Nove Race GTS review

Aussie brand Nove Bikes gives you a customisable colour scheme and bike build – does the flexibility justify the price?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Nove Race is a nice handling bike and you’ve got the option to customise colours to suit your tastes and the spec to suit your needs. But there are some important elements like tyre choice that are not alterable, there’s limited tyre clearance and the Nove Race’s price tag looks high.

Reasons to buy
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    Fully customisable spec and colours, so you can have a one-of-a-kind machine

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    Quality component choice

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    Lively ride and competitively light weight

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Reasons to avoid
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    Expensive compared to the competition

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    Extra £118 to have the bike built for you

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Nove Bikes is an Australian brand that has ex-pro and 'Worst Retirement Ever' Strava star Phil Gaimon as a brand ambassador and is now expanding into the rest of the world. Based in Perth, its unique selling point is a fully customisable colour scheme and spec.

Its roadgoing bikes are the lightweight Race, tested here, and the Aero X, both of which are available with either rim or disc brakes. The brand also offers a gravel/cyclocross bike and a time trial/triathlon machine.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.