First ride: Mercer Bikes - Hungry Monkey

Despite all the high tech wizardry on display at the 2014 Africa Cycle Fair, it was a hand built steel hardtail that got us most excited. On the relatively flat test track at the 2014 Africa Cycle Fair, the bike was a tease begging to ridden hard. After getting off the Hungry Monkey, I couldn't stop dreaming about how good it would be to point down the most tricky of trails. Watch Iwan Kemp's first ride review of the Hungry Monkey for more details on the bike.


The production frame will feature routing for a dropper post as well as mounts for a second bottle cage.

Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeySide profile HMII.jpg

Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeyFront side HMII.jpg

Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeyBack side HMII.jpg


Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeyDropout detail HMII.jpg

Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeyHT detail 3qtr rear HMII.jpg

Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeyHead badge detail HMII.jpg


Mercer Bikes Hungry Monkey3 qtr front view HMII.jpg
Mercer Bikes Hungry MonkeyRear 3qtr oblique HMII.jpg




35 Comments

Iwan Kemp, Nov 11 2014 02:19

Kief, about +2K cheaper than a custom new frame from Mercer 

 

And you're getting a design that you know is dialed. I've toyed with the idea to go custom, but with the Hungry Monkey as kick-ass as it is, it's probably not worth the risk.

Iwan Kemp, Nov 19 2014 01:49

What do you guys think how will the Mercer look with a DVO Diamond strapped to the front?

Jewbacca, Nov 19 2014 02:03

Very cool... I have its original baby brother, the 'Bergie'.. (Standing at a whopping 1.75 with Hobbit legs 75cm stand over I needed some love in the custom department..)

 

Get hold of Dave via mail or twitter if you are considering it at all. He is working nights at the moment as he has a day (?!) job as a vet, but he is a super dude and will help you out.

 

His bikes are built with love and skill and you will not be sorry.

 

Order... do it.... order now

Cptmayhem, Nov 19 2014 02:04

What do you guys think how will the Mercer look with a DVO Diamond strapped to the front?

:drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:

Iwan Kemp, Dec 15 2014 10:01

:drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:

 

Sadly still no news when the DVO will hit our shores and what it will cost when it does. It will be pricey, though. 

 

Pity.

Iwan Kemp, Jan 14 2015 01:58

Ba da boom. Big ba da boom.

 

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Evans_Cuddles, Jan 14 2015 02:41

BOOM indeed

Iwan Kemp, Feb 17 2015 10:04

And so my story begins...

 

https://www.bikehub....-hardtail-r2046

MoreTrails, Feb 17 2015 11:01

Ba da boom. Big ba da boom.

 

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I very much hope you did not paint that thing of beauty.....?

Iwan Kemp, Feb 17 2015 11:36

I very much hope you did not paint that thing of beauty.....?

 

You will have to wait and see...