Merida AM 500-D All Mountain Full Suspension

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 14.3 kg

Product Description

  • Frame: AM-TFS-D7
  • Fork: SR XCR TA 60-120
  • Rear-shock: SR XC Pro-S Lockout
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore
  • Hubs: Shimano M475 disc
  • Spokes: Stainless Black
  • Rim: Alex Supra 4X disc
  • Headset: M10 Neck
  • Handle bar: XM Comp Rise 630
  • Stem: XM Comp 10
  • Saddle: XM Speed
  • Seat post: XM Speed SB20 27.2
  • Pedal: XC Alloy

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by grazo22 a Downhiller from Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2008

Strengths:    A blimmin' sexy frame that's strong as granite. Comes with good maxis tyres and feels a joy to ride

Weaknesses:    Came with slightly compromised parts like a very long stem and 2nd rate x-mission branded parts.

Bottom Line:   
My bike is an AM500 not an AM500-d so it cam with RockShox dart 2, DP17 Rims and unbranded hubs but this is essentially the same bike with same level components. I would highly recommend changing the stem to free yourself from back ache. Change the forks. The guys at merida told me I could have up to 140mm forks on without destroying the handleing.

What a great bike. I like it even more because hardly anybody has one!

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Favorite Trail:   Mereworth Woods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   GT avalanche 2.0

Bike Setup:   Merida Am500
Halo Freedom disc wheels with spin doctor hubs
Marzocchi 55r
Hope dh 50mm 25 deg stem
Titec prolight bars
FSA Gamma drive
Shimano deore gearing
Maxxis ignightor 2.35 tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl Jameson a Racer from Lousiana

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2007

Strengths:    has got to be the frame. solid, heavy duty, all terrain but light. It brakes really brake hard!

Weaknesses:    suntour fork/shox

Bottom Line:   
great bike overall, highly recommended, Sweet ride, takes hits so smooth, handles extremely well

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Full XT

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nelson Mandela a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007

Strengths:    has got to be the frame. solid, heavy duty, all terrain but light + those Hayes 9 brakes really brake hard!

Weaknesses:    the super stiff suntour fork/shox. the 100mm stem.

Bottom Line:   
good bike for the budget minded person like me. this bike can be quite heavy to some, so XC riders, this is not your bike! it is meant for all mountain rides only and it gets the job done. downhill is a pleasure but uphill needs effort. also, this bike comes with good parts like alexrims Supra 4X, Maxxis 2.35 tyres, XT RD, Shimano cranks, Hayes 9 hydraulics etc. the only thing you should change is the front fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Kiara/RRI/Andalas

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1111.00

Purchased At:   KSH

Similar Products Used:   nearest would be my Lerun Krakaton

Bike Setup:   everything stock except for the Amoeba OS 60mm stem + an OS Truvativ Holzfella DH riserbar

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It is labeled XC, so I know i'd probably be pushing it to it's limits, but I want to do some beginner AM this summer, but not much. Next year i'm planning on getting a dedicated AM bike, but for now i'd like to know if you guys think it would stand up OK to an occasional AM ride. I'm a real beginner ... Read More »

Upgrading stock wheelset to AM TL, around $500

I know this has been asked before, but now it's my turn. I want to replace my stock wobbly ghetto TL to a solid set of TL ready. Looking for 15TA compatible, obviously, I'm less concerned about the rear, 135 or 142, it doesn't matter much. What I do want is a solid set. I'm no Clyde but I still en ... Read More »

Recommend me a good sub $500 AM wheelset.

I'm looking for a sub $500 wheelset for my Transition TransAM. I'll be switching from SS to 1x9 and am looking for relibility, strength, a good rear hub. Gotta look good too! I'm looking at Azonic Outlaws right now, and also Kore Durox 2s (but I have not been able to find many reviews). Anything sim ... Read More »

AM Rim Choices? Flows,EX 500, others?

Researching options on rims for a new AM wheelset. I've got King/823s now, bomb-proof, but a bit heavy. I'm easy on equipment so these rims are just a bit more than I need. I do like to hit the rock gardens, drop a 4 ft'er on occassion though. Even the 819s have worked well, but are too narrow for t ... Read More »

Garmin 500 bundle vs pick-a-part, what am I missing?

The bundle package on Amazon is still $100 over the base ($350 vs $250), yet while MSRP on the HRM and cadence adds up to $120, the individual parts are like $50 combined. Is there really any reason to buy the bundle package with pricing as it currently stands? I can't imagine so, just want to m ... Read More »

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