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Novara Buzz One Bike - 2012

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  • Powder-coated 4130 chromoly frame and pinpoint fork offer a sturdy, heads-up ride that cruises up and down roads with a steely-smooth ride quality
  • Single-speed drivetrain features a SR Suntour crankset with a 42-tooth chainring driving 16-tooth freewheel; flip-flop rear hub can be turned over and run with a fixed cog
  • Frame and fork feature eyelets for fenders and a rear rack (sold separately); low-profile chain guard helps keep clothes out of the drivetrain
  • Tektro linear-pull brakes make sure work of speed management and offer plenty of clearance for fenders, sold separately
  • Cockpit has been designed for comfort, thanks to the plush Velo Buzz saddle, mustache-style handlebar and cork grips
  • Colorful Weinmann DA19 rims stand up to tough road conditions to help keep you rolling along smoothly
  • Puncture-resistant Kenda tires feature a wide, stable footprint and all-around tread pattern for sure rolling
  • Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—platform pedals accommodate a variety of shoes
  • Specs on our Novara Buzz One 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 Bike commuting & touring
Frame 4130 chromoly
Bike Suspension No suspension
Fork Chromoly pinpoint
Crankset SR Suntour, 42T
Bottom Bracket SR
Rear cogs Dicta, 16T freewheel
Number of gears 1
Brake Type Rim brake
Brakes Tektro linear-pull
Brake Levers Tektro 857AL
Rims Weinmann DA19
Front hub Joytec, 32h
Rear hub Joytec flip-flop, 32h
Wheel size 700c
Tires Kenda K-1024, 700x40c
Handlebar shape Moustache bar
Handlebar Lee Chi
Stem Kalloy
Seat post Kalloy
Saddle Velo BUZZ
Pedals FPD
Headset FDP
Chain KMC HG-40
Weight 29.2 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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