Aventon Aventure.2 review: A 28 mph go-anywhere fat-tire electric bike gets better

by Micah Toll

Now the brand has updated the hot-selling e-bike with key upgrades. And of course we made sure to get an early look at the bike to tell you exactly how it looks, feels, and rides.

Aventon Aventure.2 Tech Specs Motor: 750 W continuous-rated rear geared hub motor (1,130W peak-rated) Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h) on throttle, 28 mph (45 km/h) on pedal assist Throttle range: 27 mi (43 km) Pedal assist range: 20-60 miles (32-96 km) Battery: 48V 15Ah (720Wh) frame-integrated, removable Charge time: 5 hours Max load: 400 lb (181 kg)

Real quick, I want to start with the packaging. I know this is an e-bike review, not a box review. But Aventon deserves credit for replacing nearly every single piece of plastic and foam packaging normally included in e-bike packaging with more sustainable alternatives from recyclable material.

The Aventure.2 is a big bike, there’s no tip-toeing around that. But it doesn’t feel quite as big as it looks. Somehow the e-bike retains a level of grace that doesn’t seem to fit its big and brawny appearance.

That translates into a fat-tire e-bike that actually works quite well on the road too, even if it was designed to handle the trails as well.

But off-roading is where this e-bike shines, and it’s also where that new torque sensor makes the biggest difference. Getting rolling on a big, heavy e-bike like these fat-tire e-bikes can be tricky, especially if you’ve forgotten to downshift (or just didn’t downshift far enough before stopping).