Aventon Introduces 2 New Ebikes

Sub-$2,000 folding fattie and commuter get integrated batteries.

The Sinch folding fat ebike and Level urban/commuter ebike will be available in February.
The Sinch folding fat ebike and Level urban/commuter ebike will be available in February.Toby Hill

Aventon is set to release two new sub-$2,000 ebikes in February intended for different riding experiences but that have one significant factor in common: They’re the brand’s first ebikes with fully integrated batteries. Ebike dealers will get to see and test -ride the new electrics at the CABDA West trade show next week in Del Mar, California.

The Level is Aventon’s new commuter model.
The Level is Aventon’s new commuter model.Aventon Bikes

The Level is a Class 3 urban/commuter ebike offering five levels of pedal assistance up to 28 mph and throttle assist up to 20 mph. It’s equipped with a 500W rear hub motor (peaking at 750W) and a 672Wh Samsung battery contained in the frame’s downtube. Range is estimated at 40 miles or more.

The Level’s 672Wh battery is housed in the frame’s downtube.
The Level’s 672Wh battery is housed in the frame’s downtube.Aventon Bikes

“We designed Level to be the ultimate ebike for urban living and commuting,” Aventon’s Justin Christopher said. “It’s packed with features like high-end racks and fenders, plus an extended-range battery at no additional charge.”

The hub motor delivers 28 mph of pedal assist and 20 mph of throttle assist.
The hub motor delivers 28 mph of pedal assist and 20 mph of throttle assist.Aventon Bikes.

The Level has steeper, more aggressive geometry than Aventon’s Pace 350 and Pace 500 leisure ebikes (both of which are equipped with external batteries) and is outfitted with a Suntour coil suspension fork. Tipping the scales at 62 pounds (size medium), it comes in small, medium, and large sizes and Stone Grey colorway. MSRP is $1,599.

A folding fat ebike, the Sinch gets 40 miles or more of range.
A folding fat ebike, the Sinch gets 40 miles or more of range.Aventon Bikes

The Sinch is a mash-up of an ebike—a Class 2 folding electric rolling on high-flotation 4-x-20-inch Kenda fat tires with an RST Guide coil-sprung suspension fork. It has pedal and throttle assist up to 20 mph through a 500W rear hub motor (peaking at 750W) and, like the Level, a 672Wh Samsung battery. The battery is integrated into the hinged folding frame. Stated range is 40 miles or more.

The Sinch is designed for a wide variety of terrain.
The Sinch is designed for a wide variety of terrain.Aventon Bikes

Christopher told Cycle Volta the Sinch is intended for a wide variety of terrain, including dirt trails, sand dunes, grass, beach paths, and urban commuter routes. Its compact folded size makes it ideal to store in a cramped apartment, recreational vehicle, houseboat, or under an office desk. Christopher sees the folding fattie as an ideal ebike for retired couples with RVs who need to make a run into town from their campsite for supplies or want to pursue adventures from camp. Aventon is also looking into fleet sales for the model.

“It’s not a mountain bike,” he said. “You wouldn’t want to take it to the bike park.”

Available in Crest White, the Sinch comes in one size only (weight: 68 pounds) and will retail for $1,499.

Know when to fold ’em: The Sinch packs down nicely and rests on a stand under the bottom bracket.
Know when to fold ’em: The Sinch packs down nicely and rests on a stand under the bottom bracket.Toby Hill

Both bikes will be available in February at Aventon’s ebike dealers or consumer direct on the brand’s website. More information: aventon.com.

Editor’s note: Cycle Volta got to throw a leg over both ebikes this week at Aventon’s headquarters in Southern California, and we’ll be getting test bikes in soon. Be sure to come back to read our in-depth reviews.