About the Aventon Sinch
Ideal as a commuter e-bike for people who don’t have lots of space at home or the office, the Aventon Sinch is a cinch to fold and store away.
It’s very easy to get it set up to ride from fully folded. It takes just a couple of minutes to clip and clamp into the ride setup. When it comes to folding, you just drop the saddle and handlebars, undo the crossbar clamp, and as required, fold the pedals up.
It can carry a good load, too, with a maximum payload of 300 lbs. That means a 200-lb rider could carry roughly 100 lbs of shopping or work equipment on a commute.
This e-bike comes as a Class 2 e-bike limited to 20 mph but can be upgraded to a Class 3 by adjusting the controller’s settings, giving you an extra 4 mph top speed. Just be aware that the added speed will impact the range.
It can also be ridden with throttle or pedal assist, depending on local regulations.
Reasons to Buy
Folding electric bikes are ideal for carrying in your car trunk or RV. They’re also good when you lack space to store them in your apartment. If you don’t plan to carry it any great distance, the Aventon Sinch is very good for these scenarios.
For those moments where you have to store it outside, the electronics are IP4 rated, meaning that in all but the heaviest tropical downpours, the Sinch won’t let you down in the rain.
The 4” fat tires will take some off-road use. While these tires are fatter than a standard BMX tire, we really don’t recommend riding it on a BMX track because of its weight! That said, if you are at a national park and want a run into the woods, this is a bike that will handle most surfaces from mud to moderately dry sand.
Things to Consider
The chief weakness of this e-bike is its weight, which comes in at a heavy 68 lbs. Folding electric bikes are usually on the heavier side, as they can’t use the triangle downtube and crossbar for rigidity. To offset this, their folding crossbars need to be quite heavy-duty. Because of this, we wouldn’t recommend this as an electric bike for multi-modal commuting where you ride a bus or train as part of your journey to work.
There are lighter folding electric bikes out there, but you’ll pay considerably more for them. As such, for the price point, the Aventon Sinch is quite reasonable.