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Novara (REI) Fusion

2008



Description 

My friend and I saw a couple of these at REI at lunch today. Very easy commuter bike, dialed in with a nice rear rack, double headlight, fenders, kickstand, 700c wheels, reflective sidewall tires, and a tail light.

It was tagged $749 and right now they have a 20% off, so it could be ridden out for $600. Seems like a good deal for the package. My only complaint is it comes in lime green and no other color.



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Frame 

6061 Aluminum
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Drivetrain 

Rear hub Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal

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Websites

Novara Fusion specs, reviews, photos

Users who contributed to this page

Len Gilbert


Pictures (click to make them grow)

Fusion

Leave Your Comments

neatmike
March 21, 2008
Dirt Rag did a review a few issues ago. They seemed to like it. It has all the accessories that a newbie commuter would have to buy. Those by themselves are probably worth $400ish.

nmallonee
March 24, 2008
I've been commuting on one of these for about 2 years now. I can't say enough good things about it; supple ride, ability to shift while stopped, powered lights, and only one flat in 1,400 miles of riding! Now if they could just do it in steel...

pink_bike
April 30, 2008
I came really close to buying it last year. My wife has the hub on a Trek cruiser and the hub is great. But on the test ride the bike seemed heavy. I know it's a commuter-- and maybe the bike was undersized for me-- but I backed out as the last minute. I'm very happy commuting on my touring bike now...

tripp
July 17, 2010
I picked up mine this morning from REI. I'm planning to use it for a 22-mile daily commute. As neatmike said, it had everything that a complete newbie commuter (like me) wanted in a package. That backed by REI's bulletproof return policy is what sold me on the bike.

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