Aventon’s popular line of Pace e-bikes have carved out a reputation as a highly capable option for riders searching for the perfect balance of speed, range, and affordability.
The new Next-Gen range of Pace e-bikes, which includes the same Pace 500 and 350 as the original run, keeps popular features of the previous models but throws in a variety of upgrades that make the bikes sleeker and more versatile for riders of every shape and size.
While Pace fans will notice the Pace Next-Gen models still pack the same high-performance punch as their predecessors, an all-new integrated battery and lights completely change the look of the bike.
Pace 350 Next-Gen
The Pace 350 Next-Gen is a class II e-bike powered by a 36V, 350W brushless hub motor with a removable internal Lithium-ion 36V, 11.6Ah battery that helps the bike reach up to 20 mph in pedal assist modes. The Pace 350 includes five different pedal assist levels to find the perfect ratio of supplemental power on varying terrain.
For those who aren’t interested in pedaling at all, the bike also comes equipped with a throttle lever to control speed instead.
The Pace 350 weighs 49 pounds and features a seven-speed drivetrain, along with sturdy 27.5 x 2.2, puncture-resistance tires that roll easily across urban environments and even some off-road terrain.
It comes with an LCD Smart Easy Read Display with a backlight and colorful display that can connect to an app to monitor speed, distance, and battery levels. It also features integrated tail and headlights to make urban or night rides safer.
In either the step-through or step-over models, the bike’s relaxed design, swept-back handlebars, and cushioned seat keep riders in a comfortable, upright position so they can ride longer without fatigue.
The Pace 350 Next-Gen step-over model comes in Cloud Grey or Midnight Black. Step-through models come in Plum Purple and Ghost White. At an MSRP of $1,399, the Pace 350 Next-Gen is an affordable option for any rider.
Pace 500 Next-Gen
Like the Pace 350, the Pace 500 Next-Gen is available in both step-through and step-over models, and features the same relaxed, conformable fit and feel with integrated components that add sharpness and style to the bike.
The Pace 500 Next-Gen departs from the 350 with a more powerful 48V, 500w brushless rear hub motor and removable internal lithium-ion 48V, 12.8Ah battery with LG cells.
The larger battery makes the Pace 500 slightly heavier than the 350 at 52 pounds.
The more powerful motor and battery, however, mean the bike can reach a top speed of 28 mph in pedal-assist mode, and travel up to 48 miles on a single charge. The Pace 500 also includes an adjustable stem to help riders dial in the perfect fit.
The Pace 500 Next-Gen step-over model comes in SoCal Sand or Midnight black. The step-through model comes in Ghost White or Celeste. At MSRP of $1,699, the Pace 500 Next-Gen still falls into one of the more approachable price points in the e-bike world, making it ideal for riders who want a comfy cruiser that doesn’t skimp on power.