Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The bikes we ride - Merida

2010 Merida Scultura Evo 904
Rider: Serge
Frame: Carbon
Groupset: Shimano 105
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 5 (upgrade from original)
Plenty. Pretty much everything that the body touches. Not sue to the lack of quality, moreso to do with desire, pay rise and pesky Wiggle specials. These include:
- Saddle now Specialized Romin
- Pedals now Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL
- Handlebar tape with gel in it
- wheels, refer above

Kilometre count: Just over 3,500km

Why this bike?
I didn't want a bike that everyone had (e.g. Giant), couldn't afford Specialised and Merida is the second biggest manufacturer of bikes (and partly owned by Specialized). Add to that the specs were brilliant for me, but most important was a huge discount because of a sale. It spoke to me and whispered "BUY ME".
What would you change about the bike?
Not a lot at the moment. I am really happy with it. I guess I would like to add the missing piece of the puzzle; a Garmin 500 bundle.

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