New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

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New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby Brownster » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Well it was time for a change from the dual suspension FELT to a hardtail more suited to racing. Absolutely love the new MERIDA FLX that I got from Blackmans. Just had some Nobby Nics and tubeless conversion done so is all ready to rock and roll. Forgot to mention the Garmin 800 that was on it when I picked it up.

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by BNA » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:52 pm

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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby Shifter » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:52 pm

Random question and completely unrelated to the Merida (which is shiny and awesome)...

what sort of pedals are you running on the Felt?
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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:29 pm

Nice bike. :)

How do you like the tyres? I'm running Nobby Nic/Racing Ralph combo on my dually and find they're quite sensitive to pressures. Too hard and they don't grip!
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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby Brownster » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:49 pm

Shifter wrote:Random question and completely unrelated to the Merida (which is shiny and awesome)...

what sort of pedals are you running on the Felt?


The Shimano SPD M545 pedals

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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby Brownster » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:51 pm

trailgumby wrote:Nice bike. :)

How do you like the tyres? I'm running Nobby Nic/Racing Ralph combo on my dually and find they're quite sensitive to pressures. Too hard and they don't grip!


Havent had a chance to get out since the tubeless conversion done but I remeber with the Crossmark Lust tyres on the FELT they definately didnt like to much pressure in them.
Looking forward to trying the Nobby Nics. Will be testing them out at the Jet Black 24hr in a couple of weeks.
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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby Shifter » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:42 am

Brownster wrote:The Shimano SPD M545 pedals


Thought so. Do (did) you ever use them with normal shoes? If so, how did you find riding with them as opposed to normal platforms?
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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby Brownster » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:05 pm

Shifter wrote:
Brownster wrote:The Shimano SPD M545 pedals


Thought so. Do (did) you ever use them with normal shoes? If so, how did you find riding with them as opposed to normal platforms?


I did around the street but never on any serious trails as they didnt feel as grippy as a normal platform pedal. They are okay for a quick scoot around on.
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Re: New MERIDA FLX 1500 Carbon

Postby jimmy87 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm

that is a very nice bike you must be proud!!
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