Mekk bikes

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Toe knee
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Mekk bikes

Postby Toe knee » Sat Nov 10, 2012 19:45 pm

Any opinions or owners please ?

houndlegs
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby houndlegs » Sat Nov 10, 2012 22:18 pm

Had a test ride on one earlier this year,very nice(though I'm no expert) and lovely looking in the flesh. Though I must confess I bought something else.

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wilo13
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby wilo13 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 22:25 pm

How did you come across Mekk bikes, I have never heard of the brand before. I just had a look on their website and they look the part. Whats your budget and what exactly are you after?
Carrot cake or Flapjack?

Toe knee
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby Toe knee » Sun Nov 11, 2012 08:05 am

Hi wilo13

I was having a look on the wiggle website, and I came across this :- which instantly took my eye and it's a British make.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mekk-poggio-2g-105/.

I'm now in the process ( unsuccessful as we speak to persuade my wife that it would be a nice Xmas present ) if not I will definitely be buying one on the bike to work scheme in April. Nice to see something different I thought .

houndlegs
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby houndlegs » Sun Nov 11, 2012 09:40 am

If you give mekk a ring,they will make sure that you're lbs(as long as its a mekk outlet)has the bike you want to test ride. They were very helpful when I spoke to them.

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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby ETreeson » Sun Nov 11, 2012 14:50 pm

I traded one of my MTB for a Potenza 3G(2nd hand)

It's been great so far, lovely and stiff, no reliability issues whatsoever. It's got quite relaxed geometry - the head tube is fairly long, it's an all day bike really.

Nice bike, good price basically.

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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby Jester27 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 21:07 pm

I've been riding a 2G Poggio since August and it's a great bike to ride. 8.9Kg full carbon bike with mostly Shim105 group set for less than a grand (tiagra shifters and front deraillier). Looks nice in the flesh too, well built and finished.
My view while researching all equivalent bikes was that the Mekk was a great choice to allow future upgrades as the frame and forks are where the money is spent. Wheels and tyres are where the money has not been spent (shimano R500) but these can easily be replaced in future giving you a spare set for winters. If I got a high end aluminium bike I would have had the itch to upgrade the frame to carbon at some point.

Toe knee
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby Toe knee » Sun Nov 11, 2012 22:30 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. :D

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wilo13
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby wilo13 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 08:30 am

I must say Toe Knee it looks like a good bike for the money. Yes the wheels that it comes with are pretty crap but most bikes manufacturers do this to safe money and you don't usually get a decent set of wheels unless you going to spend 2.5/3k upwards. If your going for the Mekk save up and get a decent set of hand built wheels which can be had for 4£00/500 and they will last for ages. Also from experience you will probably need to change the saddle as the stock saddles on a lot of bikes are terrible. You will probably want to change the tires too as. Conti GP4000s are very good (just look at the reviews on wiggle) or Vittoria Rubino Pros are top notch (also on wiggle).

Lastly from personal experience I wouldn't bother with the cycle to work scheme. Your better off trying to get a 0% finance deal which lots of companies do now and paying on a monthly basis for 12months. I did the cycle to work scheme on a bike worth 1k and I basically saved nothing as at the end of the year you have to make a final payment to own the bike outright. (as during the year your company are effectively leasing the bike to you) That consequently cancelled out any saving I made and its all very confusing! There are a few posts on here about the cycle to work scheme if you do a search "cyclescheme - is it worth it?" and they give more specifics.
Carrot cake or Flapjack?

Toe knee
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Re: Mekk bikes

Postby Toe knee » Mon Nov 12, 2012 09:02 am

Thanks for the advice wilo 13'

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