With a 60-mile range, a torque sensor, two frame options, and four pedal-assist levels, this fat tire ebike is dialed for off-road hijinks.
This article was originally published on GearJunkie.
The ebike world keeps getting more and more interesting. Case in point: the recently announced Aventon Aventure.2 fat tire ebike.
The Aventure.2 includes several upgrades over Aventon’s original model. The new additions theoretically give the Aventure.2 decent day-trip adventure bike chops.
Let’s dig into the details.
Aventon’s major upgrade over the Original Aventure is using torque sensor pedal-assist technology over a cadence sensor. Simplifying things as much as possible, a cadence sensor works by consistently assisting riders based on preset speeds. Cadence sensors measure if a rider is pedaling, provide power up to a certain speed, and then cut off power once that speed is reached.
Meanwhile, a torque sensor measures how hard a rider is pedaling and responds accordingly, depending on settings. The harder you pedal, the more help you get.
Aventon’s blog post describing the difference between the two pedal-assist technologies asserts that a torque sensor feels more like a classic bike riding experience. Another handy bonus: torque sensors tend to increase battery life, as they aren’t delivering a predetermined amount of assistance at a steady rate. Torque sensors are also more likely to appeal to riders who feel like e-bikes are “too easy.”
The Aventon Aventure.2 comes in step-over or step-through frames and weighs about 77 pounds. The standard step-over frame comes in camouflage or slate, while the step-through frame rocks midnight or cobalt color schemes. Aventon uses double-butted aluminum in the construction. Aventon makes the frames in four sizes.
In the components department, there’s an eight-speed Shimano Tourney 12-32-tooth cassette, 26 x 4-inch tires, and hydraulic Tektro HD-E350 disc brakes. The Aventure.2 comes standard with a rear rack (another upgrade from the Original Aventure), and a front rack is optional. The front suspension fork has 80 mm of travel and includes lockouts.
But what about those electronics? One nifty feature is that the removable 48V, 750W battery hides away inside the frame. Not only does that streamline the visuals, but it also helps the Aventure.2 achieve its IPX4 water-resistant rating. Feel free to ride in light rain and through splashy puddles. But don’t take the Aventure.2 out in a heavy, sustained downpour or use a pressure washer to clean it.
The Aventure.2 is a Class II ebike, meaning you can legally ride it on dedicated bike paths at speeds up to 20 mph. Feel like getting on the road? Use the companion app to unlock it to a Class III and crank it to 28 mph.
A range of 60 miles opens the door for interesting off-road adventures, while the built-in headlights, taillights, and blinkers are perfect for urban riding. A backlit LCD monitors battery life, mileage, and pedal assist level. Speaking of which, there are four pedal assist levels to choose from — Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo.
Interested? Check out the Aventon Aventure.2 fat tire ebike. MSRP starts at $1,899, and Aventon ships for free.