Merida, the long-established Taiwanese bicycle producer, has stood for decades at the top of its game – and podiums too. Synonymous with the world’s best value mountain┬ábikes, its focus has widened to incorporate ultra-lightweight, high performance aero road bikes, coveted carbon frames, a streamlined women’s range and its own World Tour team. Known for its innovation and proficiency, with over three decades of experience contained within some of the world’s most advanced bicycle production facilities, we were sure Merida would create something very special in their Benelux headquarters in Apeldoorn.