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Merida Speeder 20

Are you an avid cyclist looking to explore the picturesque landscapes and vibrant urban areas around Melbourne? Look no further than the Merida Speeder 20 flat bar bike – a versatile and high-performance companion that’s perfect for both city cruising and scenic countryside rides. In this blog post, we’ll dive into why the Merida Speeder 20 is an excellent choice for cycling enthusiasts in Melbourne and suggest three exciting rides that showcase the bike’s capabilities.

Why Choose the Merida Speeder 20 Flat Bar Bike?

The Merida Speeder 20 flat bar bike is designed to offer the best of both worlds: the speed and efficiency of a road bike, combined with the comfort and control of a flat bar design. Here’s why it’s an ideal choice for cycling around Melbourne:

  1. Versatility: The Speeder 20 is built to handle various terrains, making it perfect for Melbourne’s diverse cycling landscape. Whether you’re tackling city streets, suburban roads, or gravel paths, this bike can handle it all.

  2. Comfortable Riding Position: The flat bar design of the Speeder 20 ensures a more upright and comfortable riding position, reducing strain on your back and shoulders during longer rides. It’s also perfect for navigating through urban traffic.

  3. Efficient Performance: The bike’s lightweight frame and road bike-inspired components translate to excellent speed and efficiency. You can cover long distances effortlessly, making it an ideal choice for both commuters and recreational riders.

  4. Responsive Handling: The Speeder 20’s design incorporates responsive handling, ensuring you can confidently navigate through tight corners and unexpected obstacles.

Suggested Rides with the Merida Speeder 20

Now that we’ve highlighted the merits of the Merida Speeder 20, let’s explore three exciting rides around Melbourne that perfectly complement this versatile bike:

  1. Capital City Circuit (City Exploration)

    Distance: Approximately 20-30 km (round trip)

    Description: Start your journey in Melbourne’s CBD and pedal along the Yarra River, enjoying the iconic city skyline. Ride through the Royal Botanic Gardens and head toward St. Kilda Beach for a quick pit stop. Continue along the coastal bike paths to Port Melbourne and then loop back to the city. The Merida Speeder 20’s agility and comfort make navigating through urban streets and parks a breeze.

  2. Beachside Bliss (Bay Trail)

    Distance: Around 40-50 km (round trip)

    Description: Embark on a scenic coastal ride by following the Bay Trail from Brighton Beach to Williamstown. This route offers stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, with opportunities to stop at various beachside cafes and attractions. The Merida Speeder 20’s endurance and versatility will come in handy as you transition between bike paths, roadways, and gravel sections.

  3. Yarra Valley Escape (Winery Tour)

    Distance: Approximately 60-70 km (round trip)

    Description: For those seeking a more rural adventure, the Yarra Valley offers an excellent escape. Wind your way through picturesque vineyards and rolling hills, stopping at renowned wineries for tastings and lunch. The Merida Speeder 20’s smooth performance and stable handling make it a suitable companion for both the paved and well-maintained gravel roads in this region.

Frame and Fork:

  • Frame Material: Aluminum alloy
  • Fork: Carbon or aluminum (material may vary based on model year)


  • Shifters: Shimano 2×10-speed shifters
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 2-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 10-speed
  • Crankset: Shimano compact double crankset


  • Brake Type: Disc brakes (hydraulic or mechanical, depending on model year)


  • Wheel Size: 700c (common road bike wheel size)
  • Tires: Road or hybrid tires suitable for varied surfaces

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