Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike + kit bundle (everything you need!) £499.95 merlincycles
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Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike + kit bundle (everything you need!) £499.95 merlincycles

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Found 9th Apr 2016
Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike - 2016
The PR7-R keeps the ethos of the original PR7 - incredible bang for buck - but where that bike is an everyman all-rounder the PR7-R is more focussed on performance. This is a beginner's racing bike.

Stiff and lightweight frame with classic racing geometry. The heart of the PR7-R is a frame and fork that is ripe for a lifetime of being hammered around in the bunch.

The finishing kit is also very capable. Shimano, Mavic and Kalloy Uno are all names that experienced cyclists will know and appreciate.

A decent bike with a good starter spec, plus you get shoes, pedals, bib shorts, top, helmet and socks! These kinds of 'extras' or often missed from a first purchase and can end up costing £££s as you build up your kit.

Bargain. Hopefully this can give someone a happy summers cycling.

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add another £100 for the bundle

£400 is only for the bike. Those add-ons are am extra £60 bundle deal.

I'm looking for a bike and deals seem a bit thin on the ground at the mom. Looking in around £750 and this one with carbon frame, 105's and Mavic Aksium looks good here with pedals and shoes. Any thoughts HUKD?
Edited by: "nosbod" 9th Apr 2016

nosbod

I'm looking for a bike and deals seem a bit thin on the ground at the … I'm looking for a bike and deals seem a bit thin on the ground at the mom. Looking in around £750 and this one with carbon frame, 105's and Mavic Aksium looks good here with pedals and shoes. Any thoughts HUKD?


Looks a good buy and full 105 too, with a decent wheelset. Free pedals and shoes is a bonus

Original Poster

Sorry, missing read, will amend.

Original Poster

Changes made. Thanks

Nice looking bike, Sora is more than capable and their kit is getting good reviews too.

Heat from me!

However the Saracen Tenet disc braked bike with Tiagra for £399.99 has set a new benchmark in this price bracket....

Original Poster

Just looked up the Tenet and it's certainly a great option! Is it the new Tiagra as that is looking pretty good, much more like the rest of the Shimano range.

It's good to see competition at the cheaper end.

mattrixdesign2

Just looked up the Tenet and it's certainly a great option! Is it the new … Just looked up the Tenet and it's certainly a great option! Is it the new Tiagra as that is looking pretty good, much more like the rest of the Shimano range.It's good to see competition at the cheaper end.



No, it had last years 4600 Tiagra but still an epic bargain.

Pretty much anything that gets people cycling is a deal for me though.

Anyone know what size I'd need ? I'm 6 foot but a novice to road bikes so looking for a more relaxed posture !

Original Poster

Measure up, height and inside leg should give you the best idea. If in doubt visit a proper bike shop.

Different brands have different ways of measuring.

I am 5'9 and generally fit a medium / 54cm.

bargainnicka

Anyone know what size I'd need ? I'm 6 foot but a novice to road bikes so … Anyone know what size I'd need ? I'm 6 foot but a novice to road bikes so looking for a more relaxed posture !



Drop them a line.

Or better yet if you're close to Buckshaw Village (Chorley) pop in - I found them very friendly.

Original Poster

I am guessing you would take the largest of the 3 sizes, but worth checking.

Nice spec for the money, but anyone new (or old!) might not get on with the relatively high geared cassette if they want to do any climbing.

Maybe budget for an 11-28 cassette at some point soon too.
Edited by: "mike___j" 17th Apr 2016

Merlin's bundles look OK. I'm torn right now of what to do. I was hit by a car last week and repairs are needed. Frame looks OK (steel) - insurance paid out £400 for replacement of bits (inc clothing & helmet) and I spent £40 so far cheaply getting it back on road and used parts I already had in stock. Then my crank fell off yesterday (right outside MI6 if you're spying - it may have looked like so elaborate snooping - it wasn't) so part of me is seeing these deals and thinking n+1 and sod fixing it up.

I need a bike for work and sanity. I like tinkering but looking at my options is feeling like chore. Guidance please HUKDs! New bike or fix up?

The complete ignorant cyclists starter kit.

Looks a nice little kit for someone just starting out.

Deanidge

The complete ignorant cyclists starter kit.



