Our new road bike has finally landed and we think the new Merlin Performance Road PR7 is one of the best entry level road bikes money can buy. So let’s have a look at what exactly has got us all excited down at Merlin HQ.
First of all let’s talk about those looks
This bike has been designed in the UK by our very own in house team and you can tell they spent lots of time on it.
At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a bike costing twice the price. The forming of the top tube is a detail usually reserved for bikes at the higher end of the price bracket and the paint and graphics finish really don’t give any clues to the low price of this bike.
What about the spec?
You’ll be surprised to know that this lovely little machine comes with a carbon fork. A lot of people buy budget bikes and quickly replace the fork as this saves weight and the carbon absorbs the bumps better. Well replace no more!
This bike comes standard with the carbon fork and it blends in nicely to the rest of the bike in the matt black finish. The PR7 (which if you haven’t guessed is named after our postcode) comes with a complete Shimano Claris group which functions in the same way as many of the higher end groups.
Mavic wheels finish the bike off nicely and it even comes with toe clip pedals which means you don’t necessarily have to shell out extra on pedals.
As the winter months start to get nearer we think this is an excellent addition to your bike shed for mashing up the wet and windy roads. Equally this is a great commute bike and would also make a good first bike for your first venture into the world of road cycling.
Check out the full spec sheet below for further details, we think this is our favourite bike right now!
Frame – 6061 Aluminium Road Bike Frame
Fork –700c UD Carbon Road Fork With Alloy Steerer
Wheels – Mavic CXP-22 Black 700c Wheelset
Tyres – 700x25c Road Tyres
Chainset – Shimano Claris FC-2450 8 Speed Road Chainset
Chain – Shimano HG50 8 Speed Chain
Front Derailleur – Shimano Claris FD-2400 Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur – Shimano Claris FD-2400 Rear Derailleur
Gear/Brake Levers – Shimano Claris ST-2400 Gear/Brake Levers
Cassette – Shimano HG50 8 Speed Cassette
Handlebars – Merlin Alloy Black Road Handlebars
Stem – Merlin Alloy Black Road Stem
Seatpost – Merlin Alloy Black Seatpost
Pedals – Welgo alloy flat pedals & toe clips
Sizes Available – 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm
Please allow 7-10 days build time for this bike. For more information contact our sales team firstname.lastname@example.org