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Aventon Abound Cargo eBike First Look: Grocery-Getter Could Replace Your Car

aventon abound cargo ebikeThe Abound is the first cargo e-bike from Aventon. Photo c. Toby Hill
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The Aventon Abound is the brand’s first e-hauler. It leads with a longtail frame, a torque sensing hub motor, and a long-range battery. Aventon offers scads of accessory options to carry passengers, groceries, and other supplies.

This article was originally published on GearJunkie.

Car replacement, or car complement? Cargo eBikes can be pressed into either duty — if you can afford one of these typically pricey electrics. The Abound launches today, and starts at a touch over two grand.

Aventon Abound Basics

What does that relatively modest outlay get you? For starters: a low-step midtail cargo frame with a 50mm SR Suntour suspension fork, a fold-down handlebar mast, a 750W rear-hub motor with torque-sensing pedal assist plus a thumb throttle, and a 720Wh frame-integrated battery.

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Aventon outfits the Abound with a 50mm travel SR Suntour suspension fork. Photo c. Toby Hill

Aventon’s first e-cargo model is a Class 2 eBike, delivering a top speed of 20 mph for both throttle and pedal assist. That pedal assist is spread across four ride modes: Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo. 

The Abound rolls on 20-inch wheels with 2.4-inch-wide tires. It comes in one size with a very low stepover aluminum frame, fitting riders from 4’11” to 6’3″. And it’s available in either a Sage Green or Polaris Blue frame color. The MSRP is $2,199.

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A wide and plush Selle Royal comfort saddle sits atop a dropper seatpost operated by a hand lever under the saddle nose. Photo c. Toby Hill

Aventon Abound Details

Aventon loads the Abound up with several included accessories. The brand provides front and rear lighting and a nice set of alloy fenders. The Aventon Abound also has a waterproof storage bag between the frame’s seat tube and the rear wheel. Finally, Aventon includes bolt-on footboards for rear passengers and wheel skirts to protect those passengers’ legs from turning spokes.

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Load up the kids or cargo with Aventon’s line of add-on accessories for the Abound. Photo c. Aventon

But that’s just the jumping-off point for the Abound. Aventon unlocks the bike’s full utility with a line of add-on accessories. Choose what fits your particular lifestyle and needs, from grocery runs and hauling bulk items to ferrying the kids to school every day: front rack and basket, rear cargo basket, seat pad, child handrail, child safety seats, trailers, pannier bags, front bag, etc.

aventon abound rear cargo basket
The first thing we did to the Abound was to install the large rear cargo basket Aventon provided. Photo c. Toby Hill

First Ride Impressions

I got in one brief ride on the Abound before today’s launch, and will be testing it as a grocery-getter and errand-runner over the next several weeks.

So far, I’m pleased with the motor’s substantial power and the smooth, seamless quality of its torque-sensing pedal assist. And the throttle … yowza! It got this 81-pound beast off the start line in a hurry. And it didn’t quickly fade when tackling steep inclines.

That said, I’ve only ridden the bike unloaded thus far; we’ll see how it fares when it has more than 175 pounds on board. I’ve installed the giant rear cargo basket and expect the front rack and basket soon.


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1 year ago

Nice work Aventon – it’s not really direct competition with a Tern, but it beats the other DTC options with excellent design, good looks, and smart specs. Seriously considering this for our second family e-bike. Also makes me wonder what happened with the Specialized Globe that was supposed to have been released last fall.

1 year ago

Cool affordable cargo! Almost same specs as the Decathlon bike which is a perfect all day use bike! The world don’t need cargo bikes (tern/benno…) for 8000 Euro plus:-)

Sam Archer
Sam Archer
1 year ago

This looks like a great budget e-cargo. I’d love to hear more about the torque sensor + hub motor combo, as I’ve only used mid drives before. How does it stack up against a Bosch bike in terms of ride feel?

1 year ago

I wonder how that folding bike stem post feels when handling all the torsional forces from a fully loaded rear.

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