FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

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FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:40 pm

It’s desion time.
I have been saving my pennies and i now a few month of the purchase. I just need to decide. Both bikes are from separate LBS and priced at mid 9K.
Both bikes will come with ZIPP 303 tubulars and speedplay clets

FELT F2
http://www.feltbicycles.com/Australia/2 ... es/F2.aspx with the original wheels provided for training
Or
MERIDA REACTO 909
http://www.merida.com.au/en_au/bike/201 ... REACTO+909 with the Di2 ultegra upgrade and SRAM S30 AL Sprints for training wheels
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby ajmit3 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:54 pm

My quick 2 cents:

Go the F2...

You are spending 9k on the Merida and getting Ultegra Di2 :shock: IMO, I don't like ultegra (non electronic) having ridden on it - it's heavy and for the same price you can get SRAM force... (I will admit Shimano levers are a lot better - as they are longer and easier to brake in the drops)

I for 9k I would insist on:

DuraAce Di2 / SRAM red
Zipp 303's

So the f2 wins ... (But I know nothing about the respective frames)

If I were you, I would get the new Cannondale, or a get a Parlee z4 ... At that price point, you could also talk to Baum and get a custom frame. Please whatever you do don't get anything that says 'ultegra' on it.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:58 pm

Buy the one you like to ride most.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:58 pm

ajmit the $$$ is also due to the zipps
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:01 pm

Personnaly don't like either.

Felt looks a bit plain jane and downspecs some parts, whilst the Merida screams at you.

Neither bike looks like a $9k package (including wheels) to me.

Mind you, it's your money. Spend away and enjoy.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby JV911 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:07 pm

9k can get you a pimped out BMC SLR01...
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:21 pm

JV911 wrote:9k can get you a pimped out BMC SLR01...


That would get my vote :P
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:22 pm

but it wouln't have zipps and speedplay
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby ajmit3 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:32 pm

Hey barry,

if you imported from say Competitive Cyclist (if you can ) you would get zipps and speedplays easy for 9 grand !
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby Fresh » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:56 pm

JV911 wrote:9k can get you a pimped out BMC SLR01...


And they're on special for the TDF. Around 6.5K, use the rest to buy Zipps = way better bike than Merida Reacto.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:57 pm

peeps dont like Merida
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby JV911 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:16 pm

MichaelB wrote:That would get my vote :P


My brother has one with DI2...seriously hot
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby giwi2 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:31 pm

For around $9K i would be looking very closely at a Parlee Z5. Just my humble opinion though.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby Dac » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:09 pm

A $9,000 Merida? I read 9k Merida as a 9kg Merida - aren't they all?
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby MarkG » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:39 pm

Meh .. Di2 on Ultegra cheapens the whole "Di2" marquee in my opinion.
Kinda like if Best & Less started selling Armani.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby jcjordan » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:47 pm

I work part time in a shop that sells Merida and Trek so I might be a bit bias but I would defiantly go for the Reacto. :mrgreen:

Not sure where you got the Ultegra Di2 spec’s from as Merida only do the Reacto in Dura Ace Di2.

It’s a much stiffer and responsive bike compared to the Felt, something you will really notice when you drop the hammer. That being said it does come out a bit heavier, mine comes out at 7kg race weight (mechanical Dura Ace and 50mm carbon rims).
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby MarkG » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:41 pm

I would guess any 9k bike with Di2 would be Dura Ace
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:23 am

both bikes are

mid $9 000
weigh mid 6kgs
zipp tubulars 303
speedplay
FELT as Di2 and the Receto has the Ultegrea Di2
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby Ross » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:03 am

Going on looks I'd take the Merida.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby toppity » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:53 pm

BMC

http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/bmc ... 1-red.aspx

comes with flashpoints (they are made by Zipp I think?)

good price
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:12 pm

one of the LBS's stocks BMC so i have asked for a price check
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby JV911 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:23 pm

toppity wrote:BMC

http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/bmc ... 1-red.aspx

comes with flashpoints (they are made by Zipp I think?)

good price


looks good, what gruppo and components though?? website doesnt say


BarryTas wrote:one of the LBS's stocks BMC so i have asked for a price check


i've been quoted $3399 for a frame locally so i'd get a RED gruppo from Ribble ($1,396), 3T bars, stem & seat ($500) and killer hand built TWE wheels ($1000 to $1600) = $6300-6800
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:38 pm

well bugger me it's on sale for $6999 and comes with EASTON EA90 SLX wheels

it's a Tour sale
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby MarkG » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:45 pm

BMC comes with Sram Red dude.
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Re: FELT F2 or MERIDA REACTO 909 with Ultegra Di2?

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:48 pm

i will get it!!!

i can get my zipps later
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