Aventon Level.2 Electric Bike Review

Aventon Level.2 Step-through Version in Polar Color Option

Aventon is one of the top manufacturers of electric bikes. From the company comes the Aventon Level.2. This model comes in 2 different variations. The specs on these models are identical except for the frame type and the color options.  One is a step-through model, which is easier to mount, and the other is the step-over model. The step-through model comes in Polar (white) or Himalayan (pinkish-beige) colors. The step-over model comes in Clay (beige) or Glacier (metallic light blue).

By default, the bike is considered a Class 2 electric bike. This means that the bike has both pedal-assist (5 different levels) up to a maximum of 20mph and a throttle mode which will propel the bike even without pedaling. Maximum pedal assist of up to 28mph can be unlocked, and this will convert the bike to a Class 3. As always, ensure that you are aware of local ordinances, since Level 3 bikes are prohibited in many areas of the United States and other countries. Keep in mind that higher speeds come with higher risks of injury. A nice feature of the Level.2 is that the throttle can be unplugged and removed for operation in areas where throttle is not allowed.

The motor is considered a rear hub motor, which gives the ride a “push” feeling, which is similar to that of traditional non-electric bikes. It has a powerful 500W motor (750W peak) and a 672 Wh battery operating at 48v x 14Ah. An integrated torque sensor can tell how much power you are applying to the pedals and give the appropriate assist level, making for a more natural feel to your ride.

Aventon Level.2 Step-over Version in Clay Color Option

The backlit display indicates speed, battery life, and distance, as well as other parameters. Depending on assist levels and other conditions, it is possible to get up to 60 miles of range on a single charge.

Other features include hydraulic brakes for better stopping power and a rear cargo rack. It also has front suspension, making for a smoother ride and built-in fenders to protect you from road spray, a comfortable quick-release seat, and an 8-speed chain, cassette, and derailleur. The bike has IPX4 water resistance (on a scale of 0-8), meaning it will take a light spray or light rain, but nothing heavier. Based on the IPX scale, it is not submersible and should not be pressure-washed.

The bike weighs in at 62 pounds. It has a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds, which is pretty typical for electric bikes. A rear-mount kickstand is included. The wheels are double-wall aluminum, and the tires are 27.5-inch hybrids. It even comes with an app for both Android and iOS devices.

Key Features:

  • Unlockable Class 3
  • Removable throttle where required
  • Powerful rear hub motor
  • Up to 60 miles range per charge
  • Rear rack
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • IPX4 water resistant
  • Step-through model available


  • Rear hub motor provides a natural feel ride
  • Rear rack is standard
  • Decent range
  • Some water resistance
  • Class 3 capacity if desired


  • Not foldable
  • Not as easily stored or transported

Overall, you get a lot of bang for your buck. The Level.2 is a very popular and versatile electric bike that has a reasonable price for the quality you get. Aventon is known for producing excellent quality bikes in general, and that includes electric bikes. Customer reviews are very positive. You can count on excellent customer support and an enjoyable ride for years to come.

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