Merlin Takeover - 3T, Felt, Fizik, Bell, Sram, Sealskinz & More
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:16
Merlin Cycles are back with more huge deals
They've got some brilliant bike deals, including a road bike that split opinions harder than disc brakes.
3T Strada Team Aero Road Bike
And here is that controversial bike, the one that the pros hated, but us normal riders loved.
3T were certainly radical when they designed this bike. It centers around a very aero frameset that is 1X specific. That is to say, you only get 11 gears, the horror.
In the real world, this system works really well and the bike being designed around 28mm tyres is a great thing in our eyes.
But wait! Another of these crazy 1X road bikes, this time from American brand Felt.
The VR4 is more suited to all-day comfort with it's relaxed geometry. A Sram Rival/Force 1 groupset keeps you spinning smoothly.
The Zipp 30 disc brake wheels are shod with the fabulous Schwalbe G-One Speed tubeless tyres.
If you fancy mixing a bit of gravel into your road rides, this would be an excellent choice.
Fizik Aria R3 Road Shoes
Fancy footwear doesn't have to cost a stupidly high price.
Fizik's Aria R3 road shoes offer a full carbon sole with a laser-perforated Microtex upper that is supple, durable and easy to clean.
Two BOA IP1-B dials ensure that pressure is distributed easily across the foot.
Bell Zephyr MIPS Road Helmet
Getting a top-end helmet at a really good price will certainly make your head happy.
This Zephyr was designed to be light and very well ventilated. Weighing in at 280g and featuring 18 large vents, we'd say that they've achieved that goal.
Bell's Float Fit Race system integrates with the Mips system to offer a secure fit and extra crash protection.
Bell Falcon Mips Road Helmet
You can get a load of the features of the Zephyr Mips in the Falcon Mips.
The difference here is that the Falcon costs just £39.50, making it a bit of a steal.
You get the same Mips protection along with 18 vents and a small weight increase to 297g.
Sram Rival 1 Rear Derailleur
Sram have been the real driving force behind 1X drivetrains and their Rival 1 rear mech is a bit part of that system.
The clutch system inside this mech gives better chain retentions and also prevents chain slap.
This medium cage option will fit up to a 36T cassette.
SealSkinz Lightweight Overshoes
Unfortunately, our glorious Birtish summer has been anything but glorious so far.
The rain has been falling heavily but with the sun shining on and off, the humidity is high.
These lightweight overshoes will see off the worst of the rain but still allow your feet to breathe, causing less sweat to build up.
Merlin Malt-G1X Gravel Bike Frameset
Finally, if you're thinking of building up a gravel bike, then you'd do well to start with Merlin's new Malt-G1X.
This 2020 frameset features a full carbon fork with thru-axles and flat-mount disc brakes.
Cabling is all routed internally and there is space for 38mm tyres.
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