Fresh Goods Friday 619: Accept No Substitutes Edition

Truth bombs: George Benson sang "The Greatest Love Of All". Rupert Holmes sang "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)".

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Merida One-Sixty First Ride Review: Long & Purple

The evolution of the Merida One-Sixty enduro bike sees it packed with new features. Here's our first impressions.

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Top 10 Bike Reviews of 2020

It’s been a pants year for a lot of reasons, but we’ve still managed to test some great bikes. Here are our top 10 bike reviews of 2020. Below are...

2021 Merida Ninety-Six updated for the XC and Downcountry crowd

Merida’s lightweight Ninety-Six is updated for XC race and down-country larking about. Had you told me this time last year that I would be looking at 120mm travel bikes with...

10 hardcore hardtails to build and ride when the trails turn to mush

The glorious weather of the past weeks has been a treat, but deep down inside we all know the slop and mud is on the way so what better time...

Merida Big.Trail 600 First Ride Review | All the hardtail you’ll ever need, for just £1500

It’s no secret that the writers at Singletrack love a nice boutique hardtail. The lure of a custom steel frame, painstakingly brazed together by a bloke who looks like he...

New Merida BIG.TRAIL Hardtail Launches With UK In Mind

Wow, it seems to be hardtail season. And when one of the biggest bike companies in the world looks to the UK for inspiration, it’s time to listen… Merida makes...

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Merida Matts J24+ | For the Mini-Shredder with Big Dreams

Eliza Marsh swings a leg over the Merida Matts J24+ little-hitter from Merida It’d be easy to sweep an abstracted eye over photos of the Merida Matts J24+ and assume...

Fresh Goods Friday 500! Happy Birthday To FGF!

It’s the five-hundredth Fresh Goods Friday! Wow! That means that it’s getting on for ten years of a weekly check of the things that have appeared in the office. Started...

It’s Friday? Again? | Fresh Goods Friday 499

It seems my rum recipe went down quite well last week, so I delved deeper into my drinks cabinet and made this fine concoction below. The theme this week is...

The Merida EX Enduro Returns for 2020

The Merida EX Enduro returns in 2020 with perfect trails, stunning scenery and possibly the best food and drink ever served at a mountain bike event. The Merida EX Enduro...

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Review | The 2019 Merida One-Twenty 8000 is a zippy, fun-loving trail bike

Wil reviews the 2019 Merida One-Twenty – a zippy, fun-loving trail bike Following a 2.5 year gestation period, the Merida One-Twenty arrives on the scene as a brand spanking new...

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On Board | Testing The Merida One-Twenty 8000 Trail Bike

Wil takes us for a ride on the 2019 Merida One-Twenty test bike Last year Merida unveiled the latest generation of its popular One-Twenty trail bike platform. Equipped with a...

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Merida Factory Team racing modified One-Twenty trail bike at Absa Cape Epic

Known as one of the hardest mountain bike stage races in the world, the 2019 Absa Cape Epic is currently being raced right now in South Africa. The Cape Epic...

A £1000 titanium crank, a £6000 bike and a £2000 car! Fresh Goods Friday 435

What a jam-packed episode of Fresh Goods we have for you this week! Below we have 17 of the freshest, ripest and ready to consume goods available from the bike...

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9 Sweet Highlights From Our Merida One-Twenty 8000 Test Bike

Fresh off the workstand and ready for an upcoming review is this slick 2019 Merida One-Twenty trail bike. Ooh er! As the shiniest mountain bike to join the Merida full...

Join us for Fresh Goods Downunda LIVE with Wil: Tonight 10pm

Join Wil live from Bendigo, Australia tonight at 10pm - and every Thursday night at 10pm

2019 Team Rumours Roundup, Who’s Going Where Next Season?

We discuss a few of the major 2019 MTB team rumours, some of which are all but confirmed and others that are not.. yet

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Gunn-Rita Dahle ‘Most Successful Mountain Biker Of All Time’ Decides To Hang Up The Cleats

Gunn-Rita Dahle retires. 30 World Cup wins. 9 World Championship Gold medals. 8 European Championship Gold medals. Olympic Gold. Just let that sink in for a minute. Not a bad...

First Ride Review: Merida’s New 2019 One-Twenty Trail Bike

Merida has recently launched a brand new One-Twenty trail bike for 2019. Featuring 120mm of rear suspension travel, a 130mm travel fork, and 29in or 27.5in wheels, the One-Twenty is...

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Merida Has A Brand New One-Twenty Trail Bike For 2019

Merida has a brand new One-Twenty trail bike for 2019, and with a raft of frame and suspension updates, this one promises to be even more the versatile and capable...

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Review: Merida’s playful One-Forty 800 trail bike

6 weeks on Merida's black beauty One-Forty has been a blast, but now Rob wraps up his review of this do-it-all trail bike

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Fresh Goods Friday 394 – Office Redecoration Whitewash Edition

We are in a state of some upside down-ness. Chipps is back from his long haul trip and might be jet lagged and befuddled, but the rest of us are...

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Review: Merida One-Sixty 7000

The One-Sixty is Merida’s longest travel full suspension bike, with 160mm of rear travel and a 170mm travel fork. Designed as a big, burly all-mountain rig made for going down...

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Factory Tour: Merida Bikes R&D Centre In Stuttgart

How is a new mountain bike developed? We take a tour through the R&D centre of one of the world's biggest bike manufacturers, Merida. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S…

First Ride Review: 2018 Merida One-Forty 800

We get a ride on the new 140mm travel One-Forty from Merida that features progressive geometry, a new suspension design and chunky 2.6in rubber

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First Look: Merida One-Sixty 7000

Merida has completely overhauled its One-Sixty enduro bike, and we've got the XT-spec model in for a Pennine pasting

Fresh Goods Friday 348

Without any adult supervision in the office today, Rob & Wil managed to get hold of the camera. Don't say we didn't warn you

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50 Bikes Of Fresh Goods Friday In 2016

Can you name all of the mountain bikes that we tested in 2016? Here's the top-50 bikes that were featured in Fresh Goods Friday over the past 12 months. Phew!

Review: Merida One-Twenty 900

Just how much value has Merida packed into the One-Twenty 7.900? Tom investigates this sporty 120mm travel trail bike.