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Our Novara Gotham is a flagship of form and function, combining the smooth NuVinci® N360™ rear hub with a Gates® carbon belt drive, plus disc brakes, integrated lights and fenders.

  • Features

    • The Gotham offers the ultimate in low-maintenance riding thanks to the internal hub and belt drive; as part of our Mainline collection, it's all about versatility and utility
    • NuVinci N360 continuously variable planetary (CVP) rear hub uses rotating, tilting balls inside of the hub to supply smooth, quiet shifts whenever you want, even when stopped
    • NuVinci CVP design also means there's no indexed "ker-chunk" between gears, just a continuous range that lets you find the amount of resistance that best suits your needs
    • Using the twist shifter is intuitively simple and offers super-smooth, seamless movement throughout the gearing range with a flick of the wrist
    • Gates CenterTrack Belt Drive uses a carbon-reinforced belt instead of a chain—this system is exceptionally long lasting, virtually maintenance free and nearly silent
    • CenterTrack belt uses a centering track to keep the belt properly aligned and working efficiently; belt doesn't require lubrication, so there's no greasy chain to deal with
    • Just in case, the full-length chainguard prevents clothing from getting caught in drive
    • Double-butted chromoly frame features an easy-mount, semi step-through design, not to mention the smooth ride quality and durability of steel
    • Shimano mechanical disc brakes supply all-weather braking power for confident deceleration, even in the rain
    • Basta headlight is powered by a generator in the front hub and remains on for 4 min. after stopping to ensure your path is lit, even when stopping for lights
    • Battery-powered taillight provides rear visibility and is motion- and photo-sensitive; battery indicator lets you know when it's time to replace the battery
    • Rear rack on the Gotham is ready for cargo, quickly accepting panniers or trunk bag (sold separately)—great for carrying groceries or work essentials
    • Puncture-resistant Vittoria Randonneur tires feature sure grip and a fast, smooth ride
    • Upright-riding cockpit has been designed for comfort, thanks to the Selle Royal saddle, mustache-style handlebar and ergonomic cork grips
    • Rounding out the package are polished fenders to keep road grime and water off of you and the bike; kickstand makes storage/parking easy
    • Just get on and ride, no fancy shoes required—platform pedals accommodate a variety of shoes
    • Specs on our Novara Gotham bike are subject to change


    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

    Bike Frame Material



    Chromoly 4130

    Bike Suspension

    No Suspension


    Chromoly pinpoint


    SR, 50t

    Bottom Bracket

    Chin Huar



    Rear Cogs

    Gates 24t

    Number of Gears



    Shimano BR-M416, mechanical disc

    Brake Levers

    Shimano BR-M421


    Weinmann SEC-16

    Front Hub

    Shimano DH-S501, 36h

    Rear Hub

    NuVinci N360, 36h

    Wheel Size



    Vittoria Randonneur, 700x35

    Handlebar Shape

    Moustache Bar


    FSA Metropolis



    Seat Post



    Selle Royal






    Gates belt


    39.1 pounds

    Bike Weight

    Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.



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