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Cruise the streets. Hop a curb. Surf an alley. The nimble Novara Buzz takes on busy city traffic and campus pathways with ease.

  • Features

    • 6061 aluminum frame combines mountain bike geometry with road bike tubing for a lightweight, heads-up ride that flies up and down city hills
    • Chromoly straight blade fork with tapered legs takes the edge off of the roughest urban roads
    • Hayes MX-4 disc brakes provide positive stopping power no matter the terrain or weather—great if you're riding city traffic on rainy days
    • Two forward chainrings and nine rear cogs create 18 speeds of versatility to conquer the steepest city hill and cruise country roads
    • Truvativ Powerspline bottom bracket and crank interface deliver stellar performance, whether you're grinding a steep hill or drafting a bus
    • SRAM X-7 Twister shifters sport a 1:1 actuation ratio and SRS technology for light, precise indexing; quick view indicator tells you where you're at
    • Features puncture-resistant Vittoria Randonneur tires mounted on lightweight, double-wall Alex TD24 rims, for speed and durability
    • Allen bolt skewers help to prevent wheel theft while you are away from your Buzz
    • Rear disc brake is mounted on seatstay for easy access and maintenance
    • Kalloy ALU handlebar offers comfortable positioning and enhances your ability to stay on top of traffic changes
    • Velo BUZZ saddle provides padded support and comfort
    • Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—BMX-style platform pedals accommodate a variety of casual shoes
    • Muted graphics offer understated appeal without inviting theft


    Free Adjustment Period:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Bike Commuting


    6061 Aluminum




    Truvativ 5D 28/38/CG

    Bottom Bracket

    Truvativ Powerspline


    SRAM X-7

    Front Derailleur

    SRAM X-5

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM SX-5

    Rear Cogs

    SRAM PG-950 11/34, 9-speed


    Hayes MX-4 Disc

    Brake Levers

    Hayes HML-1


    Alex TD24

    Front Hub

    Formula DC20 disc

    Rear Hub

    Formula DC22 disc


    Vittoria Randonneur 26x1.75


    Kalloy aluminum



    Seat Post



    Velo BUZZ


    BMX platform


    Integrated semi-cartridge


    SRAM PC-951

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