MERIDA Ride 80 2014 Model

Ride 80 is Merida’s entry-class road bike. Though it was about $700, the performance of bike is nothing short of extraordinary.

So far, Merida’s bikes are available in online stores as well as real stores. I bought it at discounted price.


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Spec

The spec of ride 80 is the following.

Frame Ride 6061
Fork Road carbon comp
Headset Big Conoid semi neck pro
Chainwheel FSA Tempo 50-34T
L:165mm(44cm) L:170mm(47/50/52cm) L:172.5mm(54cm)
BB Cartridge Bearing
F.Derailleur Shimano Claris D
R.Derailleur Shimano Claris GS
Shifters Shimano Claris
F.Brake ROAD Dual Pivot
R.Brake ROAD Dual Pivot
Brake Lever attached
Rim Merida comp 20 pair
Spoke stainless
F.Hub OV alloy
R.Hub OV cassette
Tire KENDA K1018 25
Freewheel Sunrace CSM66 8S 11-32
Chain KMC M700
Handle Bar Merida Compact road OS
L:380mm(44cm) L:400mm(47/50/52cm) L:420mm(54cm)
Handle Stem “Merida Comp OS -6
L:80mm(44cm) L:90mm(47cm) L:100mm(50cm) L:110mm(52/54cm)
Saddle Merida Race 5
Seat Post Merida road comp SB12 27.2
Seat Clamp ALLOY φ31.8 W/ALLN BOLT
Pedals N.A.
Tube Valve French
Attachment Bell, Lock, Reflector
Weight 9.7kg(50cm size)

Geometry

Geometry is as follows. My bike on picture above is size 47.

FRAME SIZE 44 47 50 52 54
SEAT TUBE (CT) 440 470 500 520 540
TOP TUBE (AH) 518 518 530 540 550
CHAIN STAYS (D) 420 420 420 420 420
HEAT TUBE ANGLE (Q1) 71 71 72 72.5 73
SEAT TUBE ANGLE (Q7) 75 75 74.5 74 73.5
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (H) 65 65 65 65 65
HEAD TUBE LENGTH (L) 150 150 160 170 190
FORK LENGTH (G) 382 382 382 382 382
REACH (R) 370 370 373 374 373
STACK (S) 553 553 567 578 599

RIDE 80 のジオメトリ

Tuned up

Some parts of the bike is replaced.

Pedal SPD PD-T400
Sub Brake Lever DIXNA’s J Clue Lever
Front Bag Mont-bell’s front bag + Rixen&Kaul’s front attachment

Goog points

The price is very reasonable. Although Giant’s bikes are shifting to higher price and quality, Merida is only brand which provides bikes with this level of cost performance.

The column of fork is made of carbon! Other entry-class bikes never have a carbon column.

Feeling of shifting gear is almost the same as Ultegra 6700. It is better than Tiagra’s shifters.

It is disappointing that chainwheel is not made by Shimano. But there is no problem with it.

Ride 80 is enough for me, enjoy touring on weekends.

Bad points

The design of the bike is not so sophisticated. Color reminds me the logo of Coca-Cola. It is because Merida is originally maker of mountain bikes and not good at road bike design yet.

Since brake system is not shimano’s, I had difficulties to control my bike on downhill. It may be a common problem among entry-class bikes though. Sub-brake would be absolutely necessary.

The position of bottle holder is not straight , little bit inclined against down-tube of the bike.

Memories

I will make memories with this bike in soon.

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