Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9


  • Solid, if unspectacular, spec


  • Little on the heavy side


Merckx AMX1


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This product is featured in: £1000 bike test 2012.

At a glance, the AMX1 looks too expensive to be here, and not just because it bears the legend’s name.

It’s not a bells-and-whistles approach, just solid spec choices throughout: Tiagra groupset, FSA finishing kit and a Shimano RS10 wheelset shod with Vittoria Zaffiro tyres. All tried and tested stuff.

The triple-butted frame combined with carbon fork delivers a reassuring ride – great stability at speed, holding lines well through sweeping turns.


All things considered, there’s very little to complain about, with the possible exception that a bit of dieting could further aid its appeal, as it’s a pound heavier than the Ghost, despite having a very similar spec.

Full Specification

Frame:6000 series triple-butted alloy
Group Set:Shimano Tiagra

Tyres:Vittoria Zaffiro
Weight:9.36kg (20.09lb)

Wheels:Shimano RS10