Merida AM 500-D All Mountain Full Suspension

Merida AM 500-D All Mountain Full Suspension 

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 15, 2008]
grazo22
Downhiller

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used:

GT avalanche 2.0

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 18, 2007]
Carl Jameson
Racer

Strength:

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

Weakness:

suntour fork/shox

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 12, 2007]
Nelson Mandela
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

nearest would be my Lerun Krakaton

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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