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Cannondale vs Aventon: Want Extraordinary Biking For A Fraction Of The Cost?

Cannondale vs Aventon: Want Extraordinary Biking For A Fraction Of The Cost?

December 19, 2023

Pricier ebikes don’t always equate to an extraordinary biking experience. For instance, Cannondale electric bikes lack features enhancing speed, rideability, and road protection. Aventon ebikes feature thumb throttles, vibrant displays with real-time metrics, and integrated front and rear lights with built-in turn signals for enhanced safety during day or night rides.

Furthermore, Cannondale's more expensive ebikes come with just a one-year warranty for their frames and various components, sourced from third-party brands. In contrast, Aventon offers a two-year warranty, giving riders an extra year of confidence and peace of mind to fully enjoy the long road of riding ahead.

Here’s what we’ll be focusing on in this comparison between Cannondale vs Aventon:

  1. Cannondale Compact Neo vs Aventon Sinch.2
  2. Cannondale Adventure Neo vs Aventon Level.2
  3. Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 vs vs Aventon Pace.3
  4. Cannondale Topstone Neo vs Aventon Soltera.2
  5. Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 2 vs Aventon Level.2
  6. Cannondale Cargowagen Neo vs Aventon Abound
  7. Aventon Fat Tire Models

Key Differentiators

Aventon

 

Cannondale

2-year

Warranty

Get the bike you ordered without compromising on quality while getting the protection you need for the long road ahead. Servicing your ebike could get real expensive, real fast. Faulty components could reach up to $200 in repair costs.

  • One year, but…
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  • Non-Cannondale components are covered by the stated warranty, if any, of their manufacturer, and are not covered under this limited warranty.
  • 1000+ Nationwide
  • With Test Rides

Service Dealers & Test Rides

Knowing you have the support you need close by when you need it can cut costs on shipping and wait times on returns. Test rides, too, can ensure you have the right ebike for you from the start without having to send back a dud.

  • Ship To Store, but…
  • Limited locations &
  • no test rides.

All Aventon Models

Throttle

Pause your pedaling and gear-shifting routine with the convenience of a thumb throttle. Approach a stop without the need to downshift, and effortlessly accelerate from a standstill using the throttle before resuming pedaling.

0 Models

  • Aventure.2
  • Abound
  • Soltera.2
  • Sinch.2
  • Pace.3

Integrated Front and Rear Lights w/ Built-in Turn Signals

Consider investing in safety technology that will boost your road confidence by maintaining clear communication from the bike lane and beyond, regardless of the time of day.

0 Models

  • Full Color Display
  • w/ app sync capabilities

Display

  • Simple LCDs lack that added value and don’t really enhance the riding experience. Aventon’s Full Color Display does more than just give you riding metrics. You can connect to the Aventon app to track routes, connect with friends, and unlock rewards points for more savings.
  • Backlit LCD

 

Cannondale Compact Neo vs Aventon Sinch.2

Want more motor power and battery capacity in a compact ebike for less? At $1,499, the Sinch.2 is foldable, portable and storable with a 500 watt motor and 672 watt hour battery. That’s twice as much motor power as Compact Neo’s 250 watt motor. The Sinch.2 also has 63% more battery capacity than Compact Neo’s 250 watt hour battery.

A Reddit reviewer found the small battery of the Sinch.2 insufficient for their needs. The Sinch.2 boasts 4-inch fat tires, a 25 mph top speed, 60-mile range, front and rear lights with turn signals, and a throttle, offering better value. In contrast, the Compact Neo has a slower speed, shorter range, lacks rider suspension, rear lights, turn signals, throttle, and doesn't fold for easy transport. The Sinch.2 also provides a smoother ride with 45mm of suspension travel compared to the Compact Neo's rigid fork.

Sinch.2 is a foldable, fat tire ebike that offers riders:

  1. $1,499 price tag vs Compact Neo’s $1,900, saving you $400 or 27% in total costs.

  2. 500 watt rear hub motor give you 2x the power compared to the Cannondale Compact Neo’s 250 watt motor that translates consistent top speed and range.

