Novara Ponderosa XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $849.00

Product Description

  • Frame: 6061 auminum
  • Fork: RockShox Dart 2 with lockout, 100mm travel
  • Crankset: Truvativ Blaze, 44/32/22
  • Bottom bracket: Truvativ PowerSpline
  • Shifters: SRAM X-7

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adnoh1924 a Cross Country Rider from Dallas, TX

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2010

Strengths:    I purchased this bike for my wife from someone on craigslist who had spray painted it and completly trashed it. The frame was still in good shape (other than the paint) as well as the XT rear derailleur, the Truvativ FireX 3.0 crankset and the BB5 mechanical disc brakes. The frame is very light and the geometry is very agressive, comfortable and inspires confidence. All REI members know their customer service is tough to beat and their products are almost always top notch. This bike is no exception.

Weaknesses:    This bike really has no weaknesses to mention considering the price point when new.

Bottom Line:   
REI brand / customer service.
My wife and I could not be happier with our purchase.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Craigs List

Similar Products Used:   Marin Muirwoods, Novara Piedra, Raleigh M40

Bike Setup:   M540 Deore Crankset, SRAM 970 9sp cassette, Mavic x317 wheelset, XT centerlock hubs, XT rear derailleur, Deore front derailleur, Dart2 fork, FSA stem, Specialized handlebars, BB5 mechanical disc brakes. Deore M520 SPD pedals.

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