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
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
Second week of riding to work after a looong summer holiday. My plan was to rest during the weekend, but while building my Ultimate Commuter we were missing a few parts so I had to take my bike and ride to the local bike shop to pick up those parts. So, I was left with… Continue reading First week with the Ultimate Commuter
We look at the rolling side of the Ultimate Commuter – the wheels. Hubs, spokes, rims and tyres. Sometimes they break, and that happened to me as well on the third day of riding them.