Comparing Two Leading Ebike Brands: Lectric and Aventon

In this blog post, we will compare two of the largest ebike brands in North America: Lectric and Aventon. If you’re not familiar with our work, we review and talk about everything ebikes. I’m Ryan from Ebike Escape. First, we’ll discuss the brands and their key differences. There’s actually quite a few. Then, we’ll get into the model comparisons. By the end of this post, you’ll understand a little bit more about why I’ve recommended both brands for different reasons over the past four years.

When it comes to choosing between Lectric and Aventon, you should know that they are both large brands. I would consider them in the top five of ebike brands here in North America. While I’m going to talk about a lot of the differences, there are also a lot of similarities, such as their serious commitment to safety. You’ll find UL-certified batteries throughout the lineup from both brands.

If you’re looking at making a purchase don’t forget to check out our Aventon ebikes discount code page and our Lectric ebike discount code page.

Lectric vs Aventon Comparison Video

Aventon: Omni-Channel Presence

Aventon bikes are available both online and in physical stores, with over 1,800 dealers across the US. You can visit a dealership, test ride a bike, and get personalized service. This option can be reassuring for customers who value face-to-face interactions and the ability to see the bike in person before purchasing.


Generally, Aventon bikes are priced higher than Lectric bikes. This is partly due to the cost associated with maintaining a dealer network. However, in some cases, dealerships might sell Aventon bikes at the same price as online or with a slight upcharge for assembly. It ultimately depends on the dealer.

Service and Support

With Aventon, having local dealers means you can get your bike serviced easily. This can be a significant advantage if you’re not comfortable with DIY repairs or maintenance. Of course, you still have access to Aventon’s online support whether you buy online or in-store, so don’t worry if you’ve had your eye on an Aventon but don’t happen to live near a dealership.


If you buy in-store, your ebike will be assembled and gone through by a professional mechanic. Otherwise, if you buy online, you’ll have what I’ll call an average ebike assembly, which usually involves attaching the stem, handlebars, front wheel, fender, and pedals. Aventon has some great videos on YouTube, so you can check out the assembly videos to know what you’re getting into.

See Ebike Escape’s in-depth reviews of the Aventon range.

Lectric: Direct-to-Consumer Model

Lectric’s business model is direct-to-consumer, meaning you buy directly from their website. There may be a few exceptions here, but largely this is the approach for Lectric. This model cuts out the middleman, allowing Lectric to offer more value for the price.


Lectric ebikes are generally more affordable than Aventon. Lectric has focused on driving prices down, which helps get more people to order bikes, thereby driving costs down further and allowing them to offer a more affordable electric bike. Sometimes they’ve also pre-launched their bikes, meaning they put them on their website and if you’re one of the first purchasers, it might be a couple of months before you get your ebike. This strategy helps them keep prices competitive at almost too-good-to-be-true levels.


While Lectric bikes require some assembly, they take far less time than many other direct-to-consumer brands. A key focus for Lectric is to minimize the amount of assembly required by the customer. This is achieved by either having the bike arrive fully assembled or, depending on the model, by having only the front wheel and quick-release pedals to attach.

Service and Support

Although you won’t find a Lectric ebike at a dealer, they do partner with more than 500 dealers around the US for service. Typically, your first contact will be with Lectric directly, and they’ll work with you to get your issue sorted out with the help of a bike shop if needed. The overall sentiment in various Facebook groups and from my own observations is that Lectric’s support goes above and beyond to make customers happy.

See Ebike Escape’s in-depth reviews of the Lectric range.

Which to choose: Lectric or Aventon?

Overall, customers who prefer in-person service and the ability to test ride before buying might lean towards Aventon. On the other hand, those looking to save money and maximize the value they’re getting from their ebike might go with Lectric. But this is just the start of how each brand differs. We really need to talk about the models and the various options from each brand.

Model Comparisons

Cargo Ebikes: Lectric XPedition vs. Aventon Abound

Both the XPedition and Abound are designed for carrying cargo but have distinct differences. As of now, the Aventon Abound is $1,799, plus you get a bunch of accessories and an extra battery for free. Updated pricing can be found on their website.

