Aventon considerably expanded its market attain when the corporate rolled out its first Aventure e-bike in 2021. Now the model has up to date the hot-selling e-bike with key upgrades. And naturally we made positive to get an early take a look at the bike to let you know precisely the way it appears, feels, and rides. Try my full evaluation of the Aventon Aventure.2 under.
Aventon Aventure.2 launched
The e-bike consists of plenty of upgrades, however maybe a very powerful is the inclusion of a brand new torque sensor.
For people who have had the pleasure of using an e-bike with a well-designed torque sensor, you’ll know that it severely improves the using expertise. While you press on the pedals, you get near-instantaneous pedal help response. It’s quick, it’s intuitive, and it simply feels higher.
However that’s not the one improve. The Aventon Aventure.2 comes with a number of new items of equipment together with a rear rack as normal tools, upgraded tail lights with built-in flip indicators, and a brand new pedal help structure with 4 energy ranges.
You possibly can examine all of it out in my evaluation video under, however you’ll wish to preserve studying afterward for much more element.
Aventon Aventure.2 video evaluation
Aventon Aventure.2 tech specs
- Motor: 750 W continuous-rated rear geared hub motor (1,130W peak-rated)
- High pace: 20 mph (32 km/h) on throttle, 28 mph (45 km/h) on pedal help
- Throttle vary: 27 mi (43 km)
- Pedal help vary: 20-60 miles (32-96 km)
- Battery: 48V 15Ah (720Wh) frame-integrated, detachable
- Cost time: 5 hours
- Max load: 250 lb. (113 kg) rider + 55 lb. (25 kg) cargo
- Body: 6061 single-butted aluminum
- Weight: 77 lb. (35 kg)
- Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes, 180 mm rotors
- Extras: Shade LCD show with speedometer, wattmeter, battery gauge, PAS degree indicator, odometer, tripmeter, left facet thumb throttle, included entrance and rear fenders, included rear rack, built-in headlight and tail lights with flip indicators, torque sensor, kickstand
- Worth: $1,899
Sustainable e-bike packaging
Actual fast, I wish to begin with the packaging. I do know that is an e-bike evaluation, not a field evaluation. However Aventon deserves credit score for changing practically each single piece of plastic and foam packaging usually included in e-bike packaging with extra sustainable alternate options from recyclable materials.
Plastic sleeves are changed with cardboard. Foam is changed with expanded fiberboard blocks. Even the plastic cable ties are changed with kraft paper rope. It’s frankly unbelievable. Bravo.
Okay, now again to your frequently scheduled e-bike evaluation.
How nicely does this journey e-bike trip?
The Aventure.2 is an enormous bike, there’s no tip-toeing round that. Nevertheless it doesn’t really feel fairly as massive because it appears. One way or the other the e-bike retains a degree of grace that doesn’t appear to suit its massive and brawny look.
That interprets right into a fats tire e-bike that really works fairly nicely on the highway too, even when it was designed to deal with the paths as nicely.
However off-roading is the place this e-bike shines, and it’s additionally the place that new torque sensor makes the largest distinction. Getting rolling on an enormous, heavy e-bike like these fats tire e-bikes may be tough, particularly when you’ve forgotten to downshift (or simply didn’t downshift far sufficient earlier than stopping).
A torque sensor provides you close to immediate motor response whenever you step on the pedal, as an alternative of the laggy response of a cadence sensor that may take a pedal revolution or two to kick in. That’s a game-changer off-road the place tough terrain can compound a tough begin.
The highest pace of 28 mph (45 km/h) possible received’t have an excessive amount of of an impression on most off-roaders because you hardly ever ever get the possibility to go that quick on trails. However again on the highway, rolling away from a stop-sign or a inexperienced gentle is less complicated than ever with the brand new sensor setup and the upper pace makes this a critical commuter contender for anybody who frequently shares the highway with automobiles.
In case you do most of your commuting within the bike lane although, go simple with the Class 3 speeds. It is a massive and heavy e-bike to come back barreling down on different riders.
There are additionally 4 new ranges of pedal help selectable on the colour LCD display, and a colour coded label makes it simpler to see which degree you’re in at a fast look.
For on-road riders that take pleasure in fats tire e-bikes for his or her means to just about erase pot holes, you’ll be comfortable to see two different inclusion: a rear rack and switch indicators.
The rear rack is not behind a paywall however as an alternative comes as normal tools. And don’t get me began on how superior these turns indicators are. Previously I’ve ribbed e-bikes with flip indicators when these indicators have been so shut collectively that they did not serve their indicator function. However with Aventon’s signature tail lights mounted on both facet of the rear wheel as built-in body lighting, the flip indicators are literally far aside and fairly obvious of their function as directional indicators.
I nonetheless suppose riders shouldn’t utterly depend on e-bike flip indicators since most drivers will not be anticipating to see a blinking indicator on a motorcycle. So I typically nonetheless use hand indicators, but it surely’s good to have a flip sign setup that provides you the perfect likelihood of drivers accurately decoding your intentions.
I additionally actually like how Aventon provides you loads of choices for frames. Not solely is there a step-through AND a step-over choice, however each can be found in two body sizes.
Not all the things right here is rosy although. I used to be a bit bummed to see Aventon persist with the identical 48V 14Ah battery measurement. That 672 Wh battery is okay, don’t get me flawed. Nevertheless it’s not as massive as I might have preferred. It gives you loads of vary when you’re sticking to decrease pedal help ranges, resembling Aventon’s actual world vary score on Stage 1 at 60 miles (96 km).
The 30 mile (48 km) vary score on throttle-only using isn’t dangerous both, however riders who typically go quicker off-road will possible burn via that battery even faster. If they might have discovered a strategy to stuff another row of cells into that battery for a 17.5Ah setup and an 840Wh capability, I’d be over the moon. However because it stands, the Aventure.2 nonetheless will get nice vary on pedal help on the highway and respectable vary off-road or on throttle. Although that doesn’t imply I can’t nonetheless beg for extra.
The one different draw back for me is simply that the bike is sort of large. It’s massive and heavy. However that’s what you get with an journey e-bike. You’re not going to traverse the identical terrain on a 20″ folding e-bike, so that you’ve received to pack extra in to go discover rougher and harder locations.
All instructed, you’re getting one hell of a motorcycle right here for a greater than cheap value of $1,899. Punchy hydraulic brakes, suspension setup with comfort-enhancing fats tires, superior LED lighting within the entrance and rear, and a torque-sensor as well! There’s simply a lot to be comfortable about with the Aventon Aventure.2 that I nearly really feel dangerous complaining in regards to the common sized battery or heavy weight. Nearly, however not fairly. I’ll nonetheless complain. However I’ll do it whereas sporting an enormous smile on my face as I sling sand and rocks round my native trails on this enjoyable and adventurous e-bike.
Oh and by the best way, if you’d like a deal on Aventon’s authentic cadence sensor-based Aventure, that mannequin is now on sale for $1,499. That’s a freakin’ steal!
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