Description

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The bike for a crosstown bike route that beats the traffic every time. We’ve teamed an aluminum frame with a carbon fork and handlebars, and added an aluminium steerer to keep strength high, weight low and brass in your pocket. A 2 x 10 groupset, more like one you'd find on a mountain bike, reduces gearing redundancies and feels natural from day one. The X-Glide technology borrowed from SRAM mountain bike components lets you shift crisply up the sprocket or down. And the hydraulic disc brake setup brings you to a shudder-free stop outside any neighbourhood craft brewery.

  • Lightweight, tapered aluminum frame.
  • Carbon fibre fork with aluminum steerer and carbon handlebars keep the weight down and the ride smooth.
  • SRAM Via GT components include cranks with X-Glide technology, and hydraulic brakes developed in concert with Avid.
  • Crank Brothers Candy clipless pedals are mountain tough and city pretty.
  • SRAM 2 x 10 groupset is developed for urban rides and trekking.
  • Big 700C wheels roll almost effortlessly, and 32mm tires provide excellent adhesion, stability and cornering. The width protects the rims and resists pinch flats.
  • 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 are designed in Canada. Everything from the frames to the graphics is developed at the MEC Head Office in Vancouver, BC.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Urban cycling
  • Cycle commuting
Frame MEC tapered 7005 aluminum
Fork Carbon
Stem MEC light AS-029 31.8mm
Seatpost MEC carbon
Headset FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
Handlebars MEC Carbon Riser 31.8mm
Grips/tape MEC Lock-on
Brakes

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

SRAM Via GT (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers SRAM Via GT
Shifters SRAM Via GT
Derailleur (front) SRAM Via GT
Derailleur (rear) SRAM Via GT
Crank + rings SRAM Via GT 48-32T
Bottom bracket SRAM Via GT
Pedals Crank Brother's Candy Clipless
Hub (front) Alex
Hub (rear)

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

Alex
Cassette

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

SRAM PG 1050 10-speed 12-32T
Chain SRAM PC1051
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex CXD5
Tires Continental Sport Contact Reflex 700 x 32
Saddle Fizik Nisene
Made in Taiwan