Merida Mission CX 8000 Review

INTRODUCTION

The Merida mission CX 8000 is on a mission to impress its rider with its unique features, and we would be carefully stating them to see if you can get impressed to go on a mission to purchase it. It is not a typical or straightforward gravel bike, and it fits into a UCI-compliant gravel bike. The model is a game-changer for the company as new advanced features make it stand out for a Merida brand. The flat rear caliper is mounted right on the chainstay, which helps carry out braking features with no hindrance while still protecting it inside a rear triangle.

The Merida Mission CX can add mudguards to improve its versatility as a commuting bike or for training. It features a new frame design unavailable in older models. This new frame geometry gives it more toe and tire clearance, an excellent addition for sophisticated cyclo crossing.

Merida Mission CX 8000 Review

The Merida Mission CX 8000 has a total carbon tapered fork that can absorb tensions on the road while boosting lightweight properties. Your ride quality is top-notched because the carbon tapered steer gives the bike stiffness in the front end. It comes with a disc brake that provides excellent braking performance, perfect for all-weather types, and the frames include a 12mm bolt through axle both at the front and rear for more sophisticated frame stiffness.

The sprinting feature of the Merida Mission CX 8000 is on point due to the stiff bottom bracket and the direct power supplied from the handlebars. The Merida company produced the rigid aluminum, the saddles, and the seat post made from carbon. The handlebars are shaped like compact to look like our classic racing bikes, you also enjoy a beautiful finishing on the bike due to internal cable routing. Interestingly, it also comes with a removable built-in axle tool. The riding of the CX 8000 is smoother than most alternatives but requires substantial riding input from riders.

Because of the design of the handlebars, you enjoy riding on short sections and can get tired on longer trails. Merida Mission is lightweight, and this feature is also its leading credentials. Rather than have a fixed or removable thru-axle lever, this brand opted for Fulchee thru-axles that have internal stowed levers that are flat. The wheels and tires of Merida are also part of its most excellent components, and they include specific aluminum rims. The wheelset has no carbon, and a couple of users may not find it acceptable, but we have good news for you; its wheelset made from alloy is perfect for escaping the tarmac while riding. Preventing rattling sound on the bike cable management comes with interchangeable port covers, which help seal the holes and grip the cables tight to hold them under pressure.

Although they may not suit severe mud surfaces, the tires are heavy; intermediate ones that are firm on the ground and work quite well are wet sticky mud. The frame and fork clearance helps prevent muck from building up and gives enough room for a 40mm tire. The flattened top of the tube makes it very convenient for carrying items on the bike; sections with roots and rock get handled with confidence by Merida Mission CX 8000 with sophisticated stability and control.

Key Features

Internal cable routing

X-Taper Headtube

Anti-Wrinkle System

It is lightweight

Specifications

Brand: Merida

Weight: 7.76 kg

Available Sizes: XS,S,M,L,XL

Frame: Mission CX CF3

Derailleurs: SRAM Force 1

Wheels: DT Swiss ER1400 Spline DB21

Tires: Maxxis All Terrane 33mm

Brakes: SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc, 160mm Centreline rotors

Pros

It is has a clean look due to its internal cable routing

It has excellent sprint performance

Cons

It does not offer comfort for long rides

Conclusion

When looking for a good cyclocross bike that seems sporty as well, the Merida Mission CX 8000 is the perfect pick for you. It sees to deliver to you all of its highlighted features with no worry, and you can have a beautiful riding experience with this brand of bike.

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