Merlin Cycles 21st Anniversary Retro Photofest

We turned 21 this year so we thought we’d celebrate with a nostalgic blast through the past. Here’s a gallery of our old aluminium hardtail models.

Many thanks to the lovely guys over at Retrobike for helping us out find a lot of these images.

As well as featuring a lot of our old aluminium hardtail mountain bikes this gallery is full of choice retro goodies as Biopace chainrings, Club Roost riser bars, Manitou elastomer forks, Pace RC36 forks, bar ends, massive stems and classic Mavic rims.

Enjoy the trip down memory lane

1994

1994

1994

1994

1995

1995

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Evil eyes head badge

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I had a pair of those Pace forks

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Bar ends!

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Clips and straps too

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Check out that stem length

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Are those Tioga Psycho K tyres?

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Still a fun-riding bike

Traces of the original blue paintjob can still be seen

Traces of the original blue paintjob can still be seen

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Before the paint stripping job

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A very rare beast

1995/96 Malt 3 (we think)

1995/96 Malt 3 (we think)

Pre-Cambrian internet

Pre-Cambrian internet

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Straddle cable

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Ormskirk’s still not far from our new gaff

Shimano Biopace chainrings

Biopace!

Mavic 231 rims

Mavic 231 rims

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Subtle saddle

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