Merida bikes: latest news, reviews and buying advice
Merida is the second-largest manufacturer in Taiwan, and since it started out life as a manufacturer for other well-known brands like Specialized, it knew exactly what it was doing when it decided to launch its own range of bikes. Now Merida’s range is vast, spanning virtually all disciplines. You’ll find all the latest reviews and news for Merida here.
Merida Bikes: a brief history
Merida is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that was founded in 1972. Its purpose was to prove that Taiwanese-built bikes were better quality than their reputation implied at the time. This is exactly what Merida achieved, starting out by manufacturing bikes for other brands until it was time to launch its own, and it is now the second-largest bike manufacturer in Taiwan.
In 2017 Merida co-founded the Bahrain-Merida Pro Cycling Team, one of the first to be based in the Middle East. It now lives up to its ultimate ambition, with its bikes being ridden to victory by the likes of Vincenzo Nibali, Yukiya Arashiro and Sonny Colbrelli.
Merida Bikes 2018 range
Merida’s range of bikes is vast, covering everything from mountain biking to road cycling, and everything in between.
Merida 2018 road bikes
Merida 2018 mountain bikes
For mountain bikers there’s a wealth of hardtail and full-suspension models to choose from.
On the hardtail side, the Matts is an affordable entry-level option, while the Big.Seven and Big.Nine offer a lot more choice, with 27.5in and 29in wheels, respectively. Want something a bit more lary? Try the Big Trail range.
In the full-sus line-up, there’s the Ninety-Six XT which is built with the XC rider in mind.
Other Merida bikes
For commuters there are several hybrid options, from the disc brake-equipped Speeder, to the Crossway Urban.
Where can you buy Merida bikes?
Merida bikes are available in 70 countries, including the UK, Australia, Europe and Central/South America. You can find your local Merida dealer on the Merida Bikes website.