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Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike - 2016 is no longer available at Merlin Cycles. However you may find an alternative or updated product below.

This item was discontinued 23rd January 2018.

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Code: PR7R-2016
Merlin Performance PR7-R Road Bike 2016 - Shimano Sora 9 Speed Drivetrain

The Merlin PR7-R keeps the ethos of the original PR7 – an incredible value for money all-rounder - with this configuration focused on performance as a beginner’s racing bike.

The PR7-R road bike has a stiff, lightweight frame with a classic racing geometry giving a light, swift feel without the harshness often found on bikes at this level and is ready for a lifetime of being hammered at your local crit race.

To complete the package we’ve specced a very capable finishing kit from Shimano, Mavic and Kalloy giving you a reliable, precise-shifting, great-handling road bike that’s ready for your fist forays into racing.



The Merlin PR7-R 2016 Road Bike features a triple butted alloy frame and carbon fork providing impressive stiffness and efficiency under power, precise shifting from the Shimano Sora groupset and capable Mavic CXP wheels featuring slightly wider 25mm tyres to help smooth out the unpredictable road surfaces you’ll no-doubt encounter.


Read a Road.CC review of the Merlin PR7-R here



  • Frame: 6061 Series Aluminium with rack mount & rear mudguard eyelets
  • Fork: UD Carbon blades with alloy steerer


  • Wheels: Mavic CXP
  • Tyres: Kenda K-125 700x25c


  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Sora 3500
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora 3500
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora 3500 (Medium Cage)
  • Chainset: Shimano 50/34T 9 speed
  • Cassette: Shimano 9 Speed 11-25T
  • Chain: Shimano 9 Speed
  • Pedals: Not included


  • Saddle: DDK
  • Seatpost: Kalloy Uno
  • Handlebars: Kalloy Uno
  • Grips: Black Cork Handlebar Tape
  • Stem: Kalloy Uno
  • Brake calipers: Promax


Sizing & fit

These sizes are a guideline only. If you are unsure please contact our customer service team for assistance:

PLEASE NOTE:  All of our bikes are built to order.  This usually takes between 3-8 working days depending on time of year

My first modern road bike. Done about 400 miles on it now, and absolutely love it. Brilliant shifting, comfy, fast, handles well, fits me perfectly and looks really really nice. Amazing value for money - I couldn't find anything close (sora groupset especially).
Great bike at an unbeatable price. Well built with no annoying squeaks or rattly bits even after three weeks using it on my 30-daily commute in wet and windy conditions. I've upgraded the tyres to something more puncture resistant and changed the brake pads for better stopping power.
Have already ridden over 100 miles on this bike and I absolutely love it. Gears and brakes are very smooth. This is my first real road bike and I now see why they're so fun! Wicked awesome bike for the price and I can't wait to put more miles on it!
It's a great and beautiful (if you like black color) road bike. For this price you won't find anything better.
Just excellent bike and so low a price - hard to belive.
The bike was intended as an occasional, functional commuter but to be honest having taken it out for a few rides it is likely to replace my main bike for most outings. Excellent value and build quality, easy to assemble, well packed in short very pleased with my purchase.
Lovely frame and fork, fantastic value. Would recommend swapping stock Sora brake blocks to something better, but at this price I really can't complain!
Perfect Training bike, great for early spring rides in Canada, easy to finish assembly, quick delivery, no issues, I love it
Amazing bike! I got this with anticipation to receive an entry-level bike and was blown away by what it has to offer. The bike was light (I could lift it with 2 fingers), had a stiff frame and decent steering. I would note that the bike is slower on taking off from a standing position, but once you start moving, it really speeds up. The finish and the materials feel high-end, and I'd even prefer this bike to some of the $1000USD Trek bikes that I saw at my LBS. Definitely worth the purchase. At its price, this is practically a steal!