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Aventon Ramblas eMTB test report, 2024

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Aventon Ramblas eMTB test 2024Aventon Ramblas eMTB test 2024

Aventon has just announced an exciting new addition to its e-bike range. The The new model is called Ramblas and it is an electric mountain bike. And it is actually an e-MTB. While many e-bikes claim that they can go anywhere, after our first few rides we can confirm that this one really can.

If there’s an e-bike that better combines affordability and performance, we haven’t seen it yet. We didn’t even think an e-MTB could be made at this price. In our short test report on the Aventon Ramblas we explain to you what makes this e-mountain bike so impressive.

Note: Stay tuned as we are just completing our full review of the Aventon Ramblas eMTB. We should receive our full and detailed report on the Ramblas in the next few days.

Aventon Ramblas Spec Review: Bike Overview

Aventon Ramblas engineAventon Ramblas engine

We come across e-bikes that claim to be e-MTBs but don’t really qualify as one. We say this as people who ride both mountain bikes and e-MTBs in demanding terrain and know when an e-bike doesn’t meet our needs. And what we’re saying is that we couldn’t imagine that anyone could make such a powerful e-mountain bike for less than $3,000.

Aventon Ramblas Review: Specs and Features

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frame and fork

The Aventon Ramblas is based on a 6061 aluminum frame paired with a RockShox Silver 35 air suspension fork with 130mm of travel. The fork is much better than we would expect at this price level. However, note that coil suspension does not offer compression adjustment.

The Ramblas comes in four sizes: small, medium, large and XL. The small one has 27.5 inches. wheels, while the Medium, Large and XL models all come with 29 inches. Wheels. We think offering 4 sizes is a smart move and we also like the modern geometry. We’ll delve deeper into the bike’s handling in our in-depth review, but the short and sweet answer is that it’s a lot of fun to ride and we think Aventon has the Ramblas’ geometry spot on.

Motor and battery

Aventon Ramblas engine and batteryAventon Ramblas engine and battery

The Ramblas are built with a new engine from Aventon, the A100. Technically, it was developed together with the manufacturer Gobao. Aventon makes their frames (which is a nice advantage), but they don’t make engines, hence the joint venture here with Gobao, and is similar to what Specialized does with Brose on their engines. This is a mid-engine that produces 250 W and a whopping torque of 100 Nm. When our mountain tests are released, you will see that the engine is very powerful, especially when climbing hills.

The battery is a shockingly large 708Wh lithium-ion battery full of LG cells. Aventon claimed riders could travel up to 80 miles. with a single charge. We actually scored over 100 on our low PAS range test. No, this range test is not done on a single lane route, but it shows you that you can achieve a lot with this battery.

This is a Class 1 e-bike with a maximum assist speed of 20 miles per hour and no throttle. This makes it legal to ride on any trail system where e-bikes are permitted. And the answer for those asking if they can unlock it and go above 20 with support – the answer is no, Aventon won’t let you go above 20 in the app settings. We like this because it allows the bike to ride on every single route in the US where e-bikes are allowed.


Technical data and functions of the Aventon RamblasTechnical data and functions of the Aventon Ramblas
Most e-bikes in this price range are equipped with 8 or 9 speed drives, which are too weak for technical terrain. They simply don’t have enough gears for the steepest climbs. The Aventon Ramblas features a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain with an 11-50T cassette. That’s a translation bandwidth of almost 500 percent, which is the industry standard.

SRAM’s DB8 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes feature a 200mm front rotor and a 180mm rear rotor, giving the rider the control they need to tackle difficult descents and feel confident that he keeps the show going.

Our only notable criticism is that Aventon specified the excellent Maxxis Recon tire but then didn’t introduce tubeless-compatible rims. This is a failure. Tubeless tires are less likely to go flat, can be run at lower air pressures for better traction and comfort, and even offer lower rolling resistance.

Another disqualifying feature of many supposed e-mountain bikes is the lack of a dropper seatpost. Aventon didn’t make that mistake. They included a high-quality dropper seatpost and opted for one with more adjustability (150mm instead of 125mm) for the three largest sizes.

Aventon Ramblas First Look Review by EBR:

Test report on the Aventon Ramblas electric mountain bikeTest report on the Aventon Ramblas electric mountain bike

Let’s recap the basics here, if only because they’re so surprising they’re hard to believe. Available in four sizes, the Aventon Ramblas features a powerful mid-engine that produces 100Nm of torque and is powered by a 708Wh battery. It includes a 12-speed drivetrain, 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, quality tires and a dropper seatpost.

If you had asked us how much this e-MTB would cost before we knew the price, we would have guessed over $3,000, maybe closer to $3,500. The fact that this e-bike is coming to market for $2,699 is a shock.

We’re not sure how they managed it, but this is easily the most exciting e-bike launch of 2024 so far and it could end up being one of the most exciting e-bike launches of the year.

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