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    Novara Madrona 29er Women's Bike - 2014

    The Novara Madrona is an obstacle-eating 29er built for women. Responsive, nimble and outfitted with hydraulic disc brakes, its sturdy frame, Suntour XCR fork and burly tires tame the trail.

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    • Women-specific, hydroformed aluminum frame features a shaped top tube to offer an optimized fit while maintaining strength and handling performance
    • SR Suntour XCR LO 29 suspension fork delivers 80mm of travel and saves weight with magnesium lowers; preload adjustment and lockout tune the ride
    • Truvativ triple crankset is paired with a wide-ranging cassette to power the 27 gear combinations, making easy work of conquering climbs and cruising descents
    • SRAM X5 trigger shifters guide the X5 rear derailleur and Microshift front derailleur for responsive, precise shifts
    • Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes maintain consistent performance in all conditions
    • Weinmann rims use double-wall construction for strength and are decked out with WTB Nano Comp tires for excellent traction
    • Specs on our Novara Madrona 29er women's hardtail mountain bike are subject to change

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    Novara Madrona 29er Women's Bike - 2014 Specs
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    Mountain biking
    Mountain bike
    6061 aluminum
    Front suspension
    SR Suntour XCR LO 29, 80mm of travel with lockout
    SRAM S600 3.0, 42/32/22
    Truvativ Power Spline
    SRAM X5
    Microshift M50
    SRAM X5
    SRAM PG-950 11-34, 9-speed
    27 gear(s)
    Disc brake
    Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc
    Tektro Gemin
    Weinmann Taurus 2000
    Joytech, 32h
    Joytech, 32h
    29 inches
    WTB Nano Comp, 29x2.1
    Riser bar
    WTB Pure V Sport
    FPD Alloy platform
    KMC Z99
    31.4 pounds
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    Novara Madrona 29er Women's Bike - 2014

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    Rated 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAmazing bike, terrific performance! Amazing bike, terrific performance, fit and comfort!, The fit was almost perfect for a 5'8"-5'9" person, the extra coverage on the 29" wheels gives you an undiscovered advantage for flat terrains. If you're looking for a 29" bike, this is a perfect choice.
    Date published: 2013-02-12
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromWife loves this bike My wife, until now, was not a confident rider but wanted to improve. The madrona has helped her step up. I thought it a nicer bike than her ability and intent needed. I was wrong about her ability and correct about the bike. This is an awesome woman's bike and compared to all the others she tested the best for the money. She's pushing it more every ride and the Madrona delivers. My problem has become how to keep up.
    Date published: 2013-06-20
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromExcellent! The Madrona was the best women's 29er I could find under $1,000 (not to mention I used a 20% off and my dividend). Components are excellent and the frame fits my short legs (5'3"). It is a great bike for single track and the 29er is a great ride.
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAmazing hardtail for the price On the MTB price-performance curve there is a sharp cusp, a point past which you pay hundreds of dollars for quite marginal improvements. There is no limit to perfection, but for someone who is not a top competing athlete, this bike seems a nearly optimal choice. It sports a strong frame, very snappy X5 shifters and derailleurs that shift reliably even under (moderate) load, disk brakes with hydraulic actuation, which is already quite unusual at this price range, a very good fork with travel lock valve accessible while riding, and a quite comfortable rise bar. Also, the bike looks good to the point of turning heads (which you may view as a good thing or bad thing, so make sure not to leave it unlocked). Choosing a bike is a very individual and intimate process, and sharing personal preferences are of only marginal value if any; but this bike has been the only one on which I did not replace a single stock component, except for installing SPD pedals (but bikes normally come without pedals anyway, so that does not count). Novara seems to have done a great job in matching the components to get the most bounce to the ounce. I am 5'4", and bought size M, which is bigger than recommended for my height by the books, but I am almost too flexible at lower back, and therefore prefer longer frames.
    Date published: 2013-08-05
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Bike For Rough City Roads I bought the Novara Transfer last year figuring it was most suitable for my situation, but my small city has rough unrepaired streets that make the Transfer .. any 700C bike tire feel a bit unsafe. This year I get the REI email with the Novara Bike sale and I had to check it out. I narrowed my selection down between the Hybrid Fiona and a Mountain bike the Madrona. Test road the Madrona and I was in love the way it handled rough pavement, picked up speed when I wanted and gears were easy to shift. Bought it! Took it home and immediately went for a spin around my town. I then knew I had bought the right bike to safely cruise around, and after fitting it out with a rack and bags I haul groceries home. The Madrona isn't just a Mountain bike .. it is far more versatile than that.
    Date published: 2013-04-16

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