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Merlin PR7 Road Bike
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This item was discontinued 5th April 2016.

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Code: PR7-2015

If you’re looking for your first road bike then look no more. The PR7 rivals other bikes that cost twice this price. It’s not just a good looking bike, it’s a great riding bike too.

A sophisticated aluminium frame paired with a carbon fork and built up using quality Shimano gearing and Mavic equipped wheels. This bike is a real testament to how technology that was previously found on much more expensive machines ends up trickling down to bikes at the more affordable end of the spectrum.

The frame is the heart of any bike and it’s here where the PR7 really impresses. A quality aluminium tubeset with profiles rarely seen on entry level bikes. The integrated heat tube, oversize bi-axial down tube and broad-to-slim top tube all combine to give the frame impressive stiffness and efficiency under power.

We have specced the tyres as a 25mm option. This really helps to offer a smooth and forgiving ride over less than perfect road surfaces.

Our designers have done a great job with the paintjob and the decals too. We think this is a really classy looking bike. Why should less expensive bikes look naff?

The carbon fork is a real bonus. Often the first thing that gets replaced on entry level bikes is the harsh metal fork, so we saved you the bother and fitted a decent carbon fork from the get-go.

Above all it’s a simple and reliable machine. The Shimano Claris drivetrain offers crisp and quick indexed gear shifting with a broad range of gearing that’s capable of steep climbs as well as flat-out sprints.

A final feature to mention is the mount on the rear stays which means that you can run a rear pannier rack simply and reliably.

We have a history in designing excellent road bikes and although this is one of the lowest price ones, it’s also definitely one of our favourites.

Full specification

  • Frame: 6061 Aluminium Road Bike Frame
  • Fork: 700c UD Carbon Road Fork With Alloy Steerer
  • Wheels: Mavic CXP-22 Black 700c Wheelset
  • Tyres: 700x25c Road Tyres
  • Chainset: FSA 8 Speed Road Chainset - 34/50 Chainrings (Not as pictured)
  • Chain: Shimano HG50 8 Speed Chain
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris FD-2400 Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris FD-2400 Rear Derailleur
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Claris ST-2400 Gear/Brake Levers
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50 8 Speed Cassette 11-30T
  • Handlebars: Merlin Alloy Black Road Handlebars
  • Stem: Merlin Alloy Black Road Stem
  • Seatpost: Merlin Alloy Black Seatpost
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat pedals & toe clips
  • Weight: 10.4kg
  • Rack mount: Yes
  • Rear mudguard eyelets: Yes
  • Front mudguard eyelets: No
  • Sizes: 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm


Geometry chart:

Bike Fit

  • 50cm - Stem 90mm, Cranks 165mm, Bars 42cm Centre-to-Centre
  • 53cm - Stem 100mm, Cranks 170mm, Bars 42cm Centre-to-Centre
  • 56cm - Stem 100mm, Cranks 175mm, Bars 42cm Centre-to-Centre
  • 59cm - Stem 110mm, Cranks 175mm, Bars 44cm Centre-to-Centre
Rider heightFrame size
5′ 3″ – 5′ 5″50cm – 52cm
5′ 5″ – 5′ 7″52cm – 54cm
5′ 7″ – 5′ 9″54cm – 56cm
5′ 9″ – 5′ 11″56cm – 58cm
5′ 11″ – 6′ 2″58cm – 60cm
6′ 2″ – 6′ 5″60cm – 62cm

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

Build time:

Please allow 7-10 days build time for this bike.

