MEC Col XS Bicycle - Youths 5055-842

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.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Sport road cycling
  • Urban cycling
Recommended age 8-11
Frame MEC 6061 butted aluminum
Fork Carbon
Stem MEC AS-007 31.8mm +/- 7º
Seatpost MEC SP-353
Headset FSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
Handlebars MEC Classic XS 31.8mm
Grips/tape Cork Gel

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

  • Tektro R541 (caliper rim)
  • Tektro R540 (caliper rim)
Brake levers Shimano Claris
Shifters Shimano Claris
Derailleur (front) Shimano Claris
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Claris
Crank + rings Shimano Claris 46- 34T
Bottom bracket Shimano Octalink
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Shimano Claris FH-2400
Hub (rear)

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
Chain Shimano HG40-8
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex AT490
Tires Vittoria Rubino 650 x 23
Saddle Selle Royal Sirio
Made in Taiwan