Mercian Bikes

As with a Mercian frame – a Mercian bike is completely individual and bespoke. On this page are just a few ideas of frame and component combination ideas. Just tell us what you would like and we’ll work with you to  build your dream bike.

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.

As with all Mercians, the colour choices are all yours, often the most difficult decision, but with over 60 hand-mixed colours we don’t make it any easier!

Once you have experienced the delight of riding a true British artisan built bike you will understand what all the fuss is about.

All bikes are built and set up ready to ride by our skilled and experienced mechanics. Once you have ridden your new Mercian bike for a while – then bring it back to us at any time and we will give it a free of charge check-over and make any adjustments necessary once the components have had chance to ‘bed in’.

To place an order for a Mercian bike – an initial deposit of £1000 is required. Once the frame is built and in the spray shop we will ask for an Intermediate payment and the final balance will be due on collection or  before delivery. We endeavour to put significant care and time into each frame and bike order to make sure the order is right for you, therefore all Deposits are non-refundable.

King of Mercia - Tourer

This is an example of a 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 bottle cages
  • Chromoplastic mudguards
  • Rear rack bosses and quality rear rack e.g. Tubus ,Topeak etc
  • Quality sealed bearing headset
  •  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  tyres and tubes
  • Quality Nitto handlebars, handlebar stem and seat pillar
  • British made Brooks leather saddle and matching leather handlebar tape
  • Choice of pedals (extra to bike price) due to huge range of options/preferences.

Audax Special - All Rounder

The Audax is our all rounder 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, ride with style.

  • This example Reynolds 631 tubing
  • Cast lugs
  •  2 bottle cages
  • Rear rack eyes (for rack if required)
  • Chromoplastic Mudguards
  • Quality headset
  • Campagnolo 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 leather saddle and matching leather handlebar tape
  • Choice of pedals

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, this example shown with excellent quality components from Campagnolo and other top brands to compliment this modern day racing bike.

  • This example – Reynolds 853 tubing
  • Cloverleaf cutout cast lugs
  • Shot in seat stays for sleek fastback look
  •  2 x bottle cages
  • Quality 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

Pro Lugless

The example we have here is a versatile sleek road sports machine, built around the Pro Lugless frame, this example has close clearance geometry and shown with Campagnolo components.

  • This example built with Reynolds 853 Pro team oversize tubing
  • Fillet brazed
  • Shot in stays
  • 2 x 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

Vincitore Special

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 this frame with Shimano 105 components which means it is perfectly at home on day rides or on touring holidays.

  • This example – Reynolds 725 tubing
  • Distinctive Spear point hand cut lugs
  • Mercian top eyes
  • 2 x bottle cages
  • Chromoplastic mudguards
  • Rear rack bosses and quality rear rack
  • Quality 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 tyres and tubes
  • Quality Nitto handlebars, handlebar stem and seat pillar
  • British made Brooks leather saddle and matching leather handlebar tape
  • Choice of pedals

Super Vigorelli – Track

A single fixed gear brings the clean uncluttered look to this model, with a single front brake to keep you road legal. A classically beautiful looking bike. Can be built for track use only, no front brake (but we will need it in writing that it won’t be ridden on the road).

  • This example – Reynolds 725 tubing
  • Mavic Ellipse track wheels, fixed gear
  • Continental tyres
  • Front brake only
  • Cast lugs
  • Mercian engraved top eyes
  • Track dropouts
  • Izumi chain
  • Quality sealed bearing headset
  • Miche chainset
  • Nitto track handlebars, Quill stem and seat pin
  • Brooks Swift leather saddle and matching leather tape