The Merlin Cordite is our versatile, lightweight carbon road bike which we’ve engineered to be capable of comfortable all-day riding, packing it full of cutting edge race technology so that you’re able to ride at speed for longer. When you’re striking out on a fast-paced group ride on demanding roads with rolling hills you’ll be dictating the pace not following it.
Whilst it’s noticeably comfortable the Cordite is also stiff and responsive allowing you to accelerate quickly out of the saddle on short, sharp climbs and handles beautifully on the descents encouraging you to rail the turns with a newfound confidence.
The Merlin Cordite features Shimano’s stunning 11 speed Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset which takes gear shifting a whole new level, with each selection feeling light and precise - Ultegra Di2 gives you consistent, maintenance-free gear changing every time. No good carbon road bike is complete without a fast, capable wheelset so we have specced the Cordite with Fulcrum Racing 4 wheels to complete the package.
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PLEASE NOTE: All of our bikes are built to order. This usually takes between 3-8 working days depending on time of year
I order the bike as an upgrade and could not believe you could get di2 electronic shifting at this price point. I wanted to put at least 500 miles on the bike under a variety of conditions before reviewing the product. The di2 shifting is quick and precise. The frame feels good in corners and stable at higher speeds. My expectation for carbon frames are rigidity and quietness. The Cordite meets these with a fit and finish of a much pricier bike. I would recommend this product.
Overall, very please with the Merlin Cordite with the Ultegra Di2 group set for the price and amount of road biking that I do (60/40 MTB to Road). I wanted a capable road bike that didn't break the bank, the Merlin Cordite certainly does that.
The quality of the frame and the components used are good value for money. To improve the riding position I transferred the handle bar stem, seat post and saddle from my old bike. The handle bar stem that came with the bike was a little on the short side causing my knees to brush the handle bars when climbing stood up (I'm 6ft 4). Seat post and saddle clamp not the best design/quality which is the reason they were changed.
Looks wise the bike is superb. Comments from other reviewers mention the quality of the finish on the frame. I can confirm this and much more expensive bikes do not look as good.
Looking forward to many hours and miles enjoying this bike.
First bike I've ever bought online really pleased with the quality and spec. Delivery and tracking was very good. On the downside there was a small chip in the front fork decal and no information with the bike but managed to download all the information I needed from the internet.
Overall very happy with my purchase
I am so impressed, the bike rides like its on rails
The bike was safely delivered. The packaging was excellent. Assembly was pretty straight forward for anyone with basic knowledge of mechanics. Really enjoying the bike and the Di2 is just so smooth. All in all a good buying experience. If you want to be picky the only negatives would be no assembly instructions and no guide on how to use Di2. That said it's all readily available on the net.
Super smooth ride, comfortable seating position, you`re able to ride for hours without discomfort. Has the feel of a much more expensive bike.