Vela Vento

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Release Year
Charge Time
3 Hours
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
350 W
35 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 10Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
48.7, 50.1 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

10 reasons to buy

  • An expert praises the “zippy” motor and “incredibly smooth” power delivery.
  • This bike has regenerative braking, reducing brake wear and extending range.
  • In auto pedal assist mode, the motor delivers extra power as needed, such as on hills.
  • The Vento has a boost button that provides a brief acceleration above the max cruising speed of 17mph.
  • During testing, the mechanical disc brakes demonstrate “good” stopping power.
  • A reviewer compliments the 50mm Schwalbe tires for their stability and puncture resistance.
  • An expert says the cadence sensor performs "better than most."
  • The Venta has automatic lights, fenders, and an integrated phone mount.
  • Assembly takes around 20 minutes, in one reviewer's experience.
  • The Vela Vento has a lifetime frame warranty.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Vento lacks a display. Owners must use the Vela app to change pedal assist mode and monitor battery level.
  • A specific phone case is required for the stem-integrated magnetic phone mount.
  • The bike is always on and discharging unless you put it into the 'deep sleep' mode.
  • Vela doesn’t use a UL-certified battery for the Vento.
  • An expert feels hydraulic disc brakes should be used at this price point.

Bottom line

The Vela Vento is a vintage single-speed Class 1 e-bike. It’s available as a step-over frame with 29″ wheels (Large) or a mid-step frame with 26″ wheels (Small). An expert highlights the “simple” design and “smooth” riding experience. The “zippy” motor, responsive cadence sensor, and “stylish” looks earn praise, while features such as a boost button, auto assist mode, and regenerative braking help the bike stand out. However, the absence of hydraulic brakes and a display may deter some buyers. The Vela Vento e-bike is deemed an appealing choice to those who value aesthetics and simplicity, but given the spec, the price could be considered elevated.

Expert Reviews

87/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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