MEC National Bicycle - Unisex


MEC National Bicycle - Unisex

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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.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Cycle touring
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

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

Avid BB7 (mechanical disc)
Brake levers Tektro RL340
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Derailleur (front) Shimano Deore
Derailleur (rear) Shimano XT
Crank + rings Shimano Deore 48-36-26T
Bottom bracket Shimano Deore
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Shimano Deore
Hub (rear)

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

Shimano Deore

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

Shimano CS-HG40 9-speed 11-32T
Chain Shimano HG53-9
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Mavic XM319 Disc
Tires Continental Sport Contact Reflex 700 x 32
Saddle Brooks B17
Made in Taiwan