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    Novara Big Buzz Bike - 2014

    Our Novara Big Buzz is made to take on the city’s wide open streets and narrow back alleys with a light, strong frame, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes, flat bar, 27 speeds and sturdy tires. See details

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    Our Novara Big Buzz is made to take on the city’s wide open streets and narrow back alleys with a light, strong frame, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes, flat bar, 27 speeds and sturdy tires.

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    Our Novara Big Buzz is made to take on the city’s wide open streets and narrow back alleys with a light, strong frame, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes, flat bar, 27 speeds and sturdy tires.

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    Our Novara Big Buzz is made to take on the city’s wide open streets and narrow back alleys with a light, strong frame, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes, flat bar, 27 speeds and sturdy tires.

    • Sturdy aluminum frame offers a responsive, stable and versatile ride for commuting, 'round-town riding and longer jaunts on the weekend
    • Flat handlebar design provides an upright riding position for improved comfort and visibility
    • SRAM triple crankset and 9-speed cassette offer wide-ranging gearing to make easy work of hills and keep you spinning on the descents
    • Quickly shift through the 27 speeds with the SRAM X5 trigger shifters, which guide the X5 derailleurs with snappy precision
    • Tektro Auriga Pro hydraulic disc brakes provide sure speed management in all weather conditions, from fine-tuning speed to outright, full-power stops
    • In addition, the Auriga Pro disc brakes use mineral oil in their hydraulic system, which is less toxic than DOT fluid systems and offers lasting performance
    • Kenda 700c tires offer good all-around performance and feature Kevlar® puncture protection, a versatile tread and reflective sidewalls
    • No special shoes required—platform pedals accommodate most shoes
    • Fender and rack mounts let you easily expand the functionality of the Big Buzz (fenders and racks sold separately)
    • Specs on our Novara Big Buzz bike are subject to change

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    Novara Big Buzz Bike - 2014 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Bike commuting & touring
    Hybrid bike
    Aluminum
    Aluminum
    No suspension
    Aluminum
    SRAM S650, 48/36/26
    SRAM PowerSpline
    SRAM X5
    SRAM X5
    SRAM X5
    SRAM PG-950 11-28, 9-speed
    27
    Disc brake
    Tektro Auriga Pro hydraulic disc
    Tektro Auriga Pro
    Weinmann Provence
    Joytec, 32h
    Joytec, 32h
    700c
    Kenda K184, 700x32c
    Flat bar
    Kalloy
    Kalloy
    Kalloy
    Novara Big Buzz
    FPD platform
    FPD
    KMC Z99
    26.7 pounds
    How we measure bike weight
    Unisex
    Bike style
    Bike frame material
    Frame
    Bike suspension
    Fork
    Crankset
    Bottom bracket
    Shifters
    Front derailleur
    Rear derailleur
    Rear cogs
    Number of gears
    Brake type
    Brakes
    Brake levers
    Rims
    Front hub
    Rear hub
    Wheel size
    Tires
    Handlebar shape
    Handlebar
    Stem
    Seat post
    Saddle
    Pedals
    Headset
    Chain
    Weight
    Bike weight
    Gender

