Merlin Axe7 Pro Disc Alloy 105 Road Bike 2017
Merlin Axe7 Pro Disc 105 Bike
Triple-butted 6061 Series Aluminium Fork: Merlin Disc with carbon blades, flat-mount disc fitting and alloy steerer Upgrades over Standard AXE7 Frameset: Internal gear cable routing Internal disc brake hose routing Lighter triple-butted tubing Flat-mount disc fitting for neater look Wheels Wheels: Mavic CXP rims on Shimano RS505 hubs (6 Bolt) Tyres: Schwalbe Durano Race Quard 700x28 Drivetrain Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano 105 5800 Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800 Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800 (Long Cage) Chainset: Shimano RS500 50/34T 11 speed Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 11-32T Chain: Shimano CN-HG601 Pedals: Not included Components Saddle: Pro-Excel Seatpost: Kalloy Uno 3D Forged Handlebars: Kalloy Uno 3D Forged Grips: Black Cork Handlebar Tape Stem: Kalloy Uno 3D Forged Brake calipers: Hydraulic Shimano RS500 Road Disc
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.