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Aventon Ramblas – An Expensive Aventon, but a Cheap E-MTB?

by Nathan Schaumann

The Aventon Ramblas marks Aventon’s foray into the electric mountain bike (eMTB) space, with an impressive bike that features a mid-drive motor developed entirely in-house. The Ramblas is also their most expensive bike of any kind to date, at $2699. In this review we’ll go over whether or not the Ramblas is worth the price, as well as the main pros and cons.

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Aventon Ramblas – Specifications

  • Peak Motor Output: 750W (mid-drive motor)
  • Nominal Motor Output: 250W
  • Battery: 708 Wh
  • Weight: 57 lbs 
  • Top Speed: 20 mph
  • Torque: 100 Nm
  • Range: 80 miles

Aventon Ramblas – Features 

  • Dual-triangle hardtail 6061 aluminum frame
  • Suspension: RockShox 35 Silver TK fork
  • SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain
  • 12-speed rear cassette
  • 29-inch Maxxis Recon tires
  • SRAM hydraulic disc brakes
  • KS dropper seat post
  • Four frame sizes available
  • Twin rear LED marker lights
  • Bright LED focus-beam headlight
  • 3 levels of Pedal Assist: Eco, Trail, Turbo
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Aventon Ramblas – Things We Love

Powerful Mid-Drive Motor: The custom made mid-drive motor delivers 250 watts of power (750W peak), which is not a lot by e-bike standards, but is easily controllable and instantly accessible.

Long-Lasting Battery: In contrast with the 250W motor, the battery size of 706Wh is actually substantial among e-bikes, and would last for at least a couple hours of trail riding.

Comfortable Geometry: Aventon offers the Ramblas in four aluminum frame sizes, ensuring you can find a good fit for your height/weight and riding preferences.

Quality Components: The bike is decked out with name-brand components, including SRAM drivetrain and brakes, RockShox fork, and Maxxis tires, all of which contribute to solid performance and durability.

Aventon Ramblas – Room For Improvement

Battery Security: The plastic cover over the battery is decently flimsy, which could affect its long-term durability and protection of the battery.

Weight: At 57 pounds, the Ramblas is definitely on the heavier side for an eMTB, and doesn’t pass the one-hand lift test.

No Compression Adjustment: The RockShox fork has no compression adjustment, which means that for riders over 240 lbs there might be frequent bottoming out over bumps or jumps.

Class 1: The bike is a Class 1 rather than the typical Class 2, and does not include a throttle or an app-based speed upgrade. Paying >$2500 for a bike that only provides assistance up to 20 mph is a little disappointing.

The Freshly Charged Take

The Aventon Ramblas is a well spec’ed e-mountain-bike with a price that is high for Aventon standards, but actually pretty low for e-MTB standards. We’re confident this bike will find its place in the market, and we hope to get our hands on one for some testing soon.

Click here for the latest price of the Aventon Ramblas. 

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