2023 Aventon Sinch.2 Review

The Aventon Sinch.2 is a compact and powerful electric bike that is designed to be compact, rugged, and able to fit a variety of use cases. With its torque sensor technology, fat tires, and folding frame, this Ebike is perfect for urban adventurers, off-road enthusiasts, and casual riders alike.

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Detailed Specs

Price: $1,800
Minimum Range: 25 Miles
Top Speed: 20 Miles Per Hour
Electronics: 672Wh Battery, 500W Rear-hub Motor
Suspension: Hardtail
Gearing: 8 Speed, Aventon Branded
Brakes: Tektro Mechanical, 160mm Rotors
Cargo Capacity: 55 Pounds

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So you want a bike that'll make you feel like you're Lance Armstrong on steroids, but without actually having to train like him? Well, look no further than the Sinch.2! With its sleek design and top-notch features, this bike is sure to come in first in several categories, following all the rules along the way. With a price tag of $1,799, it’ll cost you less that a blood-doping laboratory. And if you want to know more about it (which, let's be real, you do), check out the rest of ElectrifiedReviews.com. Trust us, it's worth it. And legal.

The Sinch.2 features a 48V, 500W brushless rear hub motor with a torque sensor, offering 750W of peak wattage. We’re big fans of torque sensors in general, because it provides a more natural riding experience, as it amplifies the force you use on every pedal, vs. a cadence sensor, which just measures the speed at which the crank arms are moving. And if you're feeling extra lazy (no judgment here), just rip the throttle and let the bike do all the work. It's like having a personal chauffeur, but much cooler, and much more affordable.

We all know that feeling of dread when our phone battery is running low - imagine that but with your bike. Well, fear not, because the Sinch.2's battery is a Lithium-ion 48V 14Ah (672Wh) battery with LG cells, offering up to 55 miles of range when using pedal assist, and 22 miles with throttle only. Now, you’re more likely to get less than that if the conditions aren’t ideal, but Aventon is one of the better companies out there when it comes to range estimates. The cells are up to UL certification standards, and you’re probably going to be hearing us talk more about that this year, so keep all this UL cert stuff in mind going forward! Charging time is about 5 hours with the included 48V 3 Amp charger, so you could be one of those weirdos who only need 5 hours of sleep, and wake up with an Ebike that’s ready to get rolling! Plus, there are some nifty features like a USB port for your devices and an app to track your battery life. Genius.

The Sinch.2 sports a 6061 single-butted aluminum alloy frame with an internal battery, providing a sleek look without compromising functionality. The folding design allows for easy storage and transportation, and its step-through frame ensures accessibility for riders of different sizes and abilities. The bike itself weighs 66 lbs and can scoot around up to 300 lbs. Both the saddle and handlebars are adjustable, so again, this is a bike that could fit a ton of folks. With folding dimensions of 46” x 28” x 30”, this is a bike that will fit into quite a few areas.

The RST front fork has about 45mm of travel and comes with a lockout option. As you can tell from some of the riding we did, we took it on tons of grass, dirt, and such places, so I can say that the suspension did really well! It would probably be a cool bike without it, but it’s a huge bonus in the ride feel department! The saddle here was great for me, and my sit bones, but I see a lot of people upgrading to a larger, more comfort-style seat as we did on the previous Sinches. The 20” x 4” Arisun K Rubber tires are definitely one of the sexier-looking Ebike tires we’ve seen. I’m a big fan of the gum wall look, so was pleased to see them here. They absorb a lot of the road and even though this is technically a hard-tail, it felt more like riding on a cloud.

Equipped with mechanical disc brakes, the Sinch.2 provides reliable stopping power throughout all the riding we did with it. Now, you know what’s coming next…a hydraulic brake PSA. Is that what you guessed? You must be one of those die-hard fans. But, yeah, we’d love to see hydraulic brakes added here, and for me, probably the only real miss from a specs perspective. The mechanical ones here worked well, and have motor cut-off inhibitors built in, so definitely not a safety issue, but if we’re adding something to our list we’re shooting over to Santa in a few months, it’s hydraulic brakes.

The 8-speed drivetrain features a 52T crank set, which pairs nicely with the torque sensor. Like white wine and fish, or beer and…hmm…I guess any other foods. The 8-speed trigger shifters were smooth and we didn't have to adjust anything out of the box, which as someone who has assembled a metric-bike-ton of Ebike lately, was a godsend. We have a wide variety of gears, so ghost-pedaling wasn’t an issue here.

Who says you can't have it all? With the Sinch.2, you get more than just a bike - you get a whole package of extras to make your ride even better. There are built-in front and rear lights to keep you safe and visible in low-light conditions, so you can ride day or night. And if you're worried about getting mud on your back, fear not - the Sinch.2 also comes standard with sleek fenders to keep you clean and dry. Plus, there are all sorts of fun extras, like a smartphone app to track your rides and customize your settings, and even a rear rack for all your gear, carrying up to 55 pounds.

The cockpit of a bike might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but trust us - it's important. And the Sinch.2's cockpit is top-notch. With comfortable, adjustable handlebars and ergonomic grips, you'll feel like you're holding a cloud (yes, another cloud reference, we're really committed to this). Plus, the display is easy to read and intuitive to use, so you won't be fumbling with buttons while you ride. It's the perfect balance of style and function.

The Aventon Sinch.2 is a versatile, compact, and fun Ebike suitable for urban commuters, off-road explorers, RVers, and casual riders. With its folding design, 4" fat tires, and torque sensor, it provides a unique and enjoyable riding experience. The added rear rack and fenders mean you can carry everything you need while staying protected from the elements. So, while I see this being more for the casual RVer, you could customize it to pretty much do anything you’d like, as long as it involves riding a bike.

Speaking of riding, let's head outside for the ride test.

In conclusion, the Sinch.2 is the electric bike of your dreams. With its powerful motor, long-lasting battery, and top-of-the-line features, it's the perfect ride for anyone who wants to feel the thrill of the ride without breaking a sweat (unless you want to, of course, or live in Florida, in which case you’ll sweat walking to the garage). And at ElectrifiedReviews.com, you can get all the info you need to compare this with similar Ebikes and make an informed decision, using our fancy-pants compare tools.

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