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Merit 2 (2016)
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Merit 2 (2016)

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Merit 2 (2016)

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This is the evolution of the traditional road bike. Built for versatility and comfort for long days and varying road conditions. Disc brakes are dependable in all conditions and the AntiShock stem and seatpost ensure the road ahead is smooth and fun.

Frame AL-6061 Double Butted Alloy Disc Frame with Thru-Axles
Fork Custom Carbon Disc and Thru-Axle w/Tapered 1-1/8" to 1.5" Alloy Steer Tube
Headset Integrated Cartridge Bearings
Cranks Compact 34/50t
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Square Taper
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Shifter Shimano Sora 9spd STI, Shimano SP41 Shift Housing
Cogset Shimano 9spd (11-32t)
Chain KMC Z99
Front Hub Formula Alloy Disc 15mm Thru-Axle
Rear Hub Formula Alloy Disc 142x12mm Thru-Axle Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims Weinmann XC180 Double Wall 23mm Wide
Tires Kenda Kwick Roller Sport, 60TPI, 700x28c
Brakes TRP Spyre C dual actuated mechanical disc brakes, w/160mm rotors
Brake Levers Shimano Sora STI
Pedals Test Ride Pedals
Handlebar Raleigh 200 Series Aero Ergo Flat Top Road, 31.8 with 10 Degree Flare, 40/42/44cm
Grips Raleigh AllCondition Tape
Stem 3D Forged Anti-Shock, 31.8, 90/100/110mm
Seat Raleigh Comfort Road, 148mm wide
Seatpost Anti-Shock 27.2x300mm
Extras Rack and Fender Mounts
Bike size 52CM / Rider Height: 5'4"-5'7" 54CM / Rider Height: 5'7" - 5'9" 56CM / Rider Height: 5'9" - 5'11" 58cm / Rider Height: 5'11" - 6'0" 60cm / Rider Height: 6'0" - 6'3" 62cm / Rider Height: 6'3" - 6'5"
Seat Tube Length 490mm 510mm 530mm 550mm 570mm 590mm
Stand Over Height 760mm 780mm 800mm 820mm 835mm 855mm
Top Tube Length 535mm 545mm 560mm 575mm 590mm 605mm
Stack 542mm 562mm 578mm 594mm 609mm 624mm
Reach 370mm 373mm 383mm 391mm 398mm 408mm
Head Tube Length 140mm 160mm 175mm 195mm 210mm 225mm
Head Angle 71° 72° 72° 72° 72.5° 72.5°
Seat Angle 73° 74° 73.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
Wheel Base
Chain Stay Length 412mm 412mm 412mm 412mm 412mm 412mm
Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
BB Height 77.5mm 75mm 75mm 72.5mm 72.5mm 72.5mm
Stem Length 90mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
Handlebar Width 40mm 42mm 42mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Crank Length 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seat Post Length

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Overall Quality

Smooth endurance bike, definitely flying under the biking radar!

Review by Rambling Man
Overall Quality

I bought this bike last fall from my LBS, Rothrock Outfitters in Huntingdon PA. It is a Merit 2 leftover 2016 and I couldn't be happier. I've ridden it only 600 trouble free miles thus far, mostly on local rails to trails. The Merit 2 is fairly light, comfortable and rather quick. Bike components are high quality, however the drive train was slightly downgraded for the 2017 Merit 2. The only updates I've done are adding Gatorskins and replacing the seat and pedals. I like this bike a lot and it compares very well to the more expensive Treks, Specialized and Giants I also considered. Enjoy the ride!

(Posted on 8/18/2017)

Better than just entry level road bike

Review by Rob
Overall Quality

I had this bike for about 2 months, and absolutely love it. I use it as my road bike to train for XC mountain bike racing. The group-set is great and perfect for the hilly terrain I ride in. I was torn between getting a road-race geometry and endurance and I'm happy with my choice. The head tube is not as long as other endurance bikes out there and allows me to still get into a good aerodynamic position. The bike climbs well and is stable at high speed. The disc brakes are easy to set-up and the thru-axles ensures that the pad and rotors are always aligned. The wheels are staying true after more than a 1000 km of riding. Only the seat is what I had to replace (was a bit too wide for me), but that was expected.

(Posted on 7/19/2017)

Value packed road/fitness bike. Compares very well with the Trek, Specialized, Giant crowd at a better price point.

Review by Rambling Man
Overall Quality

I bought my Merit 2 last winter and currently have only 600 miles on it, but so far I'm impressed. Comfortable and fast on the roads and rails to trails that I ride here in central PA. I usually ride 20 to 35 miles 2 or 3 times a week with no problems. The Raleigh has quality components that competing brands seem to charge a lot more for. The disc brakes and sturdy frame are my favorites. Compare the Merit 2 to the big boys before you buy......I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

(Posted on 7/5/2017)

Great light weight bike with tons of features

Review by Jeff
Overall Quality

Now that I have a couple hundred miles on this bike, here are my observations.

1. Great light weight road bike. It is my first road bike and I know there are lighter road bikes available, but for the price, this is a good value.

2. Yes, it is a 2016 model, but it has features not available on its replacement, shock absorbing seat post and stem, carbon fork.

3. For those that order this bike direct, taking it to the local bike shop for assembly might be good idea. Especially if you are not that mechaniclly inclined or have not worked on bikes in the past.

Getting the front brake set up is fairly easy if you download and read the manual. My front brake caliper still had to be moved slightly tp the outside as the spokes would hit it otherwise.

I found several videos on YouTube to fine tune the shifting, and after a break in period you may need to do so again.

4. Adding spd clipless pedals is an option. I know several people that prefer using the test ride pedal which are rather well built. Still if you do not opt for clipless, you may want to upgrade to a better pedal.

Overall I am pleased with this bike and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good road bike, without spending a fortune and is not into competitive biking.

(Posted on 6/25/2017)

Great bike.

Review by Mark
Overall Quality

Great bike so far. Had it for about a month and really love the dampening on the stem and seatpost. Does wonders on the rough roads around me. Shifts are smooth and so are the disc brakes.

(Posted on 5/21/2017)

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