Merlin Malt G2X Gravel Frameset
Merlin Malt G2X Gravel Frameset
The Merlin Malt G2X is our top of the range aluminium gravel frameset, it is also available as a full bike built with Shimano GRX. The third generation of our versatile gravel bike range features tweaked geometry, offering more comfort and stability as well as a more inclusive sizing range. With improved geometry and the simply effortless performance, the Merlin Malt G2X is our best aluminium gravel bike frameset yet!
The Merlin Malt G2X can handle a wide variety of terrain including muddy trails, gravel tracks and green lanes. This flexibility allows you to combine roads with a wide variety of other more challenging forms of terrain. Your adventures are no longer limited by your style of bike, open up flexibility in your rides and enjoy the pleasure and challenges which mixed terrain rides can offer.
The Merlin Malt G2X features a lightweight, hydroformed, Triple Butted Aluminium frame with 12mm thru-axles front and rear. Thru-axles ensure the connection between wheels and frameset is secure and solid, disc brakes are always perfectly aligned and stearing precision is enhanced due to the wheel hubs and frameset essentially becoming one unit. The head-tube and fork steerer taper from 1.125" to 1.5", this further enhances the 'surefooted' feel of the front end of the bike.
The Malt G2X features flat-mounts for disc brakes and internal cable routing for brake and gear cables giving a cleaner, less cluttered look. Internal cable routing also offers enhanced protection from grit and grime, this means your bike's cables will work smoothly for longer.
- Frame: Lightweight, Triple Butted Aluminium, Flat Mount, Mudguard & Rack Mounts
- Fork: Carbon, Flat Mount, 1.125 - 1.5" tapered steerer
- BB: Threaded BSA
- Compatible with mechanical or electronic drivetrain
- Compatible with 1X and 2 X 11 transmission
- Fits: 31.6mm seatpost (not included)
- Seat Clamp needed: 34.9mm (not included)
- Cable Rounting: Internal
- Disc Mount: Flat Mount
- Front Axle: 12 x 100 Thru-axle (included)
- Rear Axle: 142 x 12mm Thru-axle (included)
- Max tyre clearance: 700 x 40mm / 650b x 42mm
- Weight: Frame + Fork 2.1kg (50cm)
- Includes: Thru axles and headset
Mr Hinz This is a very nice frame. Nice full carbon tapered fork. Comes with a head set which fit perfectly and front and rear axles. Bottom bracket went in easily. In fact the threads felt a little loose. I would give this frame a 5 star rating but my frame had a few little marks and imperfections on the paint.
Dr Broadway Superb frame/fork. Great quality finish. Builds into a great around bike.
Mr Macaulay Very impressed with frame well made and Internal routing very easy nice finish
Ricky Great frame, quality finish. Looks black in the pictures but is a gloss slate grey. Wanted a disc frame for winter rides that would take mudguards and wider tyres and this is perfect. Perfect service and superfast delivery. No cable guide, but quickly resolved by customer services and very happy with the frame.
Mr B The frameset is superb value for money, and looks good in green and dark ashphalt gray (not really black). I bought the 2021 model 50cm size, the actual t/t is about 52cm (geometry says 51.5cm) which is perfect for me. The previous year's Malt G1x had a listed t/t for the 50 seat tube of 55cm, which would have been too long for me at least. The geometry of the new version is better for an all-round bike. It would have been nice to have the option of getting the frameset bottom bracket shell chased and faced on purchase. Looking forward to completing the build.
MHS Brilliant value frameset from Merlin. The cheapest thru axle frame in the UK. I've fitted value components from Shimano and stuck it on my smart trainer. Everything fits first time, the BB threads were crisp and paint free, a joy to work on. Full carbon fork and lovely paint job throughout. I've bought more expensive frames that weren't as well finished! Seems a shame to use indoors but I may buy another for some gravel action at this price.
Mr Shum Excellent frameset for the cost. Light, and good quality finish. Pleasantly surprised to find good routing design for the internal routing (half internal through the downtube, external in the chain stays), and likely won't require the special routing kits for install. Shipping was fast, and frameset was well packed.
Mike M Excellent frameset! Easy to build and shreds gravel. I use two wheelsets with it, both 700c and 650b and it easily takes the 43mm GravelKing in 650b. Excellent combo. Love this bike!
Aiden Solid gravel frame that handles everything from deep loose stuff to fast descents. Built it up with a 386evo crankset and 105 without any issues. Cable routing is super easy too. Well done, Merlin.