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Merida 903 good choice for first Road Bike.....


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Hi,

 

I'm looking at getting the 2012 Merida 903 as my first road bike (up until now I've exclusively mountain biked). I plan on using this bike for the Ironman 70.3 in East London in January. Any thoughts/comments/alternative suggestions would be much appreciated.

 

Specs and pic below.

 

 

 

Regards

Wes

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Nice bike. I have the 904 with the standard components and managed a full Iron Man. I keep wanting to "pimp my bike" and upgrade the wheels, seatpost etc. but found nothing to moan about with a stock-standard bike.

 

If you plan to get clips and a forward-facing seat post for triathlons you should check how easily these components can be added. I found that my seatpost would slide with a shim.

 

Enjoy the bike!

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Cant go wrong with Merida man. I ride the Road 880 and even on its standard Sora components it never failed me. Very good quality.

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Scott Speedster S40 and (I think) a Felt F85. You may find the Scott to be a bit more expensive. Not sure on Felt pricing.

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From all my bikes, incl. high spec'ed race mechines and more, I loved my Merida 903 aka training rig the most :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Silverback road bikes are great value for money - you could prob pick up something full carbon with full 105 10 speed for around 13 / 14k if you shop around?

 

otherwise the meridas are awesome a lot of the owners I've met are very happy with theirs.

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It was my first roadbike too... treated me well, until she got hit by a car, with me.

 

My wife also has a 903...

 

Great bikes

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A mate of mine wants to sell his (and buy a MTB) for R5000 for anyone interested. Size Large

 

Post it in the classifieds section, it will sure to be seen there. Not on this thread.

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