Merida Reacto Team E review

The Merida Reacto Team E is same frame as used by the Lampre Pro Team. Cycling Weekly has put it through its paces to see how it stacks up against the competition

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The frame is certainly ‘more’; it is just a shame that it doesn’t come with ‘more’ wheels.

Reasons to buy
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    Supremely stiff frame

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    Noticeably fast

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    Stunning looks

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    Impressive comfort

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    Excellent brakes

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels too heavy

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    Wheels suffer in cross winds

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    Wheels not stiff enough

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    23mm tyres

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

If you watched any road cycling coverage last year, there is a good chance you saw the Merida Reacto Team E in a very prolific advert featuring a comedically dubbed Rui Costa riding in Majorca describing it as “M.O.R.E. bike”. And so the obvious question arises: is the top-of-the-range model from the Taiwanese brand actually ‘more’ bike?

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.