Our Novara Gotham is a flagship of form and function, combining the smooth NuVinci® N360™ rear hub with a Gates® carbon belt drive, plus disc brakes, integrated lights and fenders.
The Gotham offers the ultimate in low-maintenance riding thanks to the internal hub and belt drive; as part of our Mainline collection, it's all about versatility and utility
NuVinci N360 continuously variable planetary (CVP) rear hub uses rotating, tilting balls inside of the hub to supply smooth, quiet shifts whenever you want, even when stopped
NuVinci CVP design also means there's no indexed "ker-chunk" between gears, just a continuous range that lets you find the amount of resistance that best suits your needs
Using the twist shifter is intuitively simple and offers super-smooth, seamless movement throughout the gearing range with a flick of the wrist
Gates CenterTrack Belt Drive uses a carbon-reinforced belt instead of a chain—this system is exceptionally long lasting, virtually maintenance free and nearly silent
CenterTrack belt uses a centering track to keep the belt properly aligned and working efficiently; belt doesn't require lubrication, so there's no greasy chain to deal with
Just in case, the full-length chainguard prevents clothing from getting caught in drive
Double-butted chromoly frame features an easy-mount, semi step-through design, not to mention the smooth ride quality and durability of steel
Shimano mechanical disc brakes supply all-weather braking power for confident deceleration, even in the rain
Basta headlight is powered by a generator in the front hub and remains on for 4 min. after stopping to ensure your path is lit, even when stopping for lights
Battery-powered taillight provides rear visibility and is motion- and photo-sensitive; battery indicator lets you know when it's time to replace the battery
Rear rack on the Gotham is ready for cargo, quickly accepting panniers or trunk bag (sold separately)—great for carrying groceries or work essentials
Puncture-resistant Vittoria Randonneur tires feature sure grip and a fast, smooth ride
Upright-riding cockpit has been designed for comfort, thanks to the Selle Royal saddle, mustache-style handlebar and ergonomic cork grips
Rounding out the package are polished fenders to keep road grime and water off of you and the bike; kickstand makes storage/parking easy
Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—platform pedals accommodate a variety of shoes
Specs on our Novara Gotham bike are subject to change
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