Great frame, so light! Graphics are nicely sealed under a layer of lacquer so shouldn't peel of anytime soon. Looks much better in real life. My frame unfortunately came with a bent derailleur hanger, Merlin were awesome about it and sent me a new one straight away no charge. They also stuffed the envelope with 8 energy drink / tablet packets as an apology. For pure service they still get 5 stars.
I ordered this frame to make a bike up, for a friend, using all of the bits that I'd accumulated in my shed.
When the frame arrived, I was very pleased as it was very light, compared to the steel frames that I'm used to (Didn't weigh it though, as I was too eager to get it built)
The colour is really nice, in an understated way, and the graphics are nicer in the flesh than they look on-screen, with the headbadge graphic having a quirky, retro feel.
The overall finish is very good, with neat joins and no rough edges.
The (very neat) cable routing is along the top of the top tube, which means that lifting the bike onto shoulders won't be painful,
Ordered on Monday, delivered on Tuesday, built up the bike over 2 nights and went for a spin with a very happy friend on Saturday morning. He didn't want to get it dirty, but was noticeably relieved when we got back and all of the mud washed off.
Excellent bike at an absolutely bargain price - thanks Merlin!
Rapid dispatch, quick delivery, another quality Merlin Frame and a happy customer. Thanks
A highly recommended company to deal with