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 can use it to jump ramps, do wheelies, sit on handlebar while riding backwards and just about any bike tricks you can think of. 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 comes with a travel bag. You will certainly have this one for a very long time. Check out the Downtube Nova folding bike today. Do yourself a favor and buy one now, even before they get here from overseas or you may end up being placed on backorder again. First come - first served! Get yours now! ( Should start shipping in mid June )
I might never own a 24 pound road bike, but I now own a 24 pound Nova Folder, It shifts nice. Brakes as well as any other bike I own. Looks pretty cool in yellow.
I had to take a few minutes to understand the side latch, a little different from my Downtube 8FS..It has a hard rubber C shaped gasket that spreads, rather than be squeezed. Once I understood that, it was easy. On the other hand, the steerer tube hinge is easy to use and holds tight.
The 14T top gear gives me about 14-15 mph at my fastest pedal rate. I'd like a little more speed so I'm going to try a 11-28T (free wheel) gear.
One thing is true, This bike wants to be on smooth pavement. I have the tires up to the max and you feel every bump going faster. It will be much nicer when I ride with my wife. She gets the 8FS with full suspension, but she rides slow, so I'll be fine., Harry S
Feb 21st 2017
Great Bike and an even better deal
I can't understand how these guys do it. This is much nicer than the bikes at my local bike shop and it is less than half the price. Lenny Harris
Jan 11th 2017
Great Lightweight Bike
This bike is small, light, and cheap....awesome in every way.Barnypok
Dec 28th 2016
So far seems good for the price.
Seems okay, bought it for going to and from the train station and my office. It arrived well packed and survived the cross county trip. I had it tuned up at a local bike shop after it arrived, it needed a lot of adjustments. The only frustration so far is that when trying to put fenders on it the threads I the front fork are not the standard size and I had to buy additional (bigger) hex screws than those that fit every other hole on the bike. Over all for the price I think this is a Good deal. I will review again when I have had it longer. Also communication with the owner was quick and helpful.Chris M
Oct 22nd 2016
We needed a folder for my wife when traveling in our RV. She is not the bike enthusiast I am so the Nova seemed like a good value. It arrived in 2 days. After unboxing, I aired up tires and off I went. After a few minor adjustments to brakes and derailuer all was good. Folding was very very tight and I contacted Yan to see if some WD 40 would do the trick. He got right back to me and after a few squirts the hinge freed nicely and the fold is on the money. This is a great value bike with outstanding customer service. We hope for many miles of smiles.Unknown
Aug 6th 2016
I love my Downtube Nova! It has worked perfectly from the get-go and has been 100% trouble free. I've been riding it every day for the past month. I had originally bought it to take on a sailboat (which I did), but I realized that it fits really neatly in the front seat of my car, so I've used it when I was too lazy to put my bike rack on. Alexandra Soltow
Jul 31st 2016
My Favorite Bike
I will make it short...
It is a great bike.
I have a road bike, a mountain bike, an A-Bike, and the Downtube.
The downtube has quickly become my favorite. It lives in the trunk of my car, and has the unforeseen advantage of being useable by my 7 year old, as well as me.
It feels like a bike, not a toy. I have jumped ramps, done wheelies, rode backwards sitting on the handlebar... yeah... it is a bike.
If I was to complain, this is my list:
- It is small and light enough...but not enough to easily fit in a suitcase
- The gearing is too close together... top speed is not really fast.
Otherwise, this bike is super... I love it.Peter Frischknecht
Jul 31st 2016
Reasonably priced folder with real parts
I have had my Nova for a few months now. It is fantastic. I wanted a reasonably priced folder, but something with real parts. This was the perfect option. I travel a lot and it can come with me anywhere. It takes about 20 seconds to set up and I am off and running. When I first got it, I had a question on how to pull the latch out. Yan was able to help me immediately and all was well. The frame is nice and comfortable. It will be with me for a long, long time. One mistake I made was not to buy the travel bag. Do this. It's not a big deal but I have scratched up my fork and I can't help but think it wouldn't have happened with the travel bag. Great bike. Check it out. Scott T
Jul 31st 2016