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MEC Desire Bicycle - Women's


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Explore your streets with an urban bike named Desire. Ride to work. Roll to school. Throw a basket on the front and spin to the store. It's easy to use, easy to love, and best of all, easy to maintain. The rear internal 8-speed hub doesn't require frequent cleaning and allows you to switch gears anytime. If your routes involve major climbing, it might not be the best choice, but with larger diameter wheels and a light aluminum frame, the Desire will take you smoothly along city streets and tame gravel roads. Like the women's Midtown, it has a step-thru frame that's easy to hop on and off, and accommodates skirts with decorum.

  • Lightweight, aluminum frame with a step-thru top tube
  • 700 x 35mm tires are built for rolling on pavement and dirt roads, pathways, or light trail use
  • Simano® Acera V-brakes (rim brakes) provide great stopping power
  • Instead of derailleurs and cassettes, the Desire uses a Shimano Nexus 8-speed internally-geared rear hub which allows you to shift gears at anytime, even when waiting at a stop light
  • Upright seated position for visibility in traffic
  • Relatively thin handlebars with MEC Ergo grips for reduced pressure on palms and even weight distribution
  • Slightly wider, 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 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

Tech specs

Weight12.3kg (Medium)
FrameMEC tapered 7005 aluminum
ForkChromoly steel
StemMEC AS-021 31.8mm
SeatpostMEC SP-353
HeadsetFSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
HandlebarsMEC City Riser 31.8mm
Grips/tapeMEC Ergo
  • Shimano Acera (V-brake rim)
Brake leversShimano Acera
ShiftersShimano Nexus Revo
Derailleur (front)N/A
Derailleur (rear)Shimano Nexus
Bottom bracketRPM 7420
PedalsMEC Trekking
Hub (front)Shimano Altus
Shimano Nexus 8-speed
Shimano Alfine 18T
ChainShimano HG53-9
SpokesDT Champion
RimsAlex ACE 18
  • Kenda Trekking 700 x 35
SaddleSelle Royal Ariel
Made inTaiwan

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