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This really is a great entry level road bike. Build quality is fabulous as are the components fitted on the bike. The bike arrived from Merlin well packaged and only required the bars to be fitted. I have clocked over 200 miles on the bike with no issues at all. I would really recommend this bike if you are considering getting into road cycling. A great bike at a great price. Good job Merlin.
Bought 50cm model for my wife (5' 5"). Perfect fit. A lot of bike for the money. Budget for a replacement saddle, though.
Using this bike mainly for commuting to work. Excellent value for money. For an aluminium frame with carbon fork, this bike has the best specification for the money compared to rivals particularly the wheels and gears. Smooth ride. Slick gear changes. Nice stiff frame with carbon fork. Good quality wheels. Tyres not bad. Minimal adjustment required out of the box.
This is a fantastic choice for your first road bike, so pleased with mine, I`m out on it every day. Build quality is really good, slick gear change. Good quality components. At 5`9" the 56cm suits me fine. Simple efficient order process, well set up on delivery with minimal adjustments required.
Great Bike, Excellent Value for Money, After a minimal build no adjustment was required for gears/brakes so I was clocking up the miles very quickly, cant fault the service or product..!!
Hi guys, great service from order to delivery. The PR7 is a quality, great value bike, so glad I bought two. The second is for my sons birthday he will love it.
Perfect for my first road bike. Love it!
I am extremely impressed with the PR7 so far. Very slick gear changes, rides well. Performance belies the price. Cool black too.
A relatively lightweight, sturdy and seemingly well-built road bike. For the price it's perfect. I use it for commuting and the occasional long spin- but will put more miles on in the spring/summer- so far the brakes have been faultless and the gears are precise, much better than I expected! the bike came fully set up so no need for adjustment
Amazing value for a proper entry-level road bike. I couldn't think of a better introduction to enthusiastic cycling. The frame quality is good enough to warrant upgrading the hardware in due course. The carbon fork is a highlight and the groupset works very well indeed.
The PR7 is my first road bike and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. Delivery was on time and the bike itself was well packaged. Very minimal work was needed to get the bike road ready, just straightening the handlebars and attaching the pedals. It rides beautifully and has a design to match. I had found that a smaller frame size was more comfortable on other bike brands but was recommended the 56cm model based on my height just being under 5' 10". The size feels like a good fit, although it is worth noting that I moved the seat forward as far as it would go. The only downside I can see after a week riding the bike is the seat is not particularly comfortable and I might swap the tyres for something sturdier for winter. So all in all, if you are new to road cycling then I thoroughly recommend this bike.
Incredible bike for the price, had ordered from Halfords a similar priced bike, the PR7 made blew it out of the arena! If your thinking about one.......just get it, you will be delighted
Superb build quality for the price. I'm not a hardcore cyclist by any stretch of the imagination, but even my frame-warping brother commended this as a package.
Full disclosure - I am a complete noob and this is my first road bike so you can give my opinions the weight you feel they deserve. The bike arrived slightly over the 10 days suggested on the website but was in good nick and as described. It took some tweaking to get a comfortable fit so make sure you have your tool box handy. I am a bit ham fisted but setting up seemed pretty simple. There is some rub against the front mech when in top gear (ie largest cog at the front, smallest at the back) which has proved impossible to eliminate but it doesn't seem to be affecting my ride too much. Had it checked at my local bike shop and they were also unable to eliminate the rub. Only other issue i've found is the lack of a fitting for a front mudguard. Having said that, this is easily the nicest bike i've owned and seems much more comfortable than others I have test ridden (even some a couple of hundred pounds more expensive) It feels solid and tight and I am more than happy with my purchase.
This is a lot of bike for the price advertised. Mine arrived well packaged and well built. After a shake down ride 10k I was pleased everything was all in working order. I like the look of the bike and it certainly beats all the rivals in this price bracket for entry level bikes. The build quality and design reflect everything you would expect from merlin. A star plus from me!
Very pleased with this purchase, which has exceeded my expectations. I was expecting a rather harsher ride than my hybrid but found it to be very comfortable indeed. I will be replacing the saddle and will transfer my Gatorskin tyres on to it, but I guess you have to expect some skimping on those areas on a bike at this price. The frame and forks are great so this bike is very upgradeable. The Claris groupset is also perfectly adequate for my level of use and shifts quickly enough for me. I reckon this is a bargain; you would have to pay about double the amount for a big brand equivalent. Well done Merlin!!!
I am entirely happy with the PR7 and I believe the product is in line with the advertised specification. It is my opinion that this road bicycle offers excellent value for money as the assembled package (or similar) is going at twice the price in other venues. The combination of alloy frame and carbon fork with good crank and gear packs makes this a bargain for me. Performance wise, I enjoy the machine and my only critique would be a desire for a more comfortable saddle. Incidentally, the delivery packaging was excellent.