Got the chance to try a Merida 96 on some of the tracks and trails around Aviemore.
The bike was amazing, probably a bit too amazing for me! It would be nice to own one but I could see myself going faster and faster until the inevitable happened. Probably best to stick with what I've got for the rest of the this year at least.
Many thanks to Jenny and Mike of Mike Bikes, Aviemore for the loan of the bike.
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