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      Novara Torero 29er Bike - 2013

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      • Aluminum frame features an S-bend down tube to optimize suspension performance, handling and fit and maintain strength
      • Suntour XCM V3 suspension fork provides 80mm of travel to smooth out rough trails; suspension can be locked out
      • Truvativ triple crankset is paired with a wide-ranging cassette to power the 27 gear combinations, making easy work of conquering romping hills and cruising descents
      • Shimano Acera trigger shifters guide the Acera front and Alivio rear derailleurs for responsive, precise shifts
      • Shimano mechanical disc brakes provide reliable stopping power and controlled deceleration; Shimano CenterLock hubs offer a strong, low-profile rotor connection
      • Weinmann rims use double-wall construction for strength and are decked out with WTB Nano Comp tires for excellent traction
      • Specs on our Novara Torero 29er hardtail mountain bike are subject to change

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      Novara Torero 29er Bike - 2013

      Specification Description
      Best use Mountain biking
      Bike style Mountain bike
      Bike frame material Aluminum
      Frame 6061 aluminum
      Bike suspension Front suspension
      Fork Suntour XCM V3, with lockout, 80mm of travel
      Crankset Truvativ FC-E400, 44/32/22
      Bottom bracket Truvativ
      Shifters Shimano Acera
      Front derailleur Shimano Acera
      Rear derailleur Shimano Alivio
      Rear cogs Shimano HG20 11-32, 9-speed
      Number of gears 27
      Brake type Disc brake
      Brakes Shimano BR-M375 mechanical disc
      Brake levers Shimano Acera
      Rims Weinmann Taurus 2000
      Front hub Shimano HB-RM35, 32h
      Rear hub Shimano HB-RM35, 32h
      Wheel size 29 inches
      Tires WTB Nano Comp, 29x2.1
      Handlebar shape Riser bar
      Handlebar Novara Alloy
      Stem Novara Alloy
      Seat post Novara Alloy
      Saddle WTB Pure V Sport
      Pedals Alloy platform
      Headset Internal
      Chain KMC Z99
      Weight 31.55 pounds
      Bike weight Weight provided is that of the as-sold median size (or the average of two median sizes).
      Gender Unisex

      Novara Torero 29er Bike - 2013

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      Rated 3out of5
      by fromNot what I had hoped for PLEASE don't consider this review as any negativity toward the product. I received this bike after ordering sight-unseen from another store. I had driven the matador last fall and fell in love with it and figured that this Torero would be similar. In the meantime (during the winter), I really got into indoor cycling and outdoor road biking and something must have happened with my taste in bikes. I got on the Torero 29er and HATED it. I was too upright, and it felt like the distance from the seat to the handlebars was WAAAAY too close (like 14"!!). If you road bike, you will not like how this bike feels and it is very hard to get yourself adjusted to it even if your purposes are trails and/or commuting. But the bike is sexy and has great components and I imagine there are tons of people out there that would LOVE this bike.
      Date published: 2012-05-16
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat bike for the basic rider. I was in search of a robust mountain bike to use for every day use and for some trail riding and beach riding, I'm 6 foot and stout. I did some research and found this on sale at REI, which is their name brand bike. After riding it now for over two months I am glad that I purchased this bike. It handles well, with a smooth effortless ride, my wife says that she has to work twice as much on her bike to keep up and I don't feel like I am going fast enough the 29 inch wheels create a faster pace in my opinion. I have not had an opportunity to ride trails yet but will soon and then I may update my review. Other than this it is a great bike, great price and of course with REI if I'm not satisfied, I can return it within one year of purchase, great deal all around.
      Date published: 2013-08-28
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat bike for a great price Great ride. Shifts smoothly, great suspension and solid disc brakes.
      Date published: 2013-05-07
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat value -Average Recreational Rider I purchased this bike about a month and half ago for commuting and cross-country mountain biking. Current mileage: 240mi. I love how I can lock the front fork in place and commute to/from work (14 miles ea. way). On weekends I hit the trails and have found this bike to perform quite well. It has longer handle-bars which help maneuver the larger 29in wheel with ease. The brakes and shifters/derailers are precise and responsive which allows better hill-climbing, turning, and down-hill deceleration combinations, thus a faster bike. Although I was sceptical of the 80mm front fork (wanted 100mm), I have found it to be sufficient even in technical areas (getting over tree roots, rocks, etc) probably due to the larger 29in wheels. Perhaps the only flaw (if it is a flaw) with this bike is the tiny amount of play that has developed in the fork when it is in the "locked" position but it hasn't been a problem yet. Novara is an REI brand which means that the components are slightly better then similar name-brand bikes. With Novaro you are paying less for the name and more for component quality which was a factor in my decision to buy. I would say that this bike slightly heavier then other 26in wheel bikes but it hasn't been a problem for me and I am about (180lbs) and carry it on the light rail and up stairs, etc. This is a great value for the $$$.
      Date published: 2013-07-19
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat Beginner 29er As a beginner, I found that this was an easy (and satisfying) transition from my "[@] Special" Mongoose Snare 26" full suspension bike.Incredibly smooth ride with quick getty-up. The gears shift like butter, and the 29er geometry allows for outstanding maneuverability and longlasting momentum (being 6' 2" and 240lbs helps too).The only thing that I might consider tuning (or making an upgrade) is the front shock. People have said that they've bottomed out when taking heavy jumps. Looking at my grease markings on a causal ride this afternoon, I can see that I reached 1/2 inch from the top of the shock.All and all this is a great bike, and I look forward to tearing up the trails here in Austin. Definitely a great price for a 29er!!!
      Date published: 2012-03-03
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromlove this bike My wife and I ride 7.2 miles daily on paths in our town of Northglenn. She also bought a new Novara bike at the same time I did. They are perfect for what we love to do which is get some great exercise on a daily basis. We're both glad we made the choices we did.
      Date published: 2012-05-16
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromExcellent bike Disclosure: I'm not a mountain biker, have never been mountain biking. I know this is a review for a mountain bike, but I use it for commuting, which considering some of the terrain I travel for my commute, it's similar to mountain biking. Pros: I'm 6'-3" and I got the XL frame size. This bike fits me better that any of the other five bikes that I own. Although not my fastest or lightest bike, it's my go to machine for getting to work and around town in conjuction with public transit (train and bus) here in St. Louis. Monday through Friday I rarely use my car. It rides and shifts smoothly. I put 2.0" width street tires on it (Serfas Drifters) that provide a great ride, also a rear rack that attaches to the seatpost. It will take a regular rear rack that attaches to the rear fork but it has to be compatible with the disc brakes - Blackburn makes one. Riding over debris, rain grates, jumping a curb, dodging a headphone wearing pedestrian on the bikepath - these are all non-issues with this bike. I love the lockout feature on the front shock. This bike is combat ready. Cons: I'm personally not crazy about the Presta valves but that seems to be the trend. Make sure your pump is compatible with this type of tube. Had to change out the saddle - the stock version was uncomfortable after only 15 miles.
      Date published: 2012-06-27
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromgreat bike great bike. i am a beginner mountain biker and bought this bike to see how much i would enjoy it. rides smooth and lightweight makes for easy handling.
      Date published: 2013-05-20

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