25 Nov 2019

Best Bikes for Christmas 2019

Sure, it’s not so simple to fit one into a Christmas stocking, but who hasn’t begged Santa for a shiny new bike at least once, wondering if scraping the leaves or folding the laundry for mum and dad is necessary to bump you up on the nice list?

Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, a new bike is the perfect Christmas present that isn’t just an object – it’s a lifestyle. We’ve asked the MERIDA team what they thought and made a list of bikes that fit perfectly under the tree.



The kids’ bike

Sure, Santa has his elves, but sometimes he needs help from the experts. Whether it’s a first bike with training wheels or something for a more advanced rider, a MERIDA MATTS J is for the racers of tomorrow.

Available in a wide range of colours and with a frame made of the same 6061 lightweight aluminium as our adult bikes, the MATTS J range is simple and lightweight with ‘plus’ tyres for extra grip and a long list of other kid-focused features.

Check out the MATTS J range here.



The mountainbike

MERIDA’s classic hardtail is fast, reliable and uncompromising. Whether it’s for the marathon race tracks or the ride to school, the BIG.NINE and BIG.SEVEN are the backbone of the MERIDA range, showcasing the enormous wealth of experience and knowledge we were able to gain in 47 years of bike production and manufacturing.

With modern hardtail geometry, size-specific wheels, multiple frame options and the option to fit a dropper post, the BIG.NINE and BIG.SEVEN are all-time favourites.

Check out the BIG.NINE range here and the BIG.SEVEN here.



The fitness bike

Fast and lightweight, the SPEEDER shares its genes with road bikes but its sporty geometry offers a more extended reach for added stability while the wider tyres add comfort and grip.

Featuring a sophisticated frame, carbon forks, disc brakes, internal cable routing and a comfortable but sporty geometry, the SPEEDER is perfect for someone who wants to ride properly without sacrificing comfort.

Check out the SPEERDER range here.



The commuter bike

If you’re looking for a bike that will be a reliable companion for commuting, a trip to the shops, a leisurely ride or even fitness training, the CROSSWAY is perfect. Made from high-quality, lightweight aluminium with the ability to mount mudguards, racks and kickstands, the CROSSWAY is for everyday riding.

Prioritising comfort, safety and adaptability and with a TFS frame forming a link between road and mountainbike frames in design and functionality, the CROSSWAY is a comfortable and functional go-to bike for anyone commuting, taking leisurely rides, or going through fitness training.

Check out the CROSSWAY range here.



The road bike

The thrill of riding on the road is nothing new and there are many different bike options out there, making it hard for gift-givers with good intentions, but never fear – the SCULTURA is MERIDA’s lightweight race pedigree. This racer is at the cutting edge of design, powering ProTour teams to Grand Tour victories.

Available in two different geometries and with the option for either disc brakes or rim brakes, the SCULTURA is a classic road bike combining class-leading comfort with whippet-like acceleration and stage-winning climbing pedigree.

Check out the SCULTURA here.


Whether you’re shopping for a new rider or for a more advanced bike-fiend, there’s a MERIDA for everyone. Keep the element of surprise with our Click & Collect option today – view our bikes here.

Want to see the bikes for yourself in person first? No worries! Find your local MERIDA dealer here.