Novara Safari Bike - 2016

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The Novara Safari is an off-road touring hybrid with disc brakes. It can haul heavy gear on paved roads, dirt roads, no roads or all of the above. Wherever you're headed, it's ready to go.


  • Double-butted chromoly steel frame offers great stability and strength under heavy loads, plus the reliably smooth ride quality that steel is known for
  • Shimano 27-speed drivetrain is designed for ease of use and reliability with low maintenance; ideal for the loads and long distances of touring
  • Microshift SL-A09 thumb shifters offer easy, intuitive shifting; custom-shaped handle bar supplies a wide range of hand positions
  • Alex ATD 470 rims with Vittoria Randonneur tires offer reliable performance on or off road
  • Comes ready to travel with a sturdy aluminum rear rack and accepts front racks
  • Please note: gear load recommended not to exceed 250 lbs.
  • Specs and images are subject to change


This bike comes with Coast to Coast Support, which includes:
  • 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
  • In-store bike assembly
  • Pickup in store or curbside
  • Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
REI Co-op Members get more:
  • 20% off shop services
  • Free tubes with purchase of flat tire repair (Co-op Cycles brand tubes only; tube must be installed at time of purchase)
More about our free adjustments:
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


Double-butted chromoly steel



Bike Suspension

No Suspension


Shimano, 48/36/26

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Octalink


Microshift SL-A09 thumb

Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore, Shadow

Rear Cogs

Shimano HG4009, 11-34, 9-speed

Number of Gears

27 gear(s)

Brake Type

Mechanical Disc Brake


TRP Spyke mechanical disc

Brake Levers

Shimano Deore


Alex ATD 470

Front Hub

Shimano Deore, 36h

Rear Hub

Shimano Deore, 36h

Wheel Size



Vittoria Randonneur, 700 x 48

Tire Width

48 millimeters

Handlebar Shape

Trekking Bar


Novara aluminum


Novara aluminum

Seat Post

Novara aluminum


WTB Pure V Race


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FSA with turn limiter


Shimano Deore


30.7 pounds

Bike Weight

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



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