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Aventon’s Abound vs Specialized's Globe Haul ST

Aventon’s Abound vs Specialized's Globe Haul ST

July 14, 2023

Aventon’s first-ever cargo ebike, Abound, can hold its own and then some! From its sleek, integrated design, to the high quality componentry that makes the ride worthwhile, Abound’s versatility, efficiency and all-around utility is unrivaled in the realm of more bang for your bicycle. With all-new features, technology and a torque sensor, Abound will change the way you haul it all around town.

Aventon is ready to put its money where its metal is and let the bike do all the talking. That’s why we’re going tow-to-tow with Specialized’s recently released Globe Haul ST. Let’s get into it to see which freighter has what it takes to make lugging everything you need a labor of love.

Overview

At a glance, these specifications can give quick insight into the overall performance of the bikes without ever putting your feet to the pedals. However, upon closer inspection we can really find out what these haulers are all about when it comes to comfortability, componentry and all the possibilities that make them a load of fun.

Abound Globe Haul ST

Motor

750W (Sustained)

700W

Battery

720Wh made with LG cells

772Wh

Pedal Assist

4 Levels

5 Levels

Sensor

Torque

Torque

Throttle

Thumb Throttle

Sold Separately

Top Speed

20 MPH

28 MPH

Range

Up to 50 Miles

Up to 60 Miles

Size Options

1 size

1 size

Step-Through

Yes

Yes

Weight

81 lbs

78 lbs

Carry Capacity

440 lbs

419 lbs

Gears

7-speed

9-speed

Suspension Fork

Up to 50 mm of Travel

Rigid Fork

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

Lights

Integrated Front and Rear

w/ Turn Signal Functionality

Integrated Front and Rear

Price

$1,999

$2,800

Abound Globe Haul ST

Motor

750W (Sustained)

750W

Battery

720Wh

772Wh

Pedal Assist

4 Levels

5 Levels

Sensor

Torque

Torque

Throttle

Thumb Throttle

Sold Separately

Top Speed

20 MPH

28 MPH

Range

Up to 50 Miles

Up to 60 Miles

Size Options

1 size

1 size

Step-Through

Yes

Yes

Weight

81 lbs

78 lbs

Carry Capacity

440 lbs

419 lbs

Gears

7-speed

9-speed

Suspension

50mm of Travel

Rigid Fork

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

$2,700

Specs, Tech, And Price Check

From the outset Abound’s 750W rear hub motor offers more power to get around with everything you need. However, the two bikes equal out, both having a torque sensor that offers riders a more natural riding experience and longer riding range.

However, Abound has a larger weight capacity at 440 total lbs, rider and cargo included. It also offers 4 levels of pedal assist, and the option to switch to a thumb throttle, giving your legs a break on those long hauls. While top speed is a big deal for most ebike riders, safety is more important.

Riding around with precious cargo shouldn’t be about how fast you’re going, but getting to where you’re going with everything you need in the same condition as when you started your ride.

 

“Aventon Abound is an electric cargo bike with a lot of flexibility — and a great price.” - The Verge

 

With that said, Aventon’s Abound comes equipped with the integrated all-new turn signal functionality. This safety feature doubles as rear lights and an indicator to everyone behind you when you’re going to turn or change lanes, adding more protection on the road. Speaking of tech features, Abound’s Full Color Display gives rider’s real-time metrics, including speed, battery life, mileage and much more! That’s not all. It also lets rider’s sync to the Aventon app on their smartphones and get fully charged with its hidden USB port.

Overall, Aventon’s Abound puts $800 back in your pocket for better specs and more tech to keep your cargo protected when you take to the streets and go for the long haul.

Electrical Differences

The electrical components are an integral part of the emobility experience. They allow the bike to do most of the work while you still get a workout. This added assistance makes riding for you and your cargo easier, faster, farther and more fun than ever before. The following specs will give you better insight into how to gauge the performance of the bike.

Abound Globe Haul ST Comments

Sensors

Torque

Torque

A torque sensor recognizes the rider’s cranking efforts, kicks in, then amplifies for a more natural riding experience. Ultimately conserving battery life and extending riding range.

Battery

15Ah (720WH) made with LG cells

772Wh

Quick charged and ready to roll in under 6 hours, Abound’s battery has enough juice to make moves all over town.

Motor

750W (Sustained) Brushless Rear Hub

700W Brushless Hub

Abound’s powerful rear hub motor has what it takes to haul the extra weight.

Pedal Assist

4

5

Abound’s all-new pedal assist levels: eco, tour, sport and turbo, perfectly distribute all the extra help you need to haul your cargo wherever you go. Whether that’s up hills, around town and back home again.

Charger

48V 3 amp

48V

The Aventon quick charger will get you back in the saddle in no time for all your hauling needs.

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

Full Color Display riders can get real-time metrics, overall ride history, connect with the larger Aventon community, and much more! Including average speed, calories burnt, CO2 saved and lets you charge your smartphone with its hidden USB port.

