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Novara Gotham Bike - 2013

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Our Novara Gotham is a flagship of form and function, combining the smooth NuVinci® N360™ rear hub with a Gates® carbon belt drive, plus disc brakes, integrated lights and fenders.

  • The Gotham offers the ultimate in low-maintenance riding thanks to the internal hub and belt drive; as part of our Mainline collection, it's all about versatility and utility
  • NuVinci N360 continuously variable planetary (CVP) rear hub uses rotating, tilting balls inside of the hub to supply smooth, quiet shifts whenever you want, even when stopped
  • NuVinci CVP design also means there's no indexed "ker-chunk" between gears, just a continuous range that lets you find the amount of resistance that best suits your needs
  • Using the twist shifter is intuitively simple and offers super-smooth, seamless movement throughout the gearing range with a flick of the wrist
  • Gates CenterTrack Belt Drive uses a carbon-reinforced belt instead of a chain—this system is exceptionally long lasting, virtually maintenance free and nearly silent
  • CenterTrack belt uses a centering track to keep the belt properly aligned and working efficiently; belt doesn't require lubrication, so there's no greasy chain to deal with
  • Just in case, the full-length chainguard prevents clothing from getting caught in drive
  • Double-butted chromoly frame features an easy-mount, semi step-through design, not to mention the smooth ride quality and durability of steel
  • Shimano mechanical disc brakes supply all-weather braking power for confident deceleration, even in the rain
  • Basta headlight is powered by a generator in the front hub and remains on for 4 min. after stopping to ensure your path is lit, even when stopping for lights
  • Battery-powered taillight provides rear visibility and is motion- and photo-sensitive; battery indicator lets you know when it's time to replace the battery
  • Rear rack on the Gotham is ready for cargo, quickly accepting panniers or trunk bag (sold separately)—great for carrying groceries or work essentials
  • Puncture-resistant Vittoria Randonneur tires feature sure grip and a fast, smooth ride
  • Upright-riding cockpit has been designed for comfort, thanks to the Selle Royal saddle, mustache-style handlebar and ergonomic cork grips
  • Rounding out the package are polished fenders to keep road grime and water off of you and the bike; kickstand makes storage/parking easy
  • Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—platform pedals accommodate a variety of shoes
  • Specs on our Novara Gotham bike are subject to change

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Novara Gotham Bike - 2013 Specs
Best use
Bike commuting & touring
Hybrid bike
Chromoly 4130
No suspension
Chromoly pinpoint
SR, 50t
Chin Huar
Gates 24t
Disc brake
Shimano BR-M416, mechanical disc
Shimano BR-M421
Weinmann SEC-16
Shimano DH-S501, 36h
NuVinci N360, 36h
Vittoria Randonneur, 700x35
Moustache bar
FSA Metropolis
Selle Royal
Gates belt
39.1 pounds
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