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Comparing Cruisers: Aventon’s Pace 500.3 Vs. RadPower’s RadCity 5 Plus

Comparing Cruisers: Aventon’s Pace 500.3 Vs. RadPower’s RadCity 5 Plus

March 31, 2023

Pace 500.3 is Aventon’s award winning cruiser with an upgrade! The Pace 500.3 has all the comforts of its predecessor, including the cushioned saddle, the swept-back handlebars and its upright riding position, with the addition of all-new features and technology that’ll change the way you cruise the streets.

That’s why we’re placing Pace 500.3 against RadPower’s RadCity 5 Plus. We hold ourselves to a high standard and believe our bikes have the innovation and quality components to keep our riders happy every time they hop in the saddle. For more in-depth ebike model comparisons, explore the matchup between Aventon and Rad Power.

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

An Overview of stats

In order to get a better look at which bike will work best for you, we’ve placed them side-by-side. Specifications play an important role in what the bike is capable of doing and how that applies to you. As far as getting around comfortably, efficiently and in a fun way, it’s about the power of the bike, componentry, and all the possibilities that come with it. Let’s take a look at how these bikes compare overall.

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus

Motor

500W Brushless Rear Hub Motor

750W Brushless Rear Hub Motor

Battery

614 Wh

589 - 672 Wh

Pedal Assist

4 Levels

5 Levels

Throttle

Thumb Throttle

Half Twist Throttle

Range

Up to 60 Miles

28 - 50 Miles Per Charge (Estimated)

Size

2

1

Step-Through

Model

Yes

Yes

Weight

52 lb

65 lb

Carry Capacity

300 lb (incl. Rider and cargo)

275 lb (incl. Rider and cargo)

Gears

8

7

Lights

Front Headlight with App Compatibility

Integrated Rear Lights with Turn Signal Functionality

Integrated LED Front Light

Display

Full Color Display w/ App Sync Capabilities and USB Charger

Backlit LCD

Top Speed

28 MPH

28 MPH

Price

$1,699

$1,999

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus

Motor

500 W Brushless Rear Hub Motor

750W Brushless Rear Hub Motor

Battery

614 Wh

589-672 Wh

Pedal Assist

4 Levels

5 Levels

Throttle

Thumb Throttle

Half Twist Throttle

Range

Up to 60 Miles

28-50 Miles per Charge (Estimated)

Size

2

1

Step-Through

Model

Yes

No

Weight

52 lb

65 lb

Carry Capacity

300 lb (incl. Rider and cargo)

275 lb (incl. Rider and cargo)

Gears

8

7

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated front and rear

Display

Full Color Display w/ app sync capabilities and USB charger

Backlit LCD

Top Speed

28 MPH

28 MPH

Price

$1,699

$1,999

 

More Tech. More Features. More Fun.

The Pace 500.3, seemingly not as powerful as the RadCity 5 Plus, still holds its own in this comparison. The 750W motor of the RadCity 5 Plus doesn’t offer much difference as far as top speed and range are concerned. In fact, with the Pace 500.3’s torque sensor, rider’s have the possibility to go up to 60 miles in range and still reach the same top speed of 28mph, while the RadCity 5 Plus only gets 25 - 50 miles in range. This means the Pace 500.3 goes the extra mile, or ten, and gives the rider more control over their riding experience with a more natural riding feel.

In addition, the Pace 500.3’s Full Color Display gives riders important metrics while riding, including battery life, speed, PAS level, as well as Aventon app syncing capabilities. Pace 500.3 doesn’t just come with integrated front and rear lights, its rear lights double as all-new turn signals double as a safety feature and a way to communicate to motorists or other cyclists to ensure visibility while changing lanes and making moves.

The Pace 500.3 with a torque sensor, Full Color Display with Aventon app syncing capabilities, turn signal functionality, and much more, is $300 less than the RadCity 5 Plus. Plus! The innovation and quality adds to the overall performance of the bike. Pace 500.3 offers a more natural riding feeling, and new technology that will get you where you’re going in style. That’s more bang for your buck and more money back in your pocket.

