Merida Matts 40-D Bike 2011 Model for £281.90 Delivered @ merlincycles.com
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Merida Matts 40-D Bike 2011 Model for £281.90 Delivered @ merlincycles.com

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Found 20th Aug 2012
super value entry mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes,

Dont forget 3% Quidco

Specification:
Frame: MATTS Aluminium
Forks: RST Gilla 100 ML
Gear Levers:  SL-M360 Rapid Fire
Front & Rear Derailleurs: Shimano Alivio
Chainset: Shimano MT131 24/3/42 rings
Cassette: 11-32 8 Speed
Chain: HG40
Brakes: Tektro Draco Hydraulic discs front and rear
Bars: Stem and Seatpost: X Mission
Sadde: X Mission Cross Comfort 
Hubs: Alloy Q/R
Rims: Matts disc
Tyres: Merida 2.1"
Pedals: XC pedals included
European model, RRP based on Euro Equivalent value
 

61 Comments

Would an entry level bike not be the cheapos you get out of tesco, jjb sports and toys r us?

Original Poster

entry level "mountain bike" not toy bike

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/bikes/mountain-bikes/merida-mountain-bikes/merida-matts-pro-d-bike-2011-model-18-only.html

this is an upgraded version of the 40-D which would be £269.99 if it did come back into stock which is probably unlikely

Notice special offer with further10% deducted in basket

Got one of these last week for £251. Awesome bike with Tektro Hydraulic discs and Alivio gearset. Light at only 13.5kgs. I'd nearly bought a Canondale SL5 for £500 a few days before - would still be crying now if I had...

Shame only 18" good price though

Original Poster

pidgeofcdf

Shame only 18" good price though



im 5"11 ish will 18 be ok?

You might just get away with it but most sites say 20" for that height.

Good price for a proper mtb.

I'm 6'1" and have a 19" Merida Matts Trail. It fits just right.

The actual price is £251.96 people!

Original Poster

i think the price is 281.90

as you have to pay £29.95 shipping...

http://i.imgur.com/wWD92.jpg

Looks good for the money, size wise you should get away with it, I'm 6'2" and a 20" frame is fine.

looks good, but any better bike deals out there around this price?

Original Poster

J9STL

looks good, but any better bike deals out there around this price?



not with hydraulic disc brakes,

at last a bike posted on here i can afford,

That one is decent too for £250 nicer colours and better spec apart from no discs merlincycles.com/bik…tml

Do they get posted already built?

good v brakes are better than poor hydraulic brakes. Don't knock a good set of v brakes.

So are these HBs any good then? I just ordered this rather than the 60v...wondering if ive done the right thing now..

Original Poster

im no expert but they seem to be on the lower end bike which are price higher than this....

How does this compare to the Halfrauds Carrera range ? Im a newbie to all this bike scene just want something good to commute on & abit of tearing up if needed. It seems bike prices have gone through the roof lately maybe because of the olympics ? Anyone see them coming back down in price some of the carrera stuff was on here a year ago for almost half the price it is now at.

I'm sure it would be more enjoyable riding a Pendleton

I got the matts pro two weeks ago for £250,shop not far from me so I could collect. The bike is spot on. The pedals I got with it were rubbish but luckily got some good pedals at a cheap price from the bay.. The seat is rock solid tho, that will the next change. I was looking at bikes for a while and was looking at a price of £500 which I didn't really want to spend until I saw a previous deal on these bikes. Would highly recommend. I got the 18" bike I'm 5ft 8 and with the seat right down can just place my feet on the floor although crown jewel clearance is nil.

Bullen

How does this compare to the Halfrauds Carrera range ? Im a newbie to all … How does this compare to the Halfrauds Carrera range ? Im a newbie to all this bike scene just want something good to commute on & abit of tearing up if needed. It seems bike prices have gone through the roof lately maybe because of the olympics ? Anyone see them coming back down in price some of the carrera stuff was on here a year ago for almost half the price it is now at.

