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New Aventon Soltera 7 e-Bike - $1,150 (Central Park)

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bicycle type: road
frame size: Large (22")
wheel size: 700C
bicycle frame material: aluminum
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: disc (mechanical)
handlebar type: flat
condition: new
make / manufacturer: Aventon
model name / number: Soltera 7
This Aventon Soltera 7 e-bike was purchased new from a bike shop in the summer of 2023, was stored indoors and has only been ridden once. The frame comes in two sizes and this is the large one, which is recommended for people 5’-10” and taller.

The bike is light for an e-bike and one reason I chose it is that it only weighs three pounds more than my old ‘70s ten speed, so it rides just fine with the electric off if you have a dead battery or just want exercise. The Soltera 7 is fast like a road bike despite having slightly wider tires (700x35c) and flat handlebars for better control and a more relaxed riding position.

I’ve only had a chance to take this bike on one ride since I bought it. It was a gorgeous ride, about 26 miles on a bike path beside a river most of the way. I weigh almost 200 lbs and was riding with someone who's barely over 100. They were on a 750 Watt fat tire e-bike and on flat ground I had no problem keeping up even with the Soltera 7’s electric assist turned off.

Hills are where the electric assist really shines. When I hit a hill with the assist off I downshifted, started losing speed and the fat tire bike pulled way ahead. While I can definitely climb hills on the Soltera 7 without any electric assist, keeping up with the far heavier and more powerful fat tire bike while climbing required the electric assist.

This bike has 5 levels of assist and a throttle. After falling a few hundred feet behind, using the assist on a lower setting and continuing to pedal normally caught me back up pretty quick. Setting the assist to 4 or 5 and/or using the throttle got me caught up almost instantly and I had to brake fairly hard not to hit the other bike.

This is a class 2 e-bike but the throttle can be unplugged and removed, converting it to class 1 so you can ride in areas where only class 1 e-bikes are permitted.

The IPX4 rating means the Soltera 7 can be splashed and rained on while parked or being ridden without fear of water damage, but it should not be submerged or washed with a pressure washer.

This is an awesome bike and I don’t really want to sell it, but I got another bike unexpectedly and now I have too many to store so at least one has to go.

I paid $1,503 total for this bike. That includes tax and assembly by the shop. The odometer says 34 miles, which includes my 26 mile ride and the test rides taken by myself and others. The bike has no damage that I’m aware of.

Detailed specs, reviews and more at EBR:
https://electricbikereview.com/aventon/2022-soltera-7-speed/

Video Reviews (I watch at 2x speed):
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj8QqyP1uhY
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tFU-MY7DMN8

Short overview of the Soltera Single Speed and Soltera 7 by a bike shop:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AxOCEyvomfI


************************SPECIFICATIONS********************************

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General:
Product Name Soltera 7 Step-Over Ebike
Brand Aventon
Product Weight 44.8 pounds
Max Range 40 miles
Motor Power (continuous) 350 watts
Electric Bike Classification Class 2 (Pedal Assist or Throttle)
Color Onyx Black
Aventon App Compatible Yes

Dimensions (size large):
Product Weight 44.8 pounds
Maximum Weight Capacity 300 pounds
Recommended User Height 5’-10” to 6’-4”
Stand-over Height 32 inches
Minimum Seat Height 36 inches
Wheel Diameter 700c
Wheel Outside Width 25 mm (1 inch)

Design:
Bicycle Frame Design Step-over
Shifter Twist, 7 Speed
Derailleur Shimano RD-TY300D
Cassette 7 speed
Chain 100 Link, 7 Speed
Crankset 170 mm w/ 48 Teeth
Bottom Bracket Square Taper, Sealed
Brakes Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes, 160mm Rotors
Frame Material(s) 6061 Double-Butted Aluminum Alloy
Rims Aluminum Alloy, 36 hole Front & Rear
Spokes Black Stainless 13 Gauge
Tubes Butyl Rubber Presta Valve
Tires 700x35c, Kenda 193
Saddle SelleRoyal
Seatpost Forged Alloy, 27.2 mm, 2-Bolt Seat Clamp
Stem Threadless, 31.8 mm, 7 Degree Rise
Handlebars Aluminum, 31.8 mm, 620 mm

Power:
Battery Type Lithium-ion Removable
Battery Charger Type 36V 2A fast charger
Battery Charge Time 4.5 hours
Battery Capacity 9.6 ampere hours
Battery Voltage 36 volts
Motor Type Rear hub motor
Motor Power (continuous) 350 watts
Number Of Speed Settings 5
Throttle Type Thumb
On/Off Switch Yes

Display :
Display Type TFT w/ USB power outlet and smartphone app
Information Displayed Assist mode, Battery life, Distance, Odometer, Speed
Screen Length 3.38 inches
Screen Width 2.38 inches

Features:
Integrated Light(s) Front and Rear w/ Brake Activation
Adjustable Seat(s) Yes
Adjustable Handlebar(s) Yes
Kickstand Yes
Quick Release Seat Clamp Yes

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