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  • The Ponderosa 27.5 is quicker and lighter than its big brother, the Pondersa 29er, but offers the same benefits of large-diameter wheels—more speed and better traction
  • Triple-butted 6061 aluminum frame features an S-bend down tube for a strong, responsive ride
  • Suntour XCR air fork with 100mm travel to absorb big bumps; can be locked out for smoother trails
  • SRAM drivetrain offers the reliability and weight savings of a 2x10 drivetrain while maintaining fast, precise gear changes to meet changing terrain
  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide superior stopping power, even in wet weather
  • Weinmann rims, Joytech hubs and Schwalbe Rapid Rod tires with Kevlarguard power through challenging trails
  • Specs on the Novara Ponderosa 27.5 mountain bike are subject to change


All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.

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Best Use Mountain Biking
Frame 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork Suntour XCR, 100mm of travel with lockout
Crankset SRAM S1000, 38/24
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Shifters SRAM X7
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Cogs SRAM PC-1030, 11-36, 10-speed
Number of Gears 20 gear(s)
Brakes Tektro Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers Tektro Hydraulic Disc
Rims Weinmann U28
Front Hub Joytech Disc, 32h
Rear Hub Joytech Disc, 32h
Wheel Size 27.5 inches
Tires Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 27.5x2.25
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Kalloy
Stem Kalloy
Seat Post Kalloy
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals FPD Alloy platform
Headset FSA Orbit
Chain KMC X10
Weight 29.6 pounds
Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Gender Unisex
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