Merlin

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  1. Johnny B

    Johnny B Guest

    Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem pretty damn good value but I've
    never seen any reviews, are they good/shite? cheers in advance
     
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  2. Fredster

    Fredster Guest

    "Johnny B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem pretty damn good value but
    > I've never seen any reviews, are they good/shite?
    cheers
    > in advance

    I owned a Merlin Malt 1 for about 3 years before I upgraded to Full Sus this Christmas (one of the
    last FSR XC's in the country). I found it was a really good, reliable bike but that the MALT1 frame
    is very stiff. Some of the other frames may be better - they do a steel jobbie for 200 quid.
    Componentry is second to none - quality handbuilt wheels, full after market componentry and no
    unbranded parts. They'll do 6 months interest free credit on most of their bikes as well. As for
    value for money, I have yet to find another full price bike from any manufacturer that can offer
    such good value, even amongst the mail order specialists.

    As regards general reviews, What Mountain Bike and MBR have both reviewed the MALT 2 in various
    guises and were very generous in their praise. Check out BikeMagic.com and MTBR.com for customer
    reviews, I know there are some there.

    Hope this helps,

    Pete
     
  3. Bloocow

    Bloocow Guest

    "Johnny B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem pretty damn good value but
    > I've never seen any reviews, are they good/shite?
    cheers
    > in advance
    >

    If I remember correctly, some folks on uk.rec.cycling found them favourable. You might wanna check
    there or google it.

    bloocow.
     
  4. Andy Chequer

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    "bloocow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Johnny B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem
    pretty
    > > damn good value but I've never seen any reviews, are they good/shite?
    > cheers
    > > in advance
    > >
    >
    > If I remember correctly, some folks on uk.rec.cycling found them
    favourable.
    > You might wanna check there or google it.
    >
    > bloocow.

    It also came up here one am-b a few months back IIRC.

    Andy Chequer
     
  5. Bloocow

    Bloocow Guest

    "Andy Chequer" <[email protected](youdontwantthisbitinit)thisisasparagus.com> wrote in message
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    > "bloocow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Johnny B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > > Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem
    > pretty
    > > > damn good value but I've never seen any reviews, are they good/shite?
    > > cheers
    > > > in advance
    > > >
    > >
    > > If I remember correctly, some folks on uk.rec.cycling found them
    > favourable.
    > > You might wanna check there or google it.
    > >
    > > bloocow.
    >
    > It also came up here one am-b a few months back IIRC.
    >
    > Andy Chequer
    >
    Then maybe it was here instead of there. Or both. =p

    bloocow - getting old.
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Guest

    I got 3 scotts

    "Fredster" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Johnny B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem
    pretty
    > > damn good value but I've never seen any reviews, are they good/shite?
    > cheers
    > > in advance
    >
    > I owned a Merlin Malt 1 for about 3 years before I upgraded to Full Sus
    this
    > Christmas (one of the last FSR XC's in the country). I found it was a really good, reliable bike
    > but that the MALT1 frame is very stiff. Some
    of
    > the other frames may be better - they do a steel jobbie for 200 quid. Componentry is second to
    > none - quality handbuilt wheels, full after
    market
    > componentry and no unbranded parts. They'll do 6 months interest free credit on most of their
    > bikes as well. As for value for money, I have yet to find another full price bike from any
    > manufacturer that can offer such good value, even amongst the mail order specialists.
    >
    > As regards general reviews, What Mountain Bike and MBR have both reviewed the MALT 2 in various
    > guises and were very generous in their praise.
    Check
    > out BikeMagic.com and MTBR.com for customer reviews, I know there are some there.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    >
    > Pete
     
  7. David L

    David L Guest

    "Fredster" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Johnny B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Has anyone had any experience with Merlin bikes (UK). They all seem
    pretty
    > > damn good value but I've never seen any reviews, are they good/shite?
    > cheers
    > > in advance
    >
    > I owned a Merlin Malt 1 for about 3 years before I upgraded to Full Sus
    this
    > Christmas (one of the last FSR XC's in the country). I found it was a really good, reliable bike
    > but that the MALT1 frame is very stiff. Some
    of
    > the other frames may be better - they do a steel jobbie for 200 quid. Componentry is second to
    > none - quality handbuilt wheels, full after
    market
    > componentry and no unbranded parts. They'll do 6 months interest free credit on most of their
    > bikes as well. As for value for money, I have yet to find another full price bike from any
    > manufacturer that can offer such good value, even amongst the mail order specialists.
    >
    > As regards general reviews, What Mountain Bike

    What Mountain Bike? Nov/Dec 2002

    Review of Merlin Malt 2 Dsic Special

    P.108

    got the gold and blue

    Dave

    and MBR have both reviewed
    > the MALT 2 in various guises and were very generous in their praise.
    Check
    > out BikeMagic.com and MTBR.com for customer reviews, I know there are some there.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    >
    > Pete
     
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