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Aventon’s Abound Vs RadPower’s RadWagon 4: Comparing Cargo

Aventon’s Abound Vs RadPower’s RadWagon 4: Comparing Cargo

March 2, 2023

Aventon’s first ever cargo ebike, Abound, is versatile, functional and efficient! While the cargo category is new territory for the Aventon line-up, we’re filled to the brim with excitement and are positive that our multipurpose freighter can carry the load and much, much more. With all-new features and technology, and the addition of a torque sensor, making moves with everything in tow has never been easier. That’s why we’re placing Abound tow-to-tow against RadPower’s RadWagon 4. We believe our innovation, quality components, and sleek design has what it takes to prove there’s no comparison.

Let’s take a look at what sets these two cargo bikes apart!

 

Overview

It’s important to know what you’re getting into when looking for the perfect ebike for you. The specs play a big role in what the bike is capable of doing and how that applies to what you’ll be using the bike for. As far as cargo is concerned, it’s about power, componentry, and all the possibilities that come with it. Let’s take a look at how these haulers compare.

Abound RadWagon 4

Motor

750W (Sustained)

750W*

Battery

720Wh

672Wh

Pedal Assist

4 Levels

5 Levels

Sensor

Torque

Cadence

Throttle

Thumb Throttle

Half Twist Throttle

Top Speed

20 MPH

20 MPH

Range

Up to 50 Miles

Up to 45+ Miles

Size Options

1

1

Step-Through

Yes

Mid-step

Weight

81 lbs

76.7 lbs

Carry Capacity

440 lbs

350 lbs

Gears

7-speed

7-speed

Suspension Fork

Up to 50 mm of Travel

None

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

Lights

Integrated Front and Rear

w/ Turn Signal Functionality

Integrated Front and Rear

Price

$2,199

$1,999

Abound RadWagon 4

Motor

750W (Sustained)

750W

Battery

720Wh

589-672Wh

Pedal Assist

4 Levels

5 Levels

Sensor

Torque

Cadence

Throttle

Thumb Throttle

Halff Twist Throttle

Top Speed

20 MPH

20 MPH

Range

Up to 50 Miles

Up to 45+ miles

Size Options

1

1

Step-Through

Yes

Mid-step

Weight

81 lbs

76.7 lbs

Carry Capacity

440 lbs

350 lbs

Gears

7-speed

7-speed

Suspension

50mm of Travel

None

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

Lights

Integrated Front and Rear

w/ Turn Signal Functionality

Integrated Front and Rear

Price

$2,199

$1,999

 

Load Up On The Overall Aspects

Abound’s powerful rear hub motor hits 750W at a sustained performance, opening the possibility for more output, while RadWagon 4 hits optimal performance at the same wattage. There is a difference in PAS level, however if you look at the battery output you can see that Aventon’s fully integrated battery has more watt-hours. This, coupled with Abound’s torque sensor, allows for a longer riding range in comparison. The torque sensor offers riders more control over their riding experience because the sensor amplifies the rider’s natural efforts. The more energy they put into pedaling, the more the torque recognizes and assists.

In addition, the step-through frame and carrying capacity adds convenience and opportunity to accommodate all sorts of rider types. The suspension fork with 50mm of travel will add comfort wherever you go. Abound’s Full Color Display offers a wide range of metrics, including speed, PAS level and battery life as well as Aventon app syncing capabilities. The all-new turn signal functionality is the perfect safety feature to keep the rider noticed on the road and allows them to communicate to other motorists and cyclists.

Lastly, the price tag. When looking at these specifications, there’s an obvious reason why Abound costs more. The innovation and quality adds to the overall performance of the bike. With a difference of $200, Abound offers more carrying capacity, a natural feeling ride, and new technology that will get you where you’re going in style.

 

Electrical

The electrical aspects of an ebike is what gives them the power to move beyond that of your own efforts. They are the reason there is the added momentum behind each crank of the pedal to move faster and farther than ever before. With the added weight for all your hauling needs, these specs will give better insight into how to gauge the performance of the bike.

Abound RadWagon 4 Comments

Sensors

Torque

Cadence

Torque and cadence sensors differ when it comes to their function. A cadence sensor gives a certain prescribed amount of power when pedaling, while a torque sensor matches the natural riding efforts of the rider and then amplifies it, ultimately giving rider’s more control over conserving battery life and extending riding range.

Battery

15Ah (720WH)

672Wh

Abound has a more powerful battery with enough energy to support its powerful rear hub motor to haul it all behind you.

Motor

750W (Sustained) Brushless Rear Hub

750W Brushless Hub

Abound’s powerful 750W means there’s plenty of juice in the tank to take to make all your hauling dreams come true. Load up and roll out with ease knowing you’ll get to where you’re going with everything in tow.

Pedal Assist

4

5

More PAS levels doesn't necessarily make one bike better than another. This assisted power gets distributed throughout the different levels of PAS and is supported by the sensor.

