thoughts on this Merida ride 94

thoughts on this Merida ride 94

Postby riles » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:39 pm

looking at possibly making a bid on this Merida ride 94 - and just want to see what people think of it, pricewise and weather its a solid bike. looking to get some more km / week on the bike and see this as a good solid bike to do so, havent got a huge amount of $$$ to spend so 2nd hand is going to be my go! heres the link to the bike http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Merida-ride- ... 500wt_1203

thoughts and tips are welcome
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by BNA » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:31 am

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Re: thoughts on this Merida ride 94

Postby brett.hooker » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:31 am

I test ride one of these before I bought my Ride 91.

The ride 94 was beautiful to ride. The brakes in particular were very good.

I think you can get this model new still for around $1500.

It is a good, light, strong alloy bike and it felt solid and reliable on the road.

I would recommend the model...
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Re: thoughts on these bikes for a new 2nd hand carbon bike

Postby riles » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:26 pm

found a few more options and just after peoples opinions on them:


Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Road Bike 55cm - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121035857628 ... 566wt_1188

Trek Sl ultegra - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121038356269 ... 500wt_1203

09 Giant TCR advanced - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321040756757 ... 506wt_1188

how do they compare and which would represent the best value / long term purchase wise?
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Re: thoughts on this Merida ride 94

Postby riles » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:38 pm

just another option ive found - http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/collaroy ... 1008700162 seems like a good deal - am i wrong in thinking so?
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Re: thoughts on this Merida ride 94

Postby notmyrealname » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:23 am

brett.hooker wrote:I test ride one of these before I bought my Ride 91.

The ride 94 was beautiful to ride. The brakes in particular were very good.

I think you can get this model new still for around $1500.


Seen $1450 (with different wheels) for the 2011 Ride 95. Was going to get one but the frame size seemed a bit too small at the time. Might go back and test ride again and play with adjustments.

I'm new to this scene but the Ride 94 seemed good value considering it comes with full 105 and the frame itself seemed decent for the price. The bike itself feels very light. For me it was hard to tell the difference between ultegra on the 95 and 105 on the 94 but they both seemed very good and agree the brakes were good. But don't have much else to compare with though.
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