Carrera's are good spec for the price compared to most but these are probably better spec since they are on special offer, the cheapest carrera is £270

DweebDude

Carrera's are good spec for the price compared to most but these are … Carrera's are good spec for the price compared to most but these are probably better spec since they are on special offer, the cheapest carrera is £270



Thanks for that I was hoping the prices of bikes will fall down again I like the Carrera Kraken & Vulcan. Do you think if I wait prices will drop ?

morty1984 - What pedals did you get?
Edited by: "jugglerb" 22nd Aug 2012

Wellgo mg1's of the bay for 28 quid. Spot on pedals too light and grippy.

Anyone know how long does it takes Merlincylces usually to send bikes out? I ordered two of these yesterday morning but my order still says "In Picking" ....
Edited by: "jugglerb" 22nd Aug 2012

jugglerb

Anyone know how long does it takes Merlincylces usually to send bikes … Anyone know how long does it takes Merlincylces usually to send bikes out? I ordered two of these yesterday morning but my order still says "In Picking" ....



It may say still picking but don't forget they will have to build them aswell and other people's bikes that have been ordered before yours. When I ordered mine they said they was pretty busy so couldn't pick it up soon.

Appreciate that, just wondered how long in general if anyone knew

Original Poster

mines still in picking!

If I was looking at a week at least to pick up I'd say about 2 weeks at a guess. You could always give them a call.

2 wks blimey...

Original Poster

morty1984

If I was looking at a week at least to pick up I'd say about 2 weeks at a … If I was looking at a week at least to pick up I'd say about 2 weeks at a guess. You could always give them a call.



when did you place your order???

I put a deposit on mine last month when the pro was 250 and paid the rest when I got paid last week so they had plenty of time. When I was putting the deposit down he mentioned that it would be at week before I could collect as they were busy but then I mentioned I was only collecting in a month so it was fine. To be honest if had to wait 2 week for it I wouldn't be fussed as I doubt you will find anything this decent for the price. I think the model that comes with v brakes has a better gear set, think it's xt but not sure and you could pick up some cheap hydra brake set from here

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/giant-mph-root-hydraulic-disc-brake-set-pair-white-59-99-jejames-cycles-1281559

Get the 60v model for 225 then £60 on these hydra brakes and it's similar to the matts pro then.
That maybe a option. I aint a expert as I've just started

Infact I don't think the 60v hubs would take disc brakes but I'm not 100% pretty sure there needs to be mounting holes on the hub.

Not really into expensive pushbikes hence my next comment, what is the point of hydraulic brakes on a pushbike? Yet another bunch of mugs being taken for every penny they have because an "expert" says you need them, just like expensive HDMI cables!
Something else to go wrong (ie leak), yes cables stretch and seize but they are easy and cheap to replace. At the end of the day the weakest link between bike and road will always be between tyre and road as, in my experience any brake pulled hard enough will cause the wheel to stop spinning.

Original Poster

liamf12

Not really into expensive pushbikes hence my next comment, what is the … Not really into expensive pushbikes hence my next comment, what is the point of hydraulic brakes on a pushbike? Yet another bunch of mugs being taken for every penny they have because an "expert" says you need them, just like expensive HDMI cables!Something else to go wrong (ie leak), yes cables stretch and seize but they are easy and cheap to replace. At the end of the day the weakest link between bike and road will always be between tyre and road as, in my experience any brake pulled hard enough will cause the wheel to stop spinning.



great its not all about the brakes... if you wanna spend a tenner on your bike its up to you... for me its the 1st bike ive had in over 10 years so its my choice to spend more than a tenner. i dont see your point though about 99% of hduk is junk to me i dont go around **** on every parade because they have found toilet paper for a penny


"Hydraulic systems have the benefit of increased power and are sealed from the elements to eliminate the need to change cables frequently. Hydraulic brakes also have a more consistent braking response that is not affected by conditions, and many have a self adjusting mechanism to alter the pad position relative to the amount of wear. The downside to using hydraulics is it generally requires a trained mechanic to make repairs, whereas cable systems can be maintained and repaired by the many riders themselves"

though i do agree with you on the hdmi cable.

Laying to one side the completely different feel of hydraulic discs. I wouldn't have inferior brakes for the same reason as I don't put budget tyres on my car. Whether a kid jumps out in front of my car or I come across something unexpected hurtling down the side of a mountain, in the event of REALLY needing stopping power, it's there. If all you are doing is commuting, then no, you don't need disc brakes, but of you use this for what it intended, you are far better with than without.

+1 on the hdmi thing by the way.
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