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 Post subject: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:40 pm 
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Hey guys,

Hoping to get some advice on a couple bikes I'm looking at by Eddy Merckx. Obviously I know the rider but not super familiar with his bikes and or how they ride. The ones I'm looking at are a

Sallanches 64
Mournex 69

Both are fully built up with Shimano 105.

Wondering if anyone familiar with these bikes and or the brand in general can talk more about them. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Eddy Merckx filed for bankrupcy. The tradename is bought by Ridley (another Belgium brand). All other assets, amongst other the bikes, are sold.

http://road.cc/content/news/224757-ridl ... ckx-cycles


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:11 pm 
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Oh.....well that's interesting and puts a little damper on my excitement. Still interested in hearing about the bikes though :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Looks like a lot of bike for the money if you ride a large:

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/eddy-me ... ite-silver

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:19 am 
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JensNL wrote:
Eddy Merckx filed for bankrupcy. The tradename is bought by Ridley (another Belgium brand). All other assets, amongst other the bikes, are sold.

http://road.cc/content/news/224757-ridl ... ckx-cycles


The article doesn't say anything about bankruptcy.

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 am 
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Trust me it has.
Ridley did buy the brandname and plans are to turn into a 'boutique'-like brand in 2 years time.
Minimizing the range to 3 models, a bit like Factor or Pinarello if you like.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:27 am 
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Eddy Merckx wasn't bankrupted.

About a decade ago, Eddy sold his company to some investors (almost bankrupt back then, sponsoring a world tour team is expensive)
The investors never got the brand profitable, hence is why the sold it (to Ridley)

I've had 2 Merckx bikes. A steel Gara (absolute great bike, had ik for 10 years), then an Aluminium one, don't remember the name (not so good, really harsh ride and not stiff at all)

No idea how the current carbon bikes stack up.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Interesting discussion on this, it does look like there are some really good deals if you can find them in stock. Sadly the large won't fit me, I'm 5'8 and usually ride a 52-53 or a small depending on brand. Ridley I'm an Extra-Small but that's just because their sizing is weird...

Anyhow, it will be interesting to keep an eye on the brand for the future to see how they (Ridley) change things up.

I do like the look of their carbon stuff, looks a bit more solid and beefy which I actually prefer over the rail thin stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:45 am 
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For my2018 most will stay the same.
For my2019 they will play the retro-heritage card with custom made steel frames + 2 to 3 very high end carbon frames.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddy Merckx Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:36 am 
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Eddy Merckx being a Performance Bike house brand is all you need to know. As they sell bikes from certain distributors, the link to Fuji, Marin and Diamondback can't be that far. Oh yeah, they sold Ridley too, but haven't seen them since Merckx was in stock.


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