Merlin Malt G2X GRX Gravel Bike - 2021
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The Merlin Malt G2X GRX is our top of the range aluminium gravel bike. 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 of Shimano's acclaimed GRX groupset, the Merlin Malt G2X GRX is our best aluminium gravel bike yet!
The Merlin Malt G2X GRX 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 G2 GRX 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 Malt G2 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.
The revised geometry across the Merlin gravel bike range enhances comfort and confidence to inspire all-day-rides, commute to the office or filthy gravel track action, depending on your plans for the day. The G2 GRX's carbon fork will reduce vibrations and smooths out the feel of whatever surfaces you are riding. The forks taper from 1 1/8" at the top, to 1.5" at the lower race, this further enhances the 'surefooted' feel of the front end. Shimano's GRX groupset offers everything you would expect from the market leader, both in terms of performance and elegant, robust style. This frame can easily fit up to a 700c x 40mm tyre (or 650b x 42).
  • Frame: Lightweight, Triple Butted Aluminium, 12mm Thru Axle - Flat Mount, Mudguard & Rack Mounts
  • Fork: Carbon, 12mm Thru Axle - Flat Mount
  • Wheels: Merlin GDA-1 - 700c
  • Tyres: Schwalbe G-One - 700x35c
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano GRX600 - 11 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX812
  • Chainset: Shimano GRX600 - 40T
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX M7000 - 11/42T
  • Chain: KMC X11 - 11 Speed
  • Pedals: Not Included
  • Saddle: DDK 
  • Seatpost: FSA Gossamer
  • Handlebars: FSA Adventure Gravel
  • Handlebar Tape: Black Cork Tape
  • Stem: FSA OS168
  • Brake Calipers: Shimano GRX400
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Please Note: The current build time for bikes can be found at the checkout.
RichardWas after a gravel/ winter bike and after some research, the GX2 was the best spec’d bike of the similar priced bikes. It arrived quickly and well packaged. The quality of the frame, Shimano GRX groupset & FSA finishing kit is excellent. Been out a few time now and bike feels great to ride and looks good too. Had a minor issue with bike on delivery but quickly resolved by Gemma in customer service. Saddle isn’t the most comfortable and will look to change. Highly recommend this gravel bike.
Mr HibberdWhat an amazing bike great spec and rides superb arrived well packaged a great buy
Mr NicholsPrompt delivery. The bike is well built and performs very well. Really pleased with the purchase.
Mr FosterThank you Merlin cycles. I’ve been so impressed with my new Malt G2X GRX. The build quality is first class with the component s to match. Bike came extremely well packaged and within the delivery time stated. The bike rides likes a dream and has been put through a few testing rides with over 400 miles in the bank so far, not a single complaint. A exceptional piece of engineering for an exceptionally great price by comparison. Great work Merlin Cycles.
Mr Geib ShanleyReally pleased with this bike, my first proper bike in my life. Been riding it for a few weeks now and love it. I would say give them a ring as the first size got was to big but they got me a size down swap within a week.
JamesAbout 100 miles of riding in on this bike now and no complaints so far. Mostly road and gravel to date and it’s been enjoyable every inch of the way. Hard to beat for the money.
Mr HowlettMy Merlin G2X GRX Gravel bike turned up earlier than expected which was good .It was well packaged and with very little work to put it together. It rides great and was set up spot on .I've discovered that it also takes 650b wheels with 42mm tyres with room to spare which was a bonus. The quality of the frame and forks is up there with the best of them .Super smooth gear changes from Shimano GRX and great stopping power from the disc brakes, all in all a great bike with a great service.
ChrisFirst gravel bike for me and have to say for the money I think it’s excellent value. Enjoying the ability to nip off Road up a track, and the ride is so comfy on our less than smooth UK roads. Overall a great package - highly recommended.
just a DaveThis is a great bike for the money. Frame is tidily welded and light, groupset is quality, wheels roll well and tyre specced is good for most uses. Brakes are really very good too. As a road rider I got this to explore byways and rougher roads and so far this has been more than up to the job. Well done Merlin.
andrewThis may become my favourite bike. Not yet tested off road but my commute is now so comfortable. I thought the weight and fat tyres would slow me down and it has. Added about 1 min. Only gripe is overly long gear and brake cables that I had to shorten.
Mr HerrodWhat a great bike for the money. It arrived a day ahead of schedule. It was extremely well packed and all gears and brakes were adjusted. It was a simple build and I was riding it in about 45 minutes. My first ride was great. Super smooth ride and lots of gearing to get up and down the hills. I was really impressed by the tires, not much more rolling resistance than my road bike. Very neutral steering as well so easy to handle. This is my third bike from Merlin and each one has been a dream and the service is outstanding.
Mr JASINSKISuch a great bike!!! Top quality finishing ! paint, welds life this bike looks amazing and ride so smooth. I done already about 50 miles on this bad boy almost all type of roads and can say its amazingggg!!!! Planning tour 100 miles for this weekend and can't wait. This is my dream bike Merlin malt G2X GRX !!! Highly recommended to pros and passionate riders. 5 star product!!!