What is the best electric bike under $2000?
That’s what my husband and I wanted to know. We’ve been wanting to get ebikes to help us exercise and spend more time together.
So we spent hours searching for the best quality ebike for the most affordable price.
We kept coming back to the Aventon Pace 500 Ebike.
It currently sells for $1,599.00, which is a fantastic price for the bike’s components and power of the motor. Some ebikes sell upwards of $7,000 and have a less powerful motor.
This ebike is so much fun to ride – I just want to be out riding as much as possible. I don’t even feel like I’m exercising.
My husband and I have been spending hours on the weekend riding to restaurants and breweries. My daughter and I love to ride to our favorite cafes and coffee shops.
1 – It has a powerful motor
The motor is 750W at peak performance and never lower than 500W.
A 500 – 750W motor for a bike at this price range is impressive when you consider that REI sells its Cannondale Topstone Electric Bike for over $7,000, and it only has a 250W motor.
The power of the motor is what ultimately sold my husband on this ebike.
2 – It reaches top speeds of 30 MPH
Laws have limited the top speed of ebikes to 28 mph. The Aventon Pace 500 claims only to go 28 mph, but we have been able to easily get up to 30 mph. Many ebikes only go up to 20 mph.
In all honesty, I don’t like going much over 20 mph. My husband, however, loves going at top speed. 🙂
3 – It only takes 3 – 4 hours to charge the bike
The bike comes with a 48V 3 Amp Fast Charger. It’s easy to keep it charged as the ebike can go up to 40 miles on one charge.
5 – It’s easy to choose the right size bike
I chose to get a small even though I’m 5’6 so that my daughter, who is 5′, could also ride it. The seat adjusts enough to work great for both of us. I can easily ride my husband’s large bike by putting the seat down all the way.
The Aventon website has a great sizing chart making it easy to choose the right size
So basically, because of how well the seat adjusts, I can ride the small, medium, or large.
6 – It has a cruiser frame
I have back pain if I ride a bike that makes me bend over so I absolutely love the comfort of this cruiser bike.
My husband, who doesn’t have the back problems I do, also loves the cruiser style.
7 – The Thumb throttle is simply awesome
You can start from a complete stop and/or travel up hills with just the thumb throttle. You can also go up to 20mph just using the throttle.
It’s almost like having a moped.
The throttle also works well to give you a burst of power when you need it
8 – It has 5 levels of power assist
You can choose how much exercise you want to get with the 5 levels of power assist. Keep it on 0 and it will be just like riding a regular bike. Go up to level 5 for minimal work or to help you to go fast or long distances.
I generally try to keep it to 0 or 1 so that I can get a workout, but if I have to go up a difficult hill, I usually use level 3.
9 – The display is easy to read
The LCD screen keeps track of speed, distance, range, and pedal assist level. The screen is backlit, so you can use it for nighttime riding.
10 – The seat is very comfortable
The bike comes with a wide, comfortable seat. Most people will find it comfortable enough on it’s own.
My husband and I decided to get riding shorts that make it even cushier since we like to be out riding for long periods of time.
11 – It has incredible reviews
If you check out the reviews on the website, you can tell the bike is really popular. One thing that stood out to me is the number of senior citizens that love the bike.
It’s just SO MUCH FUN!
It’s also been given rave reviews from Forbes and USA Today.
Here’s one of the reviews of the bike:
“Very happy with my choice! My first ride was 26 miles. I pedaled the whole time with pedal assist when needed. I followed a river along a path south of town. I felt like I was somewhat in the wilderness. The ride was very comfortable and I felt like I got a good workout while seeing an area I never would have seen before if not for my Aventon Pace 500 bike! I love the ease of the step through to get on my bike! I have highly recommended this bike to friends!
12 – It has a range of 25 – 40 miles
13 – The bike comes in beautiful color choices
Cons of Aventon 500 EBike
The only negative thing I can say about the bike is that it took longer to ship than what the website said. It’s a really popular bike and the company has been bombarded with orders.
It only took us two weeks to get our bikes, but we were so excited to get out riding, it felt like an eternity.
You can find a video review I did of the bike at the end of this post.
Other EBikes to consider
Aventon Aventure Step Through Ebike
The Aventon Aventure Step Through Ebike is what my husband and I have our eyes set to purchase for dirt trail riding. (I plan to get it in the beautiful red color below.)
It’s has fat tires and front suspension so that you can take it on pavement or trails and still have a smooth ride.
This ebike has a really powerful motor (1120W at peak performance) and a backlit color display.
The bike is sold for $1,999, which is amazing for the power and features.
Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon 2 Speed Electric Bike
If you’re looking for a touring bike that goes long distances, you may want to consider REI’s Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon 2 Speed Electric Bike. It has a range of up to 78 miles.
Electra Townie Go!
The Electra Townie Go! is sold through REI and was the first bike we considered. It has a really fun design and great reviews.
Ultimately, we choose the Aventon bike instead because it’s less money, goes faster, and the motor has twice the power.
An advantage to the Electra Townie, though, is that you can have it shipped to REI for them to put together as well as tune it as needed.
Getting our Aventon Pace 500 Ebikes was one of the best decisions my husband and I have made.
We even enjoy riding them in the winter.
Just last weekend, my husband and I bundled up in the cold weather and rode to get a bowl of pho and a hot latte.
Our next goal is to take them to ride the 34 mile Virginia Creeper Trail.
If you’d like to know what ebike accessories we got for our bikes and how they worked for us, check out THIS POST!
Below is a video review of the bike: