Thanks in advance for any help. Does the 500 frame accommodate aftermarket accessories like cafe locks, racks, fenders, etc? Is it possible to adjust the assist levels so that PAS 1 is a little smoother? Can you recommend a suspension fork that is compatible?
Unfortunately the type of raked design they use for a fork, it does not lend itself to a suspension design. Aventon said they looked into it, after a number of requests, and found it best not to pursue further.
They will very soon launch a new model that will have a suspension fork. It'll be announced at the San Diego CABDA west show. Looks like a nice commuter design. Bigger battery than the 500, and includes rack, and fenders. Dealers will likely have in stock by early March. Possibly sooner.
This is very useful information, Mike! Thank you. Part of my dilemma is also deciding whether to buy now, or wait til all the 2020 models are available. In general, not regarding Aventon, specifically. What's your opinion on that?