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Aventon vs Trek: What’s In A Name, Besides The High Prices?

Aventon vs Trek: What’s In A Name, Besides The High Prices?

December 4, 2023

High costs don’t always equate to better features, quality, and reliability. Oftentimes consumers are paying for the name on the frame, and not the actual technology that adds to the overall experience of riding an ebike.

While big-name brands such as Trek have a solid frame and good components, they are still leaving riders wanting more out of the bikes after paying such a high price. This includes more motor power, transparency of actual top speed, and warranties that cover motors and batteries. You’d think by making such a large financial investment the bikes would come with simple technology such as display screens that give riders real-time metrics to reduce “range anxiety,” but they don’t.

Out of the box and ready to roll with a 2-year warranty that covers everything from the frame to electrical components, Aventon has you covered. Not only that, but most Aventon ebikes can reach a top speed of 28 mph on pedal assist, and 20 with a throttle, making those longer rides a thrill.

Also, to reduce range anxiety, all Aventon ebike models come with Full Color Display screens that give riders all the important riding information they need while on the road, including battery life, current speed, mileage and so much more.

Take a look at what separates the bikes beyond the price tag, including innovative technology, motor power, and all around rideability:

      1. 2. E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2 vs Ramblas
  1. 5. Allant+ 7 vs Level
  2. 6. Dual Sport+ 2 vs Soltera
  3. 7. FX+ 2 vs Soltera
  4. 8. Fetch+ 2 vs Abound
  5. 9. Powerfly 4 Gen 4 vs Aventure

Key Differentiators

Aventon

 

Trek

2-Year

  • Includes electrical components, such as battery and motor if the bike has been registered with Aventon.
  • See Aventon warranty.

Warranty

2-Year, but…

  • Does not include electrical components, such as battery or motor.

See Trek warranty.

  • Full Color Display
  • w/ app sync capabilities
  • on all models.

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 LED
  • on some models.
  • Aventure
  • Abound
  • Soltera
  • Sinch
  • Pace

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

 

Trek Marlin+ 6 vs Aventon Ramblas

Priced at $2,899, both the Trek Marlin+ 6 and the Aventon Ramblas come equipped with 250W mid-drive motors, a top speed of 20 mph, and performance-rated components. Beyond that there is no comparison.

Rambas has 708 watt-hours of battery power giving riders 308 more watt-hours of consistent riding and a further range of up to 80 miles. That’s 30 more miles than Marlin+ 6’s of up to 50 miles.

As for the components, Ramblas has a Sram NX Eagle 1x12, Rockshox suspension with 130mm of travel, Sram DB8 mineral 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes, 29” x 2.4” Maxxis, and a dropper post with 150mm of travel for optimal riding.

As of March 20th, 2024, Trek Marlin+ 6 has had zero reviews after two months of being released, while Ramblas has nine 5-star reviews.

Need more convincing? Here are more reasons to ride Ramblas:

    1. Up to 80 miles in range vs Marlin+ 6’s 50 miles of range giving riders 30 more miles of confident riding.

    100 nm of torque vs Marlin+ 6’s 50 nm of torque for 100% more power to climb hills and go faster, quicker.

  1. 708Wh battery means more riding time and a lot more fun as compared to Marlin+ 6’s 400Wh. That’s 308 more watt-hours of consistent power.

  2. Rockshox suspension with 130mm of travel vs Marlin+ 6’s SR Suntour XCM 34 with 120mm of travel, adding 10mm of extra comfort on rugged trails and rough roads.

  3. Dropper post with 150mm of travel offers optimal riding positions while the Marlin+ 6’s doesn’t have one.

  4. 250-watt A100 mid-drive motor offers equal power to Marlin+ 6’s Bosch 250W motor. Ramblas also has a peak of 750W while Marlin+ 6 only has 600W. Both offer in-app ride tune capabilities to adjust pedal assist levels for a more personalized riding experience.

  5. Sram SX Eagle 12-speed 11-50t cassette vs Marlin+ 6’s Shimano U4000, 9 speed offers riders three (3) extra gears and on the cassette for more efficiency to climb hills, roll around on trails and ride faster on flat surfaces.

  6. Optional headlight included with Ramblas allows for better visibility in low-lighting conditions on and off the trail, while a headlight for the Marlin+ 6 can be an additional cost of up to $419.99.

  7. The Ramblas LCD display vs Marlin+ 6’s handlebar LCD offers the same ride status specs, such as current speed, pedal assist level, battery life and more.

  8. $2,899 price tag vs Marlin+ 6’s $2,699 price tag, offers a stronger battery, torque, and much more.

Trek E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2 vs Aventon Ramblas

Choosing between the Ramblas and the E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2 electric mountain bikes comes down to more than just preference—it's about getting the most value and performance for your investment. At $2,899, the Ramblas is substantially more affordable than the E-Caliber 9.6, priced at $6,649.99, saving buyers $3,750.

