Our friends at Road.cc spotted the new Merida Ride, an endurance bike that’s race worthy enough to find a home under Team Lampre Merida this year.
This puts them in the growing category of fast, comfortable bikes, but introduces some interesting technology. The fork has an internal carbon spring clip that enhances fore/aft flex with elastomers to control the rebound. The flattened chainstays and thin seatstays should provide a bit of compliance in the rear. Not only is it easy on your bum, it’s also pretty easy on the eyes with some nice frame shaping and details…
Above and below, note the squared off downtube intersection with the head tube.
Elastomer inserts on the lower rear fork legs sit just above small fender bolt holes, which are also on the rear dropouts.
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