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Looking at buying this bike

Postby auswi2 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:22 pm

Happy Australia Day.

I have found a bike I really like and would like your thoughts on it. It is a Merida 906 Comp running Sram Force. I may be able to get the bike for about $1700.00

http://www.merida-bikes.com/en_int/bike ... a+Comp+906

FRAME Scultura Comp
COLOR black/matt UD Carbon(green)
FORK BC Carbon comp lite-S
DERAILLEUR FRONT Sram Force
DERAILLEUR REAR Sram Force
SHIFTERS Sram Force -2 / -10
BRAKE LEVERS attached
BRAKES Sram Force Carbon
CHAINWHEEL FSA Team Issue 50-34 Mega
BB-SET attached
CHAIN KMC X10 10s
HUBS attached
RIMS Fulcrum Quattro
FREEWHEEL Sram PG1050 11-28
TIRES Vittoria Rubino Slick 23 60 KV
HANDLEBAR FSA Gossamer Ergo OS
STEM Merida Pro E OS, -7°
HEADSET FSA No.55EP Neck-com
SEATPOST Merida Carbon K SB19°, 27.2 mm
SADDLE Selle Italia X1
PEDALS no

I have not ridden Sram previously but look forward to it

Any thoughts or opinions would be welcome.

Thanks

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by BNA » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:27 pm

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Re: Looking at buying this bike

Postby open roader » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:27 pm

Merida, like Giant offer excellent value for money bicycles in a wide range with plenty of options.

I have a friend who has put 12,000km+ on a Sram Force groupset so Sram force can last a long time if it's cleaned and maintained regularly.

This model offers base wheels but compact cranks and a wide ranging gear cluster which will assist with hills and flats and all in between.

Black and fluro green is an eye catching colour scheme wether you like it or not it's def. noticable (I like it - reminds me of fast Kawasaki motorcycles...... :D )

If you can get a test ride and you like the way it rides and attain a proper fit up as well as a competitive price to match then I see plenty of value for money without looking cheap.
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Re: Looking at buying this bike

Postby auswi2 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:59 pm

Having a close look at the frame and components and the sale price of $1700.00 this looks like a great deal and SRAM Force seems to be a well made grouppo.

Like and group set if you keep it clean and lubricated it will run well.

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