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Novara Aspen

Old 02-25-06, 08:36 PM
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I apologize in advance for asking the usual newbie question. I've searched and read about beginner bikes and I'm really convinced that the Rockhopper and Hardrock are two top choices but I haven't seen much discussion about the Novara Aspen that is available at REI. At $429, this looks like a lot of bike for the money. I rode one at the REI shop here and it seemed to fit me well. Here are the specs....any opinions....doesn't this look equal to or better than the Rockhopper? Thanks in advance. Matt

NOVARA ASPEN
Frame - 6061 aluminum
Fork - RST Gila T6
Crankset - Shimano Alivio 42/32/22
Shifters - Shimano Alivio 3.0 - 8-speed
Brakes - Tektro IO Disc
Brake levers - Tektro
Front derailleur - Shimano Alivio
Rear derailleur - Shimano Alivio
Head set - WTB Race
Bottom bracket - TruVativ
Rear cog - Shimano Alivio 11/30 - 8-speed
Front hub - Formula Disc Alloy
Rear hub - Formula Disc Alloy
Rims - WTB SX24
Tires - WTB MutanoRaptor 2.24
Spokes - Stainless steel
Stem - Ritchey OE 2-bolt
Handlebar - Ritchey Rizer
Seat post - Alloy
Saddle - WTB Speed V Comp
Pedals - Platform
Chain - Shimano IG
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Old 02-27-06, 08:24 PM
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Anybody got an opinion?
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