Sometimes a new brand comes on our radar that makes us sit up and take notice and this time it’s Mekk. Not because they are the lightest, strongest or stiffest bikes on the market but because they offer excellent value for money, but that’s not to say they don’t offer the above.



Despite being a new kid on the block brand-wise, the brains behind the brand certainly aren’t. Originally involved in bringing successful GT bikes to the UK market many moons ago, Mark Edwards and Ken Knight (hence Mekk) have got nigh-on 30 years of cycling trade experience and should know their stuff – they certainly know their price points.



Mekk has hit the ground running with its aggressively priced 4G Primo Si 6.5 (not the catchiest of names) at £3,499.99. Paying homage to the aerodynamic road bike trends, it features sensible aero features, such as bladed forks and seatpost (akin to Cannondale SuperSix seatpost set-up). With a 3k carbon monocoque construction, the 4G uses a tapered carbon composite steerer tube to keep the weight down. It’s rolling with quality Ritchey Logic finishing kit and impressively Dura-Ace mechanical 10-speed drivetrain (which would probably set you back in the region of £2k alone) means this is looking like a rather good investment.



Ok so the Mavic Aksium wheels aren’t the top of range, but they aren’t bottom of the pile either. To get Dura-Ace at that price, something has got to take the hit, and in the 4G’s case it was the brakes. We would almost certainly upgrade the brakes from the Tektro dual pivots to something more on a par with the rest of the set-up. But in the grand scheme of things it’s a minor issue, and to be fair to Mekk, word on the street is that its full range offers quality rides. We’re keen to get our testing legs over this one soon, so watch this space.



Contact: Mekk Bicycles

Dura-Ace at a competitive price

 

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