Frame & Forks
Forks Mountain bike suspension forks are getting lighter and longer travel across all wheel and headtube sizes as is the range of rigid ATB forks. Road bike forks are also getting lighter and more aero in both carbon and alloy in all headtube variations. Merlin Cycles stock mountain bike forks from manufacturers including Kinesis, DT, Marzocchi, Fox and Rock Shox and road forks from Columbus and Easton
Frames – MTB Mountain bike frames are available in hardtail (no suspension) or full suspension (suspension shock in the frame) in carbon or alloy and in wheel sizes 26”, 27.5 (650B) and 29”. For more aggressive off-road riding longer travel suspension is the norm while for racing or more leisurely riding then a hardtail is usually more suitable. Merlin Cycles stock mountain bike frames from manufacturers including Kinesis, Mondraker, Cove, Turner and of course our award winning own brand Merlin.
Frame Spares Most frames are supplied with a detachable rear gear hanger which makes replacement much easier if the frame is damaged due to a crash or knock. The hanger breaks or bends to save the frame making it cheaper and easier to replace than a frame. Although they all look the same, there are literally dozens of different types so check current model before purchase as they are unique to different frames.
Frames - Road Road bike frames are available in a range of materials including alloy, carbon and titanium for general road riding, sportives, commuting, touring, time trials or triathlons. The main consideration should be fit and intended use, so don’t be afraid to ask for advice on which is most suitable for your needs. Merlin Cycles stock road bike frames from manufacturers including Sintesi, Gianna Motta, Kinesis, Eddy Merckx, Colnago and of course our very popular own brand Merlin.