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    Novara Ponderosa 29er Bike - 2014

    With mondo wheels to roll over obstacles and remote lockout on the 100mm suspension fork, our Novara Ponderosa® 29er mountain bike makes it easy for riders to adjust to the flow of trails. See details

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    With mondo wheels to roll over obstacles and remote lockout on the 100mm suspension fork, our Novara Ponderosa® 29er mountain bike makes it easy for riders to adjust to the flow of trails.

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    With mondo wheels to roll over obstacles and remote lockout on the 100mm suspension fork, our Novara Ponderosa® 29er mountain bike makes it easy for riders to adjust to the flow of trails.

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    With mondo wheels to roll over obstacles and remote lockout on the 100mm suspension fork, our Novara Ponderosa® 29er mountain bike makes it easy for riders to adjust to the flow of trails.

    • Butted 6061 aluminum frame features an S-bend down tube and bent seat tube for enhanced handling, fit and performance
    • SR Suntour Raidon-LO Air 29 fork boasts a customizable spring rate, stiff 32mm stanchions, alloy steerer, magnesium lowers and lockout
    • SRAM X7 drivetrain offers the reliability and weight savings of a 2x10 drivetrain while maintaining fast, precise gear changes to meet changing terrain
    • Tektro Auriga Pro hydraulic disc brakes maintain consistent performance in all conditions
    • Double-walled Weinmann rims are wrapped with WTB Nano Comp tires for fast-rolling performance and consistent traction
    • Specs on the Novara Ponderosa 29er hardtail mountain 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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    Novara Ponderosa 29er Bike - 2014 Specs
    Best use
    Mountain biking
    Mountain bike
    6061 aluminum
    Front suspension
    SR Suntour Raidon-LO Air 29, 100mm of travel with lockout
    SRAM S1000, 38/24
    SRAM X7
    SRAM X7
    SRAM X7
    SRAM PC-1030, 11-36, 10-speed
    20 gear(s)
    Disc brake
    Tektro Auriga Pro hydraulic disc
    Tektro Auriga Pro
    Weinmann Taurus 2000
    Jotech Disc, 32h
    Jotech Disc, 32h
    29 inches
    WTB Nano, 29x2.1
    Riser bar
    WTB Volt Sport
    FPD Alloy platform
    KMC X10
    28.7 pounds
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    Novara Ponderosa 29er Bike - 2014

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    Novara Ponderosa 29er Bike - 2014is rated4.6667out of5by9.
    Rated5out of5byfromFun riding on any terrainI've had this bike for 6 mos. now and love it. Ride pavement, trails, single track, and open desert. The bike feels good everywhere, especially off trails. shifting and gearing is smooth and crisp with gearing for big climbs and flat paths. Was skeptical of only 20 gears, but love the 2x10 drivetrain; getting higher or lower gears is always easy and fast. Brakes are solid and have great feel, they could easily handle a full pannier kit. With a second wheel set for paved roads and bigger chainrings, this is my do everything bike, and it does it all well. Most bike for the $$, equipped with great components I am happy to run with.
    Date published: 2013-08-02
    Rated5out of5byfromLove the Ponderosa bikeCame with everything I was looking for in a mountain bike.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat Bike!I use this bike for going on difficult MTB trails as well as casual rides on the street for 8- 10 mile distances. From the components to the paint color I love this bike. It was a bit on the high end for a MTB but I think its worth the investment. If you buy something lower you'll end up quickly replacing it with parts or a new bike entirely which will end up costing you the same price as this bike in the end. The only gripe I have about this bike is its difficult to add certain accesories to it due to the pins on the body being located too high.
    Date published: 2013-05-20
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat components for the price!My first 29er and I really like it. Didn't have a lot to spend on a big name brand. This bike had comparable components to a trek bike that would have been almost twice as much $. Great customer service and warranty if you are a member too.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat Bike!I purchased this bike about a month ago and have been very pleased. 29er is great! Have nearly 100 miles on it so far without an issue. This is trail riding, gravel and pavement. Shifts great and handles my size very well. I'm a bigger guy at 320 pounds and have had no issues! The air fork and double wall rims are a must for a big guy and this bike has both! Very nicely equipped components for the price. I bought it on sale when it was 20% off and I couldn't find another bike that came with similar components within a few hundred dollars of it.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
    Rated4out of5byfromI love this bike.I've had this bike for a couple of months now, and ridden it for over 100 miles. For the price point, the components are great. SRAM X7 is more than adequate for any type of riding including racing. For a 29er, its lightweight and the 2x10 gear setup is awesome. Really impressed with this bike so far. If you buy during one of the REI sales, you can't beat it.
    Date published: 2013-05-12
    Rated4out of5byfromGood RideIf you are comparing this to any other similar priced and components just get the Ponderosa. I have ridden all bikes from major brands like Specialized, Trek ect. and smaller brands like BAMF, Niner ect. For the price line this is a top ride, components solid and unless you weigh over 250 275 lbs I've never broken a frame (well maybee a huffy or two) anyway the only thing this bike does not have is a "name brand" label which in my mind makes this bike even more AWSM. Buy this bike it Shreds. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is I'm a Rock Shox fan but so far after a number of rides around Lake Tahoe trails I don't notice the difference of the Suntour.
    Date published: 2013-04-24
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat DealSuper good deal for the money. This bike is easily $200-$300 less then the competition. Good parts. Air fork is pro-quality and a good price. Way better feel then coil forks.
    Date published: 2013-04-03

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