hybrid Tires
Hydraulic Disc Brakes

PROS

  • This bike gives you both range and speed.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes give it plenty of stopping power.

CONS

  • This bike definitely comes in at a higher price point.
  • It’s only available in 2 sizes, so it might not work for shorter riders.

The Level.2 is an all-around great commuter bike, whether you’re headed to work without a car or grabbing some groceries. It has a comfortable front suspension, integrated lights and battery, a rear rack and fenders, and for the first time, a torque sensor. You get plenty of speed, too, with a sturdy motor and up to 28 mph pedal assist, all for a mere 54 pounds worth of bike.

OUR VERDICT

The Level.2 also gets a whopping 10/10. As mentioned below, they’ve taken the Level and amped it up with a torque sensor and up to 60-mile range. The weight is a very manageable 54 pounds for its 500-watt motor. We also love the hydraulic disc brakes for that extra stopping power you need at 28mph. If you’re looking for a solid ebike to replace your car for commuting, this one is well-designed and reliable (and don’t forget, it’s fun, too!)

See the Level.2 in action!

Best E-Bike for Off-Road

4. Aventure E-bike

Hit the trails with the Aventure e bike Edited 1
Hit the trails with the Aventure e-bike. Picture credit: Aventon.

Our Rating

9.5/10

$1999

KEY SPECS

Class II E-Bike
28 MPH pedal assist, 20 PMH on the throttle
Five levels of pedal assist
Average 45-mile range
Throttle on demand
Bike weight: 73 pounds
Max Rider Weight: 400 pounds
1130 W Peak/ 750 Watt sustained brushless motor
8 Speed Chain
4inch fat tires
Hydraulic Disc Brakes

PROS

  • This bike gives you lots of speed and power.
  • You’ll be comfortable both on and off the road with the front suspension and fat tires.

CONS

  • The bike is a little heavier at 73 pounds, but with lots of motor power, you might not notice.

Aventure is the best off-road bike they’ve got. It’s beautifully designed but robust and rugged, too. It has lovely fat tires, a comfortable suspension fork, fenders, and lights to keep you safe over all kinds of terrain.

If you are riding on private property, you can adjust the max speed to give you more power. It also has a color display and an app.

OUR VERDICT

We give the Aventure a happy 9.5/10. We love the adjustable max speed, the powerful motor, the extra rider-cargo weight, and the hydros. Of course, we don’t love the price, but still, we have to admit – for the quality and reliability of this bike, the price isn’t that bab

Best Budget E-bike

5. Soltera

The Soltera is a great budget E-bike at just $999. Image credit: Aventon.
The Soltera is a great budget E-bike at just $999. Image credit: Aventon.

Our Rating

9/10

$999

KEY SPECS

Class II E-Bike
Single Speed
20 PMH pedal assist
Five levels of pedal assist
Average 41-mile range
Throttle on demand
Bike weight: 41 pounds
Max Rider Weight: 300 pounds
350 Watt brushless motor
700C tires
Caliper Brakes

PROS

  • Very accessible pricing makes this a great entry-level e-bike.
  • Gives you a generous 41-mile range, on average.

CONS

  • Caliper brakes don’t seem to be the most helpful for an e-bike, although this one only hits speeds of 20mph with the pedal assist.
  • 350-watt motor. The soltera is a great bike, but the motor does not give you a lot of assist.

Aventure is the best off-road bike they’ve got. It’s beautifully designed but robust and rugged, too. It has lovely fat tires, a comfortable suspension fork, fenders, and lights to keep you safe over all kinds of terrain.

If you are riding on private property, you can adjust the max speed to give you more power. It also has a color display and an app.

OUR VERDICT

We love entry-level ebikes like this one for their affordability and ease of use. We give this bike a 9/10. It’s durable, pleasant to ride, and inexpensive, but we question the use of caliper brakes on an e-bike.

Best All Around Ebike

6. Level

The Level is an all-rounder. Picture credit: Aventon.
The Level is an all-rounder. Picture credit: Aventon.

Our Rating

10/10

$1799

KEY SPECS

Class III E-Bike
Up to 28 mph pedal assist, 20 mph throttle
Five levels of pedal assist
Average 40-mile range
Throttle on demand
Bike weight: 62 pounds
Max Rider Weight: 300 pounds
750 Watt Peak, 500W sustained brushless rear hub motor
27.5 ebike tires
Eight-speed
Hydraulic disc brakes

PROS

  • Fun, fast ride with an eight-speed drivetrain and up to 28 mph.
  • Excellent stopping power with hydraulic disc brakes.

CONS

  • A little bit heavy at 62 pounds, although not the heaviest ebike, either.
  • I would love to see a little more oomph in the motor at this price point.

The Level is one of Aventon’s best-selling ebikes. And although it costs a little more than some of their other offerings, we think it is definitely worth the dollars. First of all, this is a class 3 e-bike. It has throttle on demand, with a 28mph pedal assist and 20 mph throttle. It has a 500-watt sustained brushless rear hub motor, so it gives you plenty of oomph for commuting, getting groceries, or just having fun.

The bike isn’t too heavy, coming in at 62 pounds and averaging about 40 miles per battery charge.

OUR VERDICT

This bike is really the do-it-all bike. With generous suspension to even out rough terrain, fenders to keep you clean, and a high-speed pedal assist, we think this is the best all-around ebike that Aventon has to offer. It manages everything well- from trips to work to trips to the playground; it’ll carry your groceries or your laptop with ease and make the ride both comfortable and fun.

We give this bike a full 10/10 for its balance of nice components, comfortable ride, flexibility, and of course, price. Check out this review the Level for more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What brakes are best on an e-bike?

The faster you go, the stronger braking power you’ll need. Hydraulic disc brakes give you the most stopping power.

Are Class 2 bikes illegal?

Surprisingly, e-bikes are illegal in some places. In other places, only pedal assist is legal. If that’s the case, most Aventon e-bikes give you the ability to unplug and remove the throttle to keep your ride legal.

Can I purchase a spare or replacement battery?

Yes, you can purchase spare ebike batteries from the Aventon website for $499.99.

Can I test-ride one of these bikes?

Yes. You can test-ride Aventon bikes at any Aventon dealer.  

Can I download the manuals for these bikes?

All of the manuals are available on the Aventon website.

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