Downtube Nova Lightweight Folding Bike

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Nova yellow at the beach

Our bike designers paid homage to the city of Avon in North Carolina, in naming the bike 'Nova' which, when spelled backward is "Avon". The Downtube Nova folding bike is light in weight, easy to carry and easy to fold. With a frame weighing only 24 pounds, the Nova model is great for commuting. With its ease in folding, this is one of the bikes that you can keep in the trunk of your car for as long as you want. The bike can reach fast racing speeds, so it is great for the rider who wants to embark on bike tours. 


Equipped with seven speed gripshift drivetrain, riders have the ability to traverse through hilly regions effortlessly. It features braze-ons, which are attached to the rack and bottle case. The bottle case and rack are not included in the purchase. However, you can buy these separately.

Riding Your Folding Bike

It can be so much fun to ride on a folding bike down winding trails, flat surfaces, patterned textures and just about any kind of surface. However, you must have the appropriate folding bikes because no two bikes are alike. Each comes with its own unique features. The Nova folding bike fits the bill. It has a distinct character of its own and is perfect for mountainous terrain. Experience the thrill of riding by owning your personal Nova folding bicycle. Soon you can take it for a spin and be the envy of your friends and family. You won't want to put it down.

In fact, the Nova folding bike by Downtube has become quite a favorite among riders. To some people, it has an surprising benefit of being able to be used by even a seven year old as well as an adult. You won't complain about its versatility.

Buy Yours Today!

It has an affordably priced folder with excellent parts that are real. This is the ideal option when you are looking for a bike that you can travel with. It only takes approximately twenty seconds to set it up, before you are off and riding. It has a comfortable frame and will last for years to come. You will certainly have this one for a very long time. Check out the Downtube Nova folding bike today. 
FORK: 20" steel threadless unicrown type, TIG welded
HANDLEBAR: Aluminum 560 mm
HANDLEBAR STEM: Height adjustable aluminum 29.4 mm (OD) 400 mm.
HEADSET: Integrated SEAT POST 30.4 mm (OD) 550 mm
CRANK: Prowheel 170 mm with 3/32" 46T chainring
CHAIN GUARD: Prowheel plastic double guard
PEDALS: foldable alloy 9/16" axle
CHAIN: KMC Z50 1/2" x 3/32", 112L
TIRES: KENDA K177 20" x 1.5"
RIMS: Dino VP-20 alloy 20" x 1.5", 14G x 28H
SPOKES & NIPPLES: 14G x 56pcs stainless steel spokes, w/short brass nipples
FRONT HUB: JOYTECH 28H with quick release
REAR HUB: JOYTECH 28H 135 mm rear quick release
SHIFTER(S): Shimano gripshift
FRONT BRAKE: C Star 958DX aluminum V-brake
REAR BRAKE: C Star 958DX aluminum V-brake

Nova Features


Nova Folding and Unfolding



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  • 5
    Great for Trips!

    Posted by Diana Fain on Aug 22nd 2017

    I purchased a Downtube Nova from you October 2016. I enjoyed the bike with only the 46 front chain ring but wanted to add the double chain rings as per your site. I was successful in completing this change in July 2017 using a 53/42 chainring crankset and have been extremely pleased with the bike. I works perfectly for trips via a car with limited space and allows me to climb hills as well as travel at a higher speed on the bike.