Merida Dominator Bike 1998 or Older

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1000.00

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Merida Dominator

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lennart Karlsson a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2001

Strengths:    My second review on the same bike, it's because I like it very much and have done a bit of modifications to remove the week parts. Since last review I'de installed Time pedals and Manitou Mars C front fork. With these mods there simply is no week parts and that is the strength. I still weigh 240 lbs and not one single problem during three years of weekly usage.

Weaknesses:    After the new fork have been installed, NONE.

Bottom Line:   
Very good value for money, if I havent beaten the s-it out of it in three uears, I can hardly see anyone else do it, at least anyone lighter.

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Favorite Trail:   Motions-Center Hallstahammar

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Roines Motor & Cycle Hallstahammar

Similar Products Used:   Had a Carbon Miyata before, does not compare.

Bike Setup:   Front, Manitou Mars C. Standard Ritchey wheels, LX duralier
Time attac pedals, more or less standard all over

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lennart Karlsson a Cross Country Rider from Hallstahammar, Sweden

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2000

Strengths:    Good price with regard to quality level. Nice looks. Very strong overall, my weight is 240 lbs and I havent had one single problem.

Weaknesses:    Front chock is a little beow the standards for the rest of the bike. The spots that Merida have choosen for putting the water botles on is the absolut worse I,ve ever come across.

Bottom Line:   
Like I said, I weight 240 lbs and I´m not particulary "kind" to my bike but part from punktures I have not had one single problem. The bike is really nice to operate and handles real good and is for it´s price real low-weight. I can recommend it.

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Favorite Trail:   Motionscentrum Hallstahammar

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   This is my second MTB and the one before was a hard tail Carbon Miata wich doesn´t compare really.

Bike Setup:   LX duraliers tectro V-brakes, and I replaced the chain to Sachs M22 wich is a matter of taste more than anything else I suppose.Othervise it´s original straight through.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Thommo a Weekend Warrior from Perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 16, 1999

Looks, some good name gear.


Bottom Line:   
Great bike for bashing around from what I tried.
Could anyone eles who owns or has tried this bike please write something on it, i need to know what it's like and if this brand is any good.

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
1999 Giant Warp DS-1

Bike Setup:   

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Sidi Dominator 5

Anyone know where to find best prices on the Sidi Dominator 5s? I'm looking for the mega width in particular. Alternatively, a recommendation for a shoe that fits like a dominator mega. ThanksRead More »

Sidi Dominator 5 & Egg Beaters Issues

Just purchased a new pair of Sidi Dominator 5 Shoes and absolutely love the fit. However what I’ve noticed is after riding about a mile I could feel my egg beaters through the left foot sole. As I went on it got worse , and the point my foot was really starting to hurt. My right was fine. I took th ... Read More »

I need new soles for my SIDI Dominator shoes, where to get them...!?

The shoes are the dominator I (or maybe II from 98 or so) with orange soles, but at the moment I don't care for colors as long as the fit the shoes (size 11) h^ll I don't even care if the are made by Sidi or not.. Ps: I look on the net for some time with out much luck..Read More »

Sidi Dominator and Northwave Striker sizing

Now I know how they compare.. I have pretty wide feet and my old broken in Dominator 3's in size 43 (normal width) had a glove like fit and were very comfortable after years of service. The only thing was the toe room. My big toe was pretty much at the end of the shoe with hardly any room to slide f ... Read More »

Sidi Dominator Heel Tear

Looking to see who has a pair of Sidi shoes where your heel cup fabric is tearing. I have a period Sidi Dominator 5 shoes that feel great but for a $200+ shoe I would think that the durability would be longer than a 2.5 year period especially in the heel area. I was fitted to the size so there i ... Read More »

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