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    Novara Strada Bike - 2014

    With a Shimano 105 drivetrain, butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork, our Novara Strada® road bike is a swift, smooth performer for fitness rides, club rides and centuries. See details

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    With a Shimano 105 drivetrain, butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork, our Novara Strada® road bike is a swift, smooth performer for fitness rides, club rides and centuries.

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    With a Shimano 105 drivetrain, butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork, our Novara Strada® road bike is a swift, smooth performer for fitness rides, club rides and centuries.

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    With a Shimano 105 drivetrain, butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork, our Novara Strada® road bike is a swift, smooth performer for fitness rides, club rides and centuries.

    • Butted aluminum frame features shaped seatstays and top tube for enhanced comfort and performance; flat weld head tube improves strength and handling precision
    • Fork boasts a tapered alloy steerer with a machined, 1-piece alloy crown for strength and stiffness where it counts; carbon legs help damp road vibrations and reduce weight
    • Shimano 105 shifters and derailleurs offer high-end shifting performance and dependability without an astronomical price tag
    • Compact crankset and wide-ranging 12-30 cassette deliver the gearing versatility of a triple crankset without the weight or finicky shifting
    • Compact crankset is mechanically simpler and more reliable than a triple crankset; and it delivers virtually the same gearing
    • Shimano long-reach caliper brakes are compatible with fenders (not included) and deliver dependable braking power
    • Sturdy Weinmann rims, dependable Novatech hubs and Clement Strada LGG tires provide smooth-rolling performance
    • Eyelets for fenders let you outfit the Strada for wet-weather or commuting (not included)
    • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger helps extend the usable life of the frame
    • Specs on our Novara Strada road bike are subject to change

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    Novara Strada Bike - 2014 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Road cycling
    Road bike
    Aluminum
    6061 aluminum
    Carbon
    FSA Omega, 50/34
    FSA MegaExo
    Shimano 105
    Shimano 105
    Shimano 105
    Shimano Tiagra, 12-30, 10-speed
    20 gear(s)
    Rim brake
    Shimano BR-R451
    Shimano 105
    Weinmann DPX
    Novatech, 32h
    Novatech, 32h
    700c
    Clement Strada LGG 700 x 25c
    Drop bar
    FSA Wing Compact
    Novara alloy
    Novara Alloy
    Justec
    Sold separately
    FPD
    Shimano Tiagra
    21.00 pounds
    How we measure bike weight
    Unisex
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    Fork
    Crankset
    Bottom bracket
    Shifters
    Front derailleur
    Rear derailleur
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    Brake type
    Brakes
    Brake levers
    Rims
    Front hub
    Rear hub
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    Handlebar shape
    Handlebar
    Stem
    Seat post
    Saddle
    Pedals
    Headset
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    Novara Strada Bike - 2014 is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bombproof I've had mine a long time and aside from being a tank, I wouldn't change a thing. From the S-T-P, to MS Century Rides, and Cadillac Mtn in the rain, this bike and I have spent some "quality time" together. Perhaps because its a little heavy it can take the punishment of Maine roads; anything less would have folded.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2013 Strada Excellent Bike I sat on many big brand road bikes and found them uncomfortable so i bought a hybrid for comfort. After six months I had outgrown the hybrid and need to step up to a road bike. On a whim while having my hybrid serviced at REI, I sat on a Novara Divano in stock. I really liked it, but wanted better components. The Strada was suggested to me. I bought one, sight unseen just based on brother the Divano. The Strada has the same geometry and felt great when it arrived. I took the bike home, fit it to my preferences and began training with it and two weeks later took it to my first triathlon where I felt like a champ, even if 2/3rds of the field finished ahead of me. Compared to my heavier hybrid (big brand name, and cost about the same), this bike is faster with a better gear selection for road biking, handles better, takes the road vibration and harsh bumps and jolts of old roads much better and weighs a lot less, but feels sturdier. Mine is a large and weighs 22 lbs, 2013 model. It is heavy for a road bike compared to specs on big brand bikes (18 to 20 lb range), but it rides so nice that I don't even care. I've bombed driveway lips and rough asphalt that would ping the rims and pinch flat the tires on my other bike, without fear or flat tires. I feel like if I had found this bike first, I never would have bought my hybrid in first place. The big brand bikes are hard and uncomfortable, and "promise" anti-vibration features, but the Strada "is" comfortable, very adjustable and really does soak up the road bumps. Hopefully the 2014 is just as good.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bike This was my very first road bike, and as an asthmatic, I was looking forward to seeing what I could do with a road bike in terms of exercise. I gotta say I was impressed when I first took this bike for a test drive, it was very responsive, and the brakes were OKAY, but after having the tech adjust them, the brakes are what I expected them to be. My first round with this bike was 10.37 miles, of which around 1 mile was uphill, and it pulled through like a champ.
    Date published: 2014-04-11

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