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    Slice through the air. The Merida Reacto 300 is an aero road bike with profiled tubes that are designed to minimize drag, so that you can ride faster.

    The triple butted 6066 alloy frame features proper race geometry that offers a low tucked riding position. Full internal cable routing and low rear brake positioning further improve aerodynamic performance. The full carbon fork and seatpost also feature drag reducing, aero profiles.

    The wheels feature deep 30mm rims which help them to slice through the air efficiently.

    The slick shifting Shimano Tiagra drivetrain features a mid-compact chainset and close ratio cassette so you can really put the hammer down.

    Cycle faster on the Merida Reacto aero road bike.

    Key Features:

    • Aero frameset to reduce drag
    • Full carbon fork for precise steering and a smooth ride
    • Shimano Tiagra drivetrain for reliable shifting
    • Carbon aero seat post for a smooth ride
    • Sizes: XS (47cm), S (50cm), S/M (52cm), M/L (54cm), L (56cm), XL (59cm)
    • Colour: Red
    • The Merida Reacto 300 is available with 0% APR finance

    The Merida Reacto 300 2016 Features are:

    Frame: 6066 Triple butted and Hydroformed aluminium frame with smooth welding, and internal cable routing. Tapered head tube and integrated seat clamp

    Fork: Full carbon fork with tapered steerer - Race

    Headset: Big Conoid semi neck pro

    Bars: Merida - oversize clamp - compact drop

    Stem: Merida Pro - oversize clamp - 5 degree

    Speed: 20

    Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra

    Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra

    Shifters Shimano Tiagra

    Chainset: FSA Omega 52-36

    Bottom Bracket: FSA Omega - Mega Exo

    Cassette: Shimano HG500 12-28

    Chain: KMC X10

    Front Brake: Merida Road Comp / Reacto direct mount

    Rear Brake: Merida Road Comp / Reacto direct mount

    Rims: Merida Aero 30mm deep

    Front Hub: Alloy quick release

    Rear Hub: Alloy quick release

    Spokes: Black stainless

    Tyres: Maxxis Dolemites 23c Kevlar bead Front Maxxis Dolemites 23c Kevlar bead Rear

    Seatpost: Reacto Comp carbon aeroReacto Aero profile

  • Merida Reacto 300 2016 - Road Bike Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
    3.8
    out of 5
    3.83
    Build Quality
    4.00
    Performance
    3
    Value For Money
    4.50

    Customer Reviews (1)

    4
    Superb budget aero bike

    I bought this in March as my first modern road bike after riding and restoring old road bikes and fixies. I carried out a lot of research before buying (road.cc had a review of the previous generation of this). Since March I have ridden over 4000km in sportives, races, commuting and club rides and I have had admiring glances from everyone. It looks so different from the rest of the bikes in this price range and it's not obvious that it doesn't have a high end groupset either. Downsides: it has some unsightly welds around the bottom bracket - ruining the "I'm expensive and carbon" look of the rest of the bike, the seatpost needs to be tightened very tight otherwise it slips and in my case has scored the red paint on the seatpost. It is a bit on the heavy side but that is to be expected for an alu bike with these tube shaping - I can't say that it has aero advantages or not but it looks the part. Finally the supplied grip tape is a bit on the slippery side and looks a bit old fashioned - however this is cheap to replace. The positiives: the wheels are tubeless ready and a good standard, the max is dolomites tyres have held up well and I have had very few punctures, it is a stiff but also comfortable bike on long rides - the carbon fork and seatpost isolate rough road surfaces well, the finishing kit apart from the bar tape is of high quality and works well and contributes to the aesthetic of the bike. Since the road.cc review on the previous version, Merida have rerouted the rear brake cable and braking has plenty of modulation and feel. I chose the 300 over the 400 because of the stand out paintjob and i do not regret my decision - the tiagra groupset is not too far off the 105 although it does hinder future upgrade options being 10 speed rather than 11 speed like the higher tier Shimano groupsets. At the reduced price of £719.99 this is even more of a steal! I would however advise that if you can afford the Reacto 4000 to go for it - a lighter carbon frame with direct mount brakes, cut out seatpost and dual section front fork for added comfort and Shimano 105 groupset -for the cost of a 105 groupset on top of the 300 bike.

    I bought this in March as my first modern road bike after riding and restoring old road bikes and fixies. I carried out a lot of research before buying (road.cc had a review of the previous generation of this). Since March I have ridden over 4000km in sportives, races, commuting and club rides and I have had admiring glances from everyone. It looks so different from the rest of the bikes in this price range and it's not obvious that it doesn't have a high end groupset either. Downsides: it has some unsightly welds around the bottom bracket - ruining the "I'm expensive and carbon" look of the rest of the bike, the seatpost needs to be tightened very tight otherwise it slips and in my case has scored the red paint on the seatpost. It is a bit on the heavy side but that is to be expected for an alu bike with these tube shaping - I can't say that it has aero advantages or not but it looks the part. Finally the supplied grip tape is a bit on the slippery side and looks a bit old fashioned - however this is cheap to replace. The positiives: the wheels are tubeless ready and a good standard, the max is dolomites tyres have held up well and I have had very few punctures, it is a stiff but also comfortable bike on long rides - the carbon fork and seatpost isolate rough road surfaces well, the finishing kit apart from the bar tape is of high quality and works well and contributes to the aesthetic of the bike. Since the road.cc review on the previous version, Merida have rerouted the rear brake cable and braking has plenty of modulation and feel. I chose the 300 over the 400 because of the stand out paintjob and i do not regret my decision - the tiagra groupset is not too far off the 105 although it does hinder future upgrade options being 10 speed rather than 11 speed like the higher tier Shimano groupsets. At the reduced price of £719.99 this is even more of a steal! I would however advise that if you can afford the Reacto 4000 to go for it - a lighter carbon frame with direct mount brakes, cut out seatpost and dual section front fork for added comfort and Shimano 105 groupset -for the cost of a 105 groupset on top of the 300 bike.

    Close review
    3.8 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4/5
    Performance: 3/5
    Value For Money: 4.5/5

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