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The Final Bike Christmas Want Checklist! Our High Picks…

The Final Bike Christmas Want Checklist! Our High Picks…




This week at Merlin Cycles, I made a decision to ask some our employees which bikes they’ve on their Christmas want record!

Fairly a couple of of our employees members would like to unwrap the Wilier 0 SLR Disc Ultegra Di2 Street Bike on Christmas morning…

  • Wilier 0 SLR is the primary ultra-lightweight racing bike with disc brakes and absolutely built-in cables. The Wilier 0 SLR encapsulates probably the most complicated ideas of lightness and complete integration in easy aesthetics.
  • Extremely light-weighted, high-speed stability and management, braking efficiency, excessive aerodynamics and full cable integration.

Subsequent up we have now the Simplon Rapcon Pmax GX1 Lupine Carbon Full Suspension E-Bike. Chosen by Rob and Mike-O!

  • The Rapcon Pmax is a light-weight and extremely versatile path absolutely that deserves a completely new definition of the time period E-MTB.
  • With 500Wh Bosch PowerTube battery, you’ll be conquering summits one after one other.

Merlin Rider and Workers Member Gemma would love a model new Orro Venturi Di2 Ultegra.

  • The Orro Venturi STC is an evolution of the a lot cherished Orro velocity machine.
  • Nothing needed to be revolutionised with this bike so the profitable body geometry method has been saved, with all of the resultant dealing with traits that make the Venturi so quick to trip remaining.
  • Nonetheless, the up to date body head tube and cockpit componentry make it even higher.

Right here’s the Ibis Oso, our purchaser Danny wouldn’t thoughts having one in all these beasts to blast on the paths…

  • A complete new sport calls for an entire new bike. Constructed from the bottom as much as ship a brand new degree of clean, quick, and sturdy efficiency, the total carbon Oso options Ibis’s first ever higher hyperlink suspension dw-link platform.
  • It stack’s 155mm of rear journey with 170mm up entrance and is powered by a Bosch Efficiency line CX motor.

An Orro Gold STC Ultegra Carbon Street Bike, (and even perhaps one for coaching and one ‘finest bike’ for biking excursions and occasions) for Shaun!

  • Gold STC represents the Orro gold commonplace in trip high quality with a aggressive frameset weight and clear aesthetic.
  • The geometry of their longest operating mannequin has been revised throughout a myriad of generations to create a motorbike which seamlessly balances velocity with effectivity for endurance driving.

It needs to be the Ibis Ripley SLX for our Mechanics Martin and Will…

  • The Ibis Ripley is snappy, flick-able, playful, quick, light-weight, and versatile 29″ path bike.
  • It’s mixture of recent geometry, a stiff light-weight carbon chassis, and 120mm of ultra-efficient DW-Hyperlink journey, means it’s equally pleased popping off bonus traces as it’s crushing all day epics.

The Merlin Malt 725 Metal SLX Mountain Bike is Matt’s favorite.

  • Matt has been testing out our demo mannequin of this stunner of a single monitor ripper and all-round journey bike.
  • The geometry is finest suited to a 120mm journey fork however will fortunately take as much as a 140mm for those who want to deal with tougher trails.
  • The hardtail design permits for environment friendly energy switch and higher management on climbs, making it an excellent alternative for cross-country and path driving.

Workshop Supervisor Lee would go for the beautiful Colnago G3-X Rival AXS Carbon Gravel Bike.

  • Colnago G3-X carbon gravel bike has been designed for quick gravel driving.
  • A real journey all day bike to take pleasure in pure landscapes and discover new paths out of your door step. 
  • Geared up with Sram Rival eTap AXS 1×12 wi-fi groupset, Fulcrum Fast Pink 900 and Pirelli Cinturato™ gravel particular tyres 700x40c to match the body’s monumental tyre clearances.

The Orro Terra Ti Gravel Bike is on the prime of Andy’s Christmas Checklist!

  • The all-new Terra Ti relies on the Terra C and makes use of the identical geometry well-reviewed carbon fashions with the class and timeless seems to be that titanium affords.
  • This full titanium body is made with hydroformed 3.25 titanium with a 6.4 solid backside bracket shell. Constructed with bike packing and multi-day driving in thoughts, this bike comes with mounting factors for a pannier rack, mudguards and a large number of others.

The bike on my want record is the Ibis Hakka GRX Enve Carbon Gravel Bike

  • The Hakka MX from Ibis is their reply to the Swiss Military Knife. It’s the bike you must select if heaven forbid, you might solely have one bike. The Hakka MX is a gravel bike.
  • It’s additionally a cross bike and a highway bike and ideal for bike packing journeys!

And that rounds up our ‘Workers Christmas Bike Want Checklist’…

Tell us what bike you’re dreaming of this Christmas within the feedback!

  • Alex Cowie

    Out of doors Management and Teaching BA (Hons)
    Eager bicycle owner, runner, and outside fanatic.
    I’ve been biking since I used to be very younger and at all times had a love for the outside. I’ve accomplished many lengthy distance occasions together with extremely marathons such because the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.
    I additionally incorporate energy coaching into my way of life each indoors and outdoor.





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