Mountain Bikes – Novara
The Novara bicycles are the in-house brand for the popular outdoors store REI. I have had hard time establishing which company (OEM or ODM) is actually building the bikes, but there are some postings on-line that claim that the Taiwanese Fairly Bicycle Manufacturing is the ODM.
The REI marketed bicycles offer mountian and road bike models. The mountain bikes come in both 27.5-inch and 29-inch designs.
Based on components and design options, I would rank the Novara mountain bikes in the solid entry level category. They come equiped with air shocks on the front fork, good hydralic disk brakes, and remote lockout mechanism for the fork.