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

The Aventon Abound is the brand's first e-hauler and it offers a midtail frame, a torque sensing hub motor, and a long-range battery. Aventon offers scads of accessory options to carry passengers, groceries, and other supplies.

Aventon Abound e-bikeThe Abound is the first cargo e-bike from Aventon; (photo/Toby Hill)
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Car replacement, or car complement? Cargo e-bikes can be pressed into either duty — if you can afford one of these typically pricey electrics. Enter Aventon with the new Abound, starting 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.

Aventon Abound fork
Aventon outfits the Abound with a 50mm travel SR Suntour suspension fork; (photo/Toby Hill)

Aventon’s first e-cargo model is a Class 2 e-bike, 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.

Aventon Abound saddle and seatpost
A wide and plush Selle Royal comfort saddle sits atop a dropper seatpost operated by a hand lever under the saddle nose; (photo/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.

Loading up kids on the Aventon Abound
Load up the kids or cargo with Aventon’s line of add-on accessories for the Abound; (photo/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 basket
The first thing we did to the Abound was to install the large rear cargo basket Aventon provided; (photo/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.

Stay tuned for the full test and review.

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