OK properly been talked about before but can't hurt to cover it again and get fresh opions on the matter.
What's with the precived hate against them, I'm not saying its there but there are a lot of comments I'm mainly the 41 but genraly in this fourm of negativity towards them.
IMO in my limited knowledge they seem to make great bikes, I know many in my club ride them and one member of my club works in a shop that sells about 70% trek and seems enthusiast about it, and from both there have been no complaints that I personly have heard. Yes they can be a bit pricy and you could likely get better value going with a smaller brand but its not bad and on opar with spesh.
Its also one of the top three (I think) in terms of sales? So that in itself says something? I get the impression on the fourm that they are not for real cyclists? WTF is that about? Were as the real world scenario is that they are one of the most popular brands going and neck and neck with spesh and with cannondale & crevlo not far behind.
I'm based in the UK and I'd say my club has a very wide selection of brands but one of the most comment is trek and crevlo with a bit of spesh.
The only problem I can personly see is that they are very big like HTC and Apple in the phone market. And people like things that are more nich when it comes to bikes.
In my club a few meridas are popping up due to there good value and a member being a dealer for them.
Also not had any complaints about there customer service and with inotive projects like the ONE project (who honestly doesn't want a personly paint scheme on a bike?) I think on paper and from my limited experience they seem to be a ticking all the boxes for a go to company!
Others views will differ, pesonly unless a lot of horror story's pop up I will likely be getting a madone / domane 2.3 or 3.?? In the new year or many a caad, we shall see.
DISSCUS / DEBATE / INFORM.
Please only post if you have experience with the company and not just what you have heard on the fourm/internet Bull sh** as that's the point of the Q.
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