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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:35 pm 
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It looks like 'freeride/dh' gearing ratios but on a XC bike :twisted:
Or possibly massively powerful leg gearing.


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 Post subject: Re: Merida
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
The gearing looks extremely high? more like a road bike rear Cassette?


dura ace


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Hmmm, what you doing with those there talas forks then? Hmmmm...


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 Post subject: Merida
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:19 am 
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The Mech can't be dropped any lower due to the chainstay fouling the forks.

Studying the build, bit eclectic really, should be a lightweight XC build? Yet has Talas forks and four pot brakes.

I'm always worried about carbon frames on an MTB & smacking a tube against a tree/rock etc, IMHO just too fragile for off road use?


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 Post subject: Re: Merida
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:58 am 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
The Mech can't be dropped any lower due to the chainstay fouling the forks.


:lol:

the cage of the mech is very close to the chainstay already yeh? :wink:


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loving the merida 8) 8) bill are local merida rep keep waving them at me every time he comes in i gotta say they are one well built frame they dont aim for silly super fly weights but they are no where near heavy yet bloody strong like i say i love it mate i was torn between that frame you have and the giant xtc alliance 0 frame i only went with the giant as i know it'll fit me like glove and was silly cheap on staff rate 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:40 pm 
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Basic frame weight is 1200g

Talas forks are overkill,going for some DTSwiss 80mm travel instead,gearing is dura ace 11-23t and a 36t up front,got this on the Kona and saves me changing as i can keep it in granny a lot longer with road block on the back.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:02 am 
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Nice bike, was looking at the Merida bikes at last years Bikefest and the carbon stuff caught my eye then.

Interesting take on the gearing too, I thought a normal duo setup was to use 2 bigger chainrings an a 11-34 block?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:48 pm 
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It probably is,lol,i just like it different :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:04 pm 
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me want one lol


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