  3. 672 watt hour battery offers riders 63% more power compared to the Cannondale Compact Neo’s 250 watt hours, limiting overall range and top speed.

  4. 25 mph top speed & up to 55 miles in range means riders can go farther, faster with an increase of 20% more speed and an additional 14% in mileage compared to the Compact Neo.

  5. Integrated front and rear lights with built-in turn-signals will enhance your road confidence with the latest safety and ensure clear communication, day or night, whether you're in the bike lane or beyond. The Cannondale Compact Neo’s lights are optional, adding additional costs up to $180 for lights that lack turn signal technology.

  6. Thumb throttle is there to give you a break from pedaling on long rides or up hills, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. The Compact Neo doesn’t offer a throttle.

  7. 45mm of suspension travel provides comfort on uneven roads and other terrain as compared to the Compact Neo’s rigid fork that can make riding feel a little rough.

  8. Step-through, foldable frame offers riders with physical limitations easy access to bike riding. The foldable frame is convenient for transportation with compact cars and RVs. The Compact Neo doesn’t offer step-through, nor foldable frames.

Cannondale Adventure Neo vs Aventon Level.2

As one redditor put it, the “specs on both are pretty comparable,” but the Level.2 gives you $451 in savings compared to the Adventure Neo. The Level.2, at $1,699, comes with 2x the Adventure Neo’s 250 watt motor power and 40% more battery capacity offering consistent power on those longer rides or commutes.

Furthermore, the Level.2 goes 28mph on pedal assist, and the option of a throttle in case they want a break from pedaling going long distances or up hills. Cannondale’s Adventure Neo only goes 20 mph and doesn’t offer a throttle. Also, Level.2 comes with integrated front and rear lights. These essential accessories that enhance safety riding night and day are optional for the Adventure Neo, adding an additional cost of $180.

Level.2 offers many great features compared to the Adventure Neo, including:

  • $1,699 price tag vs Adventure Neo’s $2,150, saving you $451 or 21% in total costs.

  • A 500 watt rear hub motor has 2x the power of the Cannondale Adventure Neo’s 250 watt motor, giving you 2x more power to go farther, faster.

  • 672 watt hour battery compared to the Adventure Neo’s 400 watt hour battery equates to 272 more watt hours, giving riders 40% more power for a more consistent riding experience.

  • Integrated front and rear lights that provide road visibility and extra protection in low lighting conditions for riders. Cannondale Adventure Neo 4’s lights are optional, adding an upwards extra cost of $180.

  • Thumb throttle for convenience and riding made easy for more strenuous routes and hills, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the ride while the bike does the work. Cannondale Adventure Neo doesn’t offer riders a throttle.

  • 65mm of suspension travel, Level.2 offers enhanced comfort on uneven roads and diverse terrains. This is a notable improvement over the Aventure Neo's rigid fork, which may contribute to a somewhat rougher riding experience.

Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 vs vs Aventon Pace.3

Looking for a bike with substantial range and motor power for leisurely rides? At $1,599, Aventon’s Pace.3 offers a 500 watt motor with a 614 watt hour battery that provides riders with a consistent riding experience. That’s $351 less than the Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2’s $1,925 price tag with only 250 watts of motor power and 250 watts of battery capacity.

In addition, one reviewer expressed the Treadwell Neo 2’s limited range of up to 47 miles was a concern. Another reviewer found the three pedal assist levels “a bit weak”, disappointed that the bike topped out at 20 mph. The Pace.3 has a range of up to 60 miles and can go up to 28 mph with its 4 pedal assist levels, giving you more control over the amount of power the motor outputs.

The Pace.3 also offers riders a thumb throttle, an adjustable stem to give a more upright riding position for those with back problems, as well as front and rear lights with turn signals for day and night riding protection.

Pace.3 is a cruiser ebike with power and smooth rideability, offering riders:

  1. $1,599 price tag vs Treadwell Neo 2’s $1,925, saving you $326.

  2. A powerful 500 watt motor that’ll enhance your riding experience, giving riders 2x more power for longer rides as compared to the Treadwell Neo 2’s 250 watt motor.

