We’ve updated this perennial favorite with a lighter rear triangle, thanks to heat-treated stays that allow us to spec thinner-wall tubing, which also results in a slightly more resilient ride. Crank Brothers Candy C pedals underscore the Nova’s do-anything, go-anywhere demeanor. Don’t let the drop handlebars fool you — given the right tires, this is as much a part-time cyclocrosser or light trail bike as it is a loaded tourer or fast club rider. If you want one bike to do it all, think about this one.
Frame Reynolds 631 air-hardened chromoly main tubes, heat treated-taper gauge cromo stays.
Speeds 10 x 3 Tiagra shifters
Avid Shorty 4 Cantilever