Our Novara Corsa bike is a great, versatile bike that's well-suited for rolling about on family adventures, towing a trailer to school or simply commuting to the office.
Comfort design places the rider fully upright, optimizing comfort and steering control as well as visibility in every direction
Backswept handlebar offers a neutral, natural hand position and contributes to the comfortable upright position
The 24 gears are intuitively simple to use thanks to twist shifters; high-to-low gearing makes getting around hardly any effort at all
Easy-handling Corsa sports 700c wheels with combo tread tires to zip you quickly down the promenade or campus path
Accommodates fenders for protection from wet conditions and a rear rack for increased load carrying options (fenders and rack sold separately)
Kickstand keeps bike upright for hassle-free parking and storage
Specs on our Novara Corsa bike are subject to change
All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.
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Rated4out of5byms outdoorsfromgood bikeGood bike for the price. I think the shifting will improve after the free tuneup that's included with all REI bikes.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated4out of5byHanksterNCfromNice BikeI had a cheaper bike that just didn't fit properly.
REI let me try the bike, and they checked it out thoroughly before I took it home.
The staff was helpful with helmets, etc.
Date published: 2012-09-21
Rated4out of5byRaeVynnfromGreat Beginner BikeAfter 30 years, I finally decided to get back into cycling. In fact, we bought two of them, for myself and my husband. One small, one large.
A lot has changed, for the better!
Overall, I like this bike.
Gear shifting is handy on the grips.
The brakes are smooth, well balanced, and very quick when needed.
Sitting a bit more upright is easier on my (aging) shoulders and upper back than the old road bike I had was.
I have the small size, and fitting a bottle cage on only works on the forward, slant bar. The second set of attachments, on the vertical bar, seems to be poorly placed for any real use. On the Large size, they seem more usable.
We did replace the stock seat with a gel seat. Stock seats seem to be a bit harsh.
We bought these in-store, and the staff were truly amazing. We were able to test-ride several bikes, and then they made sure that these were adjusted for us, and that everything was in proper working order.
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated4out of5byHanksterNCfromNice BikeThe sales experience was very good.
Our associate took care of us, helped us with accessories, and got our initial service done.
Date published: 2012-09-12
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