  3. A 614 watt hour battery has nearly 60% more power than Treadwell Neo 2’s 250Wh. That’s 364 more watt hours, providing the motor with consistent top speed on longer rides.

  4. 28 mph top speed with Pace.3 means higher top speeds by going 29% faster compared to Treadwell Neo 2’s 20 mph. More power is more fun.

  5. Up to 60 miles in range as compared to Treadwell Neo2’s 47 mile range offers 13 more miles of fun.

  6. The adjustable stem on the Pace 500.3 provides flexibility to tailor the handlebar height to your preference and find the ideal angle for maximum comfort on your ride. In contrast, the Treadwell Neo 2 lacks this feature.

  7. Integrated front and rear lights with built-in turn signals let you see and be seen on the road with safety tech that provides riders with extra confidence when riding on the streets, day or night. Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 doesn't come equipped with lights turn signals.

Thumb throttle lets you enjoy a break from pedaling. Specifically designed to let you unwind and fully appreciate your journey. It's important to mention that the Treadwell Neo 2 doesn’t come equipped with a throttle.

Cannondale Topstone Neo vs Aventon Soltera.2

Are high costs worth the weight difference? The Cannondale Topstone Neo, priced at $3,626, is twice the cost of Soltera.2. Though it only weighs 23 pounds, it has 40% less motor power and 44% less battery capacity than Aventon’s Soltera.2 priced at $1,199. One reviewer on reddit stated the Topstone Neo’s “weight is one of the least important things.” Other riders expressed their frustrations with the Topstone Neo’s consistent system errors, saying the bike had a “faulty motor” and its Mahle Ebike system was “too unreliable to justify the price.”

Other than the price tag, the Soltera.2 offers riders a higher top speed of 25 mph than Topstone Neo’s 20 mph. Additionally, the Soltera.2 comes with great features, including a thumb throttle for riding convenience, integrated front and rear lights with built-in turn signals for road protection, and a step-through frame option to give more riders with physical limitations to find joy in riding a bike again.

Aventon’s Soltera.2, a lightweight all-around road worthy ebike boasts:

  • $1,199 price tag vs Topstone Neo’s $3,623, saving you $2,426 or 67% in total costs.

  • A 350 watt rear hub motor offers 40% more power than the Cannondale Adventure Neo’s 250 watt motor, giving you more power to go farther, faster.

  • A 360 watt hour battery compared to the Adventure Neo’s 250 watt hour battery equates to 110 more watt hours, giving riders 44% more power for a more consistent riding experience.

  • 25 mph top speed means riders can go farther, faster with an increase of 20% more speed. Going fast is more fun.

  • Integrated front and rear lights with built-in turn signals let you see and be seen on the road with safety tech that provides riders with extra confidence when riding on the streets, day or night. Cannondale Topstone Neo doesn't come equipped with lights turn signals.

  • The thumb throttle makes riding easier, especially on tough routes and hills. You can sit back and enjoy the ride while the bike does the work. However, the Topstone Neo doesn't have a throttle for riders.

  • A step-through frame option allows you to effortlessly slide your leg through the open frame if physical limitations hinder your ability to mount a bike easily. In contrast, the Cannondale Topstone Neo lacks a step-through feature.

Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 2 vs Aventon Level.2

Want two bikes for the price of one? The Tesoro Neo X 2 cost at $3,750 is twice as much as Aventon’s Level.2 $1,699 price tag. The Level.2 also has 2x the motor power with a 500 watt motor that provides riders with more juice in the electric pedal assist levels on longer rides. Also, the Level.2 comes with integrated front and rear lights, saving riders an additional cost of $180 for essential riding accessories. What’s more is that the Level.2 comes with a thumb throttle for convenience and easy riding, while the Tesoro Neo X 2 doesn’t.

Reviewers who bought the Cannondale Tesoro X 2 expressed their disappointment at its lack of power, saying they were “getting passed by 7th graders” on other competitor ebikes. One reviewer said the battery compartment wouldn’t close once opened, and even REI’s tech team couldn’t fix the issue. Another reviewer was upset about the quality for the price, stating “the motor was noisy” the “front brakes were ‘chunky’ and noisy”, as well as the front suspension locking up.

