Merida SCULTURA 500 2017



3 Reviews

Brand: Merida
Category: Road Bikes
Weight: 8560g

Description: COLOR matt green/black | FRAME SIZES 44cm47cm50cm52cm54cm56cm59cm | FRAME SCULTURA LITE | FORK Road carbon Race | DERAILLEUR FRONT Shimano Ultegra D | DERAILLEUR REAR Shimano Ultegra SS | SHIFTERS Shimano Ultegra | BRAKE LEVER Shimano Ultegra | BRAKES Shimano R561 | CHAINWHEEL Shimano RS500 50-34 [PF86] | CHAIN KMC X11 | HUBS Road seal Bearing | RIM MERIDA Expert SL pair | FREEWHEEL Shimano CS-5800-11 11-28 | TIRES Continental Ultra Sport II 25 fold | SPOKES Double Butted Black stainless | HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA Expert OS -5 | HANDLEBAR MERIDA Expert Compact road OS | HEADSET Big Conoid S-bearing neck pro | SEAT POST MERIDA carbon Expert SB15 27.2 | SADDLE MERIDA Sport | WEIGHT 8.56 kg

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Freshie Reviewer

" Affordable road bike with good parts. "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 28th Jul 2018 from Singapore

The Review
Affordable compared to the Scultura 5000 which is a full carbon bike. Instead, you get carbon forks and seat post. Weight difference is only a little. And you get the same Ultegra shifters and derailleur.

Duration of product used
2 years
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Senior Reviewer

" Best buy with best Price in the Market "


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Reviewed on: 29th Aug 2017 from NE

The Review
Best buy with best Price in the Market!

I am buying it for sure!

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Tested Once Only
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Freshie Reviewer

" Great for a Training or Second Bike "


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Reviewed on: 27th Jul 2017 from Singapore

The Review
I wanted to purchase the Merida Cyclocross 600 (the one with the SRAM parts and a single crank, or SRAM 1x) but was drawn to this. My plan was to get a second bike for my weekday morning rides and use my current carbon road bike for weekend rides, which cost me more than twice 3 years ago. Moreover my old and faithful Trek 5200 is showing its age. This fits into my budget on my low S$2,000 budget. As it is better looking than the Cyclocross 600 and I prefer the flat-mount Shimano Disc brakes better, I ended up with this. It is heavier than my carbon bike but that is exactly what I had in mind. The only 2 things I did not like about the Scultura 500 (2017) are the chainwheel, which is not even 105 grade, and the 2 cable housing that gets in the way of my peddling hence the 4 stars overall.

Strengths
Value for money for a road bike with race geometry under 9kg with Ultegra parts.

Weaknesses
Chainwheel and cable housing.

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Stock except the stem which I changed to 110mm. My Scultura 500 is size 52 and I am 1.77m with 83mm inseam.

Similar Products Tried
It is also time for me to replace my 3 year old carbon bike. I have been looking at the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL and either the Giant TCR Advance Pro 0 or SL. However, the very new 2018 Merida Scultura 7000-E costs less than these but although it weighs more but definitely similar in weight to my current Carbon bike with Ultegra mechanical 10 speed.
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