Merckx AMX1

Score

9/10

Pros

  • Solid, if unspectacular, spec

Cons

  • Little on the heavy side

Price as reviewed:

£999

At a glance, the AMX1 looks too expensive to be here, and not just because it bears the legend’s name.

It’s not a bells-and-whistles approach, just solid spec choices throughout: Tiagra groupset, FSA finishing kit and a Shimano RS10 wheelset shod with Vittoria Zaffiro tyres. All tried and tested stuff.

The triple-butted frame combined with carbon fork delivers a reassuring ride – great stability at speed, holding lines well through sweeping turns.

Verdict

All things considered, there's very little to complain about, with the possible exception that a bit of dieting could further aid its appeal, as it's a pound heavier than the Ghost, despite having a very similar spec.

Details

Frame: 6000 series triple-butted alloy
Group Set: Shimano Tiagra
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro
Weight: 9.36kg (20.09lb)
Wheels: Shimano RS10
Supplier: www. i-ride.co.uk

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