 

Electrical

Thanks to the electrical aspects of an ebike, there’s less effort you need to exert on your end. They assist and give a lift when you don’t feel like putting in the extra work, making the ride faster, longer, and more fun! Find comfort in the following specs that will give you better insight into how to gauge the performance of the bike.

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus Comments

Battery

614 Wh (12.8Ah)

589 - 672 Wh

The Pace 500.3’s battery provides all the power the bike’s motor requires to give you the juice you need, when you need it. It’s all about cruising to your own rhythm.

Motor

500W

Brushless Rear Hub Motor

750W

Brushless Hub Motor

While the Pace 500.3 has a less powerful motor, it can still reach the same top speed of 28 mph and reach distances of up to 60 miles. Does a more powerful motor really make a difference then? You decide.

Pedal Assist

28 MPH Top Speed

4 Levels of PAS

28 MPH Top Speed

5 Levels of PAS

More pedal assist levels doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. The power of the bike’s battery and motor is equally distributed to get you more juice when you need it. Pace 500.3’s 4 levels only means you get that needed power sooner.

Charger

48V 3 Amp

48V 2 Amp

More amps means faster charging capabilities to get you in the saddle sooner and back on the road rolling.

Display

Full Color Display (w/ App Sync Capabilities)

Backlit LCD

It’s not just about metrics, it’s about how information is displayed, and how you can interact with your bike for an overall better experience. Aventon’s Full Color Display lets you take control of your ride, sync to the Aventon app, and get all the data you need in the process.

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated Front and Rear

Light your way with integrated lights. Plus, with the addition of Aventon’s turn signal functionality, you can stay protected and make moves safely by communicating to those behind you when you’re changing lanes or making turns.

USB Charger

Yes

Sold Separately

Charge your phone on the go! With the addition of an integrated USB charger you can rest assured your smartphone has all the juice it needs in case of an emergency.

Sensor

Torque

Cadence

With the addition of the torque sensor, rider’s have more control over their riding experience. The sensor recognizes how much effort is put into the crank and then matches this output, ultimately giving more control over the riding experience and conserving battery life.

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus Comments

Battery

614 Wh (12.8Ah)

589-672 Wh

The Pace 500.3’s battery provides all the power the bike’s motor requires to give you the juice you need, when you need it. It’s all about cruising to your own rhythm.

Motor

500W Brushless, Rear Hub Motor

750W Brushless Hub Motor

While the Pace 500.3 has a less powerful motor, it can still reach the same top speed of 28 mph and reach distances of up to 60 miles. Does a more powerful motor really make a difference then? You decide.

Pedal Assist

28 MPH Top Speed

4 Levels of PAS

28 MPH Top Speed

5 Levels of PAS

More pedal assist levels doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. The power of the bike’s battery and motor is equally distributed to get you more juice when you need it. Pace 500.3’s 4 levels only means you get that needed power sooner.

Charger

48V 3 Amp

48V 2 Amp

More amps means faster charging capabilities to get you in the saddle sooner and back on the road rolling.

Display

Full Color Display (w/ App Sync Capabilities)

Backlit LCD

It’s not just about metrics, it’s about how information is displayed, and how you can interact with your bike for an overall better experience. Aventon’s Full Color Display lets you take control of your ride, sync to the Aventon app, and get all the data you need in the process.

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated Front and Rear

Light your way with integrated lights. Plus, with the addition of Aventon’s turn signal functionality, you can stay protected and make moves safely by communicating to those behind you when you’re changing lanes or making turns.

USB Charger

Yes

Sold Separately

Charge your phone on the go! With the addition of an integrated USB charger you can rest assured your smartphone has all the juice it needs in case of an emergency.

