Are Merida MTB any good?

Registered. In general, the Merida frames are quite good, even on their low end bikes. The low end bikes save costs by skimping on the peripherals, the front ends are generally pretty average, if not insultingly awful, in order to keep costs low.

Is Trek or Merida better?

Trek is by far the better frame. They have way more experience than Merida. However in this fine country of ours, Trek has possibly the worst back up service and support of any brand. At that price point, not too much can go wrong, so I would go with the Trek, I am not too keen on the Merida Fong Kong logo on my bike.

Are Merida bikes the same as Specialized?

Merida owns about 48-49% of Specialized. They also do much manufacturing overseas for other companies.

Is Merida better than Norco?

Despite the price difference, the Merida gets higher quality wheels, and it also gets a full Shimano XT groupset. Not only is the XT shifting faster and crisper than the SRAM Eagle drivetrain on the Norco, the XT 4-piston brakes also have a smoother lever feel and a nicer finish compared to the Code R brakes.

Is Cube better than Merida?

The merida is slightly better specified overall – slightly better gears, but I think that the cube gives you better scope for doing upgrades later, specifically the brakes and shifters are separate units rather than one, which makes upgrading cheaper and easier.

Is Trek or Scott better?

Both bikes work so well that you forget about the bike while you are riding and just focus on the trail. The Scott has better components and is more “Enduro” oriented, whereas the Trek is more “Trail” oriented. If it was me, I’d probably go with the Scott just for the value factor, and I like long, chunky decents.

Is Merida owned by giant?

In 1971 Giant first went into the bike business, and the rest as they say, is history. In 1988 Tseng took the bold decision to produce and market bikes under his own Merida brand.

What nationality is Merida?

Ike Tseng, our founder, was determined to improve the reputation and quality of bikes made in Taiwan. This remains a key objective for his family, who continue to run Merida today. The designs created by our skilled R&D team in Germany become prototypes which are hand built and welded in our factory in Taiwan.

Which is the latest model of Merida mountain bike?

The Scultura Endurance has been updated for 2021. It’s not just on the mountain bike side that Merida has been busy, with the Scultura Endurance also recently launched as part of the road range.

What makes a Merida reacto a good bike?

Based on the DNA of the previous model, which was highly praised by the press for having ‘very good aerodynamics’, being ‘comfortable for an aero bike’ and offering ‘stable riding characteristics’, for what is adding up to a super impressive 1.5 score in the TOUR (3-2019) magazine test, we have designed our new REACTO.

Who is the founder of Merida bike company?

While it might sound like a fable, Merida bikes was in fact created because its founder Tseng, while on a trip to the USA, was disappointed to find a bike shop that wouldn’t fix bikes from Taiwan due to alleged “poor quality”. That was back in 1972, and in 2013 the brand celebrated its 25th anniversary and today boasts three different types

What makes a Merida Silex an adventure bike?

As an adventure bike, the Silex is designed to be loaded with luggage and accessories, with the bike having a unique quick-mount mudguard setup. All of the range use Merida’s ‘Smart Entry’ technology, which clamps the cables in place to stop them rattling around.