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Old 05-15-06, 04:45 AM   #1
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Merida mountainbikes, anyone?

Hi guys!

Just wanted to know if anyone else out there owns a Merida bike. I'm not sure if they're sold in the U.S., but I think they're available in Europe. If you own one, please share your experiences with the bike.

(Merida website: www.merida-bikes.com )

I got the Matts Champion LX model (frame only), with specs below:

frame = Merida Matts Champion LX
fork = Manitou Axel Elite 80mm
stem/seatpost = Amoeba
saddle = WTB Rocket V
handlebars = Turbolite riser
crankset = Shimano Deore (non-series) 44/32/22
cassette = Shimano Deore 11-34
shifters/brake levers = Shimano Deore Dual Control
brakes = Avid BB7
front der. = Shimano Deore LX
rear der. = Shimano Deore LX low-normal
rims = Mavic X221
hubs = M.O.B. disc
tires = Continental Twister 1.9 / Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0
pedals = Specialized platform
computer = CatEye Velo 1
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Old 05-15-06, 05:07 AM   #2
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Too bad none of the bike photos work on that site...
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Old 05-15-06, 02:57 PM   #3
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Merida bikes are among the best frames available in Europe. One of my LBS is a Merida authorized dealer and the bikes are great. I´ve ridden them and they are of very good quality.

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Merida bikes are among the best frames available in Europe. One of my LBS is a Merida authorized dealer and the bikes are great. I´ve ridden them and they are of very good quality.

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That's good to hear. The frames being sold here are relatively new to the market, so I haven't seen too many on my rides. Most bikers here build their bikes from frame up, though you can buy brands like Canondale and Giant (whole bikes), but they're somewhat expensive.
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