New Merida Silex Takes Lessons From Mountain Bike Design

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David Arthur

David has been a tech editor on road.cc since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

3 comments

3 months 3 weeks ago

I'm liking the sound of this, curious to hear how the short stem affects handling on road/gravel over other longer stem shorter top tube bikes.

3 months 3 weeks ago

agingmtber wrote:

 

Be good to see this with 650's and 2 inch tyres. And thumbs up for that headtube, it's about time designers realised that we cannot all bend over like an 80's roadie. Demo?

 

They do say it works with 650bx2.1" so that'll be an interesting thing to try out when we get one. As for the bending over, with such a tall headtube, how will anyone get fashionably roadie-pro-low on the bike? Wink

3 months 3 weeks ago

Be good to see this with 650's and 2 inch tyres. And thumbs up for that headtube, it's about time designers realised that we cannot all bend over like an 80's roadie. Demo?