Just in from the Interbike show in Las Vegas: REI’s announces that new urban, road and mountain bikes will highlight its updated 2011 Novara bike offerings.
Novara is REI’s exclusive bike brand (with 5 of them in my garage, I should know), and Interbike is the traditional launching ground for each year’s models.
Here’s a sneak peek at the all-new bike models:
E.T.A. ($799): An urban bike built to cover distance. Features SRAM X5 shifters, a rear derailleur and Shimano crankset with 27 speeds.
Verita ($1,099): A classic roadster with a svelte design. Features a chromoly frame, SRAM Apex 20-speed drivetrain with FSA Vero compact crankset.
Matador 29 ($799): A 29er mountain bike with aluminum frame, SRAM 27-speed drivetrain and Suntour XCR 80mm fork.
Buzz One ($399): A rugged single-speed urban bike with options. Features a 700c chromoly frame and a flip-flop rear hub (fixed gear on one side, freewheel on the other).