Merlin Newsboy 2002 Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Chico, CA

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2003

Strengths:    Sure bet you will be the only guy on the trail riding one!

Weaknesses:    Might need to sell some vital organs to pay for it.

Bottom Line:   
If you MUST have something different than your buddies, go for it!
The ride is a bit harsh. More harsh than any Ti bike I have ever owned. I think this has something to do with the way the seatstays form an arc. The frame is pretty heavy for a Ti frame (over 4lbs) but hey, we are going for STYLE here, not weight....right?
5 grand +/- gets you into a pretty elite club...with around 500 or less members.
If you find one for sale; and you have the grip, do yourself a favor and buy it!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $5500.00

Similar Products Used:   Ti bikes owned: Merlin Fat Ti, Dean, Litespeed.
Bike I ride the most: Ellsworth Truth (25 lbs/ full disc brakes, and 4 inchs of love)

Bike Setup:   Full XTR, Hayes brakes, Easton MonkeyLites, x317s, Thompson Elite stem and post, Flite, Times, Mars Elite.

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