Aventa lightweight e-bike launched by FuroSystems

FuroSystems has just unveiled the company’s latest urban electric bike, the Aventa.

Fresh out of a £750,000 funding round, UK e-mobility company FuroSystems is adding the lightweight Aventa to its range.

At just 16.5 kg (36 lbs), the aluminum alloy e-bike is definitely on the lightweight end of the e-bike spectrum. Although we’ve seen lighter e-bikes before, it usually takes a carbon frame to go below that level.

Three different Aventa models are available with in-frame Samsung batteries ranging from 281 Wh to 504 Wh. In the highest capacity configuration, FuroSystems claims a maximum range of 80 km (50 miles).

The Aventa is a pedal-assist-only e-bike, and so the lack of a throttle allows it to achieve higher range figures when kept at the lowest pedal-assist level.

Interestingly, FuroSystems also provided a full-power range of 55 km (34 miles). Very few companies provide range ratings in the highest level of pedal assist, so this is a welcome departure from the norm.

The bike is clearly designed for pedaling and sports a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain. There’s no torque sensor on this budget e-bike, but the extra gears over many 7-speed e-bikes may help find favor with riders.

Hydraulic disc brakes are another upgrade over most other European e-bikes in this price range. The Aventa starts at £1,399 (about $1,935) and includes a free set of mudguards and a set of rear rack accessories. FuroSystems compares the Aventa to other European e-bikes from Cowboy and VanMoof competing in a similar market, with the Aventa costing around £400 ($550) less.

All three bikes offer sleek urban designs, integrated lighting, hidden cables and in-frame batteries.

And all three are also crippled by Europe’s tough e-bike laws, meaning the Aventa tops out at 25kph (15.5mph). The Bafang-made rear hub motor also gets the 250W sticker treatment, although the company says the motor has a maximum output of 500W.

A US market version will be available later this year with a more powerful engine and a higher speed limit of 32 km/h (20 mph).

FuroSystems is also known for its carbon fiber Furo X folding e-bike, which it positions as a cheaper alternative to the more sophisticated GoCycle and Brompton e-bikes, and which appears to have replaced the company’s previous eTura folding e-bike (see below) .

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