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.
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.
Bikes/frames with the symbol ÔDi2 ReadyÕ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.
COLOURS pearl white (black)
FRAME SIZES 4XS(38)3XS(41)XXS(44)XS(47)S(50)SM(52)ML(54)L(56)XL(59)
FRAME SCULTURA CF2
FORK SCULTURA CF2
DERAILLEUR REAR Shimano Ultegra, GS
SHIFTERS Shimano Ultegra
BRAKE LEVER Shimano Ultegra
BRAKES Shimano 105
CHAINWHEEL Shimano RS510, 50-34 teeth
CHAIN KMC X11-1
HUBS VP M700F, 100x9mm width, 24 spoke holes / VP M700R, 130x9mm width, 28 spoke holes
RIMS MERIDA Expert SL, 17mm inner width, 22mm height
FREEWHEEL Shimano CS-R7000, 11-30 teeth, 11 speed
TYRES Continental Grand Sport Race, 700x25C, fold
SPOKES Double Butted Black stainless
HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA Expert CC, 31.8mm diameter, -5¡ stem angle
HANDLEBAR MERIDA Expert SL
HEADSET MERIDA M2331 Neck, 2191026445
SEAT POST MERIDA Expert CC, 27.2mm diameter, 15mm setback, Carbon
SADDLE MERIDA Comp SL
WEIGHT 8.35 kg