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Merlin Malt-G1X Gravel Bike Frameset - 2020
The Merlin Malt-G1X is our top of the range gravel frameset in the ever-expanding line of Merlin Malt-G gravel bikes. Following hot on the heels of our original Malt-G the Malt-G1X features a number of updates to the frame and forks; constructed from lightweight triple-butted 6061 aluminium it is paired with a light, full-carbon fork making the G1X the lightest and most agile frameset in the Malt-G range.
The Merlin Malt-G1X can handle a wide variety of terrain including gravel tracks and green lanes allowing you to combine sections of road with more challenging segments meaning more of your adventures can start at your front door. The Malt-G1X has a full complement of mounts the bike is ready to sport mudguards and even a rear pannier – so if you want to head off on a touring adventure or simply commute to work you can, no problem.
The Merlin Malt-G1X gravel bike frameset features a new lightweight triple-butted 6061 Aluminium frame with thru-axles front and rear to ensure that wheels are kept securely in place, disc brakes are always perfectly aligned and steering precision is further enhanced thanks to the wheel hub and fork essentially becoming one unit. The Malt-G1X frame includes flat-mounts for disc brakes and internal cable routing for brake and gear cables giving a cleaner, less cluttered look to the bike as well as enhanced protection from grit and grime meaning your bike will run smoother for longer.
With a comfortable, confident geometry that encourages all-day riding the Malt-G1X features a carbon thru-axle fork that stops the ride feeling too harsh when you’re on the ruff-stuff.
  • Frame: Triple-Butted 6061 Series Aluminium with Thru-Axle & Flat Mount
  • Fork: Merlin Full-Carbon with Thru-Axle & Flat Mount
  • Internal gear cable routing
  • Internal disc brake hose routing
  • Flat-mount disc fitting for neater look


  • Axle Size: 12x100 / 12x142
  • Bottom Bracket: Threaded (English)
  • Seatpost Size: 31.6mm
  • Front Mech Mount: Band-On 34.9mm
  • Headset: Internal (Included)
  • Disc Mount: Flat Mount (Fork & Frame)
  • Recommended Tyre Size: 700x38mm
  • 650B Compatible
  • Weight: 2.4kg (53cm)




Mr Ro Good frameset for the price. The finishing isn't optimal. Not with the guide shifter cable. A good detail is the headset included. I would buy it again.
Mr Holappa I have not assemble the bike yet, but the frame and fork quality and weight exceeded my expectations.
Mr Brimhall Excellent bike would recommend to any one
Ed Pay attention to the sizing , but this frameset represents amazing value. The quality and spec defies the price. I usually ride a 54cm Cannondale and the 50cm Malt is similar, albeit a slightly longer effective top tube. Finding myself chucking it around a lot more than my old CX bike, with a new found confidence. 43mm tyres fit just fine on my 17mm internal width rims.
David Wow! Love this frame. I'm 5'10" with 83cm inseam and usually ride a 54cm racer and 56cm enduro so went for the 50cm Malt. I could have gotten away with the 53cm I think but the 50 is a really good fit. I'm using a 35mm stem for a more aggressive posture but it's still really comfortable. Internal cable routing was a snap. Only qualm is that Merlin needs to get the full geometry in the site for us bike geeks and mine didn't come with a bottom bracket cable guide (but they're cheap enough). I'd buy this frame again in a heartbeat. Colors are beautiful too; even my wife is impressed!
David Excellent frame set and incredible value. 1.5” lower race and 12mm bolt through axles aren’t often seem at this price so I was a bit apprehensive however the frame is excellent build quality. First test ride done set up with 33mm tyres for CX racing, very happy. Will be fitting gravel tyres later on this year, very versatile frame set.
J-Narc Great frameset for an awesome price. I was hesitant to grab this prior to no reviews being posted but after building up and taking it out for a spin I was happy I made this choice. I usually go for a larger frame so I grabbed the 59cm, very long top tube and reach but fits me well at 6’1”, with monkey arms. Still a few adjustments to be made but frame quality seems very good and solid. Thanks Merlin!