Ready to hit the road? Raleigh's Merit 1 is the ideal entry-level endurance road bike for commuting, joining a group ride, or riding around town. The Merit 1 will take you farther than ever before without breaking the bank. Made for comfort and efficiency on long rides, the Merit 1 also offers quick handling to avoid obstacles and wider tires for stability.
Designed with a 6061 aluminum frame and custom tapered alloy SPF fork, the Merit 1 is light and fast. The Shimano Claris 8spd STI shifters help flatten out any hill with 16 speeds to choose from. The Kenda Kwick Roller Sport 700X28c tires are fast rolling, yet comfortable. And the optional 30c tire fitment for larger tires makes this bike a little more capable than a standard road bike.
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Review by Steven
I purchased this bike back in March 2017 because I wanted to get into road biking but I did not have much of a budget. Since then I have put Somewhere in the area of approximately 1000 miles on this bike. For the price, you will not find a better beginners road bike to get you up and down the highway, around town, or up and down the bike path. . Excellent components and very well made. A very very smooth riding road bike.
(Posted on 9/6/2017)
Great Entry Road Bike
Review by Jake
This is a great road bike if you are getting into road biking but if you can stretch your budget, go for a Merit 3 for the upgraded group set components.
Overall, this is a great bike for casual road biking around town and on paths.