MEC National Bicycle - Unisex
We took our classic long-haul bike and beefed up the braking so you can open it up on fast mountain roads. This steel frame touring bike is a nod to the past and looks perfectly in place cruising along Canada’s long, open highways. Avid disc brakes keep you in control in all road and weather conditions. Shimano® components keep your ride rolling on long past the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. It’s right around then that you’ll be thankful for the Brooks saddle too.
- Triple butted Reynolds 520 steel frame is solid and dependable.
- Avid BB7 disc brakes provide solid stopping power.
- Shimano Deore and XT components provide granny-gear options for climbing in the Rockies and power gears for opening it up through the prairies.
- Mavic rims with Continental Sport Contact tires.
- Large diameter (700) Continental Sport Contact tires roll efficiently. 32mm tires protect the Mavic rims and resist pinch flats.
- Brooks B17 for great comfort from one side of the province to the other.
- Rear disc mounts inside the rear triangle so it won’t interfere with racks or fenders.
|Ideal for||Cycle touring|
|Frame||Reynolds 520 steel|
|Headset||FSA Orbit X|
|Handlebars||FSA Gossamer Ergo 31.8mm|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Avid BB7 (mechanical disc)|
|Brake levers||Tektro RL340|
|Derailleur (front)||Shimano Deore|
|Derailleur (rear)||Shimano XT|
|Crank + rings||Shimano Deore 48-36-26T|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano Deore|
|Hub (front)||Shimano Deore|
The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano CS-HG40 9-speed 11-32T|
|Rims||Mavic XM319 Disc|
|Tires||Continental Sport Contact Reflex 700 x 32|
- Standover (J)
- Distance from the ground surface to the top of the top tube. Measured at the mid-point of the top tube, or where the rider would be standing when straddling the bike. This measurement should be 2-3cm shorter than your inseam.