Aventon Pace 500 Step-Through

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Release Year
Charge Time
3, 4 Hours
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
500 W
50 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 11.6Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
49.0 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Aventon Pace 500 Step-Through. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

22 reasons to buy

  • The Pace 500 Step-Through’s frame-shape makes it easy to mount and dismount this e-bike.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through is light, at 49 lbs, making it rideable with a flat battery and no assistance.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through is fast.
  • Riders were delighted by the The Pace 500 Step-Through’s comfortable upright ride-position.
  • Aventon 500 riders can alter their ride position using the bike’s adjustable stem and geometry.
  • Pace 500 Step-Through buyers have the option to buy the bike in ‘Chalk White’ or ‘Celeste’ colorways.
  • It’s impressive to see Tektro hydraulic disc brakes on the Pace 500 Step-Through, at this low price.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through is a fun ride.
  • After being ridden for 750 to 900 miles, the Pace 500 Step-Through proved durable.
  • Essential assembly tools are packed in with the Pace 500 Step-Through.
  • Some buyers and reviewers found assembly of the Pace 500 Step-Through to be an easy-breezy affair.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through’s easy-to-read backlit display shows speed, assist mode, and battery level.
  • Rapid acceleration is exhibited by the Pace 500 Step-Through.
  • Local U.S.A. Aventon dealers are out there, to pre-assemble your Pace 500 Step-Through.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through’s battery can be removed, to charge it separately from the bike or to secure it from theft and/or vandalism.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through has a trigger throttle that kicks in with a little pedal action.
  • Aventon offers free shipping with all bikes, including the Pace 500 Step-Through.
  • Shimano’s Altus 8-speed drivetrain shifted smoothly on the Pace 500 Step-Through.
  • The Pace 500 Step-Through is responsive.
  • Reviewers cooed over the quality and amount of protective packaging provided pro-bono, with the Pace 500 Step-Through.
  • When it comes to pedals, plastic could be drastic. Fret not, the Pace 500 Step-Through comes with “full metal pedals”!
  • Some buyers were pleased with Aventon’s warranty replacement of their Pace 500 Step-Through’s faulty parts.

Bottom line

This is Aventon’s step-through model of their Pace 500 commuter e-bike. The Pace 500 Step-Through's low top-tube makes getting a leg-over easy; for shorter riders, seniors with limited flexibility, and wearers of dresses, skirts or kilts. The Pace 500 Step-Through is a Class 3 e-bike, achieving 28mph with assist. Riders can boost up to 20mph via the throttle. Riders enjoyed the bike’s comfortable, upright ride position. The geometry of the Pace 500 Step-Through is somewhat adjustable via the bike’s stem. Overall, riders and reviewers think the Pace 500 Step-Through is a good value for a commuter bike that offers more-than-sufficient range, good top-speeds and nice acceleration. Aventon’s customer service wasn’t always prompt.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 rated expert reviews
Electric Bike Report

Aventon Pace 500 Step Through Review: Overview

The Pace 500 Step-Through proved itself to be a well-made and smooth sailing electric bicycle that falls somewhere between a cruiser and commuter… The Pace 500 Step-Through is a good choice for those who are going to be riding a lot on paved paths, around the neighborhood and throughout town… What you receive for what you pay makes the Pace 500 ST a hard bike to ignore.

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Electric Bike Review

Aventon Pace 500 Review

The Pace 500 features a capable electric drivetrain sporting a 20mph trigger throttle and a 28mph cadence based pedal assist, each complimented well by the stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes… A price competitive and affordable yet powerful and versatile high-speed ebike… An overall comfortable ride with relaxed ergonomics and thoughtful finishing touches… To keep the price low, some tradeoffs are to be considered… the big one to keep in mind is the assembly you may have to do on your own, however, you can always get some help from a bike shop, mobile service, or use their instructional videos…

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Electron Surfer

Aventon Pace 500 Electric Bike Review!

Range-wise it does a good job. There are some things you might not expect to get for this price-point… the hydraulic brakes… some things I think it’s lacking for the price-point… the lights… It’s almost like a lot of Walmart bikes where the bike looks real sharp but there’s a lack of refinement… I would not elect to work-commute on a bike like this but it’s fun for Sunday riding. It’s fast.

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Boardwalk Bullies

Aventon Pace 500 Step Through Cruiser Style Ebike *Full Review*

Stopping power is provided by a Tektro hydraulic disc brake system… I’ve had this bike up to its top speed of 28mph before and they definitely pull it down from that speed to a dead stop with very little problem… Probably the smoothest 8-speed trigger shifter I’ve used so far… The Aventon seat is actually very plush and supportive…

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BumbleBea USA

Aventon Ebike – Pace 500 Step-Through / Best Ebike You Should Have (#16)

I purchased this e-bike in August 2020 and I’ve really enjoyed riding it! I highly recommend it!.. It can go very fast, up to 30 miles/hour. My partner and I tried it on different trails that pretty much have a steep hill, like Griffith Park, and it hasn’t been a problem for the Pace 500!.. If you consider buying an e-bike, I would recommend this one! It’s worth the investment. Trust me!

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User Ratings

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