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Merida Reacto

Ricey83Ricey83 Posts: 103
edited January 2015 in Road buying advice
I'm looking at upgrading my Giant Defy 4 using the cycle to work scheme and stumbled on the Merida Reacto 400 and 500 http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p74461/Merida ... tAodfyAAxA

Awesome looking bike with quality components.

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  • plodder73plodder73 Posts: 319
    Bit different to the Defy in terms of Geometry. I have a Defy, I would be in traction for a week after 5 minutes on that.
  • Ricey83Ricey83 Posts: 103
    Haha I would definitely need to test ride one before I buy.
  • holiverholiver Posts: 729
    Yeah much lower and much longer than a Defy. Have a look at the Scultura models for something inbetween.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    Depends ho nimble you are. I've just purchased a Reacto 4000 to replace one of my current bikes, both of which are set up low on the front. I've done 100+ mile rides on them without stops with no aches or pains.

    On a separate note, look at some of the European outlets where you can make considerable savings over what price you'll pay here. I saved £250 on the list for a 4000 and it was the only place I could find a frames in my size.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • holiverholiver Posts: 729
    Which European outlets? :)
  • Ricey83Ricey83 Posts: 103
    holiver wrote:
    Yeah much lower and much longer than a Defy. Have a look at the Scultura models for something inbetween.

    It's the look of the frame that I like with the Reacto, awesome looking bike. The Reacto 500 in red looks stunning.

    Is it worth the extra £400-500 to go for the Carbon 4000?

    I'm looking to use the Cycle to work scheme and top it up with the extra cash.
  • ai_1ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    The aesthetics of the Reacto seem a bit controversial. I've seen a fair few comments slating the paint schemes. I personally think they look quite nice. I didn't realise there was an alloy version.
  • Ricey83Ricey83 Posts: 103
    Ai_1 wrote:
    The aesthetics of the Reacto seem a bit controversial. I've seen a fair few comments slating the paint schemes. I personally think they look quite nice. I didn't realise there was an alloy version.

    The Reacto 400 and 500 are Alloy with 105 and Ultegra groups, great specs.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    holiver wrote:
    Which European outlets? :)

    I bought my 4000 from Ciclobottega and even with shipping and insurance costs, it comes in way under the UK price. It was also the only place that said they could get me a frame in the size I wanted.

    http://www.ciclobottega.it/online-sales ... d/filter,2
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • holiverholiver Posts: 729
    philthy3 wrote:
    holiver wrote:
    Which European outlets? :)

    I bought my 4000 from Ciclobottega and even with shipping and insurance costs, it comes in way under the UK price. It was also the only place that said they could get me a frame in the size I wanted.

    http://www.ciclobottega.it/online-sales ... d/filter,2
    Thanks buddy.
    Ricey83 wrote:
    It's the look of the frame that I like with the Reacto, awesome looking bike. The Reacto 500 in red looks stunning.
    If you like the look of the Reacto, check out the Fuji Transonic too.
  • Ricey83Ricey83 Posts: 103
    Fuji Transonic, very nice.
  • mallorcajeffmallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    I had a few weeks riding the lampre team version up the mountains in mallorca. Really impressive bikes and a big following on the continent. There is a company in mallorca that rents them out and everybody seemed to enioy they. I enjoyed the time on the one i was using.
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