MEC Midtown Bicycle - Men's


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The Midtown is our entry-level urban bike, it's designed to entice you out of the car and onto the bike path. You could buy and burn up a dozen tanks of gas, or for about the same price, you could buy this bike and still be riding it decades from now. Quality, basic components are easy to maintain, so it's a reliable ride for getting from point A to point B. Outfit it with a rack and panniers and it will get you smoothly from point C to D as well. Larger-diameter wheels roll more easily than the standard 26in. mountain bike wheels, but can still handle bumps, dug-up pavement and unpaved side streets. For this year, we gave the Midtown a new paint job and upgraded it from 8 speeds to 9.

  • Lightweight, aluminum frame.
  • 700 x 35mm tires are built for rolling on roads and dirt roads or pathways or light trail use.
  • Shimano® Acera V-brakes provide good stopping power, even in wet weather.
  • Wide-range gearing features Shimano Acera front derailleur and Shimano Alivio rear derailleur.
  • Shimano Acera 28-38-48T triple crank and Shimano HG30 9-speed 11-32T cassette provides options for general city riding.
  • Upright seated position for visibility in traffic.
  • MEC Ergo grips reduce pressure on palms and offer good weight distribution.
  • Waterproof-coated Selle Royal Freccia saddle with gel padding to absorb shock.
  • MEC Trekking pedals can be fitted with toeclips and straps.
  • Shimano Acera components.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rock Solid 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.

Tech specs

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Frame MEC tapered 7005 aluminum
Fork Chromoly steel
Seatpost MEC SP-353
Headset FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
Handlebars MEC City Riser 31.8mm
Grips/tape MEC Ergo

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

Shimano Acera (V-brake rim)
Brake levers Shimano Acera
Shifters Shimano Acera Rapid Fire
Derailleur (front) Shimano Acera
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Acera
Crank + rings Shimano Acera 48-38-28T
Bottom bracket Shimano UN-26
Pedals MEC Trekking
Hub (front) Shimano Acera
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.

Shimano Acera

Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

Shimano HG30 9-speed 11-32T
Chain Shimano HG53-8
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Alex ACE 18
Tires Kenda Trekking 700 x 35
Saddle Selle Royal Freccia
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