Merlin XLM XT 2003 Hardtail

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $4570.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chang Hhwan Joon a Cross Country Rider from bucheon,keungkee,south Korea

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2003

Strengths:    someone reportetd dent of the frame after crush...
But I wish it is sronger than the aluminium frame..
it`s my all hope.

Weaknesses:    tire clearance....... short width of the chanin stary.
it inhibits the disc wheel installation.

Bottom Line:   
At first riding on Merlin ... it made my eye tearing..
it`s smooth and comfortable than the any bike than I ride on. , climb up easily, absort impacts . so so on....
very good , amazing products.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   JaTaSa

Similar Products Used:   it`s my 4th bikes.

Bike Setup:   sid race carbon.... Moots handle, stem , seat post...
DT swiss rim wheel set....christking disc wheel set

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glenn Gumaer a Racer from Medford, OR, Jackson

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2003

Strengths:    Highest quality craftsmanship and components. Frame geometry transfers more power to rear wheel for best climbing and best handling bike on the market. Period. Feels lighter than its 23 lbs.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Among the best hardtails made. Intuitive, quick, sure handling. Best brakes - no skidding! Brakes are powerful, smooth and progressive with little effort. You'll never go back to V-brakes. It eats up single track with ease. If you race one, as I have, you will learn why this bike is so expensive... it is worth every penny, unless you like coming second!

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Favorite Trail:   XC, medium singletrack, climbs!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   e-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey P19, 20, Cannondale Killer V-900

Bike Setup:   18" xlm; Fox F80RLT fork; Magura Louise hydraulic disk brakes; XT drivetrain; Shimano M959 pedals; Mavic 317 wheelset with XT hubs.

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