Mekk 3G Potenza SL5.5 review

Mekk 3G Potenza
Cycling Weekly Verdict

As a platform on which to upgrade, the Mekk is a fantastic proposition, a classy, well-finished frame and forks with an almost full Ultegra groupset that only really needs a better set of wheels to be a properly fast, high-quality, race-ready bike.

Reasons to buy
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    Shimano Ultegra drivetrain

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    Comfortable over long distances

Reasons to avoid
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    Brakes and wheels a bit below rest of bike's spec

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Until I was asked to test this bike, I had never heard of Mekk. It turns out that Mekk is a collaboration between UK bike industry stalwarts Mark Edwards and Ken Knight (hence the name) who have begun assembling their own bikes that offer great value for money without compromising performance.

The 3G Potenza tested here features Mekk's second-from-top frame package, a full carbon-fibre frame and fork featuring a tapered steerer, internal cable routing and a classy matt-black finish, coupled with a Shimano Ultegra groupset. Very impressive for a bike costing just £1,699.99!

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