Merlin MALT+ NX1 27.5 Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike 2018
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2018 Merlin MALT+ NX1 HT MTB
Our Merlin MALT+ is the perfect option if you're looking for a fun, versatile trail shredding hardtail mountain bike that can handle long days in the hills exploring natural trails as well as demanding sessions at your nearest trail centre when you need a bike that can handle berms, jumps, drops and tight singletrack. We've designed and built the tough but lightweight alloy MALT+ to accommodate 27.5+ tyres and boost wheels giving unrivaled amounts of grip on loose terrain and enhanced steering precision and tracking through the rough stuff thanks to its increased hub width. Our design brief for the Merlin MALT+ mountain bike was simple - build an affordable, robust plus mountain bike that you can ride on any terrain, which benefits from a capable suspension fork, aggressive, agile bike geometry and a reliable componentry spec that needs very little attention or excessive maintenance, leaving you to get out and enjoy as much of your free time as possible shredding the trails rather than tinkering in the workshop. Frameset Frame: 6061 Hydro-formed Alloy Fork: Rockshox Revelation 27.5+ 140mm Wheelset Wheels: Shinning DB-Z50 Double Wall 6061 27.5+ Tyres: Kenda Havok Pro 27.5 x 3.0 120 TPI Drivetrain Gear Shifters: SRAM NX1 11-Speed Brake Levers: SRAM Guide Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX1 11-Speed Chainset: SRAM NX1 Boost 32T Cassette: SRAM Speed Pedals: Not included Components Saddle: Selle Italia X1 Seatpost: Ritchey Comp Handlebars: Ritchey Comp Stem: Ritchey Comp 60mm Brake Calipers: SRAM Guide. Specification: 11 speed, Hardtail. Material: Alloy. Colour: Black, Grey. Size: L, M, S. Gender: Men's. Wheel Size: 27.5". Designed for: MTB. Year: 2018. Discipline: Mountain Bike.
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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.