Contend SL Disc 1

Trek Domane
ALR-4

Specialized

Allez DSW SL

Sprint Elite

Raleigh

Merit 3

Frame 6061 Al

7005 Al

7005 Al

6061 Al
  compact design no yes no 
  Fluid Form tubing no no  yes
  Integrated headset yes yes  yes
  Forged Headtube yes no no

Fork

 

Aero design

Composite

 

Yes

Composite

 

No

Composite

 

Yes

Composite

 

No

Oversize handlebar/stem yes yes yes  yes
Rear derailleur

105

11 Speed

Tiagra

10 Speed

Tiagra

10 Speed

105

11 Speed

Front derailleur 105 Tiagra Tiagra 105
Shifters

105

11 Speed

Tiagra

10 Speed

Tiagra

10 Speed

105

11 Speed

Crank

Shimano RS500

34/50

Shimano Tiagra

34/50

Plaxis Alba

36/52

FSA Gossamer

34/50

Tires

Giant Flatguard

700x25

120 psi

60 tpi

Bontrager R-1

700x25

120 psi

60 tpi

Espoir Sport

700x25

120 psi

60 tpi

Clement STtrada

700x28

120 psi

60 tpi

B.B. Shimano press fit press fit external  external
Chain KMC X-11 KMC X-10 KMC X-11 KMC X-11
Brakes TRP Spyre
mechanical disc
Tektro
caliper
Alix 2.0
caliper
TRP Spyre
mechanical disc
Cassette

Shimano 105

11-32

Shimano Tiagra

11-32

Shimano Tiagra

12-28

Shimano 105

11-32

Sealed cartridge bearing hubs yes no no  no
Our assembly service / Premier wheelwork yes no no  no
Seat Post

composite

D-fuse

alloy

27.2 mm

alloy

27.2 mm

alloy

27.2 mm

Manufacturer Merida Boan 
Price $1,315 $1,420 $1,400  $1,200