The Chance takes over from the Hold Steady as our primo urban bike. It’s a sleek, performance-oriented ride equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, a carbon fibre fork, and a rear internal 11-speed gear hub that allows you to switch gears anytime. If you want a reliable bike that’s easy to maintain, the Chance is a winning bet.
- Lightweight 7005 aluminum frame with butted tubing to add strength and improve ride quality.
- 700 wheels with 32mm tires are less likely to get punctures.
- Hydraulic disc brakes provide outstanding stopping power in all weather conditions.
- Super light carbon-fibre fork absorbs road shock well.
- New Shimano® Alfine 11-speed internal hub.
- Upright seated position for visibility in traffic.
- MEC grips provide comfort for long rides.
- Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC Bike Shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
- MEC bikes were designed in Canada. Everything from the frames to the graphics was developed at the MEC Head Office in Vancouver, BC.
Geometry influences comfort, efficiency, and how the bike handles, particularly its steering.
|Frame||MEC tapered 7005 aluminum|
|Stem||Easton EA50 31.8mm|
|Headset||FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated|
|Handlebars||Easton EA50 31.8mm|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Shimano M505 (hydraulic disc)|
|Brake levers||Shimano M505 Disc|
|Shifters||Shimano Alfine Rapid Fire|
|Crank + rings||Shimano Alfine 39T|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano Alfine|
|Pedals||Crank Brother's Candy Clipless|
|Hub (front)||Shimano Deore|
The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.
|Shimano Alfine 11-speed|
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano Alfine 20T|
|Rims||Mavic A317 Disc|
|Tires||Continental Sport Contact Reflex 700 x 32|