Merlin Echo 2002 Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by glennwegner a Cross Country Rider from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2008

Strengths:    weight, handling, climbing, no corrosion, craftsmanship

Weaknesses:    no rear suspension adjustment

Bottom Line:   
You have to pedal efficiently or this thing will bob, but if you're pedaling circles, it's probably the most efficient bike around. I stand up going down hills, so the lack of full rear suspension is not that significant. Climbing I can choose to sit or stand. Softail rear takes the edge off bumps. I love the fact that there's no paint to scratch, so the thing still looks like brand new. Welds and machining are artwork. Titanium gives such a nice ride, and weighs so little. I only wish that the rear suspension had some adjustment so it could be a bit more refined to riding conditions; some rebound damping would be welcome. Overall, it's a hard bike to keep up with.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   various hardtails & full suspension, Specialized Stumpjumper, Rocky Mountain EX

Bike Setup:   mechanical disc, all xtr drivetrain, no tubes, manitou fork

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