Aventon Sinch Step-through Review: A Revamped Folding Ebike!
Aventon took on the folding ebike space in a big way when it launched its original Sinch model. The original Sinch was one of the better-looking foldable ebikes out there. But there’s a new kid on the block as Aventon announced today its newest folding ebike. We’re pretty excited about this one so check out our full Aventon Sinch Step-through review below.
The new Aventon Sinch Step-Through model comes in at $1,799 and brings an easier to mount version of what made the Sinch great: power and mobility in one package. It’s everything people loved about the original Sinch but with a color display and a more inclusive frame style. The graphics are modern, similar to what we saw with the Aventon Aventure (check out our review). It comes in two colors: moss green and bonfire red. And since this is an Aventon you can bet that the frame is seamless with their smooth welds.
Aventon Sinch Step-through review: The motor
The Aventon Sinch Step-through ebike features a 48v, 500 watt rear hub motor that will drive the bike up to 20 mph on pedal assist (Class II ebike). Or use the left-hand thumb throttle for a pedaling break. On a bike the size of the Sinch, the motor combined with the 20-inch wheels makes for a fun ride. Five pedal assist modes are available and the motor is engaged by a cadence sensor.
Sinch Step-Through thumb throttle and controls
The Sinch comes armed with a 48v, 14 Ah (672 watt-hours) lithium-ion battery with LG cells. This is the average size battery we see coming on ebikes and should be good for an average of 40 miles of ranges. A 3 amp quick charger that comes with it should have the battery charged up in 4-5 hours.
Sinch Step-Through range estimates
Frame and drivetrain
The 6061 single-butted aluminum alloy step-through frame also internally houses the battery, avoiding that ebike bulge on the frame. Unlike the Aventon Aventure, the Sinch Step Through battery sits on the top of the frame instead of entering in through the side.
The whole thing weighs 68 pounds and supports 300-pounds of payload. And of course the step-through frame makes it much easier to mount and dismount the ebike. Aventon states a height range of between 4’11” – 6’3″ on the Sinch Step-Through.
Sinch Step-Through Components
The seven-speed Shimano Acera derailleur is sufficient and is a slight step up from some of the more basic Shimano derailleurs. And the ride should be smooth thanks to an RST Guide fork with 45 mm of travel. The 20″ x 4″ ebike-rated fat bike-sized tires with gum sidewalls add to the aesthetics of the Sinch Step-Through. Mechanical disc brakes with 180 mm rotors provide the stopping power. Check out the full components list on Aventon’s website.
Easy Transport and Adjustable Handlebars
Like many folding ebikes, the handlebars are adjustable up and down quickly with the help of a quick release lever. The pedals fold and there is one main hinge on the frame. Lastly, the handlebars fold down and the bike can rest on its built-in metal stand. Once it’s folded the Aventon Sinch Step Through is just 41″ long x 23″ wide x 31″ high. The benefit of course is you can take this ebike with you even if you don’t have an ebike rated bike rack.
The Aventon Sinch Step-through comes with a center-mounted color display, with speed, battery life, odometer, trip distance and pedal-assist level. It is the same LCD display found on the Aventon Aventure. Aventon also has a mobile app that allows you to link your ebike to your phone if you choose. The color display is an improvement over the original Sinch, which came with a monochrome display.
Color LCD on the Aventon Sinch Step-Through
Aventon Sinch vs Aventon Sinch Step-Through
While the original Sinch ($1,699) is a nice design, more riders are opting for step-through ebikes. And it’s pretty obvious to see why when you look at the comparison below: improved accessibility. We also liked the new additions on the step-through. Namely, the color LCD screen, more modern design with sleek colorways, and a battery that doesn’t require the frame to be folded in order to be removed.
For good reason, the Aventon Sinch was included in our list of best folding ebikes. The Sinch Step-Through model takes that same ebike and makes it better in a lot of ways. Aventon coninues to push the envelope with attractive new models. Plus, Aventon has a network of dealers across the US for service or even taking a test ride. We think Aventon has another winner on its hands with the Sinch Step-Through. Check out the Aventon Sinch Step-Through.