MEC Silhouette Bicycle - Unisex 5053-270

MEC Silhouette Bicycle - Unisex

Size Guide
See available Urban and commuter bikes


Show Description

Decked out with high-end parts and performance oriented geometry, the Silhouette is a well-priced urban ride that's comparable to the MEC Midtown. It's designed to be your daily ride and ready for high mileage, construction zones, and debris in the bike lane. Outfit it with a rack and panniers and you’ve got yourself a super eco-vehicle for groceries, cruising to the gym, and getting to your day job.

  • Lightweight 7000-series aluminum frame uses butted tubing to keep the weight low.
  • 700 x 32mm tires are built for rolling on roads and dirt roads or pathways or light trail use.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes provide good stopping power, even in wet weather.
  • Wide-range gearing features Shimano Alivio front derailleur and Shimano Deore Shadow rear derailleur.
  • Shimano Acera 26-36-48T triple crank and 9-speed 11-32T cassette provides options for general city riding.
  • Upright seated position for visibility in traffic.
  • MEC Ergo grips reduce pressure on palms and offer good weight distribution.
  • MEC Trekking pedals can be fitted with toeclips and straps.
  • Shimano Alivio 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 are designed in Canada. Everything from the frames to the graphics was developed at the MEC Head Office in Vancouver, BC.

Tech specs

Show Tech specs
Ideal for
  • Urban cycling
  • Cycle commuting
Frame MEC tapered 7005 aluminum
Fork Butted aluminum
Stem Race Face Ride 31.8mm
Seatpost Race Face Ride
Headset FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
Handlebars Race Face Ride 31.8mm
Grips/tape MEC Ergo

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

Shimano M445 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano M447 Disc
Shifters Shimano Alivio Rapid Fire
Derailleur (front) Shimano Alivio
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Deore Shadow
Crank + rings Shimano Acera 48-36-26T
Bottom bracket Shimano BB-ES300
Pedals Wellgo Mountain Flats
Hub (front) Shimano Alivio
Hub (rear)

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

Shimano Alivio

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

Shimano HG30 9-speed 11-32T
Chain Shimano HG53-9
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Alex MD19
Tires Continental Sport Contact Reflex 700 x 32
Saddle Selle Royal Shadow
Made in Taiwan