Merida Mission Road 7000-E review

Mix a cyclocross race frame with a winter road bike and you get Merida's new Mission Road

Merida Mission Road 7000-E
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Cyclocross race geometry makes the Mission Road a hard bike to define and places it into a very niche area of cycling. It has glimmers of genius with regards to its potential capabilities, but specced as standard, its performance is very much hampered by tyre choice.

Reasons to buy
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    Frame comfort

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Reasons to avoid
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    Tyres kill the ride

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    Cyclocross race geometry gives it a confusing personality

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If ever there was a unique take on an endurance/winter bike then Merida's Mission Road range has to be right up there. Merida has effectively taken its Mission cyclocross race bike and changed the spec sheet to give it a more road worthy stance.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.