Merida have a long and proud tradition of innovation; creating ground breaking and world leading bikes, of developing new production techniques to constantly improve product performance at every level.
When you see a Merida bike, you see a beautiful frame, two wheels and a selection of components.
But, what you don’t see are the many ideas cast aside, the intense discussions between designers, engineers and athletes; the prototypes ridden to the limit, and tested to destruction.
You don’t see the countless people who have an input into your new bike, the years of training and development in every role from assembly line to senior management.
The passion to build something better and more beautiful is what drives everybody at Merida.
The motto of Ike was to “move forward with passion and courage” and that pursuit of brave new ideas continues every day.
There are many questions, what do riders want? what do riders need? What is possible? Can we make it better?
You are passionate about your riding, and we are passionate about making sure that what you ride is the best it can be.
In 2013 Merida became co-sponsors of the Pro-Tour Lampre-Merida road racing team. Competing at the very highest levels of road cycling.
MORE PASSION. MORE BIKE.
Products: Bicycles,rider gear, bicycle equipment and the latest bike technology innovations.
Headquarters: Yuanlin, Taiwan.
History: The Merida bicycle brand is one of the largest design, manufacturer organisations from Taiwan. It was founded by Ike Tseng in 1972, since 2012 the second largest bicycle manufacturer in the world and is now run by his son Michael Tseng. Merida is approximately worth £350 million and manufacturers it’s bikes from Taiwan whilst being engineered from Germany. It designs and manufactures 2.2 million bicycles a year from 5 factories.
Sponsorship of individuals/teams: Merida sponsors 3 teams of professional riders’ that compete worldwide in the World Cups, World Tours, Olympic Games and many more international competitions. In 2013 Merida became co-sponsors of the Pro-Tour Lampre-Merida road racing team. Competing at the very highest levels of road cycling.
Interesting fact: In May 2015, Merida brought out the Scultura 9000 LTD and it is the new holder of the world’slightest production bike title.
Cycles UK has stores across the South East of England concentrated in Essex, Kent, Norfolk, London and Hertfordshire. Our bike shops can be found in Basildon, Romford, Leigh-On-Sea, Braintree, Chelmsford, Norwich, Watford, Greenwich, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Canterbury and Orpington.