NANO MATRIX CARBON
To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.
When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.
Carbon forks provide superb vibration damping and precise steering. All road bikes feature a full carbon fork; the steerer and fork blades are all made of carbon.
NACA FASTBACK PROFILE
The aerodynamics are based around a NACA0028 teardrop profile (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) which is truncated. Air moves around the tube as though the missing rear section of the teardrop were still there, saving weight by using less material.
Using a tapered head tube with 1 1/8" bearings in the top and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" in the bottom creates superb stiffness and precise, confidence inspiring steering.
Patent pending design. Carbon is good at absorbing vibration but to increase comfort we shape the seat posts using our exclusive S-Flex design.
Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.
Designing WorldTour bikes is similar to Formula 1: apparently nondescript details can result in saving split seconds. Integrated seat-post clamping minimises turbulence at the top tube.
Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.
FLIP FLOP HEAD
Aero bikes deliver the best possible aerodynamics, but superb wind-tunnel performance data is useless if the rider can‘t get into the correct position. The ‘Flip Flop’ head allows seat angles to be optimised for comfort.
Frame CF2 Carbon (more relaxed geometry than CF4) (approx. 1,300 g – M). NACA Fastback aero tube profiles. Tapered head tube. BB386. 12 mm bolt through axles. Disc cooler equipped
Fork Pro full carbon tapered fork with 12mm through axle
Hubs Fulcrum Racing 400 wheelset - 12mm through axle
Rims Fulcrum Racing 400 DB
Spokes Double Butted Black stainless
Inner Tubes Ultralite 48mm long Presta valve
Tyres Continental Grand Sport Race 25c folding
Shifters Shimano Ultegra disc, 22 speed
Derailleurs Shimano Ultegra, 22 speed
Chainset Shimano Ultegra 52-36 teeth
Cassette Shimano CS-5800, 11 speed, 11-28 teeth
Bottom Bracket Shimano Pressfit R72
Chain KMC X11-1
Brakes Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
Grip Merida Road Expert
Handlebar Merida Expert Aero double butted 6061 aluminium compact drop, oversize clamp
Stem Merida Expert, 3d forged, 6061 aluminium, Oversize clamp, -5 degree
Head Set Merida Reacto
Saddle Merida Race
Seat Clamp Integrated into the frame - allen key adjustment
Seat Post Reacto carbon Race [Di2 ready]
Weight Bike :8.38kg - Frame : 1.18kg - Size :M-L(54) : w/o pedal