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    Novara Forza Bike - 2014

    Designed to seat you in an upright and comfortable position for city streets, scenic paths or commuting, our Novara Forza bike smooths out unexpected bumps with its shock-absorbing fork.

    • $599.00

    Item # 857582

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    • Relaxed design puts you in a fully upright position, optimizing comfort and steering control as well as visibility in every direction
    • Suspension fork provides 63mm of travel to smooth out rough roads; you can lock the suspension out when it isn't needed to increase control
    • Flat bar puts your hands in a natural position to reduce strain
    • 27 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 (not included), making the Forza great for commuting or running errands
    • Specs on our Novara Forza bike are subject to change

    All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.


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    Novara Forza Bike - 2014 Specs
    Best use
    Recreational cycling
    Hybrid bike
    6061 aluminum
    Front suspension
    SR NEX, 63mm of travel with lockout
    Suntour XCM, 48/36/26
    Shimano Altus
    Shimano Altus
    Shimano Acera
    SRAM PG-950, 11-32, 9-speed
    27 gear(s)
    Rim brake
    Tektro M710 linear pull
    Weinmann Provence
    Joytech, 32h
    Joytech, 32h
    Freedom Ryder Sport, 700x35c
    Flat bar
    Novara alloy
    Novara alloy
    Novara alloy
    Selle Royale comfort
    Aluminum platform
    KMC Z72
    31.42 pounds
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    Novara Forza Bike - 2014

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    Rated 5.0/5 based on 5 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromLove my Forza I bought this a few months ago and gone a few hundred miles since and this bike has been perfect. I commute to work during the week and ride on trails and go camping with it on the weekends and have had absolutely no problems. I would recommend this bike to anyone.
    Date published: 2014-06-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromLove my Forza! This is the second Forza I have owned and I highly recommend them (my first one met a tragic demise after falling off of a bike rack on my friend's truck. I was heart-broken). While I preferred the standard components and styling of my 2008 Forza a bit more (namely the tires and handle grips), the 2014 model is still a great bike. I use my bike for commuting and recreation, switching frequently between paved roads and dirt/gravel trails, and this bike is always up to the task. It provides a comfortable ride and the 700c tires help give me the speed I need when commuting. This is a great all-around bike for recreation and commuting at an affordable price. Two thumbs up!
    Date published: 2014-06-20
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat light and sturdy bike First new bike I've bought in about 10 years, I don't think I would have been very happy with anything else. Quick shifting, light frame, front shocks, all sealed bearings
    Date published: 2014-06-29
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromawesome bike i would recommend this bike to my friends. it's an awesome bike that rides well and is put together well by the rei bike shop. i am a recreational biker (ride on the weekends for fun and exercise) and it's been great so far. sizes run a little bigger than other brands so i'd suggest going into the store to try out the sizes before deciding on which one to get. i am 5' 10" and the medium was just fine for me (if not a little high).
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAwesome Bike I bought this bike after my Marin Stinson was stolen. I wasn't sure about the frame geometry at first and at 5'6", I am right at the transition between sizes. So, I was skeptical, having to buy it sight unseen. Well, it's been a few months and I can say that this is my goto bike. I have a Marin Lucas Valley and a Novara Bonita, but this bike does it all, dirt or asphalt, hills or flat. I ride a lot of farm roads and this bike with its somewhat cushier seat and it's rock shock really helps make the ride more comfortable as I bounce over the potholes. My guy has a Scott SUB and I'm trying to talk him into this bike. We were just camping at Bodega Bay and my Forza had no problem taking me to the top of the Bodega head. I would recommend this bike to anyone.
    Date published: 2014-04-21

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