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  1. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

  2. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

    CORRECTION -the bike I tried last was a 17''Giant cypress it was $495 not $4950 !! I have decided against the merida as they could not get a smaller frame one in for me and it was on the big side,(I am not going to get any taller after all) the Giant is favorite so far.Thanks for your comments...
  3. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

    I went to another shop and rode 2 bikes one was an apollo altura , this was a 15inch but the saddle had to be raised for me. I also rode a merida 8700, 18" same as the one I was thinking of buying. They were both fantastic ( my bike is 20years old so I have never riden a modern bike. The merida...
  4. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

    Thanks for the advice ,perhaps I will look around a little more, however there is not much in the local bike shops.only 2 others have womens hybrids at all , the apollo was ok but 17''. Tomarrow I get to ride the Merdia 18" (the guy is bringing a "trainer' so I can ride it in the shop.)It is...
  5. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

    I had a peruse of the merida site -it has great pictues!,and will visit the apollo . I have looked at it before though, of course each manufacturer sings the praises of its own bikes. I am looking at hybrid bikes not mtb. I want something efficient for road and cycle track use but want to be...
  6. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

    Thanks George, I live in Melbourne. I am5ft 5,that is 165cm.The bike i looked at was 18in and fitted OK I will probably buy the cheaper version though.(similar frame ) the guy in the shop said it weighed about 14kg which is fairly light, the weight of the bikes never seems to appear in the...
  7. Annieb

    Merida Bikes

    One of my local bike shops sell this brand and I am considering buying a hybrid probably Crossway 8300. It seems to be a great bike with great gears suspension etc. Does anyone have experience of this make? I dont see much mention of them. THe bikes are very light. How heavy are hybrids usually...