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My Merlin Malt 4

ariteofpassageariteofpassage Posts: 53
edited May 2010 in Your mountain bikes
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XT groupset
Raceface deus bar, stem, seatpost.
Raceface grips
Fizik gobi xm saddle
Mavic x717 rims
Panaracer fire xc pro tyres

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  • oh......and rockshox reba forks!
  • dot1dot1 Posts: 538
    love the colour coded walls and skirting boards :)

    tasty bike btw!
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  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Looks superb, except that terrible computer bracket!
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    Small frame 15"?
    Very nice, I see Reba Team.

    Btw, also your sensor is huge. :shock:
  • Yes 15" frame. It is an old computer, from my road bike, but does the job at the moment!
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    Very nice

    What do you think of the Deus seatpost need a new post and I like the idea of the seperate clamping and tilting mechanism. Does it feel sturdy and is it creak free.
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  • Well the deus seatpost seems quite solid, but I must say it does creak a bit, it seems better now I have fitted the Fizik saddle, but still gives out the odd creak, which can be a bit annoying!
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    Thanks for that I had heard they were a bit creaky
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  • my evolve xc post with the same method is rock solid, no creaks at all!
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    Now I am confused I thought the Evolve was the burlier all mountain stuff and Deus was XC
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  • adb1006adb1006 Posts: 938
    Evolve stuff is basically the same as Deus, just heavier and cheaper. I had a Deus XC post on my old spesh - my mate inherited it off me and now has it on his Rockhopper - creaks like fook! Lovely looking and solid post though. Good weight for the money too.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,258
    Cheers adb1006 that clears it up

    By the way how are you finding those alligator discs they look cool but do they chew up the pads. Need to buy a new rear which got tangled up in the bike rack and has a wobble so might as well buy a matching pair.
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  • adb1006adb1006 Posts: 938
    They're good. Very light. I was worried braking performance would drop but i've not noticed any reduction in power on the front (rear slightly as i dropped it from 185mm to 160mm - never use the rear brake though). If anything the front feels sharper but that could be that I changed the pads at the same time for some Superstar Gold - not checked pad wear yet, will do so tonight as i have a couple of bits to do for saturday's ride.
  • Excellent choice, sir.
    Gerrin! Love owt like that, me.

    Malty goodness
  • NoodleboyNoodleboy Posts: 2
    nice merlin!

    can i possibly ask what height (inside) leg you are?

    thinking of buying one and just trying to figure out the right size?

    cheers!
  • Hairylegs66Hairylegs66 Posts: 103
    Very nice indeed sir.
  • I am about 5ft 7ins / 5ft 8ins, not sure of inside leg, but I do have fairly short legs. The 15" frame suits me fine, but they are quite short in reach from saddle to bars, so I would advise you to make sure it fits / feels comfortable. Sorry for late reply! Just got back from a few days in glentress!
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