The geometry has the perfect blend of aggressiveness and comfort.
The suspension lockout was easy to use and useful to make the fork rigid for added comfort on flatter roads.
The 27-Speed drivetrain gave a wide range for efficient climbs and quick acceleration.
Tektro’s Hydraulic Disc brakes were powerful and safe to use in both wet and dry conditions on urban roads.
These tires have impressive tread patterns to give good traction on urban roads.
Merida is a Taiwanese Bicycle manufacturer with engineering build and design from Germany. Merida has grown over the years to become one of the top Bicycle brands with its presence in major Bicycle races around the world. We got the opportunity to test ride the Merida Crossway 100 (2022) and here is what we thought.
The Merida Crossway 100 (2022) comes with a lightweight 6061 Aluminium frame. This frame is built using the Techno Forming System or TFS. This system helps maintain a low weight while still providing good strength. This system also allows for innovative shapes in the frame, which helps keep the geometry required in balance, thanks to the top notch moulding process. The geometry has the perfect blend of aggressiveness and comfort.
The SR Suntour NEX HLO front suspension fork comes with a minimal yet smooth 63mm travel. The suspension lockout was easy to use and useful to make the fork rigid for added comfort on flatter roads.
The Crossway 100 (2022) which we test rode came in a full Teal Blue frame with a lighter shade of the Teal Blue as the secondary colour for graphics and text in very few places. The slightly slanting top tube along with the thin seat and chain stays made the bicycle look aero. The gloss finish paint job was of top notch quality and enhanced the colour shade immensely. Internal cable routing would have enhanced the aesthetics of this Bicycle.
The Merida Crossway 100 (2022) comes with Shimano Altus 3-Speed at the front and Alivio 9-Speed at the rear as derailleurs. These mid to performance level Shimano Hybrid derailleurs worked smoothly during the test ride on rough urban roads when riding in traffic and over flyovers. Both the front and rear derailleurs shifted quickly and without any lag. The 27-Speed drivetrain gave a wide range for efficient climbs and quick acceleration.
Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc brakes handle the braking performance on the Merida Crossway 100. These brakes were powerful and had a fast response time. These Hydraulic Disc brakes from Tektro are considered to be one of the best and were top notch in performance and well up to expectations on a Hybrid Bicycle at this price.
The Merida Comp CC handlebar was 660mm in length and had a slight raise from the middle to give a comfortable riding posture.
The Crossway 100 (2022) comes with Maxxis Overdrive 700x40c with Merida stock rims. These tires have impressive tread patterns to give good traction on urban roads. The wheelset on the whole was lightweight and did contribute to keeping the weight of the Bicycle in check.
The Cross Sport Saddle on this Bicycle was ergonomically designed making the sit bones placed on the widest points of the Saddle and thus making it comfortable during long rides even on bumpy surfaces.
This is a Performance Hybrid Bicycle packed with high end components. The suspension lock-out along with the smooth gears and fast rolling tires make for a comfortable ride amidst traffic and on both smooth and rough roads. If you are someone looking for a Performance packed Hybrid Bicycle then the Merida Crossway 100 (2022) is one of the best choices to consider.
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