Choosing the best option between the Aventon Level and the Ride1up 700 will depend solely on your preferences as a rider. Both e-bikes are powerful and ideal for heavy-duty purposes.
If you're looking for a versatile e-bike with customizable settings, the Ride1Up 700 sounds like the best fit for you. Also, if you're on a budget and don't want to spend too much on an e-bike, Ride1Up's 700 costs a whole $100 less than the Level.
Find our full review of the Ride1Up 700 Series here.
The Aventon Level is a good e-bike, not over-the-top, just average. It really doesn't have any special or unique features that make it stand out from other electric bikes in it's range.
Now that’s out of the away, lets dig into more details
Aventon Level Versus Ride1Up 700 Series Comparison Table
Ride1Up 700 Series
500W geared hub-motor (up to 750W at peak performance)
500W brushless hub-motor (maximum power output of 750W)
Hydraulic disc brakes with electric cut-off sensor
Hydraulic disc brakes
Maximum Payload Capacity
275 lbs (125 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
62 lbs (28 kg)
62 lbs (28 kg)
Up to 9 levels of pedal assistance and throttle-assist mode
5 PAS levels and a throttle-only functionality.
20 mph (32.3 km/h) in throttle-only mode and 28 mph (45 km/h) in pedal-assist mode
20 mph in throttle-only mode and 28 mph in pedal-assist mode
The Aventon level lets riders choose between five different levels of motor assistance and a throttle-only mode. Ride1Up's 700 on the other hand comes pre-installed with five levels that can be further split into nine varying degrees of pedal assistance (it also has a throttle-assist function)
This cool feature allows riders smoothen out any speed or power jumps they might experience while switching between Pedal Assist levels. It also gives users of the Ride1up 700 better control over how much power they utilise on rides and offers even more versatility than electric bikes with just five pedal-assist levels.
Shock Mitigation System
Both the Aventon Level and the Ride1up 700 are hardtail bicycles. This means they are equipped with front suspension forks only (no rear suspension).
The major difference between the two e-bikes' forks is travel distance. The Level has a travel distance of 75 mm while the Ride1up 700 allows compression up to 100mm.
This doesn't mean the 700's forks are better (as they might not even be suitable for every riding condition), however, the extra room allows for the forks to absorb energy from larger bumps.
Battery Capacity and Range
The Aventon Level comes fitted with a 48V 14Ah Li-ion battery that can power the e-bike's motor up to 30 miles (48 km) on throttle and 57 (92 km), 44 (71 km), 36 (58 km), 26 (42 km), and 25 miles (40 km) in pedal-assist 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 levels respectively (according to real-world range tests)
On the other hand, the Ride1Up 700 series — also equipped with a 48V 14Ah battery pack — can reach up to 20 miles in throttle-only mode and up to 50 miles in pedal-assist mode (these numbers may vary due to rider weight and riding conditions such as humidity, wind direction, etc.).
Weight and Weight Limits
Weight is another characteristic that the two electric bikes share in common. Both the Aventon Level and the Ride1up 700 weigh around 62 pounds (23 kg), however, the former can support up to 300 lbs (136 kg) of weight while the latter is limited to loads below 275 lbs (125 kg).
Both electric bikes are ideal for heavy-duty riding but expect the Aventon Level to be able to take a little more strain than the Ride1Up 700.
Extra Pre-installed Components
Aventon does a good job by including a rear rack and fenders to every order, however, Ride1Up takes this one step further by pre-installing every e-bike in the 700 series with front and rear lights.
So that means every Ride1Up 700 comes with front & rear (brake) lights, dual fenders, and a rear rack amongst other components. Riders can still purchase aftermarket lights and install them on the Aventon Level but it's worth noting that those aren't as convenient to use as lights integrated with the e-bike's system.
Most aftermarket lights need to be charged externally since they aren't connected to the bike's battery. They also can't be turned on/off from the e-bike's cockpit.
If you're on a budget, you might want to consider the Ride1Up 700 Series. The commuter e-bike costs $1695, which is $104 cheaper than the Aventon Level ($1799).
Aventon ships to addresses in the 48 contiguous US states (they don't ship direct-to-customer in Hawaii but have partnered with a local e-bike shop to get their products across to Hawaiian residents), Guam, Puerto Rico, Canada, and a few other countries. They also fulfill orders to military addresses but don't ship directly to locations in the EU.
Ride1Up dispatches orders to all 50 states in the US (but charge extra for Alaskan and Hawaiian residents) and every Canadian province. They also ship to addresses in Europe using third parties like ShopUsa.com. Currently, Ride1Up doesn't send bikes to P.O boxes and overseas military addresses.
Every Aventon Level comes pre-equipped with an M5 LCD display. The device projects the e-bike's battery level (and battery voltage), speed, and PAS level. It also has an odometer that lets riders record overall and individual trip distances and ride time.
The Ride1Up 700's display has a much cooler interface than the Level's. Riders can access the e-bike's walk-assist option, monitor how much power the motor is actively putting out, limit the amount of current that goes to the motor, add extra pedal-assist levels and tweak the percentage of power at each level, etc. all from a 2.2" inch password-protected color display screen.
It also displays key metrics like speed, battery percentage, and mileage
Many people are looking for the perfect e-bike that suits their needs. With so many options out there, it can be hard to find the right one. Ride1Up 700 offers an affordable, but high-performing option that can be customized to suit your preferences - whether you're looking for a bike with a comfortable seat or a bike with a powerful motor.
The Aventon Level electric bike is a good bike, not over-the-top, just average. It really doesn't have any special or unique features that make it stand out from other electric bikes in its range.
So, if you're looking for an ebike to use every day, the Aventon Level will do the job. But if you're looking for an ebike to really get excited about, the Ride1Up 700 Series is the right choice.