We at MEKK are Passionate about Bikes.
They’re something we’ve always been passionate about, and the bike world is something we’ve grown up in. Bikes are not only our business, much like you, they’re a part of our lives. Our designers, engineers and test riders are a wide and varied bunch who are into all kinds of riding. Ranging from top level racing, through Gran Fondo and Club rides, through to those one hour blasts to let off steam and sprint like a lunatic. It is this varied base upon which Mekk is built that allows us to make class leading bikes in every discipline.
We’ve been in and lived in the bike industry for literally a lifetime, racing around the world (France, Italy, Japan, USA, Mexico, Spain) at Pro Am levels, including road, track, criterium, and time trial. We’ve made hand built custom road frames in the United Kingdom, and have been designing and manufacturing bicycles for the past ten years in Asia.
All of this is what we put into Mekk. Our passion, experience, knowledge, and our extensive network of long-term industry business partners results in a range of bikes that offer two things we value highly: Performance and affordability. We call it Affordable Performance. Mekk bicycles are designed to deliver the things that matter the most. With a Mekk you're getting a high quality performance frame and fork, the heart of the bike, it's what makes a bike great and the most important aspect when it comes to planning out any future upgrades. We also pay close attention to components, making sure that you're getting the best parts that really make a difference for your money.
Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards (ME) and Ken Knight (KK). Both have enjoyed long and focused careers in the bike business.
Mark has been involved in bikes for over 35 years. He's been responsible for some of the cycling world’s biggest brands coming to the UK. He championed brands like the legendary SIDI and Castelli. He’s the man who introduced the UK to the then fledgling Specialized, who have gone on to become one of the leading bike brands on the planet. Classic mountain bike and BMX brand GT also came to the UK via Mark. In short, Mark knows how to spot a winner, so it was a rational move for him to turn his hand to producing his own branded bikes.
Ken brings to Mekk all the ingredients of a road racing career plus 15 years of design, sourcing and manufacturing quality bikes and componentry. Ken has ridden the race circuit in the USA, Japan and Europe, riding for some of the best amateur teams, like ACBB in Paris, and representing Great Britain. His experience spans long stage races, the track and short flat-out criteriums so he knows exactly how a bike should handle. Ken is responsible for the design and development of the range and personally tests and develops prototypes produced from Mekk's Taiwan factory. It's the chassis designs that give Mekk bikes their potent performance and distinctively different personality that the most discerning riders demand.