A nice compilation of components and the bonus track is the Nexus 5-speed internal hub from Shimano®. The internal hub allows you to switch gears anytime (stopped or rolling) and requires much less maintenance than a bike with an external drivetrain. The Nexus 5 is as light as the previous Nexus 3, but gives you 2 extra gears to drop into when you're going up hills or carrying a 5kg sack of apples. Revo shifters have a simple, fluid action and a large indicator to show you which gear you're currently in. The Mixed Tape will sound fine for anyone with a relatively flat 9 to 5 commute, who rides through cross town traffic, and mixes in the occasional country road.
- Lightweight, tapered aluminum frame.
- 700 x 35mm tires are built for rolling on roads and dirt roads, pathways, or light trail use.
- Shimano® Acera V-brakes (rim brakes) provide great stopping power.
- Instead of derailleurs and cassettes, the Mixed Tape uses a Shimano Nexus 5-speed internally-geared hub that lets you shift gears any time, even while waiting at a stop light.
- Upright seated position for visibility in traffic.
- MEC Ergo grips provide less pressure on palms and wide, flat tops offer even weight distribution.
- Waterproof-coated 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.
|Frame||MEC tapered 7005 aluminum|
|Stem||MEC AS-009 31.8mm 35º|
|Headset||FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated|
|Handlebars||MEC City Riser 31.8mm|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Shimano Acera (V-brake rim)|
|Brake levers||Shimano Acera|
|Derailleur (rear)||Shimano Nexus|
|Crank + rings||RPM City Single 42T|
|Bottom bracket||RPM 7420|
|Hub (front)||Shimano Acera|
The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.
|Shimano Nexus 5-speed|
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano Nexus 18T|
|Tires||Kenda Trekking 700 x 35|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Freccia|