Novara Introduces 2015 Urban, Touring and Mountain Bike Lines

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Celebrating more than 30 years of bicycle design for a variety of riding levels and pursuits, Novara introduces its spring 2015 collection, including affordable road bikes with disc brakes, adventure touring models equipped with durable chromoly frames and a wider selection of mountain bikes than ever before.

Celebrating more than 30 years of bicycle design for a variety of riding levels and pursuits, Novara introduces its spring 2015 collection, including affordable road bikes with disc brakes, adventure touring models equipped with durable chromoly frames and a wider selection of mountain bikes than ever before. Customers can also look forward to an expanded collection of biking accessories and apparel available starting in January 2015, only at REI and on REI.com.

NOVARA BIKES

Urban Riders: For commuting and around-town riding, Novara updates its Buzz Collection of urban bikes — the Buzz, Big Buzz and the all-new Buzz X. The updated Buzz is constructed with hydraulic disc brakes and a 27-speed drivetrain that is more precise for cleaner shifting and more efficient pedaling. Completing the collection is the all-new Buzz X, featuring a suspension fork that makes easy work of potholes and rough city streets. For added safety, the Buzz, Big Buzz and Buzz X will all be equipped with new reflective graphics and a Selle Royal Freccia saddle that comes with a clip-in light. Price $649 - $799.

Versatile Road Bikes with Disc Brakes: Novara will roll out two new bikes in its road collection for 2015. The Shimano 105 level Strada 5D and Carema 5D each boast the exciting addition of mechanical disc brakes. This new enhancement will offer powerful braking even on wet roads. Plus, the 15mm thru-axle design offers enhanced rigidity at any speed. Price $1,199.

Touring Bikes: Novara welcomes three bikes for varying types of on-the-saddle adventures. The all-new and much-anticipated multi-terrain Mazama is designed for gravel rides to bikepacking trips. It offers flared handlebars for downhill stability, a durable steel frame and mounts for front and rear racks. Rounding out the category are the 2015 off-road/touring hybrid Safari, and the Randonee, Novara’s iconic pavement touring bike. The Randonee has been updated with a sleek new look while still holding onto the smooth-riding chromoly frame that has made the model a classic. Price $1,099 - $1,199.

Mountain Bikes: New additions in the off-road category include the 27.5 Larch and the women’s Laurel with mechanical disc brakes and 24 gears at $499. Novara’s Madrona and Holly will also be updated with 27.5” wheels for a great mix of traction and acceleration at a nimble size.

NOVARA BIKE ACCESSORIES

Reflective and Rugged Accessories: Carry and protect your gear during urban commutes and errands with Novara’s new bike-friendly backpacks. The Southtown Bike Backpack and roll-top style Dutchtown Bike Backpacks are made with a stylish, waterproof durable material and added reflective accents for all weather conditions. Price $129 - $149.

Nucleus Accessory Collection: For 2015, Novara introduces weather-resistant accessories called the Nucleus Collection that are highly reflective and practical for commuting and touring. The line includes the Nucleus Rack Trunk that includes a roll-down top that snaps closed for quick access. Novara also debuts its most innovative set of gear haulers yet with the Nucleus Deluxe Panniers, available in a set of two. The spacious bags boast plenty of organizational pockets and built-in rain covers. Riders who prefer more carrying options can opt for the Nucleus Handlebar Bag, which comes with a clear, waterproof and touch-screen compatible cover for housing a smartphone. The collection also includes a Nucleus Quick Draw Top Tube Bag, which gives riders easy access to ride-time essentials.

NOVARA BIKE APPAREL

Urban Style: Novara’s urban-inspired clothing allows riders to bike in style without compromising functionality. Featured pieces in the 2015 men’s collection include the chino-style Krewstown Pants and a lightweight water-resistant pullover called the Tangletown Anorak. Highlights from the women’s collection include the Brightwood Bike Skirt with subtle reflective details that shine at night, Carrytown Padded Leggings for added seat comfort and the Weinland Park Jacket, a stylish, water-resistant option with a reflective trim.

For road or mountain bikers: The women’s Zoya Jersey and men’s Sprint Jersey are designed with performance in mind and offer moisture-wicking technology and a secure, sweat-resistant pocket for valuables.

To view the 2015 assortment, visit Novara’s media newsroom: http://www.novaraspringmedia.com.

ABOUT NOVARA
Novara bicycles, apparel and accessories are exclusively available through http://www.rei.com and in REI stores nationally. Since 1983, Novara has focused on getting people on bicycles and comfortable riding in a variety of cycling environments. Novara brand products offer quality comfort, road, mountain, touring, urban, youth bicycles, apparel and accessories.

ABOUT REI
REI is a $2 billion national multichannel retail co-op headquartered outside of Seattle. With more than five million active members, REI serves the needs of outdoor adventurers through innovative, quality products; inspiring classes and trips; and integrated customer service that allows shoppers to buy great gear and clothing in any way they want. REI has 135 stores in 33 states and REI.com and REI.com/outlet. Anyone may shop with REI, while members pay a one-time $20 fee to receive a share in the company’s profits through an annual member refund based on patronage. Membership in the co-op also includes special promotions and discounts on REI Adventures trips and REI Outdoor School classes.

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