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Novara Ponderosa 29er Bike - 2012


This product is no longer available, but don't go just yet.


  • Butted 6061 aluminum frame features an S-bend down tube and bent seat tube for enhanced handling and performance
  • Set to soak up rough terrain, the 80mm SR Suntour XCR fork features an alloy steerer, magnesium lowers, preload adjustment and remote, bar-top lockout
  • Sturdy Shimano Deore/SLX 27-speed drivetrain ensures reliable performance for tackling varying terrain
  • Shimano Deore mechanical disc brakes use CenterLock design for enhanced performance and low profile
  • Flashy double-walled Weinmann rims are decked out with the lightweight, 60TPI WTB Nano Race tires for fast-rolling performance
  • WTB Pure V Race saddle features a leather cover for comfort and durability
  • Specs on the Novara Ponderosa 29er hardtail mountain bike are subject to change


After its initial break-in period you might notice your bicycle performing less responsively than the day you brought it home. Not to worry, this is typical of all new bicycles and simply reflects that cables have stretched or their housings have seated themselves into final position. To keep running at peak performance, all REI bicycles come with a FREE warranty tune-up, which should be accomplished between the first 100-200 miles of riding or after the first two months if you're accumulating miles less quickly. Contact your nearest REI bike shop for details and an appointment for this important service.

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Best Use Mountain biking
Frame 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Front suspension
Fork SR Suntour XCR RL 29, with lockout, 80mm of travel
Crankset Shimano FC-M521, 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Shifters Shimano Deore
Front derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear cogs Shimano HG50 11-34, 9-speed
Number of gears 27
Brake Type Disc brake
Brakes Shimano BR-M495 Disc
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Rims Weinmann Taurus 2000
Front hub Shimano M435 Disc, 32h
Rear hub Shimano M435 Disc, 32h
Wheel size 29 inches
Tires WTB Nano, 29x2.1
Handlebar shape Riser bar
Handlebar Kalloy
Stem Kalloy
Seat post Kalloy
Saddle WTB Pure V Race
Pedals FPD Alloy platform
Headset FSA
Chain KMC Z99
Weight 30.1 pounds
Bike Weight Weight provided is that of the as-sold median size (or the average of two median sizes).
Gender Unisex

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