The Merlin Newsboy is back, two decades after its debut as a curvy cruiser-style ATB (yep, remember when they were called All Terrain Bikes?). It resurfaced in 2002 with a disc brake version that also got a suspension fork, but then the brand went through several acquisitions and sorta fell off the radar.
They never really stopped making bikes, though, and now the brand is showing off an extremely limited edition, fully modern reboot of the Newsboy. Using curved titanium tubes all over, the 29er-sized 2018 edition will run $5,000 for the frame. Why so much? They’re only making eight more of them, so nine total including this one.
Order it up and they’ll make it with custom sizing. Email them through their website for more details if you’re interested.
They also had this sweet looking one-piece bar and stem combo, price TBD.