Ready to roll, our Novara Forza bike is outfitted with a cushy suspension fork and offers an upright, comfort-oriented ride for riding around town, on bike paths or commuting.
Sturdy aluminum frame features a relaxed geometry to offer stable handling; flat handlebar places the rider in a comfortable, upright riding position
Suspension fork provides 63mm of travel to smooth out rough roads; you can lock the suspension out when it isn't needed
24 smooth-shifting gears let you spin easy no matter the terrain or grade
Tektro brakes and levers offer confident speed management
Comfort-oriented grips and bar ends help support hands
Freedom Ryder Sport tires and Weinmann rims provide a smooth-rolling ride for cruising efficiently along roads and bike lanes
Accommodates a rear rack and fenders front and back (sold separately), making the Forza great for commuting or running errands
Specs on our Novara Forza bike are subject to change
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Rated4out of5byJoe The riderfromExcellantExcellant bike well worth the money.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated4out of5byDavid in La JollafromHighly recommend!!!It is a great urban bike. I have been ridden for over one moth and over 220 miles for commuter. It is light, smooth and comfortable on road. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated5out of5by775boomerfromVery nice bikeI use this bike for fitness and love it! Getting older and my knees are getting bad, so this was my alternative to running!
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated4out of5bypoffcaptfromRiding my ForzaI find that the handlebars are a little low, and the design is such that they can't be raised anymore. Also, the chain has come off several times when I have shifted from mid-range to low range. I haven't figured out if this is in the design, or if it is 'operator error'. We are still adjusting to each other. Overall, it is a great bike for a guy who hasn't ridden in many years.
Date published: 2013-06-15
Rated4out of5byCearbhaillfromSwiss Army BikeJust started biking last year, and this was billed to me as the "Swiss Army Knife of bikes," in that it could do most things well enough. It's not a road bike, but you can take some long rides comfortably, and it's not a mountain bike, but you can leave the road safely. It's just perfect for commuting/getting around town.
I found myself mostly road biking, so I just purchased a dedicated road bike. It's a big improvement. That said, I kept the Forza as my utility player. Solid bike.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated5out of5byHighlands BillfromFantastic ValueThis bike is efficient, light, and great value for the money. I ride it around town as an alternate to driving when weather permits. Also ride on city trails
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated4out of5byBudleyBfromAwesome Bike and Reasonable PriceLooking for a hybrid bike at a reasonable price. Lightweight, maneuverable, fun to ride. Great buy when on sale for 20% off!!!
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated5out of5byCarrollBfromNovara Forza BikeI've only ridden about 15 miles on this so far because of the cold weather. I ride mostly paved trails in parks and on rail/trails. I appreciate the front suspension as the trails in the local park have some bumps from the tree roots. I am surprised at how smoothly it shifts and so far the saddle has been comfortable.
Date published: 2013-03-27
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