Road Bike Parts
Road Bike Saddles and Seatposts Finding the right saddle is crucial for comfort but the choice of seatpost can also have an effect. Seatpost material, length and layback all play a part as well as the saddle. Seatpost collars are overlooked but try and ride a bike without one and you’ll see how important they are. Merlin Cycles stock road bike saddles, seatposts and seatpost collars from brands including Deda, Easton, 3T, Enve, Hope, BBB, Thomson, Ritchey, Fizik, Selle Italia, ISM, San Marco and Selle SMP.
Road Bike Bars and Stems The handlebar and stem combination greatly affects ride comfort and handling. Too long or too short a stem will have a massive effect on steering and position while bar width, shape and material determines comfort. Aero bars can help go faster against the clock making them perfect for time trial and triathlon use. Merlin Cycles stock road bike handlebars and stems from brands including Deda, FSA, Ritchey, Easton, Zipp, Thomson, Profile, Vision, Enve and 3T
Road Bike Accessories Headsets are a vital but often overlooked component available in more permutations than you think not to mention related spares and accessories. Handlebar tape comes in a staggering array of colours and materials for all budgets and tastes. Brake and gear inner and outer cables and all related ends are in here also. Merlin Cycles stock a wide range of road bike accessories from brands including BBB, Deda, Fizik, Shimano, Campagnolo, Gore, SRAM, Arundel, Clarks, 3T, Hope, Zipp, Cane Creek, FSA, Ritchey, Gore and Cinelli.
Road Bike Brakes Road bike brake calipers are available in several variants; standard single and dual pivot, cantilever for cross / touring, direct mount for TT, triathlon and aero bikes, and disc. Brake pads vary for each type of caliper as well as between manufacturers. Carbon and alloy specific pads can only be used on corresponding rim typess. Merlin Cycles stock a wide range of road bike brakes and pads from brands including BBB, Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo, Tektro, TRP, Zipp and SwissStop.
Road Bike Gears (Transmission) Road bike transmission and gear parts include rear derailleur (mech), front derailleur (mech), chainset (crankset), bottom bracket, cassette, chain and gear levers. They are available individually or together with brakes as a groupset for a better value package. Jockey wheels and chainrings can be replaced separately as can Shimano Di2 parts. There’s also a wide choice of clipless or standard pedals. Merlin Cycles stock road bike transmission and gear parts from brands including Hope, Time, Look, SRAM, Shimano, Campagnolo and Speedplay.