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    Novara Buzz FlyBy vs. FlyBy Shuttle?

    I'm considering buying the Novara Buzz FlyBy while the REI 20% off promotion is on, and noticed that they also sell a similar-looking model called the FlyBy Shuttle. I've searched extensively and haven't been able to find out any information on this bike beyond what's on the REI page. REI customer service couldn't even tell me how much it weighs!

    The product page link is http://www.rei.com/product/784058 .

    Does anyone know anything about the FlyBy Shuttle or what the pros/cons of buying it vs. the Buzz FlyBy might be? My intended use is a ~7 mile commute in NYC.

    Thanks for your help.


    The specs from the website:

    Specification

    Description
    Frame Aluminum
    Fork Chromoly straight blade
    Crankset Cold forged 46T with chainguard
    Bottom bracket Cartridge square taper
    Shifters Shimano Nexus 7-speed
    Rear cogs Shimano 16T
    Number of gears 7
    Brakes Dahon Kinetix linear pull
    Brake levers Formula aluminum
    Rims Dahon Kinetix aluminum double-wall
    Front hub Formula aluminum
    Rear hub Nexus 7-speed
    Tires Schwalbe Marathon, 20x1.5
    Handlebar Dahon aluminum flat
    Stem Dahon Radius telescoping
    Seat post Dahon BioLogic PostPump
    Saddle Novara ergonomic dual-density
    Pedals Folding
    Headset Dahon integrated
    Chain KMC Z-410
    Last edited by antonferdinand; 03-29-09 at 01:16 PM. Reason: added link

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonferdinand View Post
    Shifters Shimano Nexus 7-speed
    Rear hub Nexus 7-speed
    I don't think this part exists.

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    It looks like the Flyby Shuttle is the Flyby with a 7 speed Nexus instead of an 8 speed Nexus and with no fenders, all for the same money. Get yourself the regular Flyby.
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    the Novara Buzz Flyby by Dahon is an 8 speed
    i was just at REI yesterday buying some stuff as the 20% expires soon.

    I loved the 8 speed Nexus hub on it i took it for a test drive in the parking lot just to try it out
    it the whole bike wasnt heavy at all felt about the same weight as my 27lbs[12kg] 1968 Raleigh Twenty Shopper

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    The differences I noted in the descriptions of Shuttle vs. Buzz include Nexus hubs (7-speed vs. 8-speed ), the saddles (Novara ergonomic vs. Biologic AirFlo), the folded dimensions (34 x 28 x 14 in. vs. 12.6" x 25.2" x 29.5"), brake levers (Formula vs. Biologic), the mudguards (none vs. included), carry bag (none vs. included) and the frame color (gray vs. blue).

    As noted the two models have the same price. One would think the Shuttle should reflect a lower price. I ride a Buzz and really enjoy the quality of ride and build (last year it $479 with the 20% discount). The Shuttle may be similar but I've not ridden it.
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