Merida Ride 4000 review

Stylish mileage muncher offers an armchair ride. Tom Isitt rode the Merida Ride 4000

Reasons to buy
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    All day comfort

Reasons to avoid
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    Ugly head tube

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The second-biggest bike brand in the world (which also makes some Specialized models under contract), Merida has a lot of experience building bikes and a lot of clout when buying in components. This usually means the company offers good build quality and value for money. The Merida Ride 4000 is no exception.

The Ride series is Merida’s endurance/sportive range, and the Reacto, as ridden by the Lampre-Merida Pro Tour race team, is its pure race range, designed to be reasonably sporty but also offering all-day comfort. The Ride 4000 is pitched firmly at the rider looking to step up from entry-level aluminium to their first carbon bike.

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