MEC Col XS Bicycle - Youths
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A bike that gives younger riders access to real speed. In fact, don't be surprised if they beat you to the top of the hill. The Col XS's frame is shaped to provide a fast riding position that feels nimble on the corners and comfortable on the straights. Caliper brakes keep the velocity in check, and Alex Rims and Vittoria tires offer a responsive connection to the road. Overall, this is a quality bike that feels quick and opens up longer ride potential for every member of the fam.
- Lightweight 6061 butted aluminum frame with a carbon fork.
- Reliable Shimano® Claris components.
- Shimano 8-speed 13-26T cassette provides an ample gear range for road riding.
- Frame is not set up for racks or panniers.
- Alex AT490 rims in 650C size.
- Vittoria Rubino tires.
- 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 is developed at the MEC Head Office in Vancouver, BC.
|Frame||MEC 6061 butted aluminum|
|Stem||MEC AS-007 31.8mm +/- 7º|
|Headset||FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated|
|Handlebars||MEC Classic XS 31.8mm|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Brake levers||Shimano Claris|
|Derailleur (front)||Shimano Claris|
|Derailleur (rear)||Shimano Claris|
|Crank + rings||Shimano Claris 46- 34T|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano Octalink|
|Hub (front)||Shimano Claris FH-2400|
The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.
|Shimano Claris HB-2400|
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano CS-HG50 8-speed 13-26T|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino 650 x 23|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Sirio|
How to measure
- 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.