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    Merida???

    Hi, my road bike has recently been stolen and I am on the market for a new one, I have seen this Merida 904 online:

    http://www.thegreenbikecompany.co.uk...?ProductID=409

    It looks to me like a good buy with the 105 groupset and carbon fork for the price, just wondering on anyones thoughts on Merida bikes in general as I am fairly unfamiliar with them, any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWR88
    Hi, my road bike has recently been stolen and I am on the market for a new one, I have seen this Merida 904 online:

    http://www.thegreenbikecompany.co.uk...?ProductID=409

    It looks to me like a good buy with the 105 groupset and carbon fork for the price, just wondering on anyones thoughts on Merida bikes in general as I am fairly unfamiliar with them, any ideas?

    Very nice bikes from a grerat factory [who makes most Specialized]
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    Spanish company, big name, mass market, largely entry level on the road market. One of the many fishes in the big pond.

    Well known in MTB world as they sponsor el superhombre Juan Hermida... Like Bikesdirect says; good stuff, but I'd had: what is the advantage? Will you get any service? Warranty execution? Fit?You can probably get the same deal nearby, and paying a little extra for service might be a plus. IMO: not exceptionnaly worth it as the exotic factor is only related to absence of distribution in America. As in comparison: Bestegui Hermanos (BH bikes) is an old company that has kept on top of the game with innovation and pro-peloton representation; spanish company with high exotic factor... They don't sell cheap deals...
    French bike magasine tend to present road Merida frames as heavier and sturdy, basic and neutral. To me it is a little like a Kona, RockyMtn or Norco road frame... Sure it's not a bad bike, but what's so special about a mtb company churning out yet another carbon road frame? They want a share of the trend, but you the customer, what do you want?
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    Merida isn't a Spanish company it is Taiwanese and one of the largest manufacturers of bikes on the planet much like Giant. Like bikesdirect just said, Merida manufactures most Specialized frames and a bunch of other brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italianrider76
    Merida isn't a Spanish company it is Taiwanese and one of the largest manufacturers of bikes on the planet much like Giant. Like bikesdirect just said, Merida manufactures most Specialized frames and a bunch of other brands.

    You are right, got carried away because or Hermida's success and the spanish sounding name. it makes my opinion stronger though!

    Sorry about the mis-lead. All I had to do was get on the web site, scroll down!
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