Designed for a lady rider to travel around town or commute, the Aventon Soltera Step-Through offers both lightness and looks. The e-bike weighs between 41 and 43 lbs depending on the configuration, while the pastel shades and step-through frame make for a nice appearance. Plus, having a step-through frame makes mounting the bike far easier for shorter riders.
Though the range isn’t amazing, this isn’t an electric bike you’d use for extensive long-distance riding. While Aventon estimates an average range of 41 miles using the pedal assist on the 7-speed version, we think that adding on the optional extra fenders, suspension seat post, and pannier/basket, would offer a real-world 20 miles per charge.
Reasons to Buy
If you want to get riding on an e-bike to help with the hills and perhaps reduce your car use, then the Aventon Soltera is an electric bike worth your consideration. It’s lightweight, will get you to its top speed of 20 mph quickly, and looks good, too.
The colors seafoam green, salmon pink, and moonrock grey and overall appearance should appeal to most women riders. The in-tube battery is low down, keeping the center of gravity nice and low, adding to the nimbleness and maneuverability of the e-bike.
With the optional extras like a pannier rack, fender, and basket, you can carry your shopping and perhaps a laptop and other equipment as you go. For cycle paths and other light off-road routes, we especially recommend the suspension seat post that will soften the bumps on your rear end.
You can also ride this bike in any weather thanks to the IPX4 water resistance. This means the Soltera is resistant to water in any direction, so rain, mud, and snow won’t pose cause damage.
Things to Consider
The essential items that would make this an ideal utility electric bike are sold as extras. For a pannier rack and fenders, for example, this will add about $90 to the final price. If these were included in the basic price, then this would be a much better deal.