Sensor

Torque

Cadence

With the addition of the torque sensor, rider’s have more control over their riding experience. The sensor recognizes how much effort is put into the crank and then matches this output, ultimately giving more control over the riding experience and conserving battery life.

 

How You Cruise Is Up To You

Let’s face it, when you can go the same top speed and ride farther with the Pace 500.3’s torque sensor that matches your riding efforts and conserves battery life while still giving you more control over the way you cruise, there’s really no contest. In addition, the Pace 500.3’s farther range makes those fun rides last longer. Get to where you’re going and back without so much as breaking a sweat, and enjoy the ride doing it.

You can get more out of your riding experience with Pace 500.3’s Full Color Display that offers important metrics and app syncing capabilities, and with the hidden USB port you can ensure your smartphone has all the juice it needs while riding. In addition, the all-new turn signal functionality is Aventon’s way of keeping you safe on the road. This new feature ensures you’re being seen when making moves and gives that added protection out there on the road. This will give you ease of mind while you ride. That’s what cruising is all about. At Aventon, our rider’s are what's important to us. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to make sure they have technology and features that meet their needs while keeping them safe on the road.

 

Mechanics

Beyond the electrical aspects, there are the mechanical components that can ensure a more comfortable ride, whether you’re riding around the block, going across town, or taking your bike farther than ever before.

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus Comments

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

Hydraulic Disc

Hydraulic brakes have a smooth,responsive performance, allowing you to stop when you need to.

Gearing

8

7

More gears allows rider’s more opportunity to find the right tension as they ride, and even conquer more strenuous elevation gains with ease.

Fork

Rigid

Spring Fork w/ 50mm travel

A rigid fork provides stability and is perfect for cruising around town.

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus Comments

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

Hydraulic Disc

Hydraulic brakes have a smooth,responsive performance, allowing you to stop when you need to.

Gearing

8

7

More gears allows rider’s more opportunity to find the right tension as they ride, and even conquer more strenuous elevation gains with ease.

Fork

Rigid

Spring Fork w/ 50mm Travel

A rigid fork provides stability and is perfect for cruising around town.

 

Mechanisms With You In Mind

If you’re looking for a good time and a fun ride that will get you where you want to go with less effort and provide proper braking functions when necessary, then the choice is yours. While the Pace 500.3 doesn’t offer much in suspension travel for rugged terrain, it provides the ultimate comfort with an upright riding position, keeping you posture perfect as you cruise the streets. With an extra gear you can ease the tensions on more strenuous routes with less effort, allowing you to focus on what really matters when you’re on your bike: happiness through motion.

 

Physical

The physical aspects of the bike focuses on the rider: how the bike fits their body type, the rider’s ability to express themselves through color variation, and the overall comfort when cruising the streets. More options means more of an opportunity for rider’s to find the right fit for them. Let’s see how these bikes size up.

Pace 500.3 RadCity 5 Plus Comments

Frame

Standard and Step-Through

Standard and Step-Through

The option of a standard or step-through frame offers more variety for rider’s to find the right fit so they can ride comfortably.

Sizes

4 total sizes

Standard Frame: Regular: 5'3" - 5'10"

Large: 5'10" - 6'4"

Step- Through Frame: Regular: 4'11" - 5'7"

Large: 5'7" - 6'1"

2 total sizes

1 Standard Frame: 5'4" - 6'5"

1 Step- Through Frame: 5'2" - 6'5"

Find the right fit for you. When it comes to riding comfortably, one size simply does not fit all. Having options helps.

Colors

4 

1

Express yourself as you cruise the streets and make your way around the block. Let the world know when you’re passing by with the right color for you.

Weight

52 lbs

65 lbs

A lighter frame and components is easier to balance and maneuver as you cruise the streets.

