MEC National Bicycle - Unisex

5030-652
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Description

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This is the bike you take when you set your mind to riding across Canada. With top-shelf Shimano® components and a traditional steel frame (coated in classic deep burgundy) the National rolls in as our long-haul touring bike. Illustrated decals on the frame depict crests from all 10 provinces and 3 territories – tick them off as you trace routes, paths, ice-roads, and the Trans-Canada Highway and rack up the kilometres.

  • Reynolds 520 steel frame for a traditional, solid-feeling ride.
  • Larger diameter (700) wheels roll efficiently. 32mm tires protect the rims and resist pinch flats.
  • Shimano® BR-CX50 cantilever brakes are easy to maintain and have good mud clearance.
  • FC-4603 Tiagra Triple Hollowtech-2 crank with Shimano® 12-30 10-speed cassette provide gear options for powering up the Rockies and spinning through the Prairies.
  • Threaded fittings allow you to attach racks, fenders, and water bottles.
  • Sold with a Fizik Nisene saddle.
  • Shimano® Tiagra components.
  • This model is not equipped with pedals.
  • 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

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Frame Reynolds 520 steel
Fork Chromoly steel
Stem FSA OS-190
Seatpost MEC carbon
Headset FSA Orbit X
Handlebars FSA Gossamer Ergo 31.8mm
Grips/tape Cork Gel
Brakes

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

Shimano BR-CX50 (cantilever rim)
Brake levers Shimano Tiagra
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Derailleur (front) Shimano Tiagra
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Tiagra
Crank + rings Shimano Tiagra 50-39-30T
Bottom bracket Shimano Tiagra
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Shimano Tiagra
Hub (rear)

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

Shimano Tiagra
Cassette

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

Shimano Tiagra 10-speed 12-30T
Chain Shimano Tiagra CN-4601
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Alex XT19
Tires Continental Sport Contact Reflex 700 x 32
Saddle Fizik Nisene
Made in Taiwan