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  • 50 years of Merida pushbikes
  • Premier Icon Ben_Haworth
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    Who doesn’t love a good ol’ trip down a mountain biking memory lane, hey? Let’s look back over the last 50 years of Merida…

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    Premier Icon Woo
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    The word “pushbike” should be removed from the English language. Bicycle, pedal cycle, bike will do, but never pushbike which is a word used by bicycle haters. My preferred term is riding iron, as in the cry at the start of a ride ” ladies and gentlemen take your riding irons “

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I own a Merida and can honestly say I couldn’t care less about their corporate history, does anyone really?

    Premier Icon BruceWee
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    does anyone really?

    I do.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Well you learn something new every day.
    A mate had a No6 when we were kids.
    I never knew it was a Merida.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    What the **** is a pushbike?

    Premier Icon Saccades
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    Didn’t know the story about the sign.

    Nothing about them owning a chunk of specialized or the LRS (I know, licensed from bergwerk)?

    Had loads of meridas over the years, my fav being the Carrera Fury from about 2000, but also have a soft spot for the lrs.

    Premier Icon TrailriderJim
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    How did geometry begin so wrong without someone suggesting “let’s try the complete opposite”? That 1980 MTB, horrendous. Hindsight is truly annoying.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    How did geometry begin so wrong without someone suggesting “let’s try the complete opposite”?

    Pure chance. Marketing always has to make something ‘more’ from one model year to the next and it was a mere toss of a coin, direction of the wind or whatever that set us all off in the direction of more steeper head angles, more shorter wheelbases, more narrower bars and more faster handling.

    Premier Icon cheekyget
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    My 1984 mongoose californian is merida made

    Premier Icon jameso
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    does anyone really?

    I do too. It’s as much part of the history of bikes as who won what when.

    and it was a mere toss of a coin, direction of the wind or whatever that set us all off in the direction of more steeper head angles, more shorter wheelbases, more narrower bars and more faster handling.

    It was the roadies more XCing them what did that. MTBs 1980-1987 were mostly better geometries than all that NORBA XC geometry stuff 1990-1995 imho. At least, closer to where they ended up. I like how the early 80s MTBs looked.

    Premier Icon chrismac
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    Was this advert written before or after the freebies in fgf turned up 😁

    Premier Icon olly2097
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    I like my “Aldi” bikes as a friend described my Merida in 2014.

    Love my 2021 big trail Aldi bike especially.

    Premier Icon Jordan
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    When I was a kid we couldn’t wait to get outside and get ont’pushbikes!

    Premier Icon wbo
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    Pushbikes is a great word.

    Riding irons is not, is foppish, and reeks of trying to be hipster.

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