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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:03 pm
by Blackrock
Had 3 Merida's since 2012, so playing catch up here!!!

2012 Carbon T5 Speeder.
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2013 Carbon T5 Speeder.
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2014 Cyclocross 5 and current bike. Haven't ridden it yet, but quietly excited about the change and doors this bike can open! Ultegra 6800 11 speed.
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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:42 pm
by nezumi
It looks like yours was prepped after my feedback on the bar spacing.

When I have cause to redo my bartape, I will be moving the interruptor brakes closer to the hoods than they currently are, so that I have some room to put a light on.

That said, I'm a fan of the black/green/white of my Cyclo cross 4. :D

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:20 pm
by bollo
my Merida

in road trim

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& in race trim

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well less the bag under the seat & light

cheers Allan

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:18 pm
by Blackrock
Plenty of frame clearance now with the commuting tires on.

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:55 pm
by pierokwong
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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:39 pm
by Gunlock
Picked up a second hand Merida Time Warp 4 last night :D - will update this post when i get some pictures

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:31 am
by nezumi
Gunlock wrote:Picked up a second hand Merida Time Warp 4 last night :D - will update this post when i get some pictures


Nice!

I'm currently eyeing off a Scultura CF 907 - stealth fighter :D

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:27 am
by DCP
Some nice Reacto's in here.

Here's mine

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:01 pm
by brett.hooker
I am so behind on updates to this thread... I have been systematically upgrading my 2013 907-E this year. It now has:
- fizik aliante bull saddle (black)
- 6870 11 speed groupset; replaced brifters, front and rear dérailleurs.
- went with the 6870 gs medium cage rear derailleur
- di2 sprint shifters
- dura ace 9000 brakes
- black bar tape
- ultegra compact crank set (used adaptor to fit this to the bottom bracket)
- 11-32 11 speed ultegra cassette (brilliant for climbing)
- fulcrum racing zero alum clinchers with conti gp4000s2 tyres
- stages power meter
- 90mm Fsa slk stem (just to bring the reach back a little for me)

Absolutely loving the setup. The sprint shifters are awesome, and I love having the power data at hand.

Disc brakes on my wish list; but that's going to mean a major upgrade... N+1... :-)

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:28 pm
by Dropbear20
My 2015 Merida Scultura 5000, bought this weekend.

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:15 pm
by Gunlock
Gunlock wrote:Picked up a second hand Merida Time Warp 4 last night :D - will update this post when i get some pictures


Sorry, got slack on the picture posting.

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:03 pm
by piston9
The T5 just gets better and better with tweaking....

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:34 am
by Chris249
The good old 2011(?) CX4 - an unpretentious (10kg 105) but fantastic all-round bike for commuting, CX racing and touring. It's been ridden hard and put away wet but still comes up smiling.

On the Stelvio - second highest road pass in Europe (2,758m).

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The following day the CX4 (and baggage) worked up the top of the Gavia Pass (2,652m) from the Bormio side;

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followed by the next day by a much quicker run without baggage from the Ponte de Legno side for a quick windsurf on Lago Bianco at the top of the pass.

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On Mt Ginini in the ACT - the snow that is visible started falling when I was about 50m laterally from the 1762m peak, which made for a very cold ride back down.

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And to finish, my wife's CX5 on a tour through Germany. It's been her main daily commute for years.

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:19 am
by WhingingPom
I joined the Merida club last night on my way home from work. To quote the FB message I've just sent to my LBS...

"Cold, wet, dark, early, couldn't see !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! through my glasses, so decided to go for an extra 15km this morning that's how happy I am!"

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:02 pm
by biker jk
WhingingPom wrote:I joined the Merida club last night on my way home from work. To quote the FB message I've just sent to my LBS...

"Cold, wet, dark, early, couldn't see !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! through my glasses, so decided to go for an extra 15km this morning that's how happy I am!"

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Welcome to the club. I bought the same bike seven weeks ago. The bike shop swapped out the saddle to my preferred Fizik Antares (which I have on my two other bikes, well three but one is now retired).

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:43 pm
by WhingingPom
biker jk wrote:
WhingingPom wrote:I joined the Merida club last night on my way home from work. To quote the FB message I've just sent to my LBS...

"Cold, wet, dark, early, couldn't see !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! through my glasses, so decided to go for an extra 15km this morning that's how happy I am!"

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Welcome to the club. I bought the same bike seven weeks ago. The bike shop swapped out the saddle to my preferred Fizik Antares (which I have on my two other bikes, well three but one is now retired).


Thanks, I was thinking about a Fizik saddle (I use one at the spin place I go to) but thought I'd try this one and see what happens. Pretty happy so far, but one 45km commute isn't a representative sample.

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:10 pm
by biker jk
The Ride Disc 7000 completed it's longest ride since I bought it almost three months ago. I had the correct front brake pads fitted (don't ask, long story) two days before doing a 300km Audax ride. No more brake squeal. :lol: Compared to my Lynskey the Merida's ride was even better over the long distance. I would say most of this likely reflected the 25mm tyres at lower pressure than the 23mm tyres on the Lynskey (I run 15psi less on the wider tyres). Still, the flex stays on the Merida seem to do their job nicely. Power transfer from the wider bottom bracket does appear to be better. The confidence in braking on steep, twisty descents is very comforting. I did a 400km Audax ride last year on my Tommasini and there was a period where it rained at night while I was descending coming up to a tight corner and the rim brakes took forever to bite. Not a great feeling.

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:43 pm
by WhingingPom
I'm going to be replacing my front pads at some point in the foreseeable. Which pads did you go with?

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm
by biker jk
WhingingPom wrote:I'm going to be replacing my front pads at some point in the foreseeable. Which pads did you go with?


Shimano G02A-R (R for resin). With the 160mm rotors I don't believe you need the finned pads (which keep the brake pads cooler).

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:05 pm
by WhingingPom
Thanks for that. Was leaning towards the resin pads as I'd heard that metal pads would be a bit noisier. Won't be doing any descents or braking often enough for finned pads to be useful.

Hope you're loving the bike as much as I am! :)

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:26 am
by Usernoname
I've had it for a couple of months- Ride 5000 (do like a blue bike), finally got around to getting a decent picture. Love spring weather (with my old MTB helmet magpie / butcher bird proofed).
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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:07 pm
by biker jk
Ride Disc 7000 owners, a quick question. How do you find the ride from the front end? To be honest, I find the front end a bit harsh over irregular surfaces. Seems that the fork is quite stiff (it does appear bulky). I'm running the OEM tyres at 85psi on the front. Interested in your thoughts.

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:31 pm
by WhingingPom
biker jk wrote:Ride Disc 7000 owners, a quick question. How do you find the ride from the front end? To be honest, I find the front end a bit harsh over irregular surfaces. Seems that the fork is quite stiff (it does appear bulky). I'm running the OEM tyres at 85psi on the front. Interested in your thoughts.


I'm probably not the best person to answer as I haven't been cycling for too long (since January), but I haven't noticed any additional harshness compared to my previous roadie (Reid Osprey). Tyre wise, I've been using Schwalbe Durano Plus for quite a while and run the front at 105 or thereabouts.

Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:21 pm
by Ballmead
Here's my 2011 Merida Ride 93 that I picked up off Gumtree for $450.
It's in great nic and has hardly been ridden.

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Re: Your Merida ride!

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:02 pm
by indeck
Here's mine, Ride 91 I picked up 2nd hand. It's my first bike and I'm quite happy with it!

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