45% off Pinarello Gan Disc Carbon Frameset

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The Pinarello Gan was designed to provide the race pedigree of the Dogma F8 with a comfier ride.

Pinarello Gan Disc Frameset
£1549.00
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If you’re looking to build up a comfortable, yet still lightening-fast road bike for tackling sportives and group rides then this Gan would be a very special way to start.

29% off Stages G3 Ultegra R8000 Power Meter

We’re glad to see disc brakes on this model as many sportives that we’ve ridden take in some narrow lane descents and road conditions are generally deteriorating.

36% off Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Wheelset with GP4000S II

Hydraulic disc brakes make it easier to control your speed and you’re not going to trash your expensive rims in the rain.

60% off Oakley ARO5 Mips Aero Road Helmet

There’s space in the frame for 28mm tyres and you can build it up with mechanical or electronic shifting.

21% off 2019 De Rosa SK R8050 Carbon Aero Road Bike

Merlin Cycles have two colour options. You can go super stealthy, or our pick would be this Sky blue version.

Pinarello Gan Disc Frameset
£1549.00
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About Pinarello

Giovanni Pinarello, or "Nani" as his friends call him, was born in Catena di Villorba on the 10th July 1922 during a difficult post-war period in Italy. He was the eighth of twelve children.

His love for two wheels and an innate gift as an indomitable fighter led him to pursue a career in cycling. This is the ‘Eroico’ (Heroic) era in cycling:  Coppi, Bartali, Bobet on white roads, difficult, very difficult terrain. But the young Nani immediately attracted attention, winning over 60 races and the tender age of 20 won “la Popolarissima" in Treviso

But it is in 1951 that Nani has his personal date with destiny: racing in the 34thGiro d’Italia, which is won by Rosa Fiorenzo Magni and the great Louis Bobet winning the mountain classification. In last place comes Giovanni, but in those years, last place was not a disgrace, instead, the last rider wore the Maglia Nera (Black Jersey). Giovanni loved to tell the stories of the strategies he carried out in order to take this ranking. There have been known cases of cyclists purposely flattening their own tires, hiding in barns or bars in the aim to lose time in order to arrive last in a stage….this was definitely another era of cycling. Arriving last also means a moment of celebration, including a lap of honour with the winners in Vigorelli velodrome. Giovanni did just that on the 10th June 1951 carrying this triumph to Milan between Magni and Bobet.

In 2009, now on his umpteenth intuition, Fausto joins forces with the small newborn Team Sky, who will soon dominate the cycling world.

About Merlin Cycles

Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.

Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.

From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.

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