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Merlin Works CR 3/2.5 compact road frame, size L

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The Merlin Works CR (Compact Race) frames from Merlin come in XS to XL sizes, and in both 3/2.5 and 6/4 models. Merlin designed the CR frames to be stiff racing-oriented frames, using what Merlin calls “force specific” tube shaping. The particular frame we have here is a Merlin Works 3/2.5, size Large.  The frame […]

Merlin Cyrene engraved road frame

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The Merlin Cyrene features exquisite floral laser-engraving patterns on its 3/2.5 titanium tubes. Because the engraving process removes some material, Merlin used tubes for the Cyrene that are not quite as thin-walled as those of the Merlin Extralight. The Cyrene is therefore renowned for its classic beauty rather than being an especially lightweight frame. And […]

Merlin Echo suspension MTB frame

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The Merlin Echo 3/2.5 titanium frame borrows (literally) the famous Moots YBB (Why Be Beat?) suspension, which features an elastomer as opposed to an air/coil spring. Such a combination is unusual but encouraging to see. Another unusual characteristic of the Echo is that the seat stays are joined below the YBB suspension using a machined […]