The Pace 500 Step Through proved itself to be a well made and smooth sailing electric bicycle that falls somewhere between a cruiser and commuter. I really enjoyed the experience that Aventon’s Pace 500 ST provided — I was able to ride at Class 3 commuter speeds while staying comfortable like I was riding a cruiser. The comfort of the Pace 500 mixed with its high speed capabilities made for a unique experience I think a lot of riders will appreciate.
The Pace 500 Step Through is a good choice for those who are going to be riding a lot on paved paths, around the neighborhood and throughout town. The upright positioning allowed me to take in my surroundings more and put in more miles than I think I would have otherwise. I think cruisers and commuters will both find a lot of value in the versatility of the Pace 500, it feels like the best of both the commuter and cruiser worlds.
Aventon is doing a lot of good things with the Pace 500 Step Through. From the sleek looking double butted 6061 alloy frame to the 500W brushless rear hub motor, the Pace 500’s quality is apparent to me especially when you take the $1,500 pricepoint into consideration. What you receive for what you pay makes the Pace 500 ST a hard bike to ignore.
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The average speeds I was able to ride at on the Aventon Pace 500 Step Through really impressed me, I wasn’t expecting to clock an average speed of 23.0 mph over the span of the range test; that’s 2 mph faster than we received on the standard Pace 500. While we don’t know exactly what is going on, we think Aventon has changed their bikes to expend a little more wattage than in previous models. This makes for a slightly shorter range, and higher speeds in general. *We will update this post as soon as we hear back from Aventon on this topic.
The whole industry is dealing with a parts and inventory shortage right now, so there is going to be some variation in the components you receive. For example, you’ll see the Pace 500 Step Through’s brakes are listed as “180mm hydraulic disc brakes” without any brand specified. This is because you could receive Zoom, Bengal, Tektro, or another brand completely. While there is some variation in componentry the quality of the parts we’ve received hasn’t seemed to diminish at all throughout the shortage.
The Aventon Pace 500 Step Through is a solid choice for any commuter or cruiser who values comfort, and speed. The Pace 500 walks the fine line between being a quick sport commuter bike, and a leisure paced cruiser; at the end of the day it can be either of the two, it all depends on how you’d like to ride that given day.
Happy Riding, make sure to let us know if you have any questions down in our comments section or if you think we left anything out in this review of the Aventon Pace 500 Step Through.