The Aventon is simply a super bike. I let my neighbor ride mine, and he went out and bought himself and his wife one. They love theirs as much as I love mine.
My wife and I purchased the Level and Step Thru Level for Christmas, lots of fun to ride together and the power really helps when riding against the wind.
Did lots of research and rode several bikes. Retired so we pretty much stick to basic riding, such as Rails to Trails, etc. These bikes are perfect. Bought two, one for me and other for wife. They arrived quickly and was very impressed by quality. Easy to assemble. Video on their website was great assist. Most of the time we only use level 1 for assist. Battery looks like it will last over 50 miles under those circumstances. Hydraulic assist brakes work very well. Completely satisfied. Would recommend
I was very happy with Ease of assembly. Ordered a rack went on easy and looks great
Bike is perfect urban commuter, and enjoyable to take on mild trails. So far, the range of battery has lived up to expectations. This bike has generated quite a bit of buzz in my neighborhood with it’s eye turning appearance. Well done, Aventon.
I am very satisfied with my purchase; The truth is that I consider the 500 pace to be an excellent price-value acquisition.
Very comfortable, has very good autonomy and is very versatile.
Only a small noise bothers me when I shift the gears and I imagine that it could be corrected with some adjustment and grease.
I wonder if they recommend any place near Miami Florida where I could do that adjustment or preventive maintenance.
I love the bike. It would be an enhancement to accurately display the remaining mileage on the battery given the current assist level and assuming a flat surface. Tesla manages to do this so I know it’s possible.
Also a calorie meter for those of us that use it as a means to work out.
The Pace 500 Adjustable Stem is a great addition to my new Aventon Level. It puts the handle bars much closer to my seat position and improves the pressure on my hands on long rides. It fits well and looks great!
What can I say? I've been a bicycle commuter for a good while, but this is my first e-bike. The power this thing has is AMAZING! I still get that feeling of working my legs, but with the pedal assist, I'm absolutely FLYING out there. It's extremely responsive and not too loud, and it's a comfortable ride. I'm far from an expert bicycle mechanic (I can do simple work like changing tubes out), but I was still able to put the thing together by myself when it arrived without much trouble.
No trouble in inclement weather, either. You'll want rain gear for yourself, of course, but the bike doesn't have any problems getting wet.
Honestly, what more could I ask for?
I love the bike, but I could sure use some fenders. We live in the rainy PNW, and can't ride in the wet without fenders. They're always out of stock. Surprised they didn't come with the bike. I'm 74, and loving it!
Works great. Exactly as specified. Not what I was expecting. Very happy with the purchase. Tough to get a person on the phone, but hopefully online support makes that easier.
I am a senior citizen and purchased my Pace 500 last August so I could enjoy the outdoors and exercise. I have ridden over 600 miles on it and am very happy with it. I purchased it from a participating Aventon dealer so have no comments on the assembly. My major complaint on the bike is that the display will not allow me access or maintain the trip settings. I have tried countless times, but only got it to set once and mid-ride it switched back to the default setting. I can get to the light on, but can't get to the trip mileage setting. I get about 30-40 miles between charges and find that when the battery is below half, the power starts to drop. I once almost fully depleted the battery and had to use PAS 4 to replicate the assist I normally get at PAS 1. My battery is difficult to remove, but found if I give it a tap on the side with the heel of my hand I don't have to put as much pressure on the lever. I get a spark when I charge the battery on the bike but have learned to connect to the bike before plugging in the charger to avoid it sparking. Our community bike trail is primarily chat gravel and can get rough. Having springs on the seat to make the ride a bit more comfortable would be nice. I have learned to simply stand up on my petals when I know I am going to hit a rough area. The bike is heavier and harder to maneuver and you have to get used to that as well as the surge when your PAS kicks in. When someone wants to try my bike I caution them to anticipate a jerk when the motor kicks in and to not take sharp turns so they don't get hurt. Overall this bike is a joy and has allowed me to remain active during this pandemic. Now that winter has set in I don't get to ride very often. I have learned to remove my battery and store it inside so I can ride when we get a warm day.
I was originally looking at the Sondors Smart Step e-bike equivalent to the Pace 500, but when comparing the specs and price, the Aventon Pace 500 was a no-brainer.
First off the Sondors Smart Step (65lbs.) weights 16 pounds more than the Pace 500 (49lbs). Secondly, the Sondors bike has mechanical disk brakes while the Pace 500 has hydraulic ones, which are much better. Finally and probably most important the Pace 500 has 750 watts of peak power while the Sondors only has 500 watts of peak power output. The Aventon warranty is also better than the Sondors bike. So in the end even though the Pace 500 was $200.00 more it is well worth the extra money.
Love being able to ride - we live in a very hilly neighborhood which has prevented us from being able to ride. Our new Aventon 500’s give us the proper amount of assist when needed. Very happy with the purchase
I bought two Pace 500 ebikes recently. We are very happy with the overall performance, design and battery range. Having both PA and turtle gives us maximum flexibility and peace of mind on long and hilly drives.