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated front and rear

Abound’s integrated rear lights act as turn signals to ensure protection on the road while the front headlights illuminate whatever comes your way.

USB Charger

Yes

Yes

Charge your smartphone right from Abound’s Full Color Screen to keep you connected.

Abound Globe Haul ST Comment

Sensors

Torque

Torque

A torque sensor recognizes the rider’s cranking efforts, kicks in, then amplifies for a more natural riding experience. Ultimately conserving battery life and extending riding range.

Battery

15Ah (720Wh)

772 Wh

Quick charged and ready to roll in under 6 hours, Abound’s battery has enough juice to make moves all over town.

Motor

750W (Sustained) Brushless Rear Hub

700W Brushless Hub

Abound’s powerful rear hub motor has what it takes to haul the extra weight.

Pedal Assist

4

5

Abound’s all-new pedal assist levels: eco, tour, sport and turbo, perfectly distribute all the extra help you need to haul your cargo wherever you go. Whether that’s up hills, around town and back home again.

Charger

48V 3 amp

48V

The Aventon quick charger will get you back in the saddle in no time for all your hauling needs.

Display

Full Color Display

w/ App Sync Capabilities

Backlit LCD

Full Color Display riders can get real-time metrics, overall ride history, connect with the larger Aventon community, and much more! Including average speed, calories burnt, CO2 saved and lets you charge your smartphone with its hidden USB port.

Lights

Integrated front and rear w/ turn signal functionality

Integrated front and rear

Abound’s integrated rear lights act as turn signals to ensure protection on the road while the front headlights illuminate whatever comes your way.

USB Charger

Yes

Yes

Charge your smartphone right from Abound’s Full Color Screen to keep you connected.

Going For The Long Haul In Style, And Safely

More motor power with a torque sensor has Abound riding pretty. The 750W powerful rear hub motor will help carry the load wherever you go, while the torque sensor provides that natural riding experience on longer routes, giving rider’s more control over how much effort they exert along the way.

As for protecting riders, that’s Aventon’s top priority. The all-new turn signals are proof that Aventon has riders at the forefront of everything they do by implementing this safety feature into the design of the bike and ensuring they’re protected on the road. This new feature doubles as rear lights and turn signals that allow the rider to communicate to other riders and motorists while on the road, day or night.

 

“The Abound is a “Full Package” Cargo Ebike with a Torque Sensor!” - Ebike Escape

 

With the Full Color Display riders can get real-time metrics, overall ride history, connect with the larger Aventon community, and much more! The Full Color Display has a hidden USB charging port, located at the bottom of the display for when you need a little more juice on your smartphone to stay connected or in case of emergencies.

In addition to insights such as battery life, distance traveled, speed, and pedal-assist level, the Full Color Display gives riders supplemental data, like average speed, calories burnt, CO2 saved, and more! Through the Aventon app riders can earn major rewards points and save BIG on purchases. Another way Aventon gives back through the power of motion.

Mechanical Differences

The mechanical aspects of an ebike make a difference. They ensure a more comfortable ride around the block, across town, or taking you and your cargo farther than ever before.

Abound Globe Haul ST Comments

Brakes

Hydraulic

Mechanical

Hydraulic brakes provide a smoother stopping experience.

Gearing

7

9

More gears help for different types of grades. Switch to lower gears when you’re hauling the goods uphill, then crank it into high gear when you level out.

Suspension

Suspension Fork

w/ 50mm travel

Rigid

Abound’s 80mm of suspension provides ultimate comfort on bumpy or rugged routes.

Drivetrain

170mm Chain Pulley

100mm Crankset

Bikes that have longer wheel bases and longer chains need extra support. The chain pulley allows for a smoother shifting experience and ensures the chain won’t hit the bike frame.

Abound Globe Haul ST Commentsrank

Brakes

Hydraulic

Hydraulic

Hydraulic brakes provide a smoother stopping experience.

Gearing

7

9

More gears help for different types of grades. Switch to lower gears when you’re hauling the goods uphill, then crank it into high gear when you level out.

Suspension

Suspension Fork

w/ 50mm travel

No

Abound’s 50mm of suspension provides ultimate comfort on bumpy or rugged routes. More travel means less turbulence.

Drivetrain

170mm Chain Pulley

160mm Crankset

Bikes that have longer wheel bases and longer chains need extra support. The chain pulley allows for a smoother shifting experience and ensures the chain won’t hit the bike frame.

The Mechanics Make A Difference

Rough roads ahead? Abound will temper the route with its 50mm of suspension travel, ensuring more comfort with the added weight of your cargo. The hydraulic brakes provide extra braking power, for a smoother, more controlled stop when the time comes.

Abound Globe Haul ST Comments

Frame

Step-Through

Step-Through

The step-through frame is easy access to haul it all for any kind of rider. Simply slip in and start rolling.

Size and Fit

One Size

4'11"-6'3"

One Size

4'5" - 6'4"

The one-size-fits-all frames offer riders of different heights the ability to find comfort as they transport their goods all over town.

