Aventon Aventure lag response

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I recently got the Aventon Aventure e bike, I noticed on peddle assist there is a slight lag before the hub motor engages. I was trying to find out from the company if this was a glitch or designed as a safety feature. I never got an real answer, but Aventon has sent out a replacement cadence sensor to replace. Anyone else experiencing a similar issue.
 

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yes, there is a lag. i have to pedal almost a rotation before pedal assist begins. I don't find it a problem. pace NG 500.
 

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I have the same bike as ptuner11, and pretty much a similar experience. You have to move the pedal just a little to get assist.

I suspect this is a safety feature to help keep the bike from shooting out unexpectedly from under you.
 

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I get the idea of a safety precaution with regard to acceleration. But since Aventon sent out a replacement cadence sensor, they must feel it’s a performance issue. I don’t even mind that much, only if I’m starting on a incline just a little harder getting the heavy bike going. I don’t even use the throttle, I just keep the peddle assist between 2-3 an still get a good workout.
 

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Is anyone have or familiar with the Aerial Kepler fat tire e bike? I checked out this bike, looked nice and has more torque than Aventon Aventure with a larger battery pack for increased distance. But I do hear people say there’s no accessories on the website.
 

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I demo ride an aventure rode it for around 3 miles in an urban setting stop and go that sort of riding. I went to all 5 levels and did not notice lag.
On level 5 though, pedal resistance was almost non existence. I did not buy it for that reason.
I suggest go browse around over at EBR there is an active member named Jason knight in the aventon forum he can help you figure out how to tune your aventure to get the most out of it.
Then post here your fun filled riding experiences.
Thanks for the good advice!
 

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I recently got the Aventon Aventure e bike, I noticed on peddle assist there is a slight lag before the hub motor engages. I was trying to find out from the company if this was a glitch or designed as a safety feature. I never got an real answer, but Aventon has sent out a replacement cadence sensor to replace. Anyone else experiencing a similar issue.
Yes. Too much lag starting out. Many other bikes don’t have near the lag that Aventure has
 

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I recently got the Aventon Aventure e bike, I noticed on peddle assist there is a slight lag before the hub motor engages. I was trying to find out from the company if this was a glitch or designed as a safety feature. I never got an real answer, but Aventon has sent out a replacement cadence sensor to replace. Anyone else experiencing a similar issue.
Yep. It's there. If you're deft with your gears and downshift to make starting from a stop easy, it's not an issue. You'll get the heavy bike moving instantly using human power with minimal effort from a standstill and then a moment later the PAS will engage and you can work your way to higher gears appropriate for the selected PAS level. It's probably a safety consideration. Each manufacturer assesses different "pilot error" risk factors and either does something in the hardware to mitigate them, or doesn't. This manufacturer is more concerned about the liability of a bike lurching into traffic because of too quick/accidental PAS engagement at a stop. Others are not as concerned with that particular risk scenario.
 

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Yep. It's there. If you're deft with your gears and downshift to make starting from a stop easy, it's not an issue. You'll get the heavy bike moving instantly using human power with minimal effort from a standstill and then a moment later the PAS will engage and you can work your way to higher gears appropriate for the selected PAS level. It's probably a safety consideration. Each manufacturer assesses different "pilot error" risk factors and either does something in the hardware to mitigate them, or doesn't. This manufacturer is more concerned about the liability of a bike lurching into traffic because of too quick/accidental PAS engagement at a stop. Others are not as concerned with that particular risk scenario.
Be nice if we could set this value ourselves and assume the risk.
 

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I recently got the Aventon Aventure e bike, I noticed on peddle assist there is a slight lag before the hub motor engages. I was trying to find out from the company if this was a glitch or designed as a safety feature. I never got an real answer, but Aventon has sent out a replacement cadence sensor to replace. Anyone else experiencing a similar issue.
When taking off from a start I always use the throttle to get rolling before engaging the Pedal Assist. That way it eliminates any jump when the motor kicks in. Yes it normal for most e bike with cadence PAS to require a bit of pedal movement before the motor starts.
 

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When taking off from a start I always use the throttle to get rolling before engaging the Pedal Assist. That way it eliminates any jump when the motor kicks in. Yes it normal for most e bike with cadence PAS to require a bit of pedal movement before the motor starts.
This has quickly become my SOP as well.
 

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There is a learning curve to riding ebikes for sure. When riding I also use a combination of gear changes and PAS levels to keep my speed and energy output where I want them. This is no different than driving a car with a stick shift.
 
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