The Final Bike Christmas Want Checklist! Our Prime Picks…




This week at Merlin Cycles, I made a decision to ask some our employees which bikes they’ve on their Christmas want record!

Fairly a number of of our employees members would like to unwrap the Wilier 0 SLR Disc Ultegra Di2 Highway Bike on Christmas morning…

  • Wilier 0 SLR is the primary ultra-lightweight racing bike with disc brakes and totally built-in cables. The Wilier 0 SLR encapsulates essentially the most advanced ideas of lightness and whole integration in easy aesthetics.
  • Extremely light-weighted, high-speed stability and management, braking efficiency, excessive aerodynamics and full cable integration.

Subsequent up we have now the Simplon Rapcon Pmax GX1 Lupine Carbon Full Suspension E-Bike. Chosen by Rob and Mike-O!

  • The Rapcon Pmax is a light-weight and extremely versatile path totally that deserves a wholly new definition of the time period E-MTB.
  • With 500Wh Bosch PowerTube battery, you’ll be conquering summits one after one other.

Merlin Rider and Employees Member Gemma would love a model new Orro Venturi Di2 Ultegra.

  • The Orro Venturi STC is an evolution of the a lot beloved Orro velocity machine.
  • Nothing needed to be revolutionised with this bike so the profitable body geometry formulation has been stored, with all of the resultant dealing with traits that make the Venturi so quick to trip remaining.
  • Nonetheless, the up to date body head tube and cockpit componentry make it even higher.

Right here’s the Ibis Oso, our purchaser Danny wouldn’t thoughts having one in every of these beasts to blast on the paths…

  • A complete new sport calls for a complete new bike. Constructed from the bottom as much as ship a brand new stage of easy, quick, and sturdy efficiency, the total carbon Oso options Ibis’s first ever higher hyperlink suspension dw-link platform.
  • It stack’s 155mm of rear journey with 170mm up entrance and is powered by a Bosch Efficiency line CX motor.

An Orro Gold STC Ultegra Carbon Highway Bike, (and even possibly one for coaching and one ‘finest bike’ for biking excursions and occasions) for Shaun!

  • Gold STC represents the Orro gold normal in trip high quality with a aggressive frameset weight and clear aesthetic.
  • The geometry of their longest working mannequin has been revised throughout a myriad of generations to create a motorbike which seamlessly balances velocity with effectivity for endurance using.

It must be the Ibis Ripley SLX for our Mechanics Martin and Will…

  • The Ibis Ripley is snappy, flick-able, playful, quick, light-weight, and versatile 29″ path bike.
  • It’s mixture of recent geometry, a stiff light-weight carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra-efficient DW-Hyperlink journey, means it’s equally completely happy popping off bonus strains as it’s crushing all day epics.

The Merlin Malt 725 Metal SLX Mountain Bike is Matt’s favorite.

  • Matt has been testing out our demo mannequin of this stunner of a single observe ripper and all-round journey bike.
  • The geometry is finest fitted to a 120mm journey fork however will fortunately take as much as a 140mm in the event you want to deal with more difficult trails.
  • The hardtail design permits for environment friendly energy switch and higher management on climbs, making it an awesome selection for cross-country and path using.

Workshop Supervisor Lee would go for the gorgeous Colnago G3-X Rival AXS Carbon Gravel Bike.

  • Colnago G3-X carbon gravel bike has been designed for quick gravel using.
  • A real journey all day bike to take pleasure in pure landscapes and discover new paths out of your door step. 
  • Geared up with Sram Rival eTap AXS 1×12 wi-fi groupset, Fulcrum Fast Pink 900 and Pirelli Cinturato™ gravel particular tyres 700x40c to match the body’s huge tyre clearances.

The Orro Terra Ti Gravel Bike is on the high of Andy’s Christmas Checklist!

  • The all-new Terra Ti relies on the Terra C and makes use of the identical geometry well-reviewed carbon fashions with the magnificence and timeless seems that titanium affords.
  • This full titanium body is made with hydroformed 3.25 titanium with a 6.4 forged backside bracket shell. Constructed with bike packing and multi-day using in thoughts, this bike comes with mounting factors for a pannier rack, mudguards and a large number of others.

The bike on my want record is the Ibis Hakka GRX Enve Carbon Gravel Bike

  • The Hakka MX from Ibis is their reply to the Swiss Military Knife. It’s the bike you must select if heaven forbid, you possibly can solely have one bike. The Hakka MX is a gravel bike.
  • It’s additionally a cross bike and a highway bike and ideal for bike packing journeys!

And that rounds up our ‘Employees Christmas Bike Want Checklist’…

Tell us what bike you’re dreaming of this Christmas within the feedback!

  • Alex Cowie

    Outside Management and Teaching BA (Hons)
    Eager bike owner, runner, and out of doors fanatic.
    I’ve been biking since I used to be very younger and all the time had a love for the outside. I’ve accomplished many lengthy distance occasions together with extremely marathons such because the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.
    I additionally incorporate power coaching into my way of life each indoors and open air.



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