Which bike

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by marcg868, 11 Feb 2018.

  1. marcg868

    marcg868 Active Member

    After briefly flirting with a Merida Cx300 which I loved till I had to sell due to financial difficulties at the time (2016)
    I'm really missing a road/gravel bike.

    Now I currently have a full suss for mountain biking and a btwin 560 which I use on the road and canal towpaths.

    Would I be best off sticking with my hardtail and putting some schwalbe marathon tyres on or getting a budget Road/gravel bike.

    Currently looking at the following

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...goryId=165710&productId=1246148&storeId=10001
    And
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...5&categoryId=165710&langId=-1&catalogId=10151
     
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  2. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Calling @biggs682 or look here for a budget one: https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/carrera-tanneri-cx-bike-21-3.230271/
     
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Get another Merida if loved?
     
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    marcg868

    marcg868 Active Member

  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    thanks @DCLane

    @marcg868 as already stated the Carrera Tanneri i have for sale would be ideal for what you state
     
  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    how tall are you ?
     
  7. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

  8. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I'll have an XS one of these for sale shortly, probably for £150 inc. 2 pairs of wheels and never been used off-road but they're only suitable up to about 5' 6":

    DSC_0297_WEB-LGE.jpg
     
  9. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    And finally, after probably ruining your thread, I'd have the Carrera. :okay:
     
  10. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    From the two bikes you've linked to, the Voodoo is the obvious choice if you want a road / gravel bike - the Carrera is clearly aimed for on road use with those wheels and tyres.

    Both bikes are fairly basic in terms of spec though, so If you liked the Merida why not try look for a pre-owned one?
     
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    marcg868

    marcg868 Active Member

    I'm 5ft 10 so probably 54cm. Did have a 56cm Merida but it felt a little too big.
    My hardtail is 18inch Medium as is my full suss.

    Mainly want a Canal path bike that's a bit better on the road than my current Hardtail.
    But I don't think 50 mile road rides on a hardtail will be comfortable.
     
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  12. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    vickster Legendary Member

  15. bikingdad90

    bikingdad90 Formerly chris harte

    Stockton cycling are selling some meridas on EBay at the moment.

    Great shop with great guys, just a shame their Ebay account is new with zero feedback (new company after they moved premises and dropped the running).
     
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