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Novara Matador 29er Bike - 2012

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Big wheels keep on turnin' and the Novara Matador 29er bike pairs those with a suspension fork featuring lockout and a set of sweet disc brakes to satisfy all your trail riding needs.

  • Butted 6061 aluminum frame features an S-bend down tube and bent seat tube for enhanced handling and performance
  • SR Suntour XCR MLO 29 suspension fork offers 80mm of travel, preload adjustment and lockout; magnesium lowers, alloy steer tube and crown offer weight savings
  • SRAM cranks power a 27-speed drivetrain for easy spinning on varying terrain; SRAM X5 shifters guide an X7 rear derailleur and Shimano front derailleur for precise shifting
  • Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes use CenterLock design for enhanced performance and low profile
  • Weinmann rims use double-wall construction for strength and are decked out with lightweight, 60TPI WTB Nano tires for excellent traction
  • Specs on the new Novara Matador 29er bike are subject to change

After its initial break-in period you might notice your bicycle performing less responsively than the day you brought it home. Not to worry, this is typical of all new bicycles and simply reflects that cables have stretched or their housings have seated themselves into final position. To keep running at peak performance, all REI bicycles come with a FREE warranty tune-up, which should be accomplished between the first 100-200 miles of riding or after the first two months if you're accumulating miles less quickly. Contact your nearest REI bike shop for details and an appointment for this important service.


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Novara Matador 29er Bike - 2012 Specs
Best use
Mountain biking
Mountain bike
6061 aluminum
Front suspension
SR Suntour XCR MLO 29, with lockout, 80mm of travel
SRAM S600 3.0, 44/32/22
Truvativ Power Spline
Shimano Deore
SRAM PG-950 11-34, 9-speed
Disc brake
Avid BB5 mechanical disc
Avid FR5
Weinmann Taurus 2000
Shimano RM65BL, 32h
Shimano RM65BZL, 32h
29 inches
WTB Nano, 29x2.1
Riser bar
WTB Pure V Sport
FPD Alloy platform
29.3 pounds
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