Ultimately, the best!
I bought my first mountain bike from Merlin in 2005, a Malt 1 which came with spd pedals and free shimano shoes! If this bike had been human or animal i would have been arrested for the abuse i threw at it, but amazingly, it just carried on with minimal maintenance! I have owned various bikes which have ran into the thousands but my most memorable is my Merlin! Muchas gracias guys!