Aventon Abound Review: Ultimate Cargo Electric Bike

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Aventon has diversified and expanded its e-bike lineup since its first release in 2019 to include models for almost everyone. Up until now, they didn’t have a cargo bike. But now they do.

Aventon’s Abound model is a competitively priced and highly capable e-bike with unique features and enough power to haul most types of cargo. The bike has strong brakes, a zippy feel, and optional accessories you could use to customize it to your needs.

John from Electric Bike Report tested the Aventon Abound cargo e-bike and found it to be a highly capable and versatile option for a variety of users. He was impressed with its substantial 440-pound payload capacity, making it one of the most robust cargo haulers available. Priced well under $2,000, the Aventon Abound stands out as a practical choice for those needing a reliable cargo e-bike for daily use.

Let’s dive in and see what else we found out about this bike.

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Aventon Abound Review

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Motor: 750W | Top Speed: 20 mph | Max Payload: 440 lbs | Battery: 720Wh | Max Range: 50 miles

Aventon Abound Pros

  • High load capacity
  • Lots of cargo features on a base model
  • Responsive torque sensor
  • Dropper seat
  • Quite affordable

Aventon Abound Cons

  • Only 20 mph top speed
  • Not the best cable management

Performance Tests

dad hauling his kids with cargo ebike
Photo: Aventon

Motor and Speed

The Abound is less expensive than most cargo electric bikes. However, it has a powerful 750W rear hub motor that can produce a 20 mph (32 km/h) top speed. It means Aventon Abound is a class 2 e-bike.

Aventon Abound has excellent performance thanks to its torque sensor.

The bike’s torque sensor motor was one of the greatest features that John from Electric Bike Report highlighted. It makes the riding so natural, so you can easily forget that it’s actually an e-bike.

The torque sensor supplies power to the rider more efficiently as soon as they begin pedaling. It provides four levels of assistance with varying power levels, including Turbo, Sport, Tour, and Eco.

Also, the bike has a thumb throttle to help you start your ride if you carry cargo or any other additional weight. Thus, you can keep the e-bike moving without pedaling.

Battery and Range

The Abound has a fully integrated but removable 48V/15Ah 720Wh battery that provides an advertised 50-mile range. However, we did our tests to determine the actual range.

John’s experience with the Aventon Abound’s range also demonstrated its impressive endurance. He confirmed the manufacturer’s claims, achieving about 50.7 miles in eco mode and 40 miles in turbo mode.

This performance, particularly notable without any cargo, underscores the bike’s efficiency and suitability for extended rides or hefty errands.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

The Aventon Abound is relatively heavy. Therefore, it requires effective brakes that provide sufficient stopping power. Aventon equipped their Abound with Tekro hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors.

We evaluated the bike’s braking system by pedaling it to 20 mph and hitting the brakes to stop it as quickly as possible while maintaining control.

The brakes stopped the bike within a distance of 19 ft. and 5 inches. You should note that we did the test with no cargo. Adding more weight to your bike will add the stopping distance. Thus, you should be careful when stopping depending on the amount of cargo you have on your bike.

Aventon Abound Design and Features

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The Abound has a solid frame with butter-smooth welds that show Aventon’s dedication to high-quality workmanship.

The e-bike has a removable, fully integrated battery, making it look cleaner and sleeker. Observing the frame, we noticed Aventon designed the Abound’s frame for functionality and aesthetics.

The Abound’s frame is made from 6061 single-butted aluminum alloy, which can withstand 440 pounds of payload. The Abound has simple handlebars where you can find:

  • front and rear brakes
  • a throttle lever
  • a control pad to set up the PAS and activate the turn signals
  • a full-color display
  • Revo twist shifter

The handlebars have a telescoping feature. So riders can bring it down, making it more manageable for more accessible transport.

Cargo Capacity

The Abound has a storage bag and an extended rear rack perfect for various accessories you can choose from. The bike’s storage bag is included as part of the design allowing riders to have zippered storage for storing small items when not using a basket or a backpack.

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The e-bike has a carrying capacity of 440 lbs (including the rider’s weight), making it a capable and reliable cargo hauler for most riders.

The e-bike has running boards on the side that come with the bike, and you can add various optional accessories, including a seat pad, handrail, and the front rack and bag for added cargo room.

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Also, the bike has a long rear rack that is enough to fit two small children or extra cargo.

John also highlighted the Aventon Abound’s exceptional cargo capacity. He found that the 440 lbs payload capacity makes the Abound one of the most capable cargo e-bikes on the market, adept at accommodating everything from additional passengers to substantial loads.

We added Aventon Abound to the list of Best Cargo E-Bikes.

Dropper Seat

The Aventon Abound has a dropper seat post different from regular bikes. Instead, it has a lever under the saddle that riders can use to adjust the seat’s height easily to get more comfortable.

dropper saddle

Depending on their needs, riders can pull the lever and instantly raise or lower the saddle to get the correct seat height. For instance, you may keep your seat higher to get proper leg extension when peddling but push the seat down if you need to stop in front of the red light.

Or, if you ride with your kids or some kind of cargo, you can pull the lever and adjust your seat so you have your feet down to get more stability. You can also pull the lever, raise the seat, and get more extension once you are done.

Great Ride Quality

The Abound has a front suspension fork with 50mm of travel that you can lock for a stiffer ride when carrying cargo or unlock for a softer and more enjoyable ride.

man carrying flower pots on the rear rack of his electric bike

Additionally, the e-bike has a headlight, tail light, and turn signals to keep the rider safe in traffic.

The Abound has 20 by 2.4-inch tires that have reflective sidewalls and treads meant for paved surfaces. It has a small wheel surface allowing for a low center of gravity, making the bike more maneuverable considering its length.

John praised the bike in his review for its superior ride quality, attributing this to the bike’s responsive torque sensor and well-designed frame.

He found the ride experience comfortable and stable, even when the bike was fully loaded. This blend of comfort and stability, especially under varying cargo weights, establishes the Abound as a top choice for those seeking a reliable and enjoyable ride in a cargo e-bike.

Aventon Abound Review Conclusions

The Abound provides solid performance for most e-bikes and has plenty of room on the rear rack to carry additional cargo. Also, it has a few accessories that provide more capacity for cargo and extra passengers.

The Abound has a strong frame that can handle plenty of weight and enough power to move it effectively. The e-bike is easy to handle, comfortable, and competitively priced.

Aventon Abound Specs


Bike NameAventon Abound
E-Bike ClassClass 2
AvailabilityUnited States
Warranty2 Years


Motor TypeRear-Hub Drive
Motor Power750W
Top Speed20 mph
Battery48V 15Ah (720Wh) LG
RangeUp to 50 miles

Bike Details

Dimensions75.2″ x 44.3″
Frame MaterialAluminum Alloy
Frame SizeOne Size
Frame TypeStep-Through, Cargo
Recommended Rider Height4’11″ – 6’3″
Frame ColorsPolaris, Sage
ForkFront Suspension
Rear Suspension
Gearing1×7-Speed Shimano
BrakesTektro Hydraulic Disc
Wheel Size20″
Tires20″ x 2.4″ Fat Tires
Weight81 lbs
Weight Capacity440 lbs

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