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The MERIDA FACTORY RACING team of Jose Antonio Hermida and Joaquim Purito Rodríguez have settled well into their category leader position at the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic and managed to add another stage win to their tally. After the 90km stage, they came in a couple of minutes ahead of the 2nd Masters team and have extended their overall lead to over a quarter of an hour. Another solid and risk averting performance of the team and their trusted ONE-TWENTY.


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Great video (sorry in Spanish only) of MERIDA e-powered enduro racer Toni Ferreiro and his preparation for his first e-bike enduro race win. Check it out and get some inspiration about his pre-race prep and his line choices.


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2 days ago

After a strong performance in yesterday's prologue, the MERIDA FACTORY RACING team of Jose Antonio Hermida and Joaquim Purito Rodríguez put another strong performance in, really cementing their control over the Master category in these early stages of the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic. 'I struggled quite a bit in yesterday's prologue, and really relied on Purito helping me over the line. But today, my legs felt much stronger, and we could open the thing up a bit', commented José Antonio Hermida.

The team rode a well calculated yet aggressive race and left the rest of the Masters category behind them from around 6k into the stage. Over the remaining 100+km they managed to overtake some of the elite team, bringing them over the line in 29th position overall and with an almost 11min gap to the 2nd Masters team. Their ONE-TWENTY bikes doing a fantastic job in keeping their bodies fresh and relaxed while also offering plenty of stability and comfort when the trails get tough. Another impressive performance for our trail machine.

With two days of racing under their belt, it is clear what the tactic in their highly competitive Masters category is going to be. 'We need to ride a solid race, from beginning to end, avoid crashes and mechanics and choose the timing of our attacks well. This is a long race, and anything can happen at any time, but we are both feeling strong and loving our time here at the Cape Epic', José concludes his race report.


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2 days ago

1st stage done! Another great ride for the MERIDA FACTORY RACING team of Jose Antonio Hermida and Joaquim Purito Rodríguez at the 2019 ABSA Cape Epic, finishing the 111km long stage almost 11mins ahead of the 2nd Masters team and in 29th position overall! That ONE-TWENTY seems to be going well. Well done amigos!


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2 days ago

The temperature is starting to rise…so maybe dusty trails are not that far away. One can only hope!


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3 days ago

The 2019 ABSA Cape Epic is finally underway. The 20km long prologue is a kind of ‘aperitif’ to when things properly get going tomorrow. However, it is the first chance to test the form, the teamwork and the material.

The MERIDA FACTORY RACING team of Jose Antonio Hermida and Joaquim Purito Rodríguez showed a solid performance securing the leading position in the Master category and finishing in 32nd position overall. Jose commented after that race, ‘I did not feel that comfortable today but the strong performance of my teammate, who has improved immensely over the last 12 months, got us into a strong position for the rest of the week. Purito set the pace for almost the entire stage, while I stayed on his wheel. This really shows that we are a grown team now and we are looking forward to the upcoming stages.’

Besides testing their form, it was also a real test for their new ‘weapon of choice’, the ONE-TWENTY, and it clearly showed that it is not just a test and award-winning trail bike but also a hugely capable marathon bike.


Merida Bikes posted a photo
3 days ago

Great start to their ABSA Cape Epic adventure, leading their category and sitting in 32nd position overall. Not a bad start. And by the way, loving the shoe-sock combo.


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4 days ago

The calm before the storm...and the last few warm-up sessions to get ready to tomorrow's prologue at the ABSA Cape Epic.

1st race video diary due tomorrow afternoon/evening.

Watch this space.


Expect nothing less than the ultimate ride from your favorite bicycle brand – engineered in Germany, tested by pros, built in Taiwan. MERIDA. MORE BIKE.
MERIDA’s company founder Ike Tseng (1932–2012) was a very honourable person and a real visionary. During a trip through the USA at the beginning of the 1970s, he discovered a note at the door of a bike shop stating that not any bikes from Taiwan were accepted for repair due to bad quality. This annoyed Ike Tseng – and already shortly afterwards in September 1972, the first production plant of his company Merida Industry Co., Ltd. was opened in Yuanlin (Taiwan). The man whose life motto was “move with passion and courage” chose the name “Merida” intentionally: The rough translation of the three syllables “Me-Ri-Da” means that the company’s intention is to manufacture only beautiful and high-quality products enabling anyone to reach her or his destination as pleasantly as possible. But Ike Tseng wouldn’t have been himself if he had been satisfied with the successful realization of his plan to be able to offer high-quality bikes “Made in Taiwan”. So in 1988, he took the second big step by launching the independent brand MERIDA: In accordance with the corporate philosophy, the frames of a complete range of sophisticated and internationally recognized bikes should be graced deservedly by the three syllables “Me-Ri-Da”.

In 2013, MERIDA celebrates its 25th anniversary – and justifiably so, we are very proud to live up to the expectations of our founder. By combining an experienced German R&D centre with excellent Taiwanese production competence, MERIDA is able to satisfy demanding bikers with everything imaginable – models for children, e-bikes or high-end racing machines. We are especially proud of the fact that MERIDA lives up to its ultimate athletic ambition every year by equipping elite pilots like the MTB riders of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM or the pro road racers of the TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA with top-level “working tools” scoring highest athletic honours very regularly.

On the occasion of this successful quarter of a century, we are also proud to present our customers a new appearance of the brand MERIDA with Model Year 2014: MORE BIKE. Because a MERIDA always offers the essential “more” which gives you the pleasant feeling of having chosen the right bike.

Mr. William Jeng
Senior Vice President Merida Industry Co., Ltd.
Company overview
Merida Industry Co., Ltd. is located in Yuanlin, Taiwan. The company was founded in 1972 by Ike Tseng (1932-2012) and started to produce its first bikes on July 10th, 1973. By now Merida is well known for its German engineered high quality bikes both off- and on-road as well as in terms of leisure and urban biking. There are two more production locations in Shenzhen and Shandong (PRC). This is the offcial company fanpage, guided by the marketing department located in Germany.
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Merida & Centurion Germany GmbH
Blumenstraße 49-51
D-71106 Magstadt

Telefon +49 (0) 7159 9459-600
Telefax +49 (0)7159 9459-500
[email protected]

Registergericht Stuttgart HRB 245247

Wolfgang Renner

USt-IdNr.: DE813260161
To build any kind of bike with the uncompromising demand to build it without compromises!

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