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.

  • Features

    • 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:
    • Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
    • 20% off shop services
    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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    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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