Carrying Capacity

300lb (incl. rider + cargo)

275lb (incl. rider + cargo)

The overall weight capacity of the Pace 500.3’s frame means it’s got your back. It’s strong, durable and can handle the extra weight. It’s everything you need to feel secure when riding

Integrated Battery

Yes

Semi-integrated

The integrated battery has a clean, sleek look. It feels good to look good when you’re on the road.

Tires

27.5 x 2.1" Puncture-Resistant w/ Reflective Sidewalls

27.5 x 2" Puncture-Resistant

Ride comfortably and with ease of mind knowing your puncture resistant tires are road worthy. The Pace 500.3’s reflective sidewalls are added protection while riding day or night.

Fenders

Sold Separately

Yes

No fenders? No problem. Fun in the sun is preferable. Looking to add more protection is always an option.

Racks

Sold Separately

Optional

Get racked if you’d like. The Pace 500.3 comes with rack mounting capabilities so you can take more with you on your ride and let the bike do all the work.

Pace 500.2 RadCity 5 Plus Comments

Frame

Standard and Step-Through

Standard and Step-Through

The option of a standard or step-through frame offers more variety for rider’s to find the right fit so they can ride comfortably.

Sizes

4 total sizes

Standard Frame: Regular: 5'3" - 5'10"

Large: 5'10" - 6'4"

Step- Through Frame: Regular: 4'11" - 5'7"

Large: 5'7" - 6'1"

2 total sizes

1 Standard Frame: 5'4" - 6'5"

1 Step- Through Frame: 5'2" - 6'5"

Find the right fit for you. When it comes to riding comfortably, one size simply does not fit all. Having options helps.

Colors

4

1

Express yourself as you cruise the streets and make your way around the block. Let the world know when you’re passing by with the right color for you.

Weight

52 lbs

65 lbs

A lighter frame and components is easier to balance and maneuver as you cruise the streets.

Weight Capacity

300lbs (incl. rider + cargo)

275lbs (incl. rider + cargo)

The overall weight capacity of the Pace 500.3’s frame means it’s got your back. It’s strong, durable and can handle the extra weight. It’s everything you need to feel secure when riding

Integrated Battery

Yes

Semi-integrated

The integrated battery has a clean, sleek look. It feels good to look good when you’re on the road.

Tires

27.5 x 2.1" Puncture-Resistance w/ Reflective Sidewalls

27.5 x 2" Puncture-Resistant

Ride comfortably and with ease of mind knowing your puncture resistant tires are road worthy. The Pace 500.3’s reflective sidewalls are added protection while riding day or night.

Fenders

Sold Separately

Yes

No fenders? No problem. Fun in the sun is preferable. Looking to add more protection is always an option.

Racks

Sold Separately

Sold Separately

Get racked if you’d like. The Pace 500.3 comes with rack mounting capabilities so you can take more with you on your ride and let the bike do all the work.

 

Built For Comfort While Going Top Speeds

The Pace 500.3’s swept-back handlebars, cushioned saddle and upright riding position aren’t the only things that make the ride more comfortable. It offers more riders the opportunity to find comfort in the way they ride with more size options. While the RadCity 5 Plus only provides one size in each frame style (standard and step-through), Pace 500.3 offers two in each style frame! That’s more accessibility for more riders to find the right fit for them. Not only that, but the Pace 500.3 comes in more colors to express your style, including Midnight Black, Camouflage, Ghost White and Blue Steel! Let everyone know when you’re coming through instead of the competitors’ grey frame. Another plus that promotes the diversification of riders, allowing more people to find happiness through motion.

 

Set The Pace Then Cruise

At Aventon, we believe that the Pace 500.3’s superior design, components, and all-around performance makes it a more comfortable ride. The torque sensor, turn signal functionality, frame options, and color variations add to the overall experience when riding. Get more range with a more intuitive sensor while reaching top speeds of 28 mph, find comfort in the Pace 500.3’s safety features, and express yourself with the right fit and the right color. You’ll be cruising with style with the Pace 500.3. Guaranteed.

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