Who's better commuter? Comparing Aventon Level.2 with Hovsco HovRanger

Who's better commuter? Comparing Aventon Level.2 with Hovsco HovRanger

Commuter e-bikes have transformed city life. They've taken the daily grind of commuting and turned it into something exciting and eco-friendly. These electric bikes aren't just about getting from A to B; they're a game-changer for anyone navigating city streets. Imagine this: no more stressing over traffic jams or crowded buses. Commuter e-bikes make the ride a breeze. They've become a lifestyle choice for many, offering freedom and efficiency like never before.

If you are somebody living in the city, and looking for a commuter-style ebike, you might have come across Aventon’s Level.2 and Hovsco’s HovRanger. Both are commuter ebike with a torque sensor, 500W motor and similar price point. So is there any difference between them?

In the upcoming article, we will dive into comparing Aventon’s Level.2 and Hovsco’s HovRanger, helping you to understand their unique features, and enabling you to pick the perfect fit for your daily ride.

Main Difference

 

HovRanger

Level.2

Motor

970W peak, 500W continuous

750w peak, 500w continuous

Battery

720Wh(48V 15A)

672Wh(48V, 14Ah)

Maximum Range

60 miles

50 miles

Weight

55.8 lbs

62 lbs

Suspension Fork

Front suspension with 75mm travel

Front suspension with 65mm travel

Pedal Assist

5 levels

4 or 5 levels

Height Fit

51 - 67

5’3 - 6’4

1. Motor

Although both HovRanger and Leven.2 utilize a motor with 500W continuous power, their motors perform differently at the peak power. HovRanger’s motor has a peak power of 970W, and Level.2’s motor only has a peak power of 750W.

Therefore, HovRanger performs better than Level.2 on challenging terrains such as on inclines. Peak power refers to the highest power output a motor can deliver for short durations, typically a few seconds. It represents the motor's ability to handle brief bursts of high load or acceleration, such as during rapid acceleration or climbing steep hills.

2. Battery & range

The battery capacity of HovRanger is higher than Level.2’s. HovRanger has a battery capacity of 720Wh, while Level.2 has a battery capacity of 672Wh. That is an almost 7% difference.

The difference in battery capacity leads to the difference in range. HovRanger offers a maximum range of 60 miles, while Level.2 only offers a maximum range of 50 miles.

3. Mechanical performance

There is a significant difference between HovRanger and Level.2’s weight. HovRanger weighs only 55.8 lbs while Level.2 weighs 62 lbs. With less weight, HovRanger would be easier for the rider to maneuver or carry around, and more capable of covering more distance. It will be easier to be carried up to a car bike rack.

Some details are different too. Both ebikes have a front suspension, but the travel length of HovRanger is 10mm more than Level.2’s. It means that HovRanger can absorb shock than Level.2. Also, the step-thru version of Level.2 only has 4 pedal assist levels, one less than HovRanger. And because of the adjustability of HovRanger’s seat post, it offers a wider height range for different riders.

Hovsco HovRanger is a commuter ebike great for city commute

Detailed comparison

After looking at the differences, let’s dive into the thorough comparison between the two to give you a total look at their performances.

Electrical components

 

HovRanger

Level.2

Motor

970W peak, 500W continuous hub motor

750w peak, 500w continuous hub motor

Battery

720Wh(48V 15A)

672Wh(48V, 14Ah)

Sensor

Torque sensor

Torque sensor

Pedal Assist

5 levels

4 or 5 levels

Throttle

On demand

On demand

Lights

Yes

Yes

Display

HD LCD display

LCD display

Integrated Battery

Yes

Yes

Summary: Both ebikes utilize a 500W continuous power motor. Although it’s not as powerful as the 750W motor in the market, it still provides plenty of power enough to conquer the city streets. As long as you’re not constantly riding in hills, pulling a trailer, or extra heavy.

And both ebikes are equipped with a torque sensor. It is more advanced than the commonly used cadence sensor, and provides a natural riding feeling and more physical activity level. It is a good thing to see more torque-sensing ebike in the market!

Mechanical components

 

HovRanger

Level.2

Step-over and step-thru

Yes

Yes

Color options

Four

Four

Tires 

27.5 x 2.25"

27.5" x 2.1"

Brake

Hydraulic disc brake 180mm Rotors

Hydraulic

Suspension Fork

Front suspension with 75mm travel

Front suspension with 65mm travel

Frame

Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum Alloy

Crankset

170mm

170mm

Weight

55.8 lbs

62 lbs

Summary: Both ebikes have a step-over and step-thru version, and four colors. Riders can have more options according to their riding habits and fashion choices. And both use 2-inch tires and hydraulic brakes. The difference is between the travel length of the suspension and the total weight, which has been discussed before.

Performance

 

HovRanger

Level.2

Maximum Range

60 miles

50 miles

Capacity

300 lbs

300 lbs

Top Speed

28mph

28mph

Height Fit

51 - 67

5’3 - 6’4

Price

Starting from $1499(contact <social@hovsco.com> for this deal)

Starting from $1699

Summary: Both ebike supports a rider up to 300lbs, and can reach a top speed of 28 mph. The difference between the battery capacity results in the difference between the maximum range.

Conclusion

At a similar price range, HovRanger performs better than Level.2 in terms of motor peak power, battery capacity, weight and range. With the same amount of money spent, you’ll get more performance with HovRanger, so it is clear which is the smart choice to choose!

Rider’s choice: HovRanger commuter ebike

Four vibrant colors available: indigo, dark gray, rose gold(pink) and bronze

Click here to check out step-over version

 

Two colors for HovRanger step-over version, indigo and dark gray

 

Click here to check out step-thru version

Two colors for HovRanger step-thru version, rose gold(pink) and bronze


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