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    Novara Big Buzz Bike - 2014 is rated 4.3846 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth, Agile, Versatile! This is the most smooth riding, comfortable bike I've ever had the privilege of owning. It's beautiful. In Portland I get comments about how nice it looks, but truth be told, it rides just as nicely, no, better, than it looks. The SRAM is easy to get used to if you've used "quick fire" Shimano in the past. I like it more. Responsive, doesn't give you trouble crisply shifting. The brakes are powerful. They will stop you on a dime. Saddle is nice, too, and doesn't leave my butt all numb. I added These: http://www.rei.com/product/764688/shimano-a530-spd-sport-road-pedals to the bike, and they look/feel/perform fantastically and compliment the bike well. I also had these: http://www.rei.com/product/684328/sks-p35-fender-set put on, which really add some aesthetically pleasing points for the bike. I use my panniers almost every day, too, and the bike holds up well. Still able to ride just as hard with them on there, with plenty of pedal space. All Around the bike is a solid commuter. I feel powerful, can generate awesome acceleration, and just go fast if I want. Stops hard, handles well. It's an awesome ride. I'd highly recommend it. For the price and the componentry, you cannot go wrong. **IF YOUR BRAKES MAKE A GARGLY NOISE AT FIRST DON'T FREAK OUT. It's just the discs getting acquainted with the pads.**
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike! I switched from a full carbon frame Novara Squadra (2008) to the new Big Buzz - a great deal! Although the Big Buzz is a little heavier, it feels just as fast, and, it's way more stable and I prefer the upright riding position. I swapped out the tyres for Gatorskins, 700X23, added Ergon grips, my super-comfortable Selle Italia seat, and now the bike is perfect. The bike looks cool, not at all like a communter bike. Oh yes, adding fenders and lights was really easy. For the money, this a fast, light and really fun bike.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Bike...but This bike is nice, strong and the brakes are fantastic. The bike is fast and smooth. I commute or ride 300+ days a year and so the bike I use takes a beating of about 10-12K miles per year. This is my first Novara, so I will see how it holds up compared to the numerous other high-end bikes that start with the letter "C" that I've worn out over the years. I found the grips to be unappealing (white = dirt) and uncomfortable and so those were replaced immediately. I had to get used to the shifters as they are a little odd in that the only motions are down motions. If you put fenders on your bike, take into account the disk brakes. They add some width and you will have to work to get everything to fit and adjust properly. The only real negative I saw with this bike were the tires. Even though they were billed as a high quality tires with puncture resistance, the first day a flat with only 23 miles on the bike and the second flat at 38 miles. I don't know why they bother to put those tires on or sell a high end bike with tires that are not durable, especially a commuter bike that is known to run through highway and urban debris. Take those tires off and put on something bullet proof, like Schwalbe Marathons right away or other brands.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike I have ever ridden This is by far the best bike I've ever ridden, which should tell you that I have not ridden many bikes in my life. Nevertheless, this bike is great. As soon as I got on it, I could feel that it was a million times better than any other bike I had ever ridden. It gives me a great feeling of control and safety - starting, stopping, and turning are all easy and precise. I ride it around Brooklyn, and it's been loads of fun. However, you must replace the saddle. After my first day riding, my butt hurt so much that I couldn't even get on the bicycle. I bought a new saddle (the WTB Speed V) and was able to go for a ride after I installed it. It's also plenty light enough to carry up and down the stairs in my third-floor walk-up, even with 11 pounds of locks attached. It is a great bike.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great Buzz The Buzz is loud and strong. Riding long slow distance 4 days/wk over different challenges. After 30 years of Mtn bikes (Ross, Novera, Specialized) it was surprising to ride a light and fast machine - they really make them. Love average speeds > 10 MPH. Like everything on the Buzz. The disc breaks are fab. Does not have shift indices but I can count and feel the gear changes. The tapered handlebar is a challenge to fit my Planet blaze superflash headlight but confident it will be fine with a rubber grommet. Love the big wide pedals after 200 miles in Merrels but plan to swap for Shimano PD-M324 for clean side and clips. I miss the front suspension but getting used to finding a good track and changing hand position. Why did I wait so long to leave the fat side and come to the skinny side. Everyone needs a Buzz!
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First bike in 20 years I haven't ridden or owned a bike since I was a kid, and my experience was solely with MTB. I recently developed some pain in my knees from running and decided to switch to cycling. The only thing I had to compare this two is a 20 year old 7000 series Trek, which doesn't even come close to this bike! For someone who hasn't ridden a bike in 20 years, I've put 110 miles and 9 hours on this within the first 30 days. I use it for exercise, mainly on the road or bike paths around where i live, but also plan to use it on trails. It is a reliable machine. Everything about this bike is good quality and comparable to pricier bikes made by other companies. Two things I've encountered so far, one being a problem that I'm sure the bike shop can take care of easily. First, the front derailleur won't shift from third to second. I have to go from third to first, then to second, which is not too nice a feeling when I'm climbing a hill. I haven't brought the bike in for its after break in tune up, so I'm sure it will be addressed at that time. The other is the saddle, and it's not so big a deal that I would even call it a real problem. It's very comfortable, for a short distance. After an hour or so, it starts buggin me. This is just my opinion, so take it as you will. I like the saddle, and I'm not going to replace it. I attribute most of this gripe to not enough time in the saddle to get used to it, so I'm sure this will go away over time. Overall, this bike is awesome! It's fast, versatile (thanks to 27 gears) durable (I have beaten on it up and down curbs and over potholes many times, with no issues), and the brakes are perfect and adjustable (I've had several close calls with cars and am able to stop short even on a decline in 27th gear). Hope this is helpful!
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a lot for the money great value especially with the 20% off
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it I bought this bike for the upcoming triathlons that I registered for. I have only had the chance to ride it a couple of times around the neighborhood. If spring would ever happen I will ride more. The ride has been smooth and comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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