Our Nova was developed and named after Avon village on Hatteras Island, NC ( Avon spelled backwards ). It is a lightweight aluminum bike that brings our innovation to a lower entry level price point. The bike is superlight at 24lbs with an aluminum frame and components. Includes a Shimano 7sp drivetrain, which is great for the hills and flats. Folding pedals, and height adjustable stems are nice additions to the value leader. The 2011 frame hinge is licensed from Dahon, and the stem uses a Brompton screw style. Front derailleur mount is welded onto the frame, hence this can quickly turn into a 21sp bike. High resolution photo's can be viewed at http://downtube.com/images/2010_Bikes/Nova/high_res Maximum height is 6' and max weight capacity is 200 lbs.
New 2012 models are $329. They include upgraded frame hinge, and stainless steel spokes.
FORK 20" steel threadless unicrown type,TIG welded
HANDLEBAR Aluminum 560mm
HANDLEBAR STEM Height adjustable aluminum 29.4mm (OD) 25.4mm (ID) 400mm. A stoker stem ( 29.4mm ) can attach to the lower stem with a 29.4mm aluminum tube to increase or decrease virtual top tube length.
SEAT POST 30.4mm (OD) 550mm
CRANK Prowheel 170mm with 3/32" 46T chainring
CHAIN GUARD Prowheel Plastic double guard
PEDALS foldable alloy 9/16" axle
CHAIN KMC Z50 1/2"*3/32" 112L
TIRES KENDA K177 20"* 1.5"
RIMS Dino VP-20 alloy 20"*1.5" 14G*28H
SPOKES & NIPPLES 14G*56pcs steel spokes, W/short brass nipples
FRONT HUB JOYTECH 28H with quickrelease
REAR HUB JOYTECH 28H 135mm rear quickrelease
R/DERAILLEUR Shimano D-TZ50D
SHIFTER(S) Shimano gripshift
FREEWHEEL Shimano MF-TZ07
FRONT BRAKE C Star 958DX aluminum V-brake
REAR BRAKE C Star 958DX aluminum V-brake
BRAKE LEVERS C Star 322DG