Seatpost

Dropper

Telescoping

Abound’s dropper seat post has a quick-release lever that allows rider’s to adjust to their desired height without effort. Simply squeeze the lever, slide into a comfortable position, then ride on.

Colors

2

2

Stand out and ride in style with Abound’s unique colorways, Polaris and Sage.

Weight

81 lbs

78 lbs

Abound’s aluminum alloy frame with integrated battery and components is robust and can hold its weight and then some.

Carry Capacity

440 lbs

419 lbs

Abound can handle the heavy load. More carrying capacity means there’s more to take with you for the long haul.

Integrated Battery

Yes

Semi-integrated

A fully integrated battery with LG cells gives Abound its sleek, clean finish.

Tires

20" x 2.4" Puncture-Resistant

20" x 3.5"

Stay protected on the road with Abound’s puncture-resistant tires and ride with peace of mind while hauling your precious cargo.

Fenders

Yes

Yes

Fenders shield riders from water, mud or any other kind of road debris, allowing them to stay focused on the road ahead.

Rear Rack

Included

Included

Abound’s rear rack with a weight capacity of 143 lbs gives riders the option to haul more with less worry.

Footboards

Included

Sold Separately

Find comfort and ease of mind with Abound’s footboards. They’ll protect and allow passengers to relax, and give riders peace of mind.

Physical Differences

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.

Abound Globe Haul ST Comments

Frame

Step-Through

Step-Through

The step-through frame is easy access to haul it all for any kind of rider. Simply slip in and start rolling.

Size and Fit

One Size

4’11" - 6’3”

One Size

4'5” - 6'4"

The one-size-fits-all frames offer riders of different heights the ability to find comfort as they transport their goods all over town.

Colors

2

2

Stand out and ride in style with Abound’s unique colorways, Polaris and Sage.

Seatpost

Dropper

Telescoping

Abound’s dropper seat post has a quick-release lever that allows rider’s to adjust to their desired height without effort. Simply squeeze the lever, slide into a comfortable position, then ride on.

Weight

81 lbs

78 lbs

Abound’s aluminum alloy frame with integrated battery and components is robust and can hold its weight and then some.

Carrying Capacity

440 lbs

419 lbs

Abound can handle the heavy load. More carrying capacity means there’s more to take with you for the long haul.

Integrated Battery

Yes

Semi-integrated

A fully integrated battery with LG cells gives Abound its sleek, clean finish.

Tires

20" x 2.4" Puncture-Resistant

20" x 3.5"

Stay protected on the road with Abound’s puncture-resistant tires and ride with peace of mind while hauling your precious cargo.

Fenders

Yes

Yes

Fenders shield riders from water, mud or any other kind of road debris, allowing them to stay focused on the road ahead.

Rear Rack

Included

Included

Abound’s rear rack with a weight capacity of 143 lbs gives riders the option to haul more with less worry.

Footboards

Included

Sold Separately

Find comfort and ease of mind with Abound’s footboards. They’ll protect and allow passengers to relax, and give riders peace of mind.

Everything You Need, Wherever You Go

These two bikes close when compared spoke for spoke. They’re both one-size-fits-all step-through frames that offer a wider range for riders of varied heights to find more comfort in the saddle. They both also have adjustable seat posts, fenders, rear racks and two different colorways.

However! The Abound adds a little more flavor with its sleek integrated batteries using LG cells that slip nicely into Polaris blue and Sage hue frames. Abound also provides an additional 21 lbs of carrying capacity with footboards to protect and give comfort to your travel companions, giving both rider and passenger ease of mind.

 

“Aventon Abound: An SUV With Pedals” - Electric Bike Report

Reasons To Love Aventon

In an ever-growing market, it’s difficult to find a brand that will continue to roll with quality and rider assistance, one that values longevity and persists in its efforts to make the riding experience last longer than the ride. Here’s how Aventon promises to change the way you experience the world on two wheels:

  • 1,000+ authorized dealers that offer quality service & test rides
  • 2-year warranty that protects you and your ebike for the long road ahead
  • TUV Certified Safety Standards to ensure your ebike and its components are efficient and safe
  • Innovative Aventon App that features in-depth riding metrics, plus interaction with fellow Aventon riders to share rides, photos and much more!
  • Group Rides around the country that promotes connectivity and a good time
  • Eco-Friendly Sustainable Packaging on all-new Aventon ebike models
  • FREE fast shipping on all ebike orders
  •  

Possibilities Abound

Are we biased? Sure. But that’s only because we believe in the quality, components, and overall experience of our ebikes. It’s a win-win for us when our riders get more out of their ride with added safety measures, and by putting a few bucks back in their pockets. Abound’s high tech, hauling features, and cool colorways give it the characteristics to match personality and provide comfort for anyone behind the handlebars, or riding in tow.

Whatever the equivalent is for a homerun on two wheels, Abound certainly knocked this one out of the park.

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