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Pedal Magazine - - Buyers Guide 2017 -

Raleigh Merit 3 The Raleigh Merit 3 is geared to those look­ing to do long days on the road while still stay­ing com­fort­able. The al­loy 6061 dou­ble-butted disc frame with thru-axles and car­bon fork with ta­pered al­loy steerer tube are paired with an 11-speed Shi­mano 105 groupset and TRP Spyre C me­chan­i­cal disc brakes. Wein­mann XC180 wheels wrapped in Cle­ment Strada LGG tires keep the Merit 3 rolling. The SRP is $1,600.

Felt FR6

Apollo Vispo

The Apollo Vispo's Hi-Mod Mit­subishi car­bon mono­coque frame and full-car­bon fork keep the ride smooth and snappy. An 11-speed Shi­mano 105 driv­e­train and Sun Rin­gle Venus wheels high­light the build of this solid mid-level road bike. The Vispo has an SRP of $2,599. Con­structed us­ing UHC Ad­vanced car­bon, the Felt FR6 is op­ti­mized to bal­ance stiff­ness, low weight and sup­ple­ness. The frame fea­tures a car­bon-fibre BB386 bot­tom-bracket shell and car­bon-fibre dropouts, specs found on Felt's top-end FR1. Built with a Shi­mano Ti­a­gra driv­e­train, Felt al­loy cock­pit and car­bon seat­post and rolling on Felt Road RSL3 tube­less-ready wheels, the FR6 has an SRP of $2,299.

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