New Aventon Aventure with throttle Lag

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like my new Aventure Aventure, but the lag from throttle on or start of peddle is WAY TO LONG! For the throttle it takes 3-4 seconds to feel the motor start to kick in. And it takes 1 1/2 rotations of the peddle to feel any assist. That may not sound like much, but it makes the bike feel sluggish and unresponsive. Is there anything that can be done to make my new bike more responsive? I’d consider changing out components if that’s what it would take. Or hacking into the sofeware. Thoughts…

Does it have to do with the crank sensor vs force sensor on other bikes?
Is it just the way the controller is programed?
Would a different throttle make a difference?
Am I expecting too much from this level of ebike
 

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Only a pricey one, and then not entirely,
Maybe, maybe not
 

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like my new Aventure Aventure, but the lag from throttle on or start of peddle is WAY TO LONG! For the throttle it takes 3-4 seconds to feel the motor start to kick in. And it takes 1 1/2 rotations of the peddle to feel any assist. That may not sound like much, but it makes the bike feel sluggish and unresponsive. Is there anything that can be done to make my new bike more responsive? I’d consider changing out components if that’s what it would take. Or hacking into the sofeware. Thoughts…

Does it have to do with the crank sensor vs force sensor on other bikes?
Is it just the way the controller is programed?
Would a different throttle make a difference?
Am I expecting too much from this level of ebike
Do you mean a Aventon Aventure? I just answered another question I think from you on another forum.

This is not normal operation. You need to contact the aventon company as there is no programming info I have been able to find on YouTube or other internet sources.

I have to ask why would even consider changing components before contacting the seller or mfg of the bike?
 

Astrotraveler

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like my new Aventure Aventure, but the lag from throttle on or start of peddle is WAY TO LONG! For the throttle it takes 3-4 seconds to feel the motor start to kick in. And it takes 1 1/2 rotations of the peddle to feel any assist. That may not sound like much, but it makes the bike feel sluggish and unresponsive. Is there anything that can be done to make my new bike more responsive? I’d consider changing out components if that’s what it would take. Or hacking into the sofeware. Thoughts…

Does it have to do with the crank sensor vs force sensor on other bikes?
Is it just the way the controller is programed?
Would a different throttle make a difference?
Am I expecting too much from this level of ebike
1.5 crank revolutions is normal for a cadence sensored, rear hub motored ebike, Your cadence is zero (0) until you complete one full revolution.

And it's a bicycle - who really buys a bicycle to rely the throttle anyway? I have ~550 miles on my Aventure now and have yet to bother with the throttle. If I wanted to depend on a throttle, I'd have purchased a motorcycle.

Set up as a Level 2 bike, using PAS 3 and 4, I'm getting over 100 miles per charge ~15-16 mph average over 70% flat/30% hilly terrain. That far exceeds my range expectations and Aventon's own "real world" estimates with the bike set up as a Level 3 bike. It blows my mind that I can do 18 low effort miles to my favorite trailhead, hike 7-8 miles, then backtrack 18 miles home, and use only 15-18% of the battery charge.

One possibility is that your brakes may not be set up correctly. It's pretty common for the brakes on ship-to-customer-for-assembly bikes to be maladjusted. If the bike thinks the brake is being applied there's a switch that cuts the motor. You might have a look and make sure your braked aren't rubbing and the levers are returning to open when released.

Good luck sorting out your issues though the crank rotation to boost engagement sounds pretty normal.
 
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