MEC Nineteen Seventy-One Bicycle - Unisex


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Explore the open road on two wheels. This multi-purpose bike can also be used for general city riding or long-haul touring. Named after the year the MEC was founded, the Nineteen Seventy One exemplifies MEC's core purpose – to inspire people to get outside. It's designed to be comfortable for hours of riding and adaptable to riding on pavement, over country roads, up hills, and into headwinds.

  • Lightweight 7005 aluminum frame.
  • Longer wheelbase and relaxed frame geometry provide a stable, predictable ride.
  • Larger diameter (700) wheels roll efficiently. 32mm tires protect the rims and resist pinch flats.
  • Avid Shortly 4 cantilever brakes are light, inexpensive, and easy to maintain.
  • FSA Omega 30-39-50T triple crank with Shimano® 12-25 9-speed cassette provide plenty of gear options for powering up hills and over flat terrain.
  • Selle Royal Yak saddle with gel padding absorbs road shock better than foam.
  • Sold with Crank Brothers Candy Clipless pedals.
  • Threaded fittings make it easy to attach racks, fenders, and water bottles.
  • Lots of clearance between the frame and wheel to accommodate fenders.
  • Shimano Sora 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 Butted aluminum
Stem Easton EA30 31.8mm
Seatpost MEC SP-353
Headset FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
Handlebars MEC Road 31.8mm
Grips/tape Cork Gel

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

Avid Shorty 4 (cantilever rim)
Brake levers Shimano Sora
Shifters Shimano Sora
Derailleur (front) Shimano Sora
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Tiagra
Crank + rings FSA Omega 50-39-30T
Bottom bracket FSA Mega Exo
Pedals Crank Brother's Candy Clipless
Hub (front) Road Disc
Hub (rear)

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

Road Disc

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

Shimano Tiagra 9-speed 12-25T
Chain Shimano HG53-9
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Mavic CXP22 S
Tires Hutchinson Cross Town 700 x 32
Saddle Selle Royal Yak
Made in Taiwan