Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 37 of 37

Thread: Novara Randonee

  1. #26
    Senior Member neilfein's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Highland Park, NJ, USA
    My Bikes
    "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; Dahon Curve D3 folding bike; a green around-town cruiser; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB.
    Posts
    3,779
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
    Well after much deliberation trying to decide what I'm going to replace the wrecked Jamis Aurora..... I'll be heading to REI tomorrow morning for a test ride of the 2010 model.
    I'd like to know how your test ride goes.
    Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

  2. #27
    ah.... sure. kayakdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Whidbey Island WA
    My Bikes
    Specialized.... schwinn..... enough to fill my needs..
    Posts
    4,106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    I'd like to know how your test ride goes.
    I'll be sure to let you know......... Looking forward to getting my pickup back. Only having a roadie sucks.. Love the thing but it's only good for hauling me and a little saddle bag.
    Save 15% on your first order at Hammer Nutrition!!

    2010 Giant TCR SL 3
    2010 Novara Randonee

  3. #28
    ah.... sure. kayakdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Whidbey Island WA
    My Bikes
    Specialized.... schwinn..... enough to fill my needs..
    Posts
    4,106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    more to come
    Save 15% on your first order at Hammer Nutrition!!

    2010 Giant TCR SL 3
    2010 Novara Randonee

  4. #29
    ah.... sure. kayakdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Whidbey Island WA
    My Bikes
    Specialized.... schwinn..... enough to fill my needs..
    Posts
    4,106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Save 15% on your first order at Hammer Nutrition!!

    2010 Giant TCR SL 3
    2010 Novara Randonee

  5. #30
    Senior Member robow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,947
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Come on KD, this is killing me, let's see all the pics!!!!

  6. #31
    ah.... sure. kayakdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Whidbey Island WA
    My Bikes
    Specialized.... schwinn..... enough to fill my needs..
    Posts
    4,106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    Come on KD, this is killing me, let's see all the pics!!!!
    Can't do it.... I need to get outside for some proper pic's. Tease is all you get until tomorrow

    I'll start a proper thread for the....................................................... drum roll.....


    2010 Novara Rondanee in super cool Blue.
    Save 15% on your first order at Hammer Nutrition!!

    2010 Giant TCR SL 3
    2010 Novara Randonee

  7. #32
    The Rock Cycle eofelis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Western Colorado
    My Bikes
    Salsa Vaya Ti, Specialized Ruby, Gunnar Sport, Motobecane Fantom CXX, Jamis Dragon, Novara Randonee x2
    Posts
    1,647
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I see a new water bottle cage below that down tube.....
    Gunnar Sport
    Specialized Ruby
    Salsa Vaya Ti
    Novara Randonee x2
    Motobecane Fantom CXX
    Jamis Dragon

  8. #33
    ah.... sure. kayakdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Whidbey Island WA
    My Bikes
    Specialized.... schwinn..... enough to fill my needs..
    Posts
    4,106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
    I see a new water bottle cage below that down tube.....
    Good eye.... eofelis
    Save 15% on your first order at Hammer Nutrition!!

    2010 Giant TCR SL 3
    2010 Novara Randonee

  9. #34
    Senior Member robow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,947
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    KD, I notice the cassette that comes standard is a 11-28, do you think the RD is long enough that you could get a 11-32 to function well. What would your Ace mechanic think ? Oh and do you think you could get a 37 tire without problem, I'm assuming a 35 would be no problem.

  10. #35
    ah.... sure. kayakdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Whidbey Island WA
    My Bikes
    Specialized.... schwinn..... enough to fill my needs..
    Posts
    4,106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    KD, I notice the cassette that comes standard is a 11-28, do you think the RD is long enough that you could get a 11-32 to function well. What would your Ace mechanic think ? Oh and do you think you could get a 37 tire without problem, I'm assuming a 35 would be no problem.

    My Ace mechanic did what I told him to do ... So you'll see...................................................... And yes. I'm pretty sure a 37 would fit without a problem. I'm running a 11-34... Details details... coming soon.
    Save 15% on your first order at Hammer Nutrition!!

    2010 Giant TCR SL 3
    2010 Novara Randonee

  11. #36
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just came across this thread and was wondering if anyone knows anything about the difference in geometry between the 2009 and 2010 Randonee models. My wife has a 2008 Randonee in brown that I have been able to put some extended time on (we both ride a 55cm in this bike). After about 400 miles on the bike we are both very happy with the way it handles though we haven't had the chance to really load it up yet. According to the REI sizing info 2010 Randonee now has a significantly slacker head tube angle and steeper seat tube and a longer wheel base. Just by looking at the pictures of the blue and green bikes you can see there is a difference in the shape of the frame. Has anyone had a chance to ride both to compare the handling? I hope to make it to an REI sometime before the March 22nd 20% off deal to see for myself. Until then, I'm hoping someone on this forum may be able to give me some input the handling traits of the 2009 vs 2010.

    Thanks,
    Ken

  12. #37
    Senior Member capejohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Fairhaven, Massachusetts
    My Bikes
    Novara Randonee, Felt Z45, Marin Belvedere Commuter
    Posts
    1,726
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a 2008 Randonee and offer my highest recommendation. I would buy another one if I needed to replace mine.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •