First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

It has been a bit too warm for road cycling here recently, so we’ve been bombing in the forests lately, but I have managed to get the first 500 kilometers on my new Merida and it has been a very pleasurable experience. The stiffness of the frame manages to surprise me every time and although… Continue reading First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

Approaching our 200th post

It’s been about a year now since we started this process of documenting things we like about cycling and it’s amazing to be writing the 199th post to be published. Tomorrow’s post by Johanna will be number two hundred and we think that’s a lot. A lot has happened in the last year: Both Maarten… Continue reading Approaching our 200th post

Quick Preview: 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905 road bike

It just looks good. Doesn't it?

As everyone remembers, we were invited to test out the new 2011 Merida range last fall and I fell in love with the quality and stiffness of the bikes. Especially I enjoyed the carbon frame they have for their road bikes and even though I couldn’t afford a Reacto frame (yet), I finally managed to… Continue reading Quick Preview: 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905 road bike

2011 plans – don’t call it a draft!

You have to give one thing to the otherwise utterly annoying Christmas period: it provides you with time to make bike plans for the new year. Before we even got to sit at the bar, have beers and start pondering about when and where to go Fili, one of the teamskelle bikers, came up with… Continue reading 2011 plans – don’t call it a draft!

Project 29er: Losing that 29er virginity

The bike During our visit in Hanko last week we were delighted to see the 2011 Merida bike range on display and at our disposal for some fun in the woods. Difficult choices were be made on arrival: Should we test ride the new One Twenty carbon full-suspension or the 29er 1000SL hardtail? Keeping Project… Continue reading Project 29er: Losing that 29er virginity

2011 Review: Merida Twenty-Nine Lite 1000D

We started our Merida review row two days ago, first on the road with the Reacto 907 and then headed towards the forest with the Cyclo Cross 4 Disc. Now we head deep in to the bush, where you need bigger tires and larger suspension to make it alive, also the first Merida review to… Continue reading 2011 Review: Merida Twenty-Nine Lite 1000D

2011 Review: Merida Cyclo Cross 4 Disc

We started with our Merida reviews yesterday with their road model Reacto 907, and today we go a bit more towards the rougher parts of our planet with the second cheapest Cyclo Cross (CC) model named number 4. Their budget model is the number 3 and both of them come with disc brakes. Their higher… Continue reading 2011 Review: Merida Cyclo Cross 4 Disc

2011 preview: Merida Reacto 907 road bike

Merida is a brand that’s on everyone’s lips at this moment thanks to José Hermida winning the UCI Cross Country world championship. They also sponsor quite a few races and keep up with their own team, the Multivan Merida Biking Team. Another interesting fact about Merida is that the company owns 19% of Specialized. To… Continue reading 2011 preview: Merida Reacto 907 road bike