I dont know how many of you will have had dealings with the Merlin bike shop but with their current extremly generous policy towards bikers, I would certainly encourage you to do so.
I have had a Malt 2 for just about 5 years now and done quite a few miles on it, including 3 weeks in the Himalayas and a 3rd place finish at Cheddar, so had a bit of hammer and finally decided it was time for a new one - helped along in the decision by a craked seat tube. So had a look around, Scott, Giant, Spesh but liked the Malt so much I decided on another - upgrading to a Malt 4. As the 2 was XT'd up decided just to get a frame, the current 20% discount definately helping that decision. So £400 frame for £360. Took a day off work to wait for the postie to bring it and lo and behold, 3.30pm comes and there he is armed with large box.
Still with me, bored yet, hang in there we are getting to the good bit. Just like a big kid at 3.00am on Christmas morning I open up the box..... and then look at the paperwork..... then look in the box again..... then look at the paperwork again.....then go and fire up the PC to check the order and confirmation email just to make sure my eyes are not deceiving me and I am not going stupid for yes, in the box were not one but TWO £400 Merlin Malt 4 frames!!! Gee guys, I know it has just past my birthday and I am heading full pelt towards 50 but you realy shouldn't have, I thought buy one get one free only operated at Tesco.
So the least I can do is share my good news with the Forum and encourage you to use my friends at Merlin cos hey, who knows what you might get, tell 'em Wilts sent you!!