Merida 2017 Cyclo Cross 500 105 Cyclocross Bike £719.10 @ Start Fitness
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Merida 2017 Cyclo Cross 500 105 Cyclocross Bike £719.10 @ Start Fitness

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Found 9th Feb
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Features

  • Triple butted and hydroformed 6066 aluminium frame with smooth weld
  • Full carbon fork w/tapered steerer, 15mm bolt through
  • Shimano 105 22 speed drivetrain components
  • Mudguard compatible
  • Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes
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Very good price for a very good bike @ronin1
Modern 105 is so good. These mechanical disc brakes are good too, so long as they are set up well - they have shudder/vibration issues otherwise. Easy to fix yourself (YouTube), cheap at a bike shop if you'd rather not. Stock pads aren't great. These are a decent alternative at a good price. Also good options from Nukeproof at a similar cost and SwissStop if you're rich.

Oh, and don't forget to buy some pedals.
Edited by: "bo0td" 9th Feb
I'd be wanting hydraulic discs at that price myself
But it's green.....
CantGetNoSleep1 h, 5 m ago

I'd be wanting hydraulic discs at that price myself


On a hybrid bike you could. Road specific hydraulic systems are far more expensive. And to be fair the cheapest hydros aren't really worth it over a quality mechanical setup.
Good bike overall and pretty good value.
One of the best frame manufacturer's in the world and nowadays they seem to only make mainly for themselves and Specialized which they jointly own. Seems very decent for the money.
WOOTWOOT121 h, 5 m ago

But it's green.....


Yes, So? Anything that might help stand out better on the road is good, which is why my own bike is similar colour.
Tektro brakes, RS500 Cranks and KMC chain.

I'm not sure how they can get away with backing this a 105 bike, as it's only the FD, RD and cassette.

Available in a decent range of sizes though. Usually bikes with large discount end up being limited to odd or few sizes.
Rickardo6 h, 53 m ago

Yes, So? Anything that might help stand out better on the road is good, …Yes, So? Anything that might help stand out better on the road is good, which is why my own bike is similar colour.



You'll find that deuteranomaly is the commonest for of colour blindness and hence green bikes may actually be at more risk from colourblind drivers!! either way it's not my bag but accept it may be yours and others!
Edited by: "WOOTWOOT1" 11th Feb
WOOTWOOT13 h, 27 m ago

You'll find that deuteranomaly is the commonest for of colour blindness …You'll find that deuteranomaly is the commonest for of colour blindness and hence green bikes may actually be at more risk from colourblind drivers!! either way it's not my bag but accept it may be yours and others!


Yes, forgot that, which explains me having to beep at loads of drivers for not going as soon as lifts turn green!

However, I suppose aside from pink, I don't really care about the colour of bikes and it never really features in my purchase decision.
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Colour blindness doesn't make the objects invisible..
buddn0717 h, 13 m ago

Tektro brakes, RS500 Cranks and KMC chain.I'm not sure how they can get …Tektro brakes, RS500 Cranks and KMC chain.I'm not sure how they can get away with backing this a 105 bike, as it's only the FD, RD and cassette.Available in a decent range of sizes though. Usually bikes with large discount end up being limited to odd or few sizes.



Fair comment, but then it's not advertised as 'full' 105. Something most bike manufacturers hide behind with their marketing. Plus you forgot to state it includes 105 shifters, which is the most relevant and expensive part of a groupset.
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