What to look for in a bar bag

Bar bags are having a moment in cycling. Once associated solely with gravel riders, bike packers and other not-strictly-road cycling formats, in 2021 the convenient and accessible storage methods are being sported by some of the most most traditionalist road cyclists out there. Even the pros are getting in on it—Wout van Aert recently posted a […]

Campagnolo releases new Bora Ultra WTO wheelset

High-end Italian bicycle component manufacturer Campagnolo has just announced its latest wheelset: The new Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO series. The disc brake-only, top-of-the-line wheels will come in 33, 45 and 60mm rim-depth formats. The wheels, secretly already in use by UAE Team Emirates, Lotto-Soudal and Ag2R-Citroen Team, were ridden by Caleb Ewan when he took […]

This State Bicycle Co. x Grateful Dead collaboration is full of tie-dye, dancing bears and lightning bolts

State Bicycle Co., a cycling company known for its fixed gear, single-speed, city, and all-road bikes, has just announced its collaboration with American psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead. The collection, designed as an effort to, “spread good vibes and take the recent bike boom to new heights,” includes cycling apparel, accessories and even some […]

Look What’s Fresh @ Merlin

With our wealth of experience and knowledge of bikes and associated gear here at Merlin, we like to put our own name to products which we really like, as well as stocking the big brands. It gives more choice and price points for quality bike gear, and we are all for that. Last week saw […]

Review: Pacto spring and winter kit

Pacto, a Portuguese brand founded in 2009, is relatively new to the North American market. The cycling apparel brand was created by former professional cyclists Pedro Cardoso and Afonso Azevedo. After a 15 year career in the peloton, Cardoso decided to take what he knew about the demands and requirements of cycling gear and develop […]

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