Merida Reacto Team-E review

Does the newly launched 4th edition improve on the existing aero focussed race bike?

Merida Reacto Team-E
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Without doubt one of the most complete bikes available on the market. Speed, comfort, handling and style are all second to none within the aero-bike category. If you want to win races or just be the fastest out of your mates, this is the bike to get.

Reasons to buy
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    Translates every watt into forward momentum

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    Razor sharp handling

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    Impressive comfort for an aero bike

Reasons to avoid
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    Seat clamp rubber cap keeps sliding up the seatpost

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The Merida Reacto Team-E was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

Merida’s new Reacto is the fourth generation of its venerable aerodynamic race bike. But rather than undergoing a complete redesign this version has been refined to within an inch of its life.

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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.