Merida 2015: the highlights - Aero goes alu +lots more

Merida’s 2015 lineup includes two new disc-equipped Ride endurance road bikes, aluminium Reacto aero bikes, and completely redesigned cyclocross bikes. On top of that, they have introduced triathlon-specific Warps and lowered prices on many key models.

There’s loads to talk about so we’d better get started.


What Hybrid

I am looking to buy a new bike for town use and some day trips (on road). I don't want to spend a fortune (£800max but would prefer cheaper c.£500). I would ideally like some thing around or sub 12 kg, with 8 or 11 speed hub gears.

As a comparison my partner rides a Trek FX7 and we would be riding together.

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FS: Specialized Sirrus Elite 2011

I am selling my Specialized Sirrus Elite - i have chosen Going Going Bike as the marketplace for it as I know the guys there and it is a very trust worthy site.


If anyone is interested either purchase there or contact me here.

Quick Summary:
56cm Frame
Aluminium frame with Carbon Forks
8-Speed 11-32 Deore Rear Derraileur with 48 × 38 × 28T Chainrings with chainguard
Well maintained with new cassette and chain
BG Riva Road Saddle
Mudguards and SPD-SL or flat pedals provided
Great as a commuter or tourer

Trek 8.6 DS

Story weight: 

The Trek 8.6 DS ia an interesting blend of ideals both on the road and off - It's competent and comfortable in most scenarios but with some compromises.

Buy it Local: 

Charge Filter Hi (2013)


In a similar vein to the Genesis Croix de Fer recently tested, Charge's Filter Hi is a do it all commuter, light tourer and part time crosser. Drop bars, discs, huge tyre clearances, mounts for mudguards and rack all tip a nod to the mile muncher who's happy to keep the pedals spinning whatever the weather.

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Bamboo Bikes 2013 range

Bamboo Bikes (whose MTB was featured on Road.cc previously http://road.cc/content/news/59090-tech-round-bamboo-bikes-dynamo-phone-c...) launched their new 2013 models on Friday last week. There's some more road.cc friendly stuff there now: a cyclocross bike and a hybrid.

They wrote up the event on their site http://www.bamboobike.co/2013/01/20/post-launch/

Convert from flat bars to drops

I've been toying around with the idea of converting my flat-bar hybrid (which I use for commuting) to drop bars. Primarily because I'd like to press it into service as a winter road bike, as it has full mud-guards. The bike is a Ridgeback Comet, which has a Shimano triple front and 8-speed rear. I've looked around the net, and there seem to be a few considerations and options, and I'm wondering what people think.


Great bike for commuting or getting around town. It's seen light use over the last two years (getting to uni and back), plus a couple of sportives. Just been completely stripped down and serviced, with a brand new bottom bracket fitted. Also replaced the tyres only last year.

First to see will buy - this is a fantastic city bike! Frame size medium (55cm). I'm 5'10 and it fits me well. Price is negotiable (within reason). I'm in Bristol and would prefer local pickup/drop off within reasonable distance.

Thanks for looking

Here are the Giant full specs...

Marin Mill Valley ALP Bike 2010 - For Sale

I am selling my Marin Mill Valley ALP bike having recently upgraded to a road bike.

The Marin is 18 months old and has been used to commute a short distance to work.

It has always been looked after and well maintained. There is a slight graze to the top tube that is minimal but other than that the bike is in A1 condition. The only addition to the original spec is Continental Sport Contact Tyres. This is a 2010 model with 22" frame, carbon forks and seat stays.

Marin Mill Valley ALP Bike (2010)

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