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    Novara Arkham Bike - 2014

    Our Novara Arkham bike is an easy-riding city bike that sports comfortable geometry and a no-fuss carbon belt drive. With a rear rack and fenders you're set for errands and short commutes. See details

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    Our Novara Arkham bike is an easy-riding city bike that sports comfortable geometry and a no-fuss carbon belt drive. With a rear rack and fenders you're set for errands and short commutes.

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    Our Novara Arkham bike is an easy-riding city bike that sports comfortable geometry and a no-fuss carbon belt drive. With a rear rack and fenders you're set for errands and short commutes.

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    Our Novara Arkham bike is an easy-riding city bike that sports comfortable geometry and a no-fuss carbon belt drive. With a rear rack and fenders you're set for errands and short commutes.

    • Gates CDC carbon belt system is quiet and long-wearing without the noise or grease of a traditional chain
    • SRAM iMotion 3-speed internal gears are low-maintenance compared to conventional cassette systems and are simple to shift
    • Aluminum frame is lightweight and strong, and chromoly fork delivers plenty of strength to roll over potholes and navigate through uneven city streets
    • Mechanical disc brakes provide sure, quick stops
    • Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon tires feature sure grip and a fast, smooth ride
    • Rear bike rack is ready for cargo, quickly accepting panniers or trunk bag (not included)—great for carrying groceries or work essentials
    • Head tube features Novara “N Dock” mounting braze-ons to attach an aftermarket Barrow basket (sold separately)
    • Alloy chainguard and full-coverage alloy fenders keep you and your clothes protected; kickstand makes parking easy and the included bell lets you alert others to your presence
    • Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—platform pedals accommodate a variety of shoes
    • Specs on our Novara Arkham bike are subject to change

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    Novara Arkham Bike - 2014 Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Urban cycling
    Hybrid bike
    Aluminum
    Aluminum
    No suspension
    Chromoly
    Gates belt drive, 50t
    Chin Huar
    SRAM i-3 twist
    Gates, 22t
    3 gear(s)
    Disc brake
    Promax Render mechanical disc
    Promax XL-95
    Weinmann Sec16
    Joytech, 36h
    SRAM i-3, 36h
    700c
    Schwalbe Marathon, 700 x 38
    Riser bar
    Lee Chi alloy
    Kalloy
    Kalloy
    Selle Royal
    Alloy platform
    FPD
    Gates belt
    31.4 pounds
    How we measure bike weight
    Unisex
    Bike style
    Bike frame material
    Frame
    Bike suspension
    Fork
    Crankset
    Bottom bracket
    Shifters
    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 Arkham Bike - 2014is rated4.0out of5by1.
    Rated4out of5byfromSolid BikePros.....This is a very solid bike for short commutes and shopping at moderate speeds. It is very comfortable and smooth running. The disc brakes are extremely effective. This is a workhorse of a bike, especially equipped with twin bags on the back rack.This is the first time I have had a bike with a rubber drive chain instead of the normal metal chain.....so far so good I have only minor nitpicks about the bike. 1. The hub gears are well spread and three are IHMO plenty enough, but the hub like many three speeds "ticks" ....which might drive some people crazy, but not me. 2. The Front fender fitting sometimes collides with the foot on a very sharp turn,,again its something you can get used to. 3. An odd design omission is that because the way the rack is fitted there is not a quick-release fitting on the seat post, so it seeks you have to raise or lower the -seat with an allen wrench.....this is a bit of a nuisance if you are sharing the bike with someone a different size (I keep an allen wrench in my panier) 4. I wouldnt recommend this bike to some one who wants a VERY nippy fast bike as its very staid in its manner of handling...and its not the lightest of animals either, but it makes up for this with a very solid and safe feeling..A road test is essential before buying this bike, like any other. This bike has impressed me by degrees the longer I have had it.
    Date published: 2014-03-07

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