Merida Cyclo Cross series of bikes caters for a wide range of cycling abilities. Cyclo Cross is bike suitable for entry level to intermediate cyclo cross racing, gravel and adventure road riding, and even all weather commuting.
The bike features a road style geometry, with sturdy off-road tyres, wheels and brakes, which make it great for transitioning between road riding and light trails, as well as functioning as a reliable option for regular commuters.
Merida Cyclo Cross comes in both carbon and alloy frames, with components ranging from Shimano Tiagra in the entry level model, through to SRAM Apex in the race model Cyclo Cross 500. Disc brakes on all models means Cyclo Cross has significantly improved braking power compared to the V brakes traditionally found on road bikes. 15mm through axles on the wheels are a featured borrowed from mountain bikes and mean improved stiffness through the front and rear, leading to more confident overall handling.
These features, while built for cyclo cross, make the bike a popular option for commuters. The benefits here being reliable braking in wet conditions and a sturdy platform to take over rougher sections of road and on and off kerbs.
Internal cable routing give the bike a clean aesthetic, as well as protecting the cables from damage, or attracting dirt and mud.
So that’s a quick look at the Merida Cyclo Cross series, a bike with a lot of great options for cyclo cross racers, adventure road riding and even day to day commuters. These are available to test ride and purchase at 99 Bikes stores across Australia. You can also buy online and collect one from your local stores built up and ready to ride away. All of our bikes come with a free professional bike fit; guaranteed best price and 30 day perfect ride – which means you can ride it for 30 days and if you don’t love it, you can swap it free.