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new 5000 quid Merckx for less than half price

unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
edited October 2013 in Road buying advice
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/eddy ... -prod92985
It's the 2010 model, old stock. Always fancied a Merckx, sharp looking bike in that colour scheme and it's got nice light wheels too. But not popular in the UK by the looks of things, they have a few like this on the site.
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,426
    5k is the rrp which really doesn't mean a lot, it does look nice though but I'm sure you can get a full Di2 2013 Giant for £2100.
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... ifications
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Fair point. But it wouldn't have such a nice frame as that Merckx, just look at the detail shots of it's 3k weave.
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,426
    I agree it's a lovely bike and if it tugs at your heart then everything else will pale at the side of it :)
  • Think i'd prefer Chorus and Zondas over that fugly Ultegra and Giant wheels
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Think i'd prefer Chorus and Zondas over that fugly Ultegra and Giant wheels

    But you've got to be a shorta$$ to ride the only frame sizes that they have left.
  • adamfoadamfo Posts: 763
    edited October 2013
    nochekmate wrote:
    Think i'd prefer Chorus and Zondas over that fugly Ultegra and Giant wheels

    But you've got to be a shorta$$ to ride the only frame sizes that they have left.

    No Merckx is different, size 50 is a large 19 1/2 "

    The bikes poor value though, CRC were selling 2011 EMX-3 Dura Ace models for £1600 with
    full FSA carbon finishing kit.
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    1600!!!
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • adamfoadamfo Posts: 763
    It seems to be a CRC speciality to buy up new old stock models in volume from distributors. I remember last x-mas they had loads of 2011 carbon Ghost MTBs going for 60% off.
  • CRC own Hotlines who are the distributors for Ghost
  • adamfoadamfo Posts: 763
    CRC own Hotlines who are the distributors for Ghost

    I see. Bit of a monopoly really. The dealer network cut out of the loop.
    A dangerous game really as heavy discounting diminishes a brands image.
  • it seems they only do the big discount on sizes they have a hard time of selling , are these really little bikes?
  • adamfoadamfo Posts: 763
    Various Merckx models have been on the site for ages. A size 48 is a medium.
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