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MEC Nineteen Seventy-One Bicycle - Unisex


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Explore the open road on two wheels. This multi-purpose bike can also be used for general city riding, cyclocross, or long-haul touring. Named for the year the MEC was founded, the Nineteen Seventy One exemplifies our purpose – to inspire people to get outside. A tough-as-nails aluminum frame with classic stable geometry is at home trekking across Canada or noodling in the bike lane. Generous tire clearance, disc brakes and wide gear range means it won't disappoint when pushing it at your local cross race. No fuss Sora shifters mated to Sora deraileurs get the job done. Its simple kit makes it easy to work on and maintain, and as any touring bike should, it features all attachment points for racks, fenders and whatever else is required.

  • 7000-series aluminum frame is lightweight and strong enough to withstand a wide range of riding conditions
  • Aluminum fork is lightweight and super tough
  • Long wheelbase and relaxed frame geometry provide a stable, predictable ride
  • Shimano Sora shifters/deraileurs linked to 50-39-30T crank and 12-30T cassette offer a gear range for all terrain
  • Mechanical disc brakes are powerful and reliable in all conditions
  • Threaded fittings make it easy to attach racks, fenders, and water bottles
  • Tire clearance easily accommodates big volume tires and fenders
  • 700C rims mated to Deore disc hubs
  • MEC 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 was developed at the MEC Head Office in Vancouver, BC

Tech specs

Weight10.55kg (XX-Small)
10.63kg (X-Small)
10.74kg (Small)
10.82kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Sport road cycling
  • Cyclocross
  • Cycle touring
FrameMEC tapered 7005 aluminum
ForkButted aluminum
StemFSA Omega 31.8mm +/- 6º
SeatpostFSA SL-280
HeadsetFSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
HandlebarsFSA Omega Compact 31.8mm
Grips/tapeCork Gel
  • TRP Spyre (mechanical disc)
Brake leversShimano Sora
ShiftersShimano Sora
Derailleur (front)Shimano Sora
Derailleur (rear)Shimano Sora
Crank + ringsFSA Omega 50-39-30T
Bottom bracketFSA Mega Exo
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Shimano FH-M525
Shimano HB-M525
Shimano Tiagra 9-speed 12-30T
ChainShimano HG53-9
SpokesDT Champion
RimsAlex MD19
  • Clement X'Plor USH 700 x 35
SaddleSelle Royal Shadow
Made inTaiwan

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