With the XPedition, Lectric really set the floor for what a true cargo ebike could cost, at $1,399 for a single battery or $1,699 for the dual battery. You can typically get a slew of free accessories depending on the current promotion they’re running.

Main Differences:

  • XPedition: Longer cargo space, larger load capacity, better value, easier assembly.
  • Abound: Polished look with integrated battery and cabling, torque sensor for a natural riding experience, app connectivity, dropper seat post, turn signals, and front suspension.

Folding Ebikes: Lectric XP 3.0 vs. Aventon Sinch

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The Sinch, priced at $1,799, comes with a free battery right now and has a torque sensor but still uses mechanical disc brakes. I had some issues with the cables getting crimped on our Sinch, so I think the XP 3.0 wins out here for being either $999 or $1,199 depending on your battery choice. Plus, it has hydraulic disc brakes. It doesn’t have a torque sensor, but their PWR pedal assist system works well enough for most people.

The Lectric XP Lite, priced at $799, is a great entry-level ebike. It’s simple, lightweight, and very popular with the younger crowd but shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re looking for a folding electric bike.

Commuter Ebikes: Lectric XPress vs. Aventon Pace 500 and Aventon Level

Aventon Level Step Through

To be fair, the XPress isn’t quite out yet, so stay tuned for our in-depth review. The Aventon Level has been a popular choice for some time and has a more aggressive riding position.

The Pace 500 offers a more relaxed riding position but opts to save weight by not including a front suspension fork. Still, the ride quality is great with the torque sensor, and at $1,699 and $1,599, they are well-priced given the quality you’re getting.

The Lectric XPress seeks to compete with these models, offered in both a high step for a sportier riding position and a step-through with swept-back handlebars and an adjustable stem. The real kicker is the XPress starts at just $999 for the 500 watt motor and 10.4Ah battery or $1,299 for the 750 watt motor with a 14Ah battery. Surprisingly, the XPress has a torque sensor.

Fat Tire Ebikes: Lectric XPeak vs. Aventon Aventure

The original Aventon Aventure was the ebike that elevated Aventon to another level. It’s still a common sight among fat tire ebikes. It features clean welds, an integrated battery, app connectivity, turn signals, and a torque sensor. At $1,799, it’s a phenomenal deal, especially with a free battery right now.

Lectric’s XPeak, priced at $1,399, aims to be the best low-priced fat tire ebike. It includes the RST Renegade fork, which helps achieve an electric mountain bike standard for increased safety. It has a cadence sensor and a slightly smaller 14Ah battery, but the value is hard to ignore.

Unique Models

Lectric’s Unique Models

  • Lectric XP Lite: At $799, there’s no Aventon equivalent at this price point. It’s a simple, lightweight ebike, perfect for younger riders or those looking for an affordable folding option.
  • Lectric XP Trike: Offers stability with its three-wheel design, catering to those who might not be able to ride a two-wheeled ebike. At $1,499, it’s the best electric trike for your money.
  • Lectric One: A commuter ebike in a smaller form factor with a Pinion gearbox and Gates belt drive. The hub drive motor provides power, and the gears either shift automatically or are controlled electronically at the handlebars. It’s unique at the $2,000 price point.

Aventon’s Unique Models

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  • Aventon Ramblas: A true electric mountain bike priced at $2,699, it’s recommended for those who want to tackle real single track. It’s their first mid-drive, and the motor power is impressive.
  • Aventon Soltera: A full-size, lightweight, and affordable commuter or urban ebike at $999. It’s a great choice for those who already commute on a non-electric bike but want an extra boost.

Choosing between Lectric and Aventon will come down to personal preference. Whether you prioritize the in-store experience unique to Aventon or prefer the cost savings with Lectric, you can’t go wrong with either brand.

Conclusion Lectric vs Aventon

Choosing between Lectric and Aventon will come down to personal preference. Whether you prioritize the in-store experience unique to Aventon or prefer the cost savings with Lectric, you can’t go wrong with either brand.