Marvellous March Arrivals at Merlin Cycles 2024

Here’s some exciting new products to hit the shelves at in March 2024!

Bike of the Week: Ridley Falcn RS Carbon Road Bike – 2024

The Falcn RS is the ultimate road bike for any rider looking to push their limits and take their performance to the next level. It’s created for those who demand the highest quality and want a reliable and efficient speed machine to help them achieve their goals.

Here at Merlin we have the Falcn RS available as a frame or bike equipped with either Shimano Ultegra Di2 or Sram Force AXS, the choice is yours… (Force AXS pictured above.)

Challenge Gravine Gravel Tyres

Challenge is excited to present a new addition to its gravel line of tyres, the GRAVINE, designed for improved performance in muddy sections and on more rugged, rocky terrain.

The GRAVINE introduces the more aggressive tread of the Challenge gravel line-up, positioned after the Strada Bianca, Gravel Grinder and Getaway, in order.

Spatz “SHIELD” Cycling Sunglasses

The design brief for the Spatz “SHIELD” glasses was very simple: To design and engineer eyewear which offer more protection and a better field of vision than any other glasses on the planet; with particular focus on when you are cycling in an aggressive / aero position.

4iiii Power Meters

Get ready to elevate your riding experience with the Precision 3.0+ Pro Powermeter with ‘Apple Find My’. Delivering the same reliable and highly accurate power data you’ve come to expect from 4iiii, while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with knowing the location of your bike.

Kinesis Tripster AT Plus Frameset

The new Tripster AT Plus. Like a Tripster AT but more. Much more. More clearance, more capability, more gravel. More everything.

Who needs 650B? With tyre clearance of up to 29 x 2.2” tyres (700 x 56mm) you can have a larger tyre without the rolling ability compromise of a smaller diameter wheel. A narrower tyre should be used in muddier conditions.

The Tripster AT Plus has a more sloping top tube than our other gravel bikes, giving the rider more manoeuvrability around the bike when the going gets rough. It also has a lower bottom bracket to lower the centre of gravity when fitted with larger tyres.

Joe’s No Flats

Joe’s No-Flats produce one of the most effective anti-puncture sealants available.

Their award-winning products include both latex based and latex and ammonia free sealants, with tubeless solutions and accessories, self-sealing tubes, tubeless conversion kits, lubricants based on the most advanced Nano technology, excellent bio-degreaser cleaners and more.


The fastest option in the Grand Prix 5000 tubeless tyre family. For the pure pursuit of speed, and already proven in both Dan Bigham & Filippo Ganna’s successful World Hour Record attempts. The tyre of choice for Team Ineos in all TT and Team TT races.

Kinesis R2 Tiagra Road Bike

Experience the road bike thrill of aluminium performance with impeccable handling and all-day ride comfort. Welcome to the brand-new Kinesis R2. The R2 is a modern-day road bike ideally suited to those looking for good pace in their ride with the added prospect of something a little more adventurous if desired.

The R2 is built with Shimano’s 2×10 drivetrain, providing plentiful gear range. No matter whether you like to tackle big climbs, bomb fast descents, or get your head down on the flat roads then R2 will get you there with ease.

Kinesis G2 Adventure Apex Gravel Bike

Following the huge success of the Tripster AT and ATR we wanted to offer a gravel adventure bike that was even more versatile but no less capable than the Tripster AT or ATR for all seasons.

The Kinesis G2 adventure bike is nimble off the line, fast handling and plenty tough enough for rough and tumble of UK gravel riding. The perfect four seasons bike for the rider that wants an adventure gravel bike, all year round for British summer and winter weather.

DMR Rhythm Dirt Jump Frameset

So here it is. The Rhythm is back.

Only this time it moves to your beat. The Rhythm is a 26″ wheel aluminium  frame, built for big airs, endless laps, and elbow to elbow antics. The Rhythm uses tubes made from 6061 T6 aluminium alloy. The lightness and stiffness of this tubing make it ideal for a frame that holds its own equally at the trails and the 4X track.

Ergon GXR Grips

The Ergon GXR Grips do exactly what cross-country riders and racers want: absorb shock, a secure grip, lightweight, and an ergonomic fit.

The GXR is the first ergonomic lightweight grip made of AirCell-Rubber, which utilizes a new and unique manufacturing process. Super light, no clamp, no inner core, 100% made in Germany the Ergon GXR defines a new chapter in MTB grips.

Crank Brothers Stamp 1 V2 Flat Pedals

The Stamp 1 V2 offers a size specific composite platform pedal with optimal shoe pedal interface.

The Stamp 1 V2 platform is inspired by Stamp 7 with it’s minimal profile and concave design. Stamp 1 V2 also uses the same premium internals and chromily steel spindle with a composite body as the Stamp 7. 

Topeak New Arrivals: Featuring Tubular Bar Bags, multi-tools, tubeless cartridges and ‘pocket rocket pumps’ here’s a few goodies sure to grab your attention…

Let’s take a look…

The Topeak Tubular Barbag, a stylish handlebar duffle features full-length zipper for easy access and is perfect for short trips to carry anything you could need for several hours in the city or on some nearby trails.

The Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multitool is professional quality, one piece, light weight folding tool offering hardened steel tools with 20 functions. And a forged aluminium body resists torque.

The Topeak Tubi Pod is the minimalist’s tubeless tyre repair kit. Includes air-stop, plug tool, and 3 pieces of 3.5mm thick tyre repair plugs stored in a machined alloy tube. The repair tools are integrated into the end caps with the knurled surfaces providing additional grip when repairing tyre.

Topeak Pocket Rocket Pump: Compact high pressure mini pump which easily pumps up to 160psi. Specially designed for road enthusiasts.

And that rounds up our newest arrivals in March at Merlin Cycles…


  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons) Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast. I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.

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