Bicycles are becoming more and morepopular. After all, active rest has always been in a trend. Today bicycles are manufactured almost all over the world. But, among many already well-known and established European and American brands, Merida stands out. Matts 40 is one of the most popular models of this company. What is this bicycle and what are its characteristics?

Short description

Merida is a company that deals withbicycles in Taiwan. The best engineers are working on the development of new models and improvements. Production facilities are in the same Taiwan, but products are being sold around the world (in 70 countries). In every major city there is a branded store where you can buy branded goods. "Merida" is famous for the fact that it produces good budget bicycles, which are available to everyone. But also in its assortment there are also high-quality bikes for sports races.

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history of the company

Almost every major manufacturing companybicycle was originally justified, as a regular store for the sale of spare parts. "Merida" in this regard is no exception. It was established in 1972. A year later, assembly of Japanese-made bikes was already established. At that time it was the first bicycle factory in Taiwan. So this brand can be considered a pioneer in your country.

After the company became stronger onits own market, it took a step forward: began to export its products to America and Europe. Since that moment, it has begun to gain universal recognition and popularity, and the production capacity is increasing and increasing.

His success Merida is due to the creator - Hayk D.H. Tsen. He put a lot of effort to unleash it. Now the business of Ike continues with his son Michael.

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Up to now, work is under way to improveproducts and the introduction of new technologies in the production process. This is well supported by a special research center "Merida", which is located in Germany. There, all new models are tested and analyzed.

Characteristic of Merida Matts 40

From the first glance it can be determined that the bike belongs to the mountain range. This he owes to the wide tires, sturdy frame and suspension.

At Merida Matts 40 d you can ride in stylecross-country, which is one of the most versatile. It involves moving to places where there is no even road: forests, fields, mountains. In this he helps his characteristics and features of the structure. Although it is mountainous, but it is better not to jump on it from high jumps and try to move out of steep slopes. He is not designed for this.

Weigh a bicycle with all standard equipmentalmost 14 kilograms. This is not the easiest bike, but for fans it is quite suitable. Moreover, then it will be possible to replace some of the details with lighter ones.

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Bicycle frame

The frame of Merida Matts 40 is made of specialalloy of aluminum. Its main properties are lightness and corrosion resistance. I want to note that the frames of this company are of high quality, therefore they are very reliable. The main parts of the bicycle are manufactured automatically, and Japanese robots produced by "Taiots" are welding.

It is also important to choose the rightframe size. Merida Matts 40 admit from 14 to 24 inches. On the manufacturer's website, you can find a table on which there is a correspondence of the size of the bicycle frame with the growth of a person.


By type of depreciation Merida Matts 40 d refers totype hardtails. In translation, means that he has a hard ass. This is because the fork is only on the front wheel. Since the bike is designed for cross-country, and not for jumping from the springboards, it simply does not need such depreciation.

Here is a spring-elastomeric plug fromproducer "Santur". This is the standard option for almost all mid-range bicycles. The reserve of its course is 100 mm. This will be enough for all beginners and amateurs.

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For those who most often travel by goodcovers, it will be useful to block the travel. With it, you can adjust the rigidity of the plug or even turn it off altogether. This is to ensure that excess energy does not go into the spring. So the cyclist will be easier to accelerate.


Here at Merida Matts 6 40 too everything goes onstandard scheme: a vilset for 26 inches. Wide tires allow you to drive well on loose surfaces. Not bad is that the rims are double. This design is more durable, so it is less deformed.


As with many medium bicycles, on MeridaMatts 40 md is worth a disk mechanic. Such brakes are not afraid of dirt and other weather conditions. Therefore, they are considered more reliable. Their producer is Tektro. A fairly popular model for this type of bike. The diameter of the disc is 160 mm. The bigger one is not needed here.


One of the most important parts of a bicycle. Here, Merida was very pleased. The front is standard 3 stars, and behind 9. A total of 27 speeds. Such models are usually installed already outdated system for 21 transfers.

The switches themselves, also quite qualitative, from the company "Shimano". Therefore, this bike from the "Merida" no one complains about the transmission.

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