Recommended Bicycles

Our recommended bikes have been designed using our knowledge of frame design and equipment used over many years.

The main reason for these recommended bikes is to make it easier for you to become part of the Mercian family. Once you have experienced the delight of riding a true British artisan built bike you will certainly understand our ethos.

A Mercian bike is responsive, comfortable to ride and beautifully set up, meaning you can stay in the saddle and enjoy your cycling for longer.

Every frame or bike built in-house by our craftsmen ensures your purchase will give you years of  pleasure, the colour choice is probably the hardest part.

Once you have ridden your new Mercian bike for a while – then bring it back to our shop at any time and our mechanics will give it a free of charge check-over and make any adjustments necessary once the components have had chance to ‘bed in’.

As with all Mercian frames or bikes, the colour choice is all yours, let us worry about getting you the best frame or bike built – leaving you to decide on your colour scheme.

King of Mercia - Sports Tourer

Our touring machine, built with our popular King of Mercia frame, with frame geometry has been designed to give a relaxed and comfortable feel to the ride, ideal for long tours in the Peak District or day rides to the local cafe.

  • Reynolds 725 tubing
  • Heart shaped cutout cast lugs
  • Mercian top eyes
  • 2 sets of bottle bosses with 2 Blackburn bottle cages
  • Chromoplastic mudguards front and rear
  • Rear rack bosses and quality aluminium rear rack e.g. Topeak or Tortec
  • Quality Tange sealed bearing headset
  • Shimano 105 Compact group set with 50/34 chainrings giving a wide range of gears
  • Mavic Mercian hand built wheels using Miche sealed bearing hubs for ease of maintenance, stainless steel spoke and Mavic touring aluminium rims
  • Continental Gatorskin tyres and tubes
  • Quality Nitto handlebars, handlebar stem and seat pillar
  • British made Brooks B17 leather saddle and matching leather handlebar tape
  • Choice of pedals (extra to bike price) due to huge range of options/preferences.

Built and set up ready to ride by our skilled and experienced mechanic.

Will also be supplied with spacers left on the fork column (see our Audax bike picture) which gives you the option to lower the handlebars and cut the fork column to suit your preferred bar height. If you collect your bike from our showroom this will automatically be done for you while you wait.

Audax Special - All Rounder

The Audax is ideal for the sportive rider as it has a frame specification designed to soak up the miles; it’s pedigree is part race and part tour. A sporty day ride bike, giving you the option to have the mudguards on or off, great all round machine, ride with style.

  • Reynolds 631 tubing
  • Cast lug
  • 2 sets of bottle bosses with 2 Blackburn bottle cages
  • Rear rack eyes (for rack if required)
  • Black SKS Chromoplastic Mudguards front and rear
  • Quality headset
  • Campagnolo Veloce double compact group set, 50/34 chainrings giving a wide spread of gears
  • Mavic Aksium wheels with Mavic tyres
  • Quality Nitto handlebars, handlebar stem and seat pin
  • Brooks B17 leather saddle and matching leather handlebar tape
  • Choice of pedals (extra to bike price) due to huge range of options/preferences

Bike built and set up ready to ride by our skilled and experienced mechanics.

Bike pictured has some spacers left on the fork column which gives you the option to lower the handlebars and cut the fork column to suit your preferred bar height. If you collect your bike from our shop this will done for you while you wait.

Strada Speciale – Road sports

A Mercian favourite and a sportier frame geometry set up, for a responsive, fast ride.

Close clearance geometry, no mudguard eyes, using excellent quality components from Campagnolo and other top brands to compliment this modern day racing bike.

  • Reynolds 853 tubing
  • Cloverleaf cutout cast lugs
  • Shot in seat stays for sleek fastback look
  • 2 sets of bottle bosses with 2 x Blackburn bottle cages
  • Quality Chris King sealed bearing headset
  • Campagnolo Chorus double group set
  • Mavic Kysrium Elite wheels and tyres
  • Dead Zero handlebars, handlebar stem and seat pin
  • Brooks Cambium saddle
  • Choice of pedals (extra to bike price) due to huge range of options/preferences.

Bike supplied built up and ready to ride by our skilled and experienced mechanic.

Bike will also be supplied with some spacers on the fork column (as shown on our Audax bike picture) which gives you the option to lower the handlebars and cut the fork column to suit your preferred bar height.

Pro Lugless – Sleek Road sports (versatile)

A versatile sleek road sports machine, built around the ever-popular Pro Lugless frame, with close clearance geometry, no mudguards, using excellent quality components and one of the top group sets available from Campagnolo.

  • Reynolds 853 Pro team oversize
  • Fillet brazed
  • Shot in stays
  • 2 sets of bottle bosses with Blackburn bottle cages
  • Quality Chris King sealed bearing headset
  • Campagnolo Record group set
  • Mavic Kysrium Pro-SL wheels and tyres
  • Deda Zero 100 handlebars, stem, and seat pillar
  • Brooks Cambium carbon saddle
  • Choice of pedals (extra to bike price) due to huge range of options/preferences.

Vincitore Special – Ornate all rounder

The Vincitore Special frame, introduced to the Mercian range around 1965, has for many years been the model that lots of riders aspire to own when they are looking to purchase that “special” frame. We have complimented the distinctive Mercian frame with quality Shimano 105 components which means this bike is perfectly at home on day rides or on touring holidays.

  • Reynolds 725 tubing
  • Distinctive Spear point lugs
  • Mercian top eyes
  • 2 sets of bottle bosses with 2 Blackburn bottle cages
  • Chromoplastic mudguards front and rear
  • Rear rack bosses and quality aluminium rear rack e.g. Topeak or Tortec
  • Quality Tange sealed bearing headset
  • Shimano 105 Compact group set with 50/34 chainrings giving a wide range of gears
  • Mavic Mercian hand built wheels using Miche sealed bearing hubs for ease of maintenance, stainless steel spoke and Mavic touring aluminium rims
  • Continental Gatorskin tyres and tubes
  • Quality Nitto handlebars, handlebar stem and seat pillar
  • British made Brooks B17 leather saddle and matching leather handlebar tape
  • Choice of pedals (extra to bike price) due to huge range of options/preferences.

Built and set up ready to ride by our skilled and experienced mechanics.

Will also be supplied with spacers left on the fork column (see our Audax bike picture) which gives you the option to lower the handlebars and cut the fork column to suit your preferred bar height. If you collect your bike from our showroom this will automatically be done for you while you wait.

 

Vigorelli – Track

A single fixed gear brings the clean uncluttered look to this sleek machine, with a single front brake to keep you road legal. A classically beautiful looking bike.

  • Reynolds 725 tubing
  • Mavic Ellipse track wheels, fixed gear
  • Continental tyres
  • Dia Compe front brake only
  • Cast lugs
  • Mercian engraved top eyes
  • 1 set of bottle bosses if required
  • Track dropouts
  • Izumi chain
  • Quality Stronglight sealed bearing headset
  • Miche chainset
  • Nitto track handlebars, Quill stem and seat pin
  • Brooks Swift leather saddle and matching leather tape

Built and set up ready to ride by our skilled and experienced mechanics.