This comparison dives into the specifics of each bike, from their motors and battery life to their suspension and additional features, to help you decide which eMTB suits your riding style and needs better. With the Ramblas offering significant savings without compromising on quality components and ride comfort, it's a compelling option for those looking to explore both city streets and rugged trails.

Ramblas boasts:

  1. $2,899 price tag vs E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2’s $6,649.99, saving you $3,750 on total cost.

  2. 708Wh battery means more riding time and a lot more fun as compared to E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2’s 250Wh. That's a 95% increase in battery power.

  3. 100nm of torque compared to E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2’s 55nm of torque. That’s an increase of 58% increase of torque for more power to climb hills and go faster, quicker.

  4. Integrated front light will help light the way on trails and streets in low lighting conditions. This is an upgrade cost of up to $420 with the E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2.

  5. Superior fork suspension with 130mm of travel offers more cushion on rugged terrain as compared to the E-Caliber 9.6 Gen 2’s 120mm of travel.

Trek Verve+ 3 vs Aventon Level

Get the power and speed you need for the right price with Aventon’s Level. Priced at only $1,899, you get a 500W motor, a top speed of 28 mph and a range of up to 60 miles on a single charge.

Compare that to Trek’s Verve Plus 3 at $3,299 that has some of its riders complaining the bike doesn’t have enough motor power to even reach its top speed of 20 mph and range of up to 46 miles which is 30% less distance per charge.

Level has many great features, including:

$1,899 price tag vs Verve Plus 3’s $3,299, saving you nearly twice the total cost.

500 watt rear hub motor - Level’s 500 watt motor has twice the power of Trek’s Verve Plus 3’s 250 watt motor, giving you more power to go farther, faster.

28 mph top speed - Why stop at 20 mph, when you can go 28? Hit top speeds with Level by going 29% faster, making long commutes around town feel shorter, because they are.

Up to 60 miles in range with the Level is a 24% increase in range as compared to Trek’s Verve Plus 3’s 46 miles.

65mm of suspension travel - Temper rough roads with Level’s 65mm of suspension travel compared to Verve Plus 3’s rigid fork.

Thumb Throttle - Need to rest a little? There’s no shame in that. That’s what the throttle is there for, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Trek’s Verve Plus 3 doesn’t have a throttle.

Puncture-resistant tires with side reflectors - You never know what lies ahead on the road for your daily roll. Level’s puncture-resistant tires will keep you rolling to your destination over rough roads or fine gravel. Trek’s Verve Plus 3 only has racing tires.

Multiple color options - With the Level you can choose between four color options: Clay, Glacier, Polar, & Himalayan. While Verve Plus 3 only comes in matte black.

Trek Allant+ 7 vs Aventon Level

Get the support you need when you need it for less cost. Aventon’s Level comes with a 500 watt motor that’s twice as powerful as Trek’s Allant Plus 7 for less than half its price at $3,499. Even at such a high ticket price, Trek riders have still expressed their frustrations. One rider said they “bought Trek for the support” but Trek left them “high and dry.”

Here’s what the Level boasts over Trek’s Allant Plus 7:

  • $1,899 price tag vs Allant Plus 7’s $3,499, saving you nearly twice the cost.

  • 500 watt rear hub motor - Power shouldn’t be an issue when you need pedal assistance most. Aventon’s Level has twice the power of the Allant Plus 7 for half the price.

  • 28 mph top speed - Why only go 20 mph with Allant Plus 7, when you can go 28mph with Level? Go 29% faster, all over town or around the city. Faster is simply faster.

  • Thumb Throttle - The throttle is there for you to sit back and enjoy the ride. Allant Plus 7 doesn’t have a throttle.

Multiple color options - With the Level you can choose between four color options: Clay, Glacier, Polar, & Himalayan. While Verve Plus 3 only comes in the Nautical navy.

Trek Dual Sport+ 2 vs Aventon Soltera

Avoid paying a high price of $2,399 for “poor quality of motor or speed sensor” as one Trek Dual Sport Plus 2 rider put it. Half the price at $1,199, Aventon’s Soltera has a more powerful 350 watt motor, higher 25 mph top speed, and a further range of 45 miles.

Another rider shared their dissatisfaction with the Dual Sport Plus 2, citing its “very poor range performance for the price and advertised specs.” Plus, with Soltera you get incredibly innovative tech, including turn signals and a thumb throttle for convenience.

Compared to Trek’s Dual Sport Plus 2, Aventon’s Soltera boasts:

  • $1,199 price tag vs Dual Sport Plus 2’s $2,399, saving you $1,300 in total cost.

  • A powerful 350 watt motor that’ll enhance your riding experience, giving you more power when you need it most from reputable brands you can rely on as compared to the Dual Sport Plus 2’s 250 watt motor. That’s 29% more power to hit the streets.

  • A 25 mph top speed & 46 mile range allows riders to go farther, faster with less effort vs the Trek Dual Sport Plus 2’s speed capacity of only 20 mph and range of up to 35 miles. That’s 25% faster and 23% more range.

  • Built-in turn-signals are safety tech that provides riders with extra confidence when riding on the streets, day or night. For twice the price, Trek’s Dual Sport Plus 2 doesn't have turn signals.