Charger

48V 3 amp

48V 2 amp

Simply put, a battery charger with a higher amp output will charge faster, getting you back in the saddle quicker to enjoy the ride.

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

The Full Color Display with app syncing capabilities offers riders more than just vital data, including speed, battery life, PAS level, and distance traveled. It also shares CO2 emissions reduced, trees saved, and connects to a larger riding community.

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated front and rear

The all-new turn signal functionality is the latest safety feature in Aventon’s endeavor to ensure you have optimal protection while you’re out there on the road.

USB Charger

Yes

Yes

Abound’s concealed USB in the Full Color Display allows you to charge your phone, making it easier to sync to the Aventon app while you ride, giving you more options and more control over your experience.

Abound RadWagon 4 Comment

Sensors

Torque

Cadence

Torque and cadence sensors differ when it comes to their function. A cadence sensor gives a certain prescribed amount of power when pedaling, while a torque sensor matches the natural riding efforts of the rider and then amplifies it, ultimately giving rider’s more control over conserving battery life and extending riding range.

Battery

15Ah (720Wh)

672 Wh

Abound has a more powerful battery with enough energy to support its powerful rear hub motor to haul it all behind you.

Motor

750W (Sustained) Brushless Rear Hub

750W Brushless Hub

Abound’s powerful 750W means there’s plenty of juice in the tank to take to make all your hauling dreams come true. Load up and roll out with ease knowing you’ll get to where you’re going with everything in tow.

Pedal Assist

4

5

Having more pedal assist levels doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Abound’s powerful motor is distributed through less, meaning you get more assistance quicker.

Charger

48V 3 amp

48V 2 amp

Simply put, a battery charger with a higher amp output will charge faster, getting you back in the saddle quicker to enjoy the ride.

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

The Full Color Display with app syncing capabilities offers riders more than just vital data, including speed, battery life, PAS level, and distance traveled. It also shares CO2 emissions reduced, trees saved, and connects to a larger riding community.

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated front and rear

The all-new turn signal functionality is the latest safety feature in Aventon’s endeavor to ensure you have optimal protection while you’re out there on the road.

USB Charger

Yes

Yes

The Abound’s concealed USB in the Full Color Display allows you to charge your phone, making it easier to sync to the Aventon app while you ride, giving you more options and more control over your experience.

 

Go The Distance With Everything In Tow

Abound’s powerful 750W motor paired with a 720Wh battery, is unmatched by the RadWagon 4’s 750W motor and 672 Wh battery. While a more powerful motor might drain the battery quicker, the addition of a torque sensor makes Abound a top competitor. The torque sensor activates only by registering the rider’s efforts and then matching it, as opposed to cadence that automatically produces a prescribed amount of power. This means with torque the rider has more control over conserving battery life and extending riding range, making Abound a top competitor. When going the distance, Abound has what it takes to move you and all your precious cargo, wherever it is you’re going.

The Full Color Display that offers vital metrics and app syncing capabilities, as well as the hidden USB import that allows riders to charge their smartphones while they ride. The integrated lights allow riders to see and be seen on the road, while the all-new turn signal functionality protects riders when they’re making moves by signaling to other cyclists and motorists. At Aventon we want to make sure our riders get the most out of their riding experience, and the new technology says it all.

 

Mechanics

Beyond the electrical aspects, there is the mechanical that can ensure a more comfortable ride. Long hauls, quick stops, and a heavy load will surely put these ebikes to the test.

Abound RadWagon 4 Comments

Brakes

 Hydraulic 

Mechanical

Hydraulic brakes have higher braking power, promoting smoother, more controlled stopping.

Gearing

7

7

Seven gears allows you to pedal with ease up hills and all around town.

Suspension

Suspension Fork

w/ 50mm travel

No

Adjustable to absorb bumps and uneven terrain, a front suspension fork adds more comfort on the road for you and your precious cargo.

Drivetrain

170mm Chain Pulley

170mm Chain Pulley

Most bikes’ derailleurs already have tensioners that work for normal chain lengths. However, bikes with a longer wheelbase and longer chains need the extra support. The chain pulley ensures the chain won’t hit the bike frame, as well as maintains slack while shifting to make sure you ride smoothly every time.

Abound RadWagon 4 Comments

Brakes

Hydraulic

Mechanical

Hydraulic brakes have higher braking power, promoting smoother, more controlled stopping.

Gearing

7

7

Seven gears allows you to pedal with ease up hills and all around town.

Suspension

Suspension Fork

w/ 50mm travel

No

Adjustable to absorb bumps and uneven terrain, a front suspension fork adds more comfort on the road for you and your precious cargo.

 

Mechanisms With You In Mind

There’s no contest when it comes to the suspension fork. Abound has up to 50 mm of travel, meaning there’s more comfort everytime you ride. While hydraulic brakes and mechanical brakes both get the job done, hydraulic brakes tend to have higher braking power, promoting smoother, more controlled stopping.

