2011

Rapid 3

Specialized
Sirrus

Trek FX-3

Raleigh

Cadent 3

Frame 6061 AL 7005 AL 7005 AL 6061 AL
Integrated headset yes semi semi yes
Butted Tubing yes yes no yes
Warranty lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime
Fork cr-mo hi-tens composite composite
Tapered Blades yes yes yes yes
Oversized Handlebar & Stem yes no yes yes
road bike drive train yes

no

(mtb)

no

(mtb)

no

(mtb)

Rear derailleur Shimano 2300

Shimano Altus

Shimano Alivio

Shimano Claris

Front derailleur Shimano R-443 Shimano Tourney Shimano Acera Shimano Claris
Shifters

Shimano R-221

Shimano Tourney

Shimano Acera

Shimano Claris

Crankset forged
30/42/52T
28/38/48 pressed
26/36/48
pressed
32/48
Brakes caliper V-brakes V-brakes Promax hydraulic disc
Wheelset

700c

32 spoke

700c

32 spoke

700c

32 spoke

700c

32 spoke

Premier wheelwork yes no no no
Seatpost

alloy

30.9 mm

alloy
27.2 mm

alloy

27.2 mm

alloy

27.2 mm

Waterbottle yes ? ? ?
Bar-ends yes no no no
Manufacturer Merida Boan
Price

$650

clearance $500

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