Top city Electric bike Review: Comparing ENVO D50 / Aventon Level.2
When it comes to getting a reliable and affordable city electric bike, that would be perfect for committing and pleasure riding - numerous options are available in the market, each with unique features and benefits. In this blog, EbikeBC will compare two models: the newly launched ENVO D50, which will be available for sale in a few months and the Aventon Level.2 Commuter Ebike.
Price: $2,679 CAD - $2,0009 USD
Weight: 28 kg/61.7 lb
Motor: Brushless 48V/750W max/ Geared rear motor
System: PAS/thumb throttle, speed sensor
Battery: 48V/14AH 3200 LG/Panasonic Lithium battery
Quality Score: 85/100
Price: $2,599 CAD - $1,799USD
Weight: 27 kg/61 lb
Motor: 750W (Peak) 500W (Sustained), 48V Brushless Rear Hub Motor
System: PAS/thumb throttle, speed sensor
Battery: Removable Internal Lithium-ion 48V, 14Ah (672Wh) with LG cells
Quality Score: 78/100
Which City electric bike to choose: metrics and aspects
Style and Design:
The ENVO D50 and Aventon Level.2 electric bicycles have sleek, sporty designs with integrated batteries and more of a leaned-up front riding position. Riders are supposed to feel like they are riding a regular bike without exposing the battery. Both of the e-bikes are built with high-quality materials: The ENVO D50 features a modern and sporty design, while the Aventon Level.2 has a more traditional commuter bike look. Aventon Level.2 e-bike is made of 6061 Double-Butted Aluminum Alloy. The D50 is built with a solid, super lightweight, stylish and unisex hydro-formed aluminum alloy frame in small and large frame sizes. The frame is specially designed to minimize all the vibrations and noise from the drive system and the right wheelbase for high speed and a pleasurable ride on both paved and unpaved roads.
The ENVO D50 is available in two sizes: large and small, suitable for people from 5’ all the way to 6’6” tall riders. This electric bike has an adjustable stem and saddle to fit riders comfortably. The Aventon Level.2 also comes in two sizes: regular and large. Aventon 2 electric bicycle will be a good fit for people with a height from 5’3” to 6’4”. The same as D50 bike has an adjustable stem for added comfort.
Both electric bikes offer impressive performance capabilities. Their powerful motors and pedal-assist systems suit them for commuting and recreational riding. ENVO D50 is equipped with a sealed, powerful, geared hub motor that offers 750W power and 80Nm torque and up to 45km/h speed. Our engines are lighter than the average e-bike motors on the market. These ENVO motors are developed for over 20,00Km maintenance-free rides. Aventon Level 2 has a sustainable 500W motor output with a peak of 750W. The mix with the torque sensor and fully integrated fast-charging battery will get you to the destination in record time.
Range and Efficiency:
The ENVO D50 offers a range of approximately 150 kilometres (90+ miles), while the Aventon Level.2 provides a range of around 96 kilometres (60 miles). It's important to note that the actual range may vary depending on various factors such as terrain, riding conditions, and rider weight.
Control and Monitoring:
The ENVO D50 features a premium colour TFT display with advanced monitoring and parameter settings. It also includes a power-on-demand throttle with enhanced pedal-assist technology. D50 electric bicycle has a Smart Display with Bluetooth compatibility, allowing you to connect to the app and use the navigation feature. Furthermore, you can run a diagnosis analysis on your D50 using the mobile app. The Aventon Level.2 has a Backlit LCD display with essential information about the ride. You can monitor your speed, battery life; distance travelled and more mid-ride with the intuitive Color Display. Sync to the Aventon Mobile App for additional riding data.
Both electric bikes utilize high-quality components. The ENVO D50 features Tektro hydraulic disc brakes HD-E350, a SHIMANO ALTUS 9 speeds gear set, and a 29" Suspension fork with a travel of 80mm. The Aventon Level.2 has hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano 8-speed drivetrain. Aventon e-bikes are built to the IPX4 water-resistant standard. IPX4 means that your bike is resistant to water splashes from any direction. This means it’s OK to ride your bike in light rain.
The ENVO D50's hydraulic disc brake system, with a 180mm diameter rotor, provides excellent braking performance. The Aventon Level.2 also utilizes hydraulic disc brakes for reliable stopping power.
The ENVO D50 weighs 28 kg, while the Aventon Level.2 weighs slightly less at 27 kg. Both bikes are relatively lightweight, considering their electric components.
Serviceability and Spare Parts:
The ENVO D50 and Aventon Level.2 are designed to be easily maintained by the rider. These bikes' mechanical and structural components use industry-standard parts that are readily available and reasonably priced.
Access to Service Center:
ENVO D50 and Aventon have dealers across North America, which is considered a big plus. Easy access to service centers that offer professional maintenance and repair services occupies the minds of many potential e-bike buyers. Proprietary service centers and certified dealers of manufacturing brands are always better to refer to when your e-bike needs repair. ENVO is headquartered in Burnaby, BC, with numerous distributors across North America. Aventon's main office in California, USA, offers online support and warranty services.
Both electric bikes come with a set of accessories to enhance the rider's experience. These may include rear racks, fenders, lights, and more. It's essential to review the specific package details for each model.
Transport and Storage:
Neither the ENVO D50 nor the Aventon Level.2 are foldable, but they can be transported using various methods such as bike racks.
The ENVO D50 utilizes a high-quality geared hub motor that is designed for reliability and efficiency. The Aventon Level.2 also features a geared hub motor known for its performance and durability.
The ENVO D50 is priced at $2,679 CAD, while the Aventon Level.2 is priced at$2,799 CAD. The ENVO D50 offers more power and advanced features at a slightly lower price point.
Both the ENVO D50 Electric Bike and Aventon Level.2 Commuter Ebike are solid options with their own strengths and features. The ENVO D50 provides a higher motor power output, greater range, and advanced control features at a more affordable price. The Aventon Level.2 offers good performance and reliability. Consider your specific needs and preferences to choose the electric bike that best fits your requirements.
Important to know: Electric bicycles with a maximum power output of 500 watts and a top speed of 32 kph (20 mph) are considered equivalent to regular bicycles. Electric bicycles with a higher power are not allowed on the bike path in Canada and need a license and insurance to operate.
To know more - read: Getting a legal Electric Bicycle in Canada: Rules and Regulations