Merlin Takeover - 3T, De Rosa, Blackburn, Shimano & San Marco
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 11:55
Merlin Cycles are back with another jam-packed Takeover.
There's a great mix of cycling bargains in here and look out for a huge turbo trainer deal later on today!
3T Exploro Ltd Force 1X
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When the Exploro was launched the frameset was eye-wateringly expensive. You really had to love gravel riding to sink £3,360 into just a frameset.
Now though, Merlin has this excellent Ltd edition bike with a Sram Force 1X groupset and 3T finishing kit for not much more than that frameset cost.
The Exploro is designed for proper gravel riding when the gravel is mostly fine and fast. It will deal with some larger stones pretty well, but the main aim is speed.
Blue Prosecco AL-Touring Disc Road Bike
This aluminium touring bike gets a carbon fork for a more compliant front end.
It's perfect as both a tourer and a commuting bike, with the included mudguards, rack and panniers meaning that you're ready to roll from the off.
The mechanical discs might not be as powerful as hydraulics, but they'll keep working much better than rim brakes when the rain falls.
This is a brilliant package for the money.
De Rosa Frameset Sale
If you fancy building up a new bike, or just replacing your old frame, then this is a great sale.
We love De Rosa frames. They have some beautiful lines and they can be built into a bike that it is stunning to ride.
This sale has a wide range of road and track framesets, from the latest carbon aero race frames through to classic steel track frames.
Blackburn Central Rack Bag
Riding into work during the week has many benefits.
You can get through the city very quickly with no parking charges, get some fresh air, and each turn of the pedals counts against the office biscuit tin!
But carting a laptop, your lunch and other essentials in a rucksack can get rather sweaty. Putting those bulky items into a pannier bag is a weight off your shoulders.
This Blackburn central Rack Bag has 9L of storage with a stowable rain cover for when the heavens properly open.
Blackburn Central Saddle Bag
Carrying the essentials for a ride doesn't need to fill up space in your pockets.
A compact saddle bag like this Blackburn one will store a tube, multi-tool, patch kit and a fiver to use as a tyre boot, or as emergency cake money!
Shimano RS500 Ultegra Tubeless Ready Wheelset
The hubs on these wheels are brilliant. They spin smoothly on a reliable cup and cone system which is easily serviceable.
The freehub is really quiet and the braking from the aluminium surface is strong and predictable.
The rims are 24mm deep which helps to avoid any chance of picking up crosswinds. The 20mm width means that these will work very well with 25 and 28mm tyres.
The tubeless ready design means that these will be perfect for tyres like Continental's new GP5000 tubeless tyre.
San Marco Mantra 'Gucci Edition' Saddle
Who doesn't love a bit of Gucci design! Well, now you can have it on your bike.
This carbon-based saddle features a large central cutout for pressure relief and carbon rails for a low weight of just 203g.
The highlight though is the cover, which is made by Bianchi in the Gucci style.
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