Merida Reacto 300 review

Merida Reacto 300 review

The Merida Reacto 300 is all straight lines inherited from the Reacto Evo carbon bikes ridden by the Bahrain-Merida team, so forget curves, this is all wind-cheating profiles and a super-sized carbon aero seatpost. Best road bikes: how to choose the right one for you Best road bikes under £1,000 The best cheap road bikes: 10 great choices for £600 or less The technology involved has swallowed a fair wodge of cash, so there’s a step down in componentry, making it nearly 10kg. But weight is actually something of a red herring when it comes to performance. It’s lovely to pick up a bike and find the weight is barely detectable, but if Chris Boardman had been riding his hour record on a bike a kilogram heavier, the difference in his distance would have been measured in tens of metres at most. The science says that aerodynamics virtually always trumps ...

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