Aventon Abound launched as higher-quality low-cost electric cargo bike

by Micah Toll

Many brands are hopping on the bandwagon to bring a new cargo e-bike to market, but few are as nice as this with a reasonable price to match.

Aventon Abound Tech Specs Motor: 750W rear-geared hub motor Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h) Range: Up to 50 miles (80 km) Battery: 48V 15Ah (720 Wh) Weight: 81 lb (36.7 kg) Tires: 20 x 2.4″

Aventon Abound Tech Specs (Cont'd) Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes with 180 mm rotors Extras: Suspension fork, torque sensor pedal assist, LED color display, smartphone app integration, LED headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, Y-kickstand, Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, included fenders and long rear rack platform with matching running boards, mounting points for front and rear rack accessories

Most cargo e-bikes can be divided into two groups: There are amazing, cream of the crop, ultra high quality cargo e-bikes. I’m talking R&M, Tern, Urban Arrow, etc. And then there are cargo e-bikes designed for riders on a budget.

The new Lectric XPedition takes the cake there, but models from Rad, Blix, Eunorau and others also offer good options in the sub $2,000 ballpark.

But the Aventon Abound joins a select few cargo e-bikes that fall in the middle ground. They’re nicer than budget models, but they don’t require a second mortgage either.