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    Novara Buzz Bike - 2014

    Our Novara Buzz® offers 24 speeds and beefy tires to tackle varied urban terrain. The sturdy chromoly design is also outfitted with mechanical disc brakes and a performance-oriented riser bar. See details

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    Our Novara Buzz® offers 24 speeds and beefy tires to tackle varied urban terrain. The sturdy chromoly design is also outfitted with mechanical disc brakes and a performance-oriented riser bar.

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    Our Novara Buzz® offers 24 speeds and beefy tires to tackle varied urban terrain. The sturdy chromoly design is also outfitted with mechanical disc brakes and a performance-oriented riser bar.

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    Our Novara Buzz® offers 24 speeds and beefy tires to tackle varied urban terrain. The sturdy chromoly design is also outfitted with mechanical disc brakes and a performance-oriented riser bar.

    • 4130 chromoly frame and pinpoint fork offer a sturdy, heads-up ride that cruises up and down roads with a steely-smooth ride quality
    • 24-gear drivetrain works smoothly and precisely to ensure clean shifts and efficient pedaling, whether spinning up the last hill before home or cruising down the bike path
    • Tektro Aquila mechanical disc brakes make sure, consistent work of managing speed in all conditions so you can ride and brake confidently year-round
    • Tough wheels are laced to loose ball bearing hubs to ensure lasting, smooth-rolling performance
    • Puncture-resistant Kenda tires feature a wide, stable contact patch, versatile tread pattern and reflective sidewalls for enhanced visibility
    • Cockpit has been designed for comfort and an upright ride, thanks to the plush Velo Buzz saddle and riser handlebar
    • Frame and fork feature eyelets for fenders and a rear rack (sold separately)
    • Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—platform pedals accommodate a variety of shoes
    • Specs on our Novara Buzz bike are subject to change

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    Novara Buzz Bike - 2014 Specs
    Best use
    Bike commuting & touring
    Hybrid bike
    4130 chromoly
    No suspension
    Truvativ Five D, 48/38/28
    Truvativ PowerSpline
    SRAM X4
    SRAM X4
    SRAM PG-830 11-32, 8-speed
    24 gear(s)
    Disc brake
    Tektro Aquila mechanical disc
    Weinmann DA19
    Joytec, 36h
    Joytec, 36h
    Kenda K-1024, 700x40c
    Riser bar
    Velo Buzz
    KMC HG-40
    29.9 pounds
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    Novara Buzz Bike - 2014

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    Novara Buzz Bike - 2014 is rated 4.2857 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I ride my bike everyday to work for about a 10 mile rountrip, but in b/w there are plenty of uneven surfaces, potholes, hills, you name it. I needed a bike that had some speed, but also the durability to match my ride. I tried both the Marin Fairfax 2013 and Cannondale Bad Boy 9. Marin was nice but too flimsy and couldn't handle the myriad of surfaces. Bad Boy was just a failure, especially the thick slick wheels. One ride on the Buzz and I knew it was for me. Comfortable ride, great handling, great speed. Love the tires, not too thick but not too thin. Easy shifting up and down hills. AND a Steel frame that doesn't feel heavy at all and can handle impacts. Perfect commuting bike for the la streets. Couldn't get a better value for the price.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike Great bike. It has speed, but still can handle minor potholes without any issue. I also was considering the Big Buzz (aluminum frame), but the durability/shock absorbsion provided by the Buzz's steel frame far outweighs its slightly heavier weight. I've had the bike for two months now, and haven't looked back.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from well done bike I needed a bike that I could use for riding to meet friends, commuting or loading up panniers with groceries. It is practical and subdued and made to get the job done rather than impress. I think the matte brown looks great with all the black components. At 6'1" I needed a longer seat post for the XL frame, but my REI store was great and worked with me on that. The brakes and other components can be upgraded if need be, but everything on this bike works well enough and seems to be a great deal for the money. It is a bit heavy, but the steel frame is a less rigid ride than aluminum, and will handle more wear and tear. It would have been nice if it had come with the same saddle as that on the Randonee, for comfort and aesthetics . One frustration; I had to upgrade my pannier rack to accommodate the rear disk brakes. One treat, the first time I road it at night and saw the reflective tire sidewalls. This is my fourth Novara purchase in the last 30 years.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Efficient hybrid I got the buzz to replace a 1993 Novara Aspen that was too small for me. I prefer a more upright stance than a road bike. I ride for fresh air and exercise. Most of my riding is on pavement, some of which is rough. I rode the Buzz and Big Buzz and found the Buzz was smoother on rough pavement, although it is slightly heavier than the Big Buzz. The derailers are quick and positive and the disc brakes are awesome. I like the upturned handlebars and the shifter windows that tell you what gear you are in. The seat is comfortable. The shifters take a little bit of getting used to because on the right side to shift to a harder gear you press on the smaller lever, for the rear derailer. On the left side, to shift to a harder gear you press on the bigger lever, for the front chainring. I found the 28-38-48 front and 11-34 rear was not quite low enough for the numerous hills in my neighborhood, so I switched out the front chainrings to a 22-32-42 and it works great. I found the handlebar grips a little firm and upgraded to some softer ones for a small charge.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bike for Around Town Went back and forth between this and the Big Buzz. Ended up with the Buzz as I liked the steel frame for it's durability and thought the ride was a bit smoother. Bought for cruising around town, occasional rides to work and rehabbing knee surgery. Really no complaints other than the saddle and grips which were both uncomfortable and swapped out. With the 20% members coupon I got a great price. Shifters and brakes are both smooth. Wheelset seems durable and the disc brakes are nice. All in all I feel like I got a good deal.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Commuter Bike! This is my first non-BMX bike. Love it so far. Quick and speedy delivery to a store, they put it together quickly, and have since scheduled my free tune up. This bike just down-right feels like a stable, durable, awesome bike. The components are smoothe and make riding for those of us who are new to larger gear ratio-ed bikes easy. I love the speed I can get out of it without loosing the durabilty/ability to ride through some grass or little rougher terrain! Great price (esp. with a dividend) for a great bike!
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buzz to Town Great new bike. I outfitted it with all sorts of REI bought stuff for commuting to work. It is a 13 mile ride each way. ..some urban roads, some cinder trail and some paved trail. Perfect mixed used setup. This is a really smooth riding heavier bike. Very steady performer.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zippy commuter bike My primary bike use is for work commuting, errands, and occasional biking events. I was looking to replace my old Novara with something sturdy enough for city riding year-round that is fun to ride, too. I wanted the lighter, spendier version of this bike, the Big Buzz, but was told that the handlebars could not be raised any higher. So I opted for the Buzz and had a handlebar stem extender installed. I am really enjoying the regular Buzz thus far. It handles well, shifts easily, and is a comfortable ride. I like having disc brakes as well. The installed tires are a little fatter than needed, but I can live with that until they need replacing. With the money I saved, I added an assortment of equally fun gadgets!
    Date published: 2014-04-09

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