REI Novara Gotham

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine
Novara Gotham

Novara Gotham    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

This understated townie features some of the coolest bike technology out there, starting with the Gates belt drive, which is quiet, low-maintenance, and totally greaseless (envision clean trouser legs). It’s connected to the NuVinci N360 internal hub, which offered a broad enough range of gearing options to get us up and down in the foothills around Santa Fe. Plus, with full-coverage fenders, a headlight powered by the front hub, a motion- and photosensitive rear blinker, and a pannier-ready rear cargo rack, the Gotham is equipped for every city-riding challenge. 39 lbs

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