Aventon Abound E-Cargo Bike review: a reasonably priced, surprisingly fun cargo hauler

Whether carrying children or groceries, Aventon makes a valid car alternative for everyday errands

The 2023 Aventon Abound e-Cargo bike
(Image credit: Tyler Boucher)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Aventon Abound is a surprisingly fun cargo hauler at a very reasonable price. It has multiple options for carrying both children and gear that make it a valid alternative to a car for everyday errands.

Reasons to buy
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    Really fun to ride

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    Great value

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    Lots of cargo options

Reasons to avoid
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    Doesn’t perform well with especially heavy loads

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    Could be difficult to assemble for customers

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    Not a good option for small living spaces

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It’s been said that e-bikes offer the freedom that car ads promise. Avoiding traffic, getting out in the fresh air, experiencing the sounds and sights around you without being stuck in a metal box—it sounds good, right? I’m happy to report that it is.

Jody Rosen’s excellent book, Two Wheels Good, which covers many facets of modern bicycles usage around the world, describes cargo bikes thusly:

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