New Aventon Aventure disappointment BEWARE !

ATC2

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Got mine yesterday, they did not include the key. Took it out for the very first ride bike felt great until I realized that I had no brakes, got the crap scared out of me when approaching the STOP sign. Fortunately there were no cars coming did a 180 a went home. Awaiting reply from Aventon. Turns out that hydraulic brake bleeding can be a little complicated . Not the experience one should have after paying 2K for a bike. On the positive side everything else about the bike seems great. But the brake thing is a big deal. Fortunately I was on level one and just trying to familiarize my self with it. Let’s see what happens next with customer service.
 

wheelbender6

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I could tell you some stories about bleeding brakes on my old corvette but it may drag me into a state of depression, lol.
-I don't think that brakes needing to be bled indicates a big quality problem. I do think that sellers of bikes with hydraulic brakes should provide some info on how to test and bleed them.
- I hope it is a good e-bike for you, otherwise.
 

sojourner

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Hydraulic brakes obviously make total sense in cars. Are they a plus or minus for ebikes? I think not. My Genze e22b (now available as Raven) has a combination of cable operated rear disc and cable operated drum in front using a Sturmey Archer Dyno drum brake combination. I have found braking to be exceptional, including high speed stops on steep hills. The industry has introduced a complicated system to replace a simple cable. Long term, purchasers will regret this.
 

wheelbender6

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I don't favor hydraulic brakes on a bicycle either.
Hydraulic brakes would not prevent me from buying a bike that liked otherwise, but I prefer cable brakes.
For me, bikes should be relatively simple to maintain by the owner.
 
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