The all new Aventon Pace 350 just launched and this is a well equipped eBike for around a thousand dollars!
Like the Pace 500 the 350 has the cruiser style design with its swept back handlebars, comfortable seating position, and balloon style tires.
The Pace 350 provides pedal assist or throttle up to 20mph with a 350 watt hub motor and 36V 11.6ah frame integrated lithium battery.
Some of the component highlights are a Shimano 7 speed drivetrain, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, and Kenda tires.
There is also the option for a step-thru frame that makes getting on and off the bike easier.
In this first part of the testing & review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications.
Part 2 of the Aventon Pace 350 testing & review will give you info on the ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this eBike.
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the Aventon Pace 350!
The Aventon Pace 350 is ready for the open road!
In addition to the Cast Blue color in this review the Aventon Pace 350 is also available in the Chalk White color shown above.
Aventon offers 3 sizes of the Pace 350 that are:
Small for riders in height 5′-1″ to 5′-7″
Medium for riders in height 5′-7″ to 5′-11″
Large for riders in height 5′-11″ to 6′-2″
The bike is this testing & review is the Medium frame size.
There is also the step-thru frame option that comes in 2 different sizes:
Small for riders in height 4′-11″ to 5′-4″
Medium for riders in height 5′-4″ to 5′-10″
The step-thru model comes in Amethyst (shown above) or Chalk White color options.
6061 aluminum tubing with some hydroformed shaping makes up the Pace 350 frame and fork.
The hydroformed tubing provides additional material where it is needed for extra strength in addition to creating shapes for the integration of components like the battery housed in the downtube.
Smoothed welds are a nice frame detail that provides a clean look with the tubing blending together. This is a view of the top and down tubes connecting to the head tube.
Here is a closer look at the smoothed welds at the top tube and seat stay connections at the seat tube.
Also visible is the seat post quick release for quick seat height adjustments and there are rear rack attachment points on the seat stays.
The 6061 aluminum fork has a clean look with an aerodynamic style and smoothed welds. There are attachment points for fenders.
One of the big design highlights is the downtube mounted battery because it is a clean look and it is a good location for the weight distribution.
The low and centered weight distribution is good for the balance of the bike when picking it up and it is also very beneficial for the overall bike handling.
The battery is a 36V 11.6ah (417.6 Wh) lithium battery with Samsung cell.
At the top of the battery there is a charge level indicator in addition to the one on the display.
Here is a view of the left side of the battery with the lock at the top and the charge port at the bottom.
Removing the battery is accomplished by unlocking it with the key (2 supplied) and rotating it to the left side of the bike and lifting it out of the downtube.
Here is a look at the downtube with the battery removed.
When the battery has been removed the bike weighs 40.7 pounds (Medium size in this test) which makes it a little easier to pick up and load onto a car rack.
The bike with the battery weighs 46.7 pounds (Medium size in this test).
This is a closer look at the lock and electrical connection at the top of the battery mount area.
And the battery attachment point near the bottom of the downtube.
The battery can be charged on or off the bike. Charging time is about 4 hours for a full charge. The battery weighs 6.0 pounds.
Here is a look at the charger plugged into the battery while its on the bike.
Providing the assist is a 350 watt geared rear hub motor that assists up to 20 mph.
The Pace 350 has 5 different pedal assist levels that is based on a cadence sensor system.
There is also a thumb throttle that will provide assist up to 20mph and you don’t need to be pedaling while using the throttle.
A walk mode is available that moves the bike at about 3.5 mph and helps when walking the bike up hill/stairs.
The Aventon Pace 350 is a Class 2 electric bike.
Also in this view is the Shimano 7 speed 14t to 28t cogset.
On the other side of the 350 watt geared hub motor is the 180mm disc brake rotor for the Tektro MD-280 mechanical disc brakes.
Now let’s take a look at the control center of the Pace 350.
The handlebar has a swept back cruiser style that provides a comfortable and relaxed ride feel.
On the left side of the handlebar is an ergonomic grip, front Tektro mechanical disc brake lever, thumb throttle, and control pad.
The ergonomic grips have a “wing” area to provide some wrist support and they have a lock on collar to keep them from rotating.
In this view is the thumb throttle and control pad.
The thumb throttle has a wide spectrum of assist that smoothly transitions from just a little to full power. The throttle provides assist up to 20mph and don’t need to be pedaling.
The control pad (to the right of the thumb throttle) adjusts the pedal assist levels with the up and down arrows. The on/off button (below the arrow buttons) cycles through information on the display.
Here is a closer look at the Tektro MD-M280 mechanical disc brake lever.
There are sensors in each brake lever that will stop the assist when either brake lever is engaged.
The large LCD Smart Display is mounted in the center of the handlebar and it provides information on the battery level, speed, pedal assist mode, odometer, trip distance, max speed, average speed, battery voltage, and ride time.
The display has a backlight for easily seeing it day or night.
The right side of the handlebar features an ergonomic grip, Tektro rear mechanical disc brake lever, and Shimano 7 speed shifter.
Here is closer look at the Shimano 7 speed shifter.
The front 44t chaining has double chainring guards to keep the chain on the chainring and to help with keeping your pant legs clean.
A Shimano Tourney rear derailleur shifts through the 7 speed 14t to 28t Shimano cogset.
This is a closer look at the rear Tektro MD-M280 mechanical disc brake caliper with 180mm rotor attached to the 350 watt geared rear hub motor.
And this is the Tektro HD-T285 hydraulic disc brake with 180mm rotor on the front.
Kenda Kwick Seven Sport 27.5″ x 2.2″ eBike rated tires are used front and rear. They have a smooth profile for an efficient ride and channeling to dissipate water.
The balloon cruiser style adds to the casual look of the Aventon Pace 350.
The aluminum pedals have a large platform with a grippy surface and reflectors on the front and back.
The Velo Comfort saddle has a wider profile and double springs for a comfortable ride.
The Aventon Pace 350 comes with a water bottle cage and versatile attachment system that makes it easy to mount the water bottle in various locations on the bike.
The kickstand has an adjustable height so you set the angle of the bike when it is parked.
Aventon Pace 350 Electric Bike Specifications
Frame: 6061 Double-Butted Aluminum Alloy
Fork: 6061 Aluminum Alloy, Tapered
Motor: 350W geared rear hub motor
Battery: Semi-Integrated 36V 11.6Ah (417.6 Wh) with Samsung Cells. The battery weighs 6.0 pounds.
Assist Options: 5 pedal assist levels, thumb throttle, and walk mode.
Speed: Pedal assist and/or throttle to 20 mph which makes this a Class 2 eBike.
Display: LCD Smart Display that provides information on the battery level, speed, pedal assist mode, odometer, trip distance, max speed, average speed, battery voltage, ride time.
Drivetrain: Shimano Tourney 7 speed rear derailleur. 44t chainring with 14t to 28t cogset.
Brakeset: Tektro MD-M280 mechanical disc brakes with 180mm rotors
Tires: 27.5″ x 2.2″ Kenda Kwick Seven Sport, E-bike Rated
Seat: Velo Comfort
Sizes: Small (5′-1″ to 5′-7″) Medium (5′-7″ to 5′-11″) Large (5′-11″ to 6′-2″). Step-thru frame available in Small (4′-11″ to 5′-4″) & Medium (5′-4″ to 5′-10″) size.
Colors: Cast Blue or Chalk White in the step-over frame. Amethyst or Chalk White in the step-thru frame.
Weight: 46.7 pounds for the Medium frame size in this test. 40.7 pounds with the battery removed.
Stay tuned for part 2 of the Aventon Pace 350 review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!
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