Green Gift Guide: The Outdoors Enthusiast

Alex Davies (@adavies47)
Gift Guides
November 3, 2011

Novara Portal Mountain Bike From REI

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novara mountain bike rei outdoors enthusiast gift

credit: REI

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It can be hard to find a reasonably priced mountain bike -- the combined needs of light weight and sturdiness make for an expensive product.

Aimed at amateurs and beginners, the Novara Portal Bike from REI breaks the mold. Weighing in at 30.9 pounds, it's built to last on the roughest mountain trails.

Tip: After a while, the bike will feel less responsive, as the cables stretch as they are broken in. But not to worry -- just head to the nearest REI for a free warranty tune-up. (Novara Portal Mountain Bike, $330)

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