MEC Mixed Tape Bicycle - Unisex 5048-427

MEC Mixed Tape Bicycle - Unisex

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A nice compilation of components and the bonus track is the Nexus 7-speed internal hub from Shimano®. The internal hub allows you to switch gears anytime (stopped or moving) and requires much less maintenance than a bike with an external drivetrain. The Nexus 7 gives you 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 what 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 rolling 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 7-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.
  • Flat MEC Moss pedals are easy to use.
  • 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.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Urban cycling
  • Cycle commuting
Frame MEC tapered 6061 aluminum
Fork Chromoly steel
Stem MEC AS-021 31.8mm
Seatpost MEC aluminum
Headset FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
Handlebars MEC City Riser 31.8mm
Grips/tape MEC Ergo

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

Shimano Acera (V-brake rim)
Brake levers Shimano Nexus
Shifters Shimano Revo
Derailleur (front) N/A
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Nexus
Crank + rings RPM City Single 38T
Bottom bracket RPM 7420
Pedals MEC Moss
Hub (front) Shimano Acera
Hub (rear)

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

Shimano Nexus 7-speed

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

Shimano Nexus 20T
Chain Shimano HG40-8
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex X101
Tires Kenda Trekking 700 x 35
Saddle Selle Royal Freccia
Made in Taiwan