Only thing I don't like is the colour of your brakes, they don't match the rest of the bike, give them a lick of paint
That was my first impression also,but i've to admit that i get used to the colour and it doesn't fit that bad at all.After all,the frame has quite some colours,not meaning that i've to make a circus bike,but i find it ok,not more,not less...Beside,theremery is right about painting the Mg.I know that Mg is quite delicate to work on.And adding some colour on the original,means also adding weight!
I would prefer kind of anodizing them.Any ideas of giving them another colour beside putting some layer of paint on it?
And yeah,i've been looking for a long time on the WW and other sites for choosing the right components for my dreambike!Now it's time that i make a topic with my build!
- I think that frame is too bad for some too nice components you have like the brake levers or the seatpost or the seat or the cranks or the stem.
- blue anodized rules, but i hate the, blue silver blue silver on the tune housings.
About the frame,all i can say is that it feels really good biking on it.It's not the lightest one,certainly not,but it's the best HT frame of Merida.My formerly bike was also a Merida and i had km and km's driving with it and was so happy that i had to buy another Merida,with the same geometry!Of course,i could change to a custom Ti or so,but hey,a Ti frame costs like two or three times more than this carbon one.Maybe in the future i'll build another one(probably a softail or fully) and then maybe i'll choose a Ti one.But i didn't want to buy a Scott or Giant.I don't say that they're bad,after all they've been on the market for almost beginning of MTB bikes,but i haven't seen a Merida before with some lightweight components.Also Merida has been a long time in business.They've made frames for other big name manufacturers like Speci,i believe.
Maybe i've to get a sponsorship from Merida!
Yeah,blue anodized is also my favourite colour!why?