|Height||5'1" - 5'7"||5'7" - 5'11"||5'11" - 6'4"|
|A | Effective Top Tube Length^||592mm||611mm||649mm|
|B | Seat Tube Length C-T||380mm||440mm||500mm|
|C | Standover Height||676mm||731mm||780mm|
|D | Stack||572mm||612mm||632mm|
|E | Reach||349mm||355mm||381mm|
|F | Head Tube Angle||68°||69°||69°|
|G | Seat Tube Angle||62°||67°||67°|
|H | Fork Offset||55mm||55mm||55mm|
|I | BB Drop||70mm||70mm||70mm|
|J | Wheelbase*||1086mm||1094mm||1131mm|
|K | Chainstay||480mm||480mm||480mm|
|L | Head Tube Length||165mm||195mm||225mm|
I am 6'4" and range from 290-325 and just got a large Pace 500. While I am loving it helping me ride more, I do find the overall size a bit small. One section of the website states a L for up to 6'2" while another section states 6'4" so I took a chance as there is nothing else out there in this price range with the features this bike has. I am coming from a Townie and it has about 2" more wheel base and reach so it has taken me a bit to get used to the more compact size. I will probably end up getting a taller handlebar with a little more width and less swept back angle (more like my Townie's handlebars) that should give me more reach and leverage. I also wish the front sprocket was larger as I have had it faster than the 28mph claimed and at about 24mph I can barely keep up pedaling that fast. A smaller high gear would work as well, but overall with assist, I think it would be better to have all the gears a bit higher so I may change our the front sprocket as well. Even with some of these mods, the cost is over $1000 less than a Townie Go bike I also tried before buying the Pace (Although I wasn't able to test ride one first). It as has the throttle only mode that most ebikes don't have.
I have a bad hip which makes pedaling a regular bike difficult, so I knew it was time to go electric. I did research online, and was impressed with the reviews for the Pace 500. The assembly video was good, but could have been a little more detailed in a few spots. I took a leisurely pace assembling the bike, and after 3 hours it was time to ride.
It took a few minutes to get acquainted with the controls, but then I was off and riding! I get a lot of questions and compliments from other people. The riding position is very comfortable, which is important to me.
Now for the not-quite-perfect comments:
I ordered the fender kit, but was unable to install them. The bolt for the rear was the wrong size. And the bolt hole for the front is covered by the brake line. Worse, the brake line was rubbing the tire. I used a zip tie to pull it away. One day I had to put the bike on the bus. During the ride, the rubber cover for the motor controls fell off and was lost. This happened several weeks ago. I had contacted them immediately asking for a replacement, but I have not had a positive response.
But in the end, I hope to keep this bike a long time. It is a pleasure to ride, and gets me from point a to point b a lot quicker than a regular bike. Even these few minor issues will not stop me from loving it!
Bought for the wife. She really loves it! Instructions on the assembly were quite lacking of detail. The bike itself is quite nice. While assembling this bike we found that the chain was wrapped in a knot essentially. We had to do some disassembly before moving forward with the assembly. That was unpleasant, but just added an hour to the job. The customer service has been superb! We had one issue getting the front end tightened up and sent photos to customer service. They had us go to a bike shop and Aventon picked up the bill, which was only $16, but still they took care of it. Also of note, we ordered the fenders, which again come with next to zero instruction. Could not figure out a way to mount them, returned and got our refund. Also ordered the rear rack, again very little instruction. Now that I have them on, I have seen where it is mentioned that this particular bike needs the longer mounting brackets. Why would they not send them then to match the bike we were putting them on? I sure hope they send me those soon to make the mount a bit more secure.
Just assembled bike (hired professional) and rode around neighborhood briefly due to heat in AZ. Liked my first impression but too soon to be more specific.
The only thing better than this bike is the customer service I received throughout the ownership experience.