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Old 07-06-10, 12:37 PM   #1
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Eddy Merckx, good or??

Hello all

I do love to go out and ride my bike. FAR FAR from a pro or even taking part in any kind of competition, just as fun, relaxing and keeping myself fit.

So, I also like bikes, and now I "need" a new one.

How is the bikes from Eddy Merckx? I know they are well made, but are they over priced? And a bike that a amateur like me has NO need for at all?
Like getting a Lamborghini when one only need a coupe?

Why I ask? Well, just the idea of a bike of that caliber is interesting, but as I say, maybe it is crazy.

Hope some can help me

Thanks for looking
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Old 07-06-10, 01:53 PM   #2
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If you intend to ride with family and kids a road bike is generally useless and frustrating. I've ridden my road bike and had my co-worker on his hybrid. I was coasting most of the time. If you want to do some local club rides or do some long distance rides than a road bike can be a blast. As you stated a road bike is like a sports car.... light, minimalists, and fast, but it will have limitation for partactical use. Don't try to go to the store and pick up anything. No provisions for a rack for instance. If you have the money go for it, but do it for the right reasons.

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Old 07-06-10, 04:08 PM   #3
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I guess I'm not sure what your question is. Merckx has never made anything that is not pro level - that is to say that you can buy a new Trek or Specialized or Giant for under $750 - Eddy has never made entry level bikes, he doesn't make tricycles or hybrids or mountain bikes. Maybe the company will now that Eddy has been bought out.

Do you have a particular bike in mind?

I lover the Merckx brand; I like that Eddy chose the materials; I like that he designed the bikes; I like that he was involved in the day to day operation of the plant and that the plant was literally next to his home.
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Eddy sells bikes on the low end too, not just pro stuff. The "lowest" is the AMX-1 is an Aluminum framed Tiagra equipped bike.
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Old 07-07-10, 03:18 PM   #5
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Hello

Well, I do seek a bike that I will use for trips with friends, out trying to keep fit. Not as a commuting or shopping bike.
I am seeking a bike, that is not like the rest out there, and the bikes from Eddy did come in my mind.

I do not need a pro bike, so I guess the AMX -1 will be good.....
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Get a good frame-set , Go low-ball on the group-set , and all will be good ..
It will get you down the road.

But, get real, race bike frame designs are inappropriate for riding the MUP with the kids.

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Eddy sells bikes on the low end too, not just pro stuff. The "lowest" is the AMX-1 is an Aluminum framed Tiagra equipped bike.
That's my point about the new company. Eddy himself did not sell junk.
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