Are Merida bikes OK?

Are Merida bikes OK?

In general, the Merida frames are quite good, even on their low end bikes. The low end bikes save costs by skimping on the peripherals, the front ends are generally pretty average, if not insultingly awful, in order to keep costs low.

Are Merida bikes better than Trek?

Trek is by far the better frame. They have way more experience than Merida. However in this fine country of ours, Trek has possibly the worst back up service and support of any brand. At that price point, not too much can go wrong, so I would go with the Trek, I am not too keen on the Merida Fong Kong logo on my bike.

Are Merida bikes made by Specialized?

In 2001, Merida bought 49% of Specialized for a reported US$30 million, with its CEO and founder Mike Sinyard remaining the majority owner. In the past, Merida manufactured bicycles for companies including Mongoose.

Is Merida the same as Specialized?

Spesh is manufactured in Merida’s Taiwanese plants now instead of Giant’s plants. So Specialized = Merida, but Specialized still = Specialized when it comes to R&D and overall ownership.

Where are Merida Ebikes made?

HANDMADE IN TAIWAN It was very much the intention of our founder Ike Tseng to improve the reputation and the quality of bikes ‘Made in Taiwan’, and that still remains the main objective for us today.

Where is Merida made?


What brands do Merida make?

Production-wise, Merida now only makes frames for itself, its in-house brand Centurion and Specialized. By the way, all bikes bound for Europe come from Taiwan only.

Where are Merida bikes made?

Merida is the second-largest manufacturer in Taiwan, and since it started out life as a manufacturer for other well-known brands like Specialized, it knew exactly what it was doing when it decided to launch its own range of bikes.

What country is Merida bikes from?

While production and manufacturing is based in Asia, MERIDA’s development centre, including an assembly line for the European market, is located in Germany. MERIDA have a unique advantage in being able to combine German development expertise with in-house production and manufacturing experience in Asia.

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