Your Merida ride!

Blackrock
Posts: 161
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:08 am
Location: Newcastle

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Blackrock » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:03 pm

Had 3 Merida's since 2012, so playing catch up here!!!

2012 Carbon T5 Speeder.
Image

2013 Carbon T5 Speeder.
Image

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.
Image

Image
Bike: 2014 Merida Cyclocross 5

Find me on youtube and FB page; Merida Test Rider-Commuter Bikes.

www.merida.com.au

nezumi
Posts: 918
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:30 pm
Location: Eltham, Melbourne

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby nezumi » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:42 pm

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
2014 Merida Cyclo Cross 4
2015 Merida Scultura 5000

User avatar
bollo
Posts: 505
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:35 pm
Location: St Clair
Contact:

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby bollo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:20 pm

my Merida

in road trim

Image

& in race trim

Image

well less the bag under the seat & light

cheers Allan
2013 Cube Lightning HPC SL Race
2012 Merida Scultura Evo 905

Blackrock
Posts: 161
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:08 am
Location: Newcastle

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Blackrock » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:18 pm

Plenty of frame clearance now with the commuting tires on.

Image
Bike: 2014 Merida Cyclocross 5

Find me on youtube and FB page; Merida Test Rider-Commuter Bikes.

www.merida.com.au

pierokwong
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:00 pm

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby pierokwong » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:55 pm

Image

Gunlock
Posts: 707
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:58 pm
Location: Prahran, Melbourne

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Gunlock » Wed May 07, 2014 1:39 pm

Picked up a second hand Merida Time Warp 4 last night :D - will update this post when i get some pictures
Please help me raise money for Burundi with a 4 day, 1000KM ride to the TDU.
Support the crazy people here

nezumi
Posts: 918
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:30 pm
Location: Eltham, Melbourne

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby nezumi » Thu May 08, 2014 10:31 am

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
2014 Merida Cyclo Cross 4
2015 Merida Scultura 5000

User avatar
DCP
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:48 pm
Location: Above 23°26′S 113°47′E

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby DCP » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:27 am

Some nice Reacto's in here.

Here's mine

Image
2012 Merida Reacto 904

User avatar
brett.hooker
Posts: 467
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:52 pm

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby brett.hooker » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:01 pm

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... :-)
Loving my Merida's and working towards adding a Pinarello to the stable... Go go go...

User avatar
Dropbear20
Posts: 124
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:21 am
Location: Singapore

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Dropbear20 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:28 pm

My 2015 Merida Scultura 5000, bought this weekend.

Image
Image

Gunlock
Posts: 707
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:58 pm
Location: Prahran, Melbourne

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Gunlock » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:15 pm

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.

Image
Please help me raise money for Burundi with a 4 day, 1000KM ride to the TDU.
Support the crazy people here

User avatar
piston9
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:42 pm
Location: Brisbane-ish
Contact:

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby piston9 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:03 pm

The T5 just gets better and better with tweaking....

Image

Image
Another one of those high-vis commuter types. Ultegra equipped flat bar is my weapon of choice - with panniers :D

Chris249
Posts: 799
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:36 pm

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Chris249 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:34 am

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).

Image

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

Image

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.

Image

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.

Image




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

Image
Kestrel Talon road 2007
Como Vivente road 2009
Principia track track 2014
Cervelo P2K TT 2003
Merida CX4 2010
Concaeio road

WhingingPom
Posts: 516
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 am

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby WhingingPom » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:19 am

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!"

Image

User avatar
biker jk
Posts: 4824
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby biker jk » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:02 pm

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!"

Image


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).

WhingingPom
Posts: 516
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 am

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby WhingingPom » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:43 pm

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!"

Image


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.

User avatar
biker jk
Posts: 4824
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby biker jk » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:10 pm

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.

WhingingPom
Posts: 516
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 am

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby WhingingPom » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:43 pm

I'm going to be replacing my front pads at some point in the foreseeable. Which pads did you go with?

User avatar
biker jk
Posts: 4824
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby biker jk » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:03 pm

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).

WhingingPom
Posts: 516
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 am

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby WhingingPom » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:05 pm

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! :)

Usernoname
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 1:13 pm

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Usernoname » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:26 am

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).
Image

User avatar
biker jk
Posts: 4824
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby biker jk » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:07 pm

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.

WhingingPom
Posts: 516
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 am

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby WhingingPom » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:31 pm

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.

Ballmead
Posts: 100
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:16 pm

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby Ballmead » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:21 pm

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.

Image

indeck
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:35 pm

Re: Your Merida ride!

Postby indeck » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:02 pm

Here's mine, Ride 91 I picked up 2nd hand. It's my first bike and I'm quite happy with it!

Image

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users