Mountain Equipment Company

MEC 1971 Bicycle - Unisex


Colour: Grey/Grey/Red

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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 1971 exemplifies our purpose – to inspire people to get outside. A tough-as-nails aluminum frame with classic stable geometry is at home touring across Canada or noodling in the bike lane. With clearance for tires up to 38mm wide, disc brakes and a wide gear range , it won't disappoint when you're pushing it at your local cross race. With the updated Sora R3000 groupset, you can expect crisp and reliable shifting. 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
  • Cro-moly fork is super tough and outfitted with mounting points for fenders and racks
  • Long wheelbase and relaxed frame geometry provide a stable, predictable ride
  • Shimano® Sora R3000 shifters and derailleurs provide crisp shifting
  • Shimano Sora 50-34T crankset and 11-34T cassette offer a range of gears for all terrain
  • TRP Spyre C mechanical disc brakes are powerful, low-profile and reliable in all conditions
  • MEC Adventure bars feature a 12° flare for comfort and stability when riding in the drops
  • Multiple braze-ons make it easy to attach racks, fenders and water bottles
  • Tire clearance accommodates tires up to 38mm in width and fenders
  • Wider-than-average rims provide extra control, comfort and durability
  • Time-tested Shimano Deore hubs and DT Champion spokes go into wheels ideal for bike touring
  • 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

Weight11.33kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Sport road cycling
  • Cyclocross
  • Cycle touring
FrameMEC tapered 7005 aluminum
ForkChromoly steel
StemMEC Performance 31.8mm 7°
SeatpostMEC aluminum
HeadsetFSA NO. 23/CC Integrated
HandlebarsMEC Adventure 31.8mm
Grips/tapeVelo Shockproof
  • TRP Spyre C (mechanical disc)
Brake leversShimano Sora
ShiftersShimano Sora
Derailleur (front)Shimano Sora
Derailleur (rear)Shimano Sora
Crank + ringsShimano Sora 50-34T
Bottom bracketShimano Sora
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Shimano HB-M525
Shimano FH-M525
Shimano CS-HG300 9-speed 11-34T
ChainShimano HG53-9
SpokesDT Champion
RimsAlex GD24P
  • Donnelly X'Plor USH 700 x 35
SaddleSelle Royal Shadow
Made inTaiwan

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