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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:31 am 
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Had this one for a while now but stripped it to build my GT IDXC.

Now have enough parts to rebuild the Merida and this is the end result

Frame: 2005 Merida Trans Mission Speed

Fork: Rockshox Sids Team

Headset: Generic
Stem: Token
Handlebar: Ritchey
Grips: Fluid

Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano

Shifters: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Sram 11-34T
Chain: Connex
Cranks: Race Face Deus XC
Crank Bolts: Race Face
Chainrings: Race Face
Chainring bolts: Race Face
Bottom Bracket: Race Face
Pedals: Shimano SPD

Hub Skewers: Jet Black
Rims: Ritchey
Hubs: Ritchey
Tyres: Maxxis Ranchero

Saddle: Bontrager
Seatpost: Merida
Seatpost Binder: Merida


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:16 am 
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would you mind getting a pic of the rear suspension Brettels?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:53 am 
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Rear shot view for you......


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:00 pm 
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never seen anything like that before :)

how does it ride?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Its very similar to the Specialized Epic, i don't know how they compare, here's a pic of my old one.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:17 am 
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Rides like a hardtail but kicks in when you need it....

Merida owns 49% of Specialized and are made to some extent in the same factory......don't quote me on this...

That explains the similarity between the frames...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:25 pm 
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There was also a Carrera that had the same set up as the Merida, tho that did suffer from cracks appearing on the frame :?


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