Our Rating - 4.1/5
The Aventon Pace 500 is one of the sleekest, most comfortable class III e-bikes on the market. On top of that, it’s incredibly affordable, making it perfect for both season e-bikers and newcomers too!
Aventon Pace 500 - In-Depth Review
Aventon has quickly become an industry leader in e-bikes with their Pace line, offering two models that provide riders of all levels with a quality ride.
The Pace 500 offers a class III electric motor and intuitive LCD display, encased in a sleek design for commuters looking for something unique. With high-quality components such as a powerful motor, adjustable gearing system, and quality suspension, the Pace 500 offers an enjoyable ride with plenty of power and range for an affordable price. Stay tuned for an in-depth review on why this is one of the best e-bikes money can buy.
6061 Double-Butted Aluminum Alloy
27.5" x 2.2"
500W, 36V Brushless Rear Hub Motor
Lithium-ion 48V, 11.6Ah (556.8Wh) with Samsung Cells
Hydraulic disc brakes with safety cut off sensor
The Aventon Pace 500 features a 6061 double-butted hydroformed aluminum frame that offers riders of all levels comfort and stability.
The two frame styles, regular and step-through, provide the perfect fit regardless of your height. Additionally, the three sizes make it ideal for anyone from kids to those over six feet tall. With its laid-back saddle and swept-back handlebars, you can be sure of an enjoyable ride with every use.
The Aventon Pace 500 features a 6061 double-butted hydroformed aluminum frame that offers riders optimal structural integrity and sleek aesthetics.
The frame is designed with thickened areas in places of higher stress concentrations, while the non-essential parts are thinner in order to maintain its light weight. The battery is housed within the downtube to both protect it and add clean lines to the overall design, plus the wiring runs through the frame for added protection.
All in all, this bike is built with precision for an exceptional riding experience.
When it comes to extra features, the Pace 500 is quite bare-bones (just like its cheaper sibling, the Pace 350).
The 500 is designed for riders of all levels who seek a sleek and lightweight e-bike with minimal bells and whistles. It does not come with lights, a bell, fenders or a cargo rack, but Aventon does offer customization options such as racks, fenders and bags that you can purchase separately.
The large backlit LCD display allows the rider to track their speed, pedal assist level, battery health and distance at a glance. It is fixed in position but can be slightly shifted up and down for comfort.
The Aventon Pace 500 features a powerful 500-watt geared brushless rear hub motor which accelerates the bike up to speeds of 28 MPH.
Its torque is quickly noticeable when activating the pedal assist mode, which relies on a cadence sensor to determine when to provide assistance. Although cadence sensors are quite good and require minimal maintenance, I wish they included torque sensors as well since they can offer improved battery life and marginally better acceleration.
The throttle is convenient if you ever feel tired and need an assist, however it is important to note that its range is limited when used without pedal assistance.
And when it comes to noise, the motor is very quiet. You will be able to hear it when at max speed, but the noise is almost negligible.
The Aveton Pace 500 features a lithium-ion 48v battery rated at 556.8 Wh. The battery features Samsung cells which means they’re high-quality and won’t explode accidentally.
Since Aventon is the only e-bike company that provides real-life data, we can easily find out how far you can go on one charge. On level 1 of pedal assist (13 MPH), you will be able to cover almost 57 miles, which is quite impressive for the price of the e-bike.
When it comes to charging, thanks to Aventon’s fast charging technology, you’ll be able to top off the battery in about 4 hours.
Speed And Brakes
The Aventon Pace 500 is a Class III e-bike, providing speeds of up to 28 MPH when using its highest level of pedal assist − making it perfect for leisurely rides around town or out on country roads.
Its Shimano 8-speed drivetrain ensures a smooth and seamless transition between inclines and flat or downhill surfaces. Finally, its hydraulic disk brakes allow for a reliable and secure braking experience; however keep in mind that if the throttle is engaged, the brakes will automatically disconnect it when applied.
Pace 500 uses 27.5” x 2.2” Kenda Kwick Seven Sport tires. The tires are quite big and are able to absorb a lot of the hits and bumps on the road. This is a good thing since this e-bike doesn’t come with any suspension.
The thread is quite aggressive for a leisure bike, and you won’t have any trouble driving over both asphalt and dirt.
The wheels feature reflective details on the side that help to enhance your safety on the road, especially during night rides.
Post Test Summary: Aveton Pace 500 Pros & Cons
The Aventon Pace 500 is an impressive Class III e-bike, with a hydroformed aluminum frame that keeps it light, weighing in at less than 50 pounds with the battery attached.
The 500-watt motor and powerful battery provide reliable performance over varying terrain allowing for extended rides. Thick tires absorb shocks while providing ample traction on different terrains. Though there are a few areas of improvement - notably, accessories such as fenders or cargo racks should be included - and the throttle control which requires a full revolution of the pedals to engage may prove challenging for those with disabilities or those needing quick acceleration.
What I Like About Aveton Pace 500
What I Don’t Like About Aveton Pace 500
If you can go over the lack of accessories and the finicky throttle system, the Aventon Pace 500 e-bike is one of the best class III e-bikes on the market. If you’re looking for an e-bike that offers the best bang for the buck, this is it!