Erin’s new mountain bike. It’s already seen some hard riding through mud, up ramps, over rocks and roots. It has disc brakes and RockShox, a nice light aluminum frame, and they haven’t cut corners on the basic componentry.

MEC has recently begun carrying bikes and they’ve clearly put a lot of thought into fleshing out their bike line. They don’t have many models but those they have are well-thought out to economically meet a needs niche rather than simply trying to grab some market share with a few flashy features. As you’d expect from a co-op. For Erin the need was for an entry-level bike for real trail riding, sometimes fairly technical in nature. Her Chinook is perfect.

She was riding before, but on Noah’s bike. Now they can ride together, which is really sweet.

The Chinook