The Aventure e-bike is equal parts explorer and commuter. Aventon designed it with features and accessories to get any type of rider pretty much anywhere — and with relative affordably.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Bikerumor.
With huge 4-inch fat bike tires, a 750W motor, and an option for pedal assist up to 28 mph, the Aventon Aventure should get you most places quickly and confidently. Here’s a full overview of the Aventure’s specs and features.
The Aventure is Aventon’s top model, getting full-coverage fenders and front and rear lights as standard equipment. It also gets a Shimano drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, lock-on grips, and a rear-mounted kickstand. It even has alloy pedals rather than the cheap plastic ones often found on budget bikes.
It’s worth a look if you’ve ever wanted an around-town e-bike that could traverse dirt, pea gravel, and even a little snow.
Now let’s get into more features of this off-road commuter e-bike.
Aventure E-Bike: Oh, the Places You’ll Go
The Aventure gets a shapely 6061 butted aluminum frame that hides the removable 720Wh battery inside the downtube. It also runs the cables and wires internally, keeping the silhouette clean.
Up front is a suspension fork with 80mm travel which, paired with big 26 x 4-inch fat bike tires, should offer plenty of comfort over any type of terrain. And that’s the idea here — to deliver all-terrain performance and capability while still being able to transport your gear. (More on that in a minute.)
It even comes with a color, backlit computer screen, which is a $99 upgrade on the brand’s other models. That gives you smartphone app connectivity to configure your settings, track your rides, and even adjust your bike’s speed limit if you go into an area with stricter regulations or bans on throttles.
The Aventure uses a class 2 e-bike setup, with a throttle that’ll move you along up to 20 mph without pedaling. A companion app will allow you to unlock class 3 speed of up to 28 mph as well as choose from five different pedal-assist levels.
The brand gave this bike its most powerful motor, a 750W brushless rear hub motor, which can peak at 1,130 W for quick accelerations or uphill surges. Combined with the bigger 720Wh battery, Aventon says it’s good for an average range of 45 miles, but up to 53 miles with judicious use.
The included quick charger will top it off from empty in about 4-5 hours, according to the brand. A front headlight and integrated rear taillight mean you’ll never forget your lights — or need to charge them separately.
Cargo Hauling, Sizing
If you’re just using it to explore forest roads and trails, you could ditch the fenders. But for adventures in the city, or just getting to school or work on whatever path you feel like taking, keep them on and add the optional cargo racks.
Aventon offers separate front racks ($40, 20-pound load capacity) and rear racks ($50, 55-pound load capacity) that are designed to bolt directly to the frame for a secure fit. This should make it easier to grab a case of your favorite bevvies on the way to your friend’s, or just strap an overnight bikepacking setup to the rear and ride off the grid.
The standard model already has a low standover height, but the step-through version makes it way easier to throw a leg through (rather than over) a fully loaded bike.
The features and specs stay mostly the same for both versions but have different sizing. The standard frame comes in small, medium, and large sizes to fit riders from 5’1″ to 6’4″. The step-through frame gets two sizes, S/M and M/L, to fit riders from 5’0″ to 6’2″.
Pricing, Final Word
With either model, you get a complete bike for $1,999 including shipping, with only minor assembly required. If you’re not sure how to do it or don’t have the right tools, we recommend having it shipped to a local shop and paying them to do it for you.
In our full review of the Aventon, a tester recommended the bike “to anyone who commutes on crunchy trails and wants a speed boost on long-range rides to the edge of town.”