Thursday, September 29, 2022

Meet Aventon Soltera, a lightweight, low-cost ebike for every rider

The bike maker Aventon has announced its new ebike, called the Soltera, starting at $1,199. Aventon’s bikes are known for their accessibility, elegant designs, reliable performance, and the Soltera is no different.

The Soltera is a sleek and stealthy single-speed ebike that is nimble and powerful enough to weave through the metro jungles and lightweight enough to carry up a flight of stairs after a day’s work. The elegant and minimalist design is reminiscent of Aventon’s performance cycling roots but with an electric charge. With enough power to replace your car, the Soltera is the perfect bike for commuting, shopping, or recreational riders.

Aventon Soltera is nimble and powerful enough to weave through the metro jungles
Aventon Soltera is nimble and powerful enough to weave through the metro jungles. Credit: Aventon

The Soltera weighs in at 41 lbs (18.5kg), which is very light by the usual ebike standards. The bike is powered by a 36V, 350W brushless rear hub motor, which lets you go up to 20 mph (32 km/h) on either throttle or pedal assist mode. Throttle takes you where you need to be without breaking a sweat, while 5 levels of pedal assist allow you to manage your energy output without losing out on speed.

It has a 360 Wh removable battery designed to be completely hidden in the frame. The battery should provide 20 miles (32 km) of range on throttle-only riding and up to 63 miles (101 km) using pedal assist, depending on the level of pedal-assist selected.

The ebike is lightweight enough to carry up a flight of stairs after a day’s work.
The ebike is lightweight enough to carry up a flight of stairs after a day’s work. Credit: Aventon

A BC280 LDC color display, which is mounted in the middle of the handlebar, provides information about the important driving data. There is also Aventon’s feature-rich smartphone app connectivity so that important information such as the battery level can be called upon the smartphone. Other features of the bike include a 6061 Double-Butted Aluminum Alloy frame, Bengal Ares 2.5D brake, and 700cx35c Kenda K193 tires.

Seamlessly integrated lights make it possible for you to see and be seen. Streamlined taillights operate much like a brake light, while Soltera’s headlight is both low profile yet illuminative. In addition, Aventon ebikes are built to the IPX4 water-resistant standard.

The Soltera comes standard with a single-speed drivetrain for low-maintenance simplicity. For those in hilly areas, a seven-speed option is available too for pre-order. At a starting price of $1,199 ($1,299 for the seven-speed drivetrain), the Soltera is for every rider.

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