2014 Mesika 1.0
2014 Mesika 1.0

2014 Mesika 1.0

An overall sporty way to get around town, the Mesika 1.0 is a well-equipped urban commuter for any budget: Shimano drivetrain, sporty Kenda tires with K-shield and puncture protection, and a weight-saving rigid fork. Feel confident on the Mesika 1.0: perfect for light commuting or getting around the college campus in style!

Highlights
AL-6061 frame with custom formed butted Aluminum tubes and Women's geometry
Mechanical disc brakes
Kenda anti-puncture tires
Shimano components
Selle Royal Women's specific LookIn saddle

Size Guide: 2014 Mesika Series

Unique Women-Specific Geometry

The Mesika models have a unique women-specific geometry that maximizes standover height and stability. All Mesikas feature women specific saddles for maximum comfort and handle bars with ergonomic, grips for smaller hands.

Frames

We revamped the 2014 Mesika line for improved handling and comfort. We managed to achieve this by simply lowering the bottom bracket. The result was an overall lower center of gravity which increases the standover clearance, improves stability and produces a more confident ride. For additional rider comfort, this year we’ve introduced the Raleigh Sizing System that is based on an exhaustive database of bike fittings. This system is used during the development of new geometries allowing both customers and sales staff to determine the best size for the rider quickly by referencing a size decal on the bike.

For Women, by Women

Graphics for all the Mesikas were designed by a woman with input from a panel of women. The result is a bike that looks as good as it rides. A big thank you to all the women who helped us during the design process!

Geometry

Size XS SM MD LG
Seat Tube Length ** 350.0mm 400.0mm 450.0mm 500.0mm
Standover Height 685.0mm 705.0mm 745.0mm 775.0mm
Top Tube Length * 530.0mm 555.0mm 570.0mm 595.0mm
Head Tube Length 100.0mm 105.0mm 130.0mm 150.0mm
Head Angle 70.0° 71.0° 71.0° 71.0°
Seat Angle 74.5° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Chain Stay Length 455.0mm 455.0mm 455.0mm 455.0mm
Fork Offset 40.0mm 40.0mm 40.0mm 40.0mm
BB Drop 70.0mm 70.0mm 70.0mm 70.0mm
Stem Length 75.0mm 75.0mm 90.0mm 90.0mm
Handlebar Width 640.0mm 640.0mm 640.0mm 640.0mm
Crank Length 170.0mm 170.0mm 170.0mm 175.0mm
Seat Post Length 350.0mm 350.0mm 400.0mm 400.0mm

* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center

2014 Misceo & Mesika series

RELIABILITY, DURABILITY, AND SIMPLICITY

FOR WOMen, by WOMen

Graphics for all the Mesikas were designed by a woman with input from a panel of women. The result is a bike that looks as good as it rides. A big thank you to all the women who helped us during the design process!

2014 misceo & Mesika series

Lookin Saddles

Lookin Saddles

The majority of the Misceo and Mesika models feature the new Lookin saddles from Selle Royal. These saddles feature Royalgel, a proprietary ingredient that has been shown to reduce contact pressure by up to 40% providing the maximum level of comfort through better weight distribution. These saddles are also made with Strengtex, an extremely durable material that is able to repel scratches, tears and water. The Lookin is as visually striking as it is technical, boasting a transparent "window" to its Royalgel interior.

Frames

We revamped the 2014 Misceo and Mesika lines for improved handling and comfort. We managed to achieve this by simply lowering the bottom bracket. The result was an overall lower center of gravity which increases the standover clearance, improves stability and produces a more confident ride. For additional rider comfort, this year we've introduced the Raleigh Sizing System that is based on an exhaustive database of bike fittings. This system is used during the development of new geometries allowing both customers and sales staff to determine the best size for the rider quickly by referencing a size decal on the bike.

Reliability

Our home base in Seattle is famous for its wet weather, giving us the perfect testing ground for developing durable bikes. To endure the rigors of daily urban assaults, a bike must thrive in the most uncompromising conditions: poor roads, outdoor parking and inclement weather. They need reliable tires and durable components that require minimal maintenance, and we most certainly have that covered: the majority of the Misceo and Mesika models come with low maintenance disc brakes, and the Misceo 4.0 and Mesika 3.0 swap out a traditional chain for a smooth Gates carbon belt. Added bonus for the women, the Mesika 3.0 also features low maintenance Shimano roller brakes, it is sure to turn some heads.

Specs
Sizes XS  SM  MD  LG 
Frame AL-6061 Custom Formed Butted Aluminum Tubes
Fork 4130 Chromoly w/Disc Tabs
Headset Ahead 1-1/8"
Cranks Shimano FC-M311 28/38/48t w/Chainguard
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Square Taper
F. Derailleur Shimano Acera
R. Derailleur Shimano Acera
Shifter Shimano ST-M310 Rapidfire Plus 8spd
Cogset Shimano 8spd (11-32t)
Chain KMC 8spd
Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano ST-M310
Front Hub Joytech Alloy Disc QR 32h
Rear Hub Joytech Alloy Disc QR 32h Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Weinmann XC260 Double Wall
Tires Kenda K192 w/PRC Antipuncture and K-Shield 700x38c
Handlebar Raleigh Alloy Riser 640/15mm, 31.8
Grips Raleigh Women's Specific Lock-on
Stem Raleigh 100 Series Alloy Ahead 4-Bolt 7º
Seatpost Raleigh 100 Series 27.2x400mm
Seat Selle Royal Lookin
Colors Pewter
Note Specifications Subject to Change
Colors