Merida bikes: latest news, reviews and buying advice

Road and mountain bikes from Taiwan

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, virtually spanning all genres, and its bicycles offer great value for money. You’ll find all the latest reviews and news for Merida here.

Second largest bicycle manufacturer

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.

What Merida bikes are there?

Merida’s range of bikes is vast, covering everything from mountain biking to road cycling, and everything in between.

Merida road bikes

For road cyclists there are two road race options — Race and Scultura — while the Reacto model offers the latest in aero technology. There’s also the Warp for the triathletes out there.

For the gravel grinders, Merida offers the Silex range, while racers who love combining lycra and mud might want to check out the Mission CX range.

Merida Silex 9000
Merida Silex 9000

Merida 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.

For the trail rider, there’s a choice between the One-Twenty, a do-it-all short travel bike and the One-Forty, a mid-travel charger.

If you’re more enduro, check out the One-Sixty, which comes with both alloy and carbon options.

Merida One-Forty 800
Merida One-Forty 800

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.

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