Novara Big Buzz Bike - 2016

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Updated with more reflectivity and smooth graphics, our Big Buzz is a tough 27-speed ride for urban life. Take control of the bike lane with a flat handlebar, sturdy tires and all-weather disc brakes.

  • Features

    • 6061-aluminum frame and straight-blade fork deliver a nimble, stable ride for commuting, errands, 'round-town riding and longer jaunts on the weekend
    • Flat handlebar design provides an upright riding position for improved comfort and visibility
    • Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes maintain consistent performance in all conditions
    • SRAM triple crankset and 9-speed cassette offer wide-ranging gearing to make riding up hills easy
    • Quickly shift through the 27 speeds with the SRAM X5 trigger shifters, which guide the X5 derailleurs with snappy precision
    • Vittoria Randonneur tires with puncture protection are ready for tough streets
    • Reflective decals and reflective tire sidewalls increase visibility in dim light
    • The Big Buzz includes a Fizik clip-in rear light that attaches directly to the saddle
    • Fender and rack mounts (fenders and racks sold separately)
    • 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

    Urban Cycling


    6061 aluminum

    Bike Suspension

    No Suspension


    6061 aluminum


    SRAM FC-S650, 48/36/26

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM PowerSpline


    SRAM X5

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Acera

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM X5

    Rear Cogs

    Shimano HG3009, 11-28, 9-speed

    Number of Gears

    27 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc

    Brake Levers

    Tektro Gemini


    Weinmann Provence

    Front Hub

    Joytech, 32h

    Rear Hub

    Joytech, 32h

    Wheel Size



    Vittoria Randonneur, 700 x 35

    Tire Width

    35 millimeters

    Handlebar Shape

    Flat Bar


    Novara aluminum


    Novara aluminum

    Seat Post

    Novara aluminum


    Selle Royal Freccia with integrated light


    FPD alloy platform


    FPD cartridge


    KMC Z99


    26.9 pounds

    Bike Weight

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



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