 

Physical

When it comes to the physical aspects of an ebike, it’s about features and what the bike is capable of doing, and for whom. In regards to cargo, the weight capacity and accessibility play a large role. The more size options, the more there is an opportunity for more riders. Let’s see how these bikes size up.

Aventure.2 RadRover 6 Plus Comments

Frame

Step-Through

Mid-step

The step-through frame makes it easier to saddle up and dismount with less effort. Simply slide in and hit the road. While a mid-step frame involves lifting your leg up and over the middle support bar.

Size and Fit

Regular:5'3"-5'10"

Large: 5'10"-6'4"

One Size: 5'4" - 6'2"

Different size options give riders a more comfortable riding experience. One size certainly doesn’t fit all.

Dropper Seatpost

Yes

No

The all-new quick-adjusting dropper seatpost allows riders to glide up or down into a more comfortable riding position while they’re on the go.

Colors

2

3

Choose between Polaris and Sage, two unique hues that will set yourself apart from all the rest.

Weight

81 lbs

76.7 lbs

Abound’s durable frame and extra weight means it’s got the strength to haul whatever it is you pack for your ride.

Carry Capacity

440 lbs

350 lbs

With a higher carrying capacity there’s more opportunity to take everything you need wherever you’re going.

Integrated Battery

Yes

Semi-integrated

A fully integrated battery in Abound’s frame gives it a sleeker, cleaner look and helps protect the battery from the elements. This ensures longer lasting components to keep you riding happy.

Tires

20" x 2.4" Puncture-Resistant

22" x 3"

Puncture-resistant tires promote comfort and peace of mind out there on the road.

Fenders

Yes

Yes

Abound’s semi-installed fenders will help protect you from the elements so that you can focus on the road ahead.

Rear Rack

Included

Included

The rear rack has the capability to change between a myriad of accessories. This customization puts the you in you-tility.

Footboards

Yes

Sold Separately

Footboards are there to give riders ease of mind, and let their passengers rest their legs out of harm’s way.

Abound RadWagon 4 Comments

Frame

Step-Through

Mid-Step

The step-through frame makes it easier to saddle up and dismount with less effort. Simply slide in and hit the road. While a mid-step frame involves lifting your leg up and over the middle support bar.

Size and Fit

4’11 - 6’3”

24.5” - 36.25"

(Inseam)

With the step-through frame and dropper seat post, Abound has a few more inches on the competition for more reach and more types of riders.

Colors

2

2

Choose between Polaris and Sage, two unique hues that will set yourself apart from all the rest.

Dropper Seatpost

Yes

No

The all-new quick-adjusting dropper seatpost allows riders to glide up or down into a more comfortable riding position while they’re on the go.

Weight

81 lbs

76.7 lbs

Abound’s durable frame and extra weight means it’s got the strength to haul whatever it is you pack for your ride.

Carrying Capacity

440 lbs

350 lbs

With a higher carrying capacity there’s more opportunity to take everything you need wherever you’re going.

Integrated Battery

Yes

Semi-integrated

A fully integrated battery in Abound’s frame gives it a sleeker, cleaner look and helps protect the battery from the elements. This ensures longer lasting components to keep you riding happy.

Tires

20" x 2.4" Puncture-Resistant

22" x 3"

Puncture-resistant tires promote comfort and peace of mind out there on the road.

Fenders

Yes

Yes

Abound’s semi-installed fenders will help protect you from the elements so that you can focus on the road ahead.

Rear Rack

Included

Included

The rear rack has the capability to change between a myriad of accessories. This customization puts the you in you-tility.

Footboards

Included

Sold Separately

Footboards are there to give riders ease of mind, and let their passengers rest their legs out of harm’s way.

 

Built For The Long Haul

We know that one size certainly does not fit all. However, there are ways to make one-size adjustable and accessible to more types of riders. For example, Abound’s step-through frame makes it easier to slip into the saddle without much effort. This, plus the all-new dropper seatpost, lets you glide the seat up and down while riding to find the most comfortable riding position. The size scale between the two bikes is rather similar. However, with the dropper seatpost, Abound has four more inches to play with for shorter riders. Abound may be four more pounds heavier, but when you consider the 90 more pounds in its weight capacity, you can see why. Also, the footboards offer passengers to ride comfortably while resting their legs out of harm’s way. The durable, sleek frame with a fully integrated battery can carry the load and look good doing it.

 

Rack It, Stack It, And Hit The Road

We believe that Abound’s superior design, componentry and all-around performance makes it the better bike to take on all your cargo needs. Its powerful motor, higher weight capacity, versatility size, frame design and its rear rack capabilities ensures that it offers more opportunity to take everything you need wherever you plan on going. The torque sensor provides optimal control over battery life, longer riding range, and overall riding experience. Add in top speed, footboards, the all-new turn signal functionality, its sleek look and integrated powerful battery, and Full Color Display with app syncing capabilities and it’s easy to see which bike you’ll be riding for the long haul. We do cargo right.

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