The Merax Finiss Aluminum 21-speed Mountain Bike is available online for around $200. After many requests, I purchased one from Walmart for $186 on sale.
The bike has a 6061 aluminum frame, aluminum alloy components to save weight, and disc brakes. The 26″ wheels are double wall and ship with somewhat generic Kenda (no model given) tires that have more of a hybrid bicycle tread than what is needed on a proper mountain bike.
This mountain bike is overbranded. Meaning there are Merax, Finiss, or combination of other logos and names all over the bicycle. This gives an otherwise beautiful bike a look that seems too busy for the MTB style. On top of that, some of the stickers and labels have broken english, just don’t make sense, or are poor quality knockoffs of popular brand components.
Looks aside, the components seem to be very nice for this price range mountain bicycle. The only questionable component choices are the 26×1.95 Kenda hybrid tires and the low quality appearance of the stem. It seems durable, but does have mold and/or manufacturing marks and indentations.
On the trail this bike is initially rough riding due to the overly stiff suspension and thin tires, but it quickly settles in and rides very well. I believe that with proper mountain bike tires this bike will be an excellent trail bike for beginners. It climbs better than any mountain bike i’ve ever ridden. Everyone that rode the bike said the same thing.
Overall I think this is a great bike for the price, but potential buyers need to consider the additional assembly and adjustment, and also that they will likely need other tires for trail riding.
Merax Finiss MX307 Passion Men’s mountain bicycle.