Downtube Nova Lightweight Folding Bike


A Tribute to Avon, the heart of the OBX

There are hundreds of thousands of miles of paths in the U.S. to explore on a bicycle. One of my all time favorite places is the 150 miles stretch in North Carolina, especially in and around Avon, North Carolina, where you’ll find what we call the OBX, the Outer Banks. The OBX bike paths extending from Corolla to Ocracoke include picturesque trails through forests next to the water, shoreline routes, and protected corridors through town. Their motto is “Share the Road.” What’s not to like about that!

Paying homage to Avon, North Carolina, our designers have created the Nova bike. Nova spelled backward is ''Avon.'' So you could say that his lightweight foldable bike is our tribute to the great city of Avon.

Weighing in at only 24.5 pounds, the Nova is easy to carry around, which makes it a great commuter bike. Additionally, its compact folding size makes it easy to store in any vehicle. So, it has become the bicycle that is perfect for just about everyone.

When it comes to the components, our quality is top-notch - what you have come to expect from a Downtube bike. The Nova's seven-speed Shimano TZ grip shift drive train makes traversing through hilly regions an almost effortless process. This bike also features a frame protector, kickstand, water bottle interface, head tube bag system interface, and front derailleur braze on - to allow for either 14sp or 21sp. This makes the frame expandable, so it will grow with you.

You can ride the Nova on any kind of terrain - from the flats to the most challenging hills. We built the Nova to handle anything. This combining of the bike's ability to handle any terrain with extreme mobility makes owning a Nova a great experience. It is truly a bike that you can take anywhere and ride anytime.

As an example of its extreme flexibility, the Nova can be adjusted for use by kids as young as 9-year-olds up to adults 6' tall. The Nova is the definition of a flexible bike - a one size fits most.

With its quality parts, unmatched flexibility, and affordable price, the Nova is a folding bike that will give you many years of awesome biking experiences.


  • Xtra light aluminum frame
  • Shimano 7sp drivetrain
  • Shimano gripshift
  • Adjustable height stem
  • Kickstand
  • Folding pedals
  • Replaceable chainring ( no other folding bike in it's class has this feature)
  • Lightweight threadless headset system
  • Solid V brakes
  • Rise handlebars for additional adjustability
  • Headtube gab interface
  • Water bottle braze on
  • Front derailleur braze on
  • Hubs and seatpost have quick releases
  • Uses standard bike parts, so everything is easy to replace


FRAME Downtube Aluminum frame
N/A HLT-400-1 850B *100L
FORK Chien sheng 20" steel unicrown type,TIG welded
HANDLEBAR HL Corp. MTB-AL-153PP alloy W:560mm R:30
HANDLEBAR STEM HL Corp FB-AL-196-8 alloy φ28.6*25.4 *400 L.
GRIPS Jie Li JL-311/312 110/80mm
HEAD SET Chuh Chinn
SADDLE Yibotong 6502 w/C.P clamp & spring w/F & R black bumper
SEAT POST HL Corp. SP-213 alloy φ30.4*500mmL
SEAT PIN Chin haur
CHAINWHEEL Prowheel 1/2"*3/32"*46T
CRANK Prowheel 170mmL alloy
PEDALS Chic sheng folding plastic
CHAIN Z50 1/2"*3/32"*112L
TIRES Kenda K177 20"* 1.2"
RIMS Dino VP-20 alloy 20"*1.5" 14G*28H w/silver side polish
SPOKES & NIPPLES Shun Lih 14G*56pcs, W/short brass nipples
FRONT HUB Joytech FH-A171DSE 14G*28H*M9" alloy w/QR
REAR HUB Joytech JY-752DSE 14G*28H*M10"*130 alloy w/QR
SHIFTER(S) Shimano SL-RS35-7R
FRONT BRAKE Zhang Star 958DX alloy V-brake
REAR BRAKE (I) Zhang Star 958DX alloy V-brake
BRAKE LEVERS Zhang Star 322DG alloy


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23 Reviews

lisa marie Aug 13th 2019


Love the bike, lightweight easy very comfortable. Everyone compliments me on it

Craig Dabler Dec 3rd 2018

Excellent Bikes!

Both excellent bikes! We're very happy with our purchase.

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