Level.2 offers many great features compared to the Adventure Neo, including:

  • $1,699 price tag vs Tesoro Neo X 2 $3,750, saving you $2,052 or 55% in total costs.

  • A 500 watt rear hub motor has 2x the power of the Cannondale Tesoro Neo X 2’s 250 watt motor, giving you 2x more power to go farther, faster.

  • 672 watt hour battery compared to the Tesoro Neo X 2’s 625 watt hour battery equates to 47 more watt hours, giving riders 7% more power for a more consistent riding experience.

  • Integrated front and rear lights that provide road visibility and extra protection in low lighting conditions for riders. Cannondale Adventure Neo 4’s only comes with a front light. Its rear light is optional, adding an upwards extra cost of $90.

Thumb throttle for convenience and riding made easy for more strenuous routes and hills, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the ride while the bike does the work. Cannondale Adventure Neo doesn’t offer riders a throttle.

Cannondale Cargowagen Neo vs Aventon Abound

Set to be released in 2024, the Cannondale Cargowagen Neo is nearly 2x the Aventon Abound’s price tag of $2,199. For $4,300, the Cargowagen is said to provide riders with the same payload of 440 pounds as the Abound. Also, both bikes have the same top speed of 28 mph. However, the Abound offers 3x the motor power with a 750 watt motor and 32% more battery capacity to help with consistent power while hauling heavy cargo.

In addition, Aventon’s Abound provides riders with a thumb throttle for added riding convenience, and integrated lights with built-in turn signals for more road protection. The Cannondale Cargowagen Neo only comes with a front light and no throttle.

Abound is the ultimate cargo ebike that offers riders:

  • $2,199 price tag vs Cargowagen Neo’s $4,300. That’s $2,101 or a 49% savings in total cost

  • A 750 watt motor offers riders 3x more power than Globe Haul’s 250 watt motor. With Abound, riders can go farther, farther with everything they need in tow.

  • 720 watt hour battery compared to the Cargowagen Neo’s 545 watt hour battery equates to 32% more watt hours, for a more consistent riding experience.

  • Thumb throttle capabilities allow riders to take a break from pedaling and let the bike do most of the work. Simply throttle down on Abound and enjoy the ride.

Integrated front and rear lights with built-in turn-signals will elevate your riding confidence with state-of-the-art safety technology. Clearly communicate day or night as you navigate beyond the bike lane. Globe Haul doesn’t offer this sort of safety tech.

Aventon Fat Tire Models

Yearning for additional off-road thrills? Priced at a mere $1,799, the Aventure.2 boasts 4-inch fat tires, a potent motor, and a torque sensor, enabling you to explore places where street bikes can only imagine. Forge your unique path, whether you're embarking on off-road escapades or maneuvering through city streets, and unveil new horizons.

Aventure.2 is a four inch fat tire ebike that provides:

  1. 750 Watt Rear Hub Motor: Elevate your pedaling experience with the robust motor of the Aventure.2. Easily switch between four levels of pedal assist, offering an extra boost on any route.

  2. 28 mph Top Speed: Feel the thrill of adventure with Aventure.2's top speed of 28 mph. Explore farther and faster, then keep pushing the boundaries.

  3. Torque Sensor: Enhance your off-road biking comfort with the Adventure.2's torque sensor, providing a traditional bike feel while extending your riding range up to 60 miles.

  4. Integrated Front and Rear Lights with Turn Signals: Boost your riding confidence with cutting-edge safety technology. Communicate clearly day or night, whether you're on the bike lane or exploring off-road trails.

  5. Thumb Throttle: Take a break from pedaling using the Aventure.2's thumb throttle. Enjoy the flexibility to choose during long off-road adventures.

8-speed Drivetrain: Paramount confidence on your journey is ensured by the Aventure.2's 8-speed drivetrain. Effortlessly shift gears, adapting to the changing road terrain with ease.

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