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I am looking for a commuter bike and visited my local 99bikes store yesterday. The salesperson recommended the Merida Speeder 100. It seems pretty good but I am fairly new to cycling and haven't heard much about it online. Does anyone have any experiences with the speeder series? I am also looking at rhe Trek Fx2 or Fx3 so which would be a better pick between these three?
Thanks in advance!
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And personally I prefer a flat bar roadie for commuting like you are looking at rather than a drop bar - feel so much safer in traffic.
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confused between Merida speeder 100 2018 and Giant City Cross 1 Disc 2018
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If your budget allows get a hydraulic disk version. I run 700x25c on it as a commute bike. If you upgade your wheels to mavic aksium disks the bike is capable of 40klm+ on flat roads with cycle apparel on and maximum effort.
For what you get compared to other bikes in the flat bar genre its hard to beat. Especially now that Merdia has decided to install carbon forks on Speeders below the Speeder 500 model in 2018. The speeder 400 is the pick of the bunch I think with a 105 groupset.
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They were my first 2 bikes.
I bought them from 99 bikes (when I didn't know better).
They are okay bikes, but the best bike for you is the one you like best.
Most shops will let you test ride the bike for a fair bit (not just around the block or carpark).
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I looked at lots of options and was interested in the Giant full carbon range of FBRs but it came down to a few things but mainly comfort and aesthetics in the end. Merida seems to me to have a more traditional bike frame shape, which I prefer.
The bike is great, I love it and very happy with my choice. I have no trouble doing 50k plus...it might not be as fast as other road bikes but it’s not just the bike that gets you there is it!
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Too hybridish for me - too upright.
However the 500 is well equipped. The 900 even a little bit more so - full Ultegra groupset.
If I was after a Speeder I'd also make sure of hydro discs.
The Merida pricing is very competitive compared to other brands with respect to the level of equipment.
Speeder 900's come fully Ultegra - Most other brands are at 105 or Tiagra for the same price level - some with cable discs.
Sales people mentioned that rim brakes are history. Almost everything new will be disc.
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