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MERIDA’s company founder Ike Tseng (1932–2012) was a very honour-able 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 no bikes from Taiwan were accepted for repair due to bad quality. This annoyed Ike Tseng – and 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.

Greatest Champions

2013 Team Multivan Merida Successes:

2nd – UCI Team Elite XC ranking – Multivan Merida

1st – UCI Spanish MTB National Championships – Hermida

1st – UCI Czech MTB National Championships – Cink

1st – UCI Czech National MTB cup #5 – Cink

1st – UCI World Championships Marathon – Gunn-Rita

1st – UCI BMC Racing Cup #5 – Gunn-Rita

1st – UCI Norway MTB National Championships – Gunn-Rita

1st – UCI Coupe de France #4 – Gunn-Rita

1st – UCI Munsingen XCE – Litscher

2nd – UCI World Cup #1 XCE – Litscher

2nd – UCI International MTB Bungdesliga XC – Hermida

2nd – UCI World Cup XC – Cink

2nd – UCI World Cup #4 Vallnord – Cink

2nd – UCI BMC Racing Cup #5 – Hermida

2nd – UCI World Cup #5 – Hermida

2nd – UCI Swiss MTB National Championships XCE – Litscher

2nd – UCI KitzAlpBike – Cink

2nd – UCI Dutch MTB National Championshps – Houts         

3rd – UCI BMC Racing Cup #4 – Litscher

3rd – UCI International MTB Bungdesliga XC – Houts

3rd – UCI Czech National MTB cup #3 – Cink

3rd – UCI World Championships XC – Hermida

4th – UCI Cape Epic Cross Country – Hermida/Houts

 

2013 Team Lampre-Merida Successes

1st Stage 2 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, Andrea Palini
 
1st Trofeo Laigueglia, Filippo Pozzato
 
1st Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali, Diego Ulissi
 
-1st Stage 2, Diego Ulissi
 
-1st Stage 3, Damiano Cunego
 
-1st Stage 4 (ITT), Adriano Malori
 
1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Adriano Malori
 
-1st Stage 4 (ITT), Adriano Malori
 
-1st Stage 1 Tour de Pologne, Diego Ulissi
 
1st Coppa Ugo Agostoni, Filippo Pozzato
 
1st Tre Valli Varesine, Kristijan Đurasek
 
1st GP Ouest-France, Filippo Pozzato
 
1st Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi, Michele Scarponi
 
1st Milano–Torino, Diego Ulissi
 
1st Coppa Sabatini, Diego Ulissi
 
1st Giro dell'Emilia, Diego Ulissi

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