Aventon Pace 500 and 350 e-bikes get updated features without price update

Aventon has updated its popular Pace 500 and Pace 350 upright drive e-bikes. The Pace series is a classic design of casual e-bikes, offering an easy entry into the world of e-bikes at an attractive price.

Aventon Pace 500/350 riding

Aventon Pace: what’s new?

The Pace Series is Aventon’s offering of upright, affordable, hybrid-style e-bikes. The line is aimed at a cyclist looking to venture onto the bike path, city commute or country roads. The upright riding position is neutral for relaxed riding, but can still pack a punch when the urge to sprint for the line hits.

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the Next Generation Pace 500 has an improved battery which is now fully integrated into the frame and integrated rear brake lights, headlight and improved color head unit. Aventon offers different designs and color options to suit many other personalities, including step-through frame options.

Complete kickstand for Aventon Pace 500 and 350 electric bikes

Aventon Pace 500 vs 350: what’s the difference?

Besides the notable $300 price jump over the Aventon Pace 350 at 500, there is a difference in components, power, and weight between the two Aventon Pace e-bike models. The main difference is in the name; the Aventon Pace 500 has a 48V – 500W brushless hub motor, while the 350 (you guessed it) has a 36V – 350W brushless hub motor. what it means? The larger motor will have more horsepower and torque available. The Pace 500 will hit 28 MPH, while the Pace 350 will hit 21 MPH. Both models claim a battery range of up to 40 miles, so battery life is very similar.

The components are slightly different from the Pace 500 and 350. The Aventon Pace 500 comes with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, while the 350 arrives with mechanical stopping power. Both brakes work with the Aventon Electric Brake feature, where the brake light comes on when in use, and both come with 180mm rotors to stop bikes over 51lbs.

Interestingly, according to a recent press release, Aventon is the first company to receive a North American cTUVus certificate, issued by TÜV Rheinland. What does it mean? The press release says that means the bike meets UL 2849 standard to ensure bike safety. Specifically, “the UL2849 standard for electric vehicles involves product safety, battery management system (BMS), software evaluation, and functional safety evaluation requirements. In addition, it also has standard safety requirements for controller, motor, charger and other components.

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Both bikes have not increased in price over the previous model, making the Pace 500/350 a very attractive new pedal-assist bike for those looking.

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 Ebikes knobs

Assist pedal and accelerator

The Aventon Pace 500 and 350 offer pedal assist and a throttle to run the e-bike motor. Use the pedal assist and it will assist your pedaling efforts with an assist level of 1-5. If you are unable to pedal for the duration of the ride or would like some cruising time, the throttle is there to propel you up to 20 mph, at the touch of a button.

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 Ebikes Complete Bike

Aventon Pace 500 Specifications:

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • Motor: 48V – 500W brushless hub motor
  • Range = up to 40 miles on average
  • Top speed: up to 27 mph with Pedal Assist 5
  • Available frame colors: Midnight Black, Phantom White, Celestial, SoCal Sand
  • Frame type: Single butted 6061 aluminum alloy with internal battery
  • Bike weight: 53 lbs.
  • Tyres: Kenda K1052 27.5″ X 2.2″
  • Brakes and brake levers: Tektro HD-E350E hydraulic, with electric brake function, 180 mm rotors
  • Sizes: Small 5’1″ – 5’7″, Medium 5’7″ – 5’11″, Large 5’11″ – 6’4″
  • MSRP: $1,699

Aventon Pace 500/350 350 only

Aventon Pace 350 Specifications:

  • Motor: 36V – 350W brushless hub motor
  • Range: up to 40 miles on average
  • Top speed: up to 19 mph with Pedal Assist 5
  • Frame colors available: Midnight Black, Phantom White, Cloud Grey, Plum
  • Frame type: Single butted 6061 aluminum alloy with internal battery
  • Bike weight: 51 lbs.
  • Tyres: Kenda K1052 27.5″ X 2.2″
  • Brakes and brake levers: Tektro EL-350, with electric brake function. Brake caliper:
  • Tektro M280 mechanical, 180mm rotors
  • Sizes: Small 5’1″ – 5’7″, Medium 5’7″ – 5’11″, Large 5’11″ – 6’4″
  • MSRP: $1,399

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 Ebikes Hub Driver

Aventon Pace 500 — First driving impressions

So I’m usually the kind of rider interested in structured interval sessions and power, but riding the Aventon Pace 500 was a good reminder that bikes are for fun.

Aventon Pace 500 — Assembly

When the bike arrived I was surprised at the size of the box; it was a big, beefed-up downhill bike with plastic over the grab slots. The 53lb Aventon Pace 500 inside was heavier than the carbon road my postman and I are used to hauling.

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 e-bike assembly

Opening the box, I saw large foam shapes to hold the wheels and the bike securely in place while on the move. It’s an extra step I see from most direct-to-consumer companies that helps ensure the delivery goes smoothly and hasn’t been wasted by that passenger.

After removing the bike from the generous amount of packing materials, I noticed that the Pace 500 was nearly assembled. I looked through the extra box and unpacked my included tool kit; pedal wrench with several fittings and a multitool. The only parts to install on the bike were the front wheel, pedals (easily labeled for novice assemblers) and bars.

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 e-bike battery close-up

Most of the setup was straightforward and didn’t take long, although installing the bar/helmet may require newer mechanics. Overall I would say the setup was easy, but I would advise anyone new to bike assembly to take their bike to the local bike shop for a final safety check.

Aventon Pace 500 — The Ride

the Aventon Pace 500 came loaded and ready to rock, so I took mine around the neighborhood and the bike paths. The bike’s 53 pounds aren’t very noticeable under pedal assist, but when riding “acoustic” it shows. Still, hopefully you’re keeping tabs on battery life and mileage to make sure it’s only happening for a specific purpose. Knowing about e-bikes and a pedal-assist interface, I could quickly navigate the controls and find the assist mode I wanted. Having the choice between levels 1 to 5 is user-friendly and easy to dial into the perfect and sufficient assistance to train.

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 e-bike counter

The upright riding position is fun and very comfortable on the open path. The large seat and platform pedals work well with casual clothes and don’t create hot spots or back pain. The stepper style design is excellent and there is no risk of the rider putting the bike down or pulling a muscle while lifting it. The kickstand is sturdy and perfect for keeping the Aventon Pace 500 upright while taking a break to eat or hanging out along the way.

Brake lever Aventon Pace 500 and 350 Ebikes

The Aventon Pace 500 is a bike you will most likely take somewhere to ride, although it would be a fantastic commuter. The operation of the brake lights is quick and very bright. I received envious comments about my review rider, often from riders behind. The weight requires a specific Ebike rack and might be difficult for some to lift on a conventional style. This weight isn’t unusual for a pedal-assist bike, but I think it should be reiterated for new riders, as it could be an issue for most, especially those not used to riding uphill. and from driving destinations. .

Aventon Pace 500 and 350 e-bike light work

From my time on the Pace 500 so far, I can say the 40-mile battery life is fun and easy to use. The pedal assist kicks in quickly and offers enough help, but you can practice if you’re looking for it. The throttle feature is new to me, and it’s quite fun, although I found myself pedaling because I didn’t know what to do with my feet.

Rear brake Aventon Pace 500 and 350 Ebikes

We’ll have more to come on the Aventon Pace 500but from our time on the bike currently, we can say this is a great option for anyone looking to spend time on the bike path and explore beyond their mileage limits that’s well worth the effort. eye.

For more information see Aventon.com

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