  • Thumb Throttle - Take a break from pedaling without hesitation with Soltera thumb throttle. The throttle is designed precisely for moments like these, allowing you to relax and savor the journey. It's worth noting that the Dual Sport Plus 2 doesn't feature a throttle.

Multiple color options - With the Level you can choose between four color options: Citrine, Matte Midnight Black, Storm Blue & Ghost White. While Dual Sport Plus 2 only comes in Hex blue and Galactic grey.

Trek FX+ 2 vs Aventon Soltera

A high priced bike from a reputable brand doesn’t always mean quality. Priced at $2,499, Trek’s FX Plus 2 riders have expressed frustrations. One rider said “this bike has NEVER made it 7 days in a row without something failing.”

More than double Soltera.2’s price at $1,199, the FX Plus 2 doesn’t even come with a display to show riders current speed or battery life, causing range anxiety. Make it to your destination with the right amount of power, top speed and range.

At less than half of Trek’s FX Plus 2, Soltera boasts:

  • $1,199 price tag vs FX Plus 2’s $2,499, saving you over $1,300 in total cost.

  • A robust 350-watt motor provides reliable power when you need it most. Compared to the FX Plus 2's 250-watt motor, this means 29% more power to conquer the streets.

  • A 25 mph top speed & 46 mile range surpasses the FX Plus 2's capacity with a top speed of only 20 mph and a range of up to 35 miles. This translates to 25% faster speeds and an impressive 23% increase in range.

  • Built-in turn signals will enhance your street riding confidence. This safety feature provides added assurance day or night. Surprisingly, Trek's FX Plus 2, priced at twice the cost, lacks this crucial safety technology.

  • Soltera.2's thumb throttle lets riders enjoy a break from pedaling. Specifically designed for moments of relaxation, it lets you unwind and appreciate the journey. Notably, the FX Plus 2 lacks this convenient throttle feature.

Multiple color options - With the Level.2 you can choose between four color options: Citrine, Matte Midnight Black, Storm Blue & Ghost White. While FX Plus 3 only comes in 3: black, blue and sage.

Trek Fetch+ 2 vs Aventon Abound

At $5,999, Fetch Plus 2 riders have expressed concern about the bike’s gear derailleur being “at higher risk of getting hit and bent” because it sits too low, “especially when carrying heavier load than normal.”

Aventon’s Abound, priced at less than half the cost at $1,999, offers a more powerful 750 watt motor, a high top speed of 28 miles per hour, a suspension with 50mm of travel, and innovative tech, such as built-in turn signals.

Abound is the ultimate cargo ebike that offers riders:

  • $1,999 price tag vs Fetch Plus 2’s $5,999. That’s nearly 3x the total cost

  • A 750 watt motor offers riders 3x more power than Trek’s Fetch Plus 2’s 250 watt motor. With Abound, riders can go farther, farther with everything they need in tow.

  • 28 mph top speed - Don’t settle for 20 mph with Fetch Plus 2 when you can reach 28 mph with Abound. Experience a 29% increase in speed, whether navigating through town with your precious cargo.

  • 50mm of suspension travel provides extra comfort while hauling your precious cargo as compared to Fetch Plus 2’s rigid fork.

  • 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 lights with built-in turn signals - Elevate your riding confidence with state-of-the-art safety technology. Clearly communicate day or night as you navigate beyond the bike lane.

Trek Powerfly 4 Gen 4 vs Aventon Aventure.2

Avoid high cost headaches by purchasing Aventon’s Aventure.2 at $1,999 price tag vs Trek’s Powerfly 4 Gen4’s at $3,650. That’s twice the price. A Trek rider expressed frustration when his bike wouldn’t charge saying, “Trek doesn’t handle warranty on battery or motor” leaving it to the shop and motor company to handle it.

Aventon’s Aventure.2 is fully covered under the brand’s 2-year warranty. It also touts a more powerful motor with 720 watts, a 28 mph top speed and plenty of great features, including 4” fat tires for stability and state-of-the-art tech such as its built-in turn signals.

Aventure.2 is a robust, and powerful all-terrain ebike, with:

  • $1,999 price tag vs Powerfly 4 Gen 4’s $3,650, saving you nearly 50% on total cost.

  • A powerful 720 watt motor that offers 66% more power than the Powerfly 4 Gen 4’s 250 watt motor.

  • Top speed of 28 mph and up to 60 miles in range ensures you go 29% faster than the Powerfly 4 Gen 4 without the worry of ‘range anxiety’ on your next adventure.

  • Integrated lights with built-in turn signals boosts riding confidence with cutting-edge safety technology. Communicate clearly, day or night, from on the bike lane or on your next off-road adventure with Aventure.2.

  • Thumb throttle capabilities allow riders to take a break from pedaling and let the bike do most of the work. Simply throttle down on Aventure.2 and enjoy the views.

4” fat tires can roll over rock, roots, and other rough terrain with ease while promoting stable riding on and off the road.

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