Aventon Soltera

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
5 Hours
Maximum Range
41 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
350 W
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 10Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
1, 7
Weight
41.0, 43.0 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Aventon Soltera. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

23 reasons to buy

  • Testers have verified a 20-mile range on the Soltera, using only the throttle.
  • Under normal use, an average range of 41 miles can be expected.
  • For their offering price, Soltera models are seen as affordable.
  • Rear brake lights are seamlessly integrated into the Soltera’s seatstays.
  • The Soltera comes in Regular and Large sizes to fit riders from 5'1" to 6'4".
  • Aventon’s sophisticated app pairs with the Soltera and its display.
  • The Soltera features an independent throttle that's operable from a dead stop.
  • On 700c wheels, 35mm tires are a good compromise between comfort and speed.
  • The Soltera’s battery only takes 5 hours to fully charge.
  • Assembly is easy, taking under 30 minutes with packed-in tools.
  • The Soltera accelerates smoothly, without lurches between assist levels.
  • As either a single-speed (41lb) or 7-speed (43lb) e-bike, the Soltera is light.
  • The Soltera’s color display is clear, easy to navigate and comprehensive.
  • Aggressive geometry places riders in a prime position for traffic weaving.
  • The Soltera’s lockable battery can be removed for off-bike charging or security.
  • A sturdy kickstand is placed out of the way of the Soltera’s pedals.
  • The Soltera has a maximum payload capacity of 300lb.
  • Caliper rim brakes are lightweight and easy to adjust.
  • Good looks are thanks to slick paint, smooth welds, an internal battery and cabling.
  • The Soltera’s Selle Royal saddle is well-padded without being squishy.
  • Platform pedals provide a large, flat surface for use with casual shoes.
  • Aventon supplies a comprehensive manual and online assembly video.
  • Experts laud the quality of caliper rim brakes on the single-speed Soltera.

6 reasons not to buy

  • The single-speed Soltera is equipped with caliper rim brakes, not discs.
  • There ain't no rack or fenders on this minimalist e-bike.
  • It’s very light for an e-bike, making it easy to carry upstairs or to lift onto a rack.
  • Without a torque sensor, testers note a small delay before pedal assist kicks in.
  • Experts describe the Soltera’s 36V 10Ah battery capacity as “below average”.
  • Testers note that pedal-assist levels 1 and 2 do not offer noticeable input.

Bottom line

The Soltera is a minimalist Class 2 urban e-bike that tops out at a speed of 20mph. It is available in two versions; as a single-speed with caliper rim brakes or as a seven-speed with disc brakes. Rim brakes are unusual on an e-bike and may be underwhelming in wet weather. The Soltera uses a smaller-than-average 36V 10Ah battery, enabling it to be integrated into the bike’s svelte frame. At 41 to 43lb, the Soltera is light enough that this battery can still deliver an average of 41 miles range. Integrated rear lights operate as brake lights when the Soltera’s headlight is off, or remain on permanently for night-time use. It comes in two sizes.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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Road Bike Rider

Aventon Soltera

There is plenty of power to assist you up steep hills even with just a single gear… The things that make the Soltera less expensive turned out to be things that also make it much more fun to ride… The integrated brake lights and color screen are something I haven’t seen on some e-bikes that cost more than twice as much, so Aventon did a great job of making the bike lighter and less expensive without making it cheap.

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Aventon Soltera: This Is the Most Beautiful Low-Cost Electric Bicycle I’ve Tested Yet

The new Soltera offers a masterclass in building a lightweight, modestly powered e-bike for commuter use…

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Electric Bike Report

Aventon Soltera, 2022

…the Soltera is designed to be a wallet-friendly option for those who want a little motorized assist for their commute. It’s also designed with aesthetics in mind…

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Aventon Soltera

This is a street bike and it works really well for that… When you’re at 25mph you’re spinning really quickly.

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eBikepedia

Aventon Soltera: An Affordable and Quality Commuter Ebike

The Aventon Soltera is the perfect ebike for someone who wants to get into ebikes, but wants a tradtional road bike feeling.

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