I love cycling but know zilch about the mechanics that comment isn't too helpful is it. Not everyone is an expert. This sounds like a deal to me but please enlighten me if you know better.

geeadamg

Merlin's bundles look OK. I'm torn right now of what to do. I was hit by … Merlin's bundles look OK. I'm torn right now of what to do. I was hit by a car last week and repairs are needed. Frame looks OK (steel) - insurance paid out £400 for replacement of bits (inc clothing & helmet) and I spent £40 so far cheaply getting it back on road and used parts I already had in stock. Then my crank fell off yesterday (right outside MI6 if you're spying - it may have looked like so elaborate snooping - it wasn't) so part of me is seeing these deals and thinking n+1 and sod fixing it up. I need a bike for work and sanity. I like tinkering but looking at my options is feeling like chore. Guidance please HUKDs! New bike or fix up?



The bottom bracket ??

this isn't an expensive fix

The deal looks reasonable , not heard of that helmet choice - but you cant sell an unsafe lid afaik

logohigh

The bottom bracket ?? this isn't an expensive fix



True. Although it looks like the crank arm has wear and tear on it but also looks like the it has suffered a bang and may need replacing. Bear in mind that it's probably close to 10k miles done on the current crank set and needs replacing anyway - something I was thinking about doing before the accident. But now I have a little more to spend and since I need new shoes and helmet as well maybe shiny new everything is the way to go and use my current bike as a project.

I dunno - I over analyse everything. Looking at folding bikes right now.

Additional: some delicate hammer work and I think I have a bodge. Earlier I think I was just fed up with playing bike workshop since the accident but no point spending hundreds if I don't have to.
Edited by: "geeadamg" 17th Apr 2016

Also consider the £250 Ribble Prime for a beginner road bike.
ribblecycles.co.uk/rib…ld/
Edited by: "smiggy" 17th Apr 2016

smiggy

Also consider the £250 Ribble Prime for a beginner road … Also consider the £250 Ribble Prime for a beginner road bike.http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-prime/build/


What's not to like for £250, claris with a carbon fork. That's £50 cheaper than the Triban 500se and comes with better claris shifters.
Edited by: "winchman" 17th Apr 2016

Original Poster

winchman

What's not to like for £250, claris with a carbon fork. That's £50 c … What's not to like for £250, claris with a carbon fork. That's £50 cheaper than the Triban 500se and comes with better claris shifters.



It's a good deal, but don't you need to add pedals?

geeadamg

Merlin's bundles look OK. I'm torn right now of what to do. I was hit by … Merlin's bundles look OK. I'm torn right now of what to do. I was hit by a car last week and repairs are needed. Frame looks OK (steel) - insurance paid out £400 for replacement of bits (inc clothing & helmet) and I spent £40 so far cheaply getting it back on road and used parts I already had in stock. Then my crank fell off yesterday (right outside MI6 if you're spying - it may have looked like so elaborate snooping - it wasn't) so part of me is seeing these deals and thinking n+1 and sod fixing it up. I need a bike for work and sanity. I like tinkering but looking at my options is feeling like chore. Guidance please HUKDs! New bike or fix up?


Insurance paid out within a week - wow!

Besford

Insurance paid out within a week - wow!



Yeah, I was very impressed and would recommend LV who her insurance was with (this may sound like a Craig David song) but the accident happened on a Friday, she contacted her insurance and admitted fault same day. Had a missed call Saturday, they were closed Sunday. Spoke to claim person Monday, I emailed them with damage Tuesday, they confirmed Wednesday and I got the cheque Friday almost coming through the door at the exact time of the accident previous week.

geeadamg

Yeah, I was very impressed and would recommend LV who her insurance was … Yeah, I was very impressed and would recommend LV who her insurance was with (this may sound like a Craig David song) but the accident happened on a Friday, she contacted her insurance and admitted fault same day. Had a missed call Saturday, they were closed Sunday. Spoke to claim person Monday, I emailed them with damage Tuesday, they confirmed Wednesday and I got the cheque Friday almost coming through the door at the exact time of the accident previous week.


That's an excellent experience but (excuse the cynicism) I suspect they wanted you to accept a quick payout rather than pursue it further and cost them more. I've had similar experience with a non-fault car accident. No problem if you're unhurt and happy with the result though.
Edited by: "Besford" 18th Apr 2016

[quote=BesfordThat's an excellent experience but (excuse the cynicism) I suspect they wanted you to accept a quick payout rather than pursue it further and cost them more. I've had similar experience with a non-fault car accident. No problem if you're unhurt and happy with the result though.[/quote]

Yeah, happy for a quick payout. Like I said, I need a bike for work and my only damage to my body was bruising. The lady was very apologetic, not intent just bad infrastructure on a road that is notorious for near-misses anyway. If I didn't already have a lot of the parts in to replace bit on my bike anyway then I would have been £100 up so I see it as a result. I have a steel frame too so it can take some hammer.
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