Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
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I own/have owned many Novara bikes. My Safari has prolly close to 10k miles and has been through every kind of weather,hauled heavy grocery loads,and did time getting abused as a polo bike. It has been absolutely stone ax reliable. I would put them up against any other brand. My one and only complaint with the company has been their use of straight blade alloy forks on some models which give a terrible ride,but I ride crap roads and have mild carpel tunnel so YMMV.
C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X