SCULTURA 9000

Top-level components matched perfectly with our new weight-optimised frame. On top of a super-light frame, the new bike has adapted a long list of features from the REACTO and combined them with razor-sharp handling and class-leading race compliance.
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  • The perfect combination of low weight, razor-sharp handling, aerodynamic efficiency and class-leading comfort - welcome to our new SCULTURA 9000. Equipped with some of the best components from Shimano, Reynolds and Continental, the new SCULTURA 9000 is as much at home at the races as it is on your challenging club runs and long training sessions on the open road. This bike symbolises 'streamlined race compliance'.

    "New for 2022, we are excited to present the 5th generation of our lightweight racer. While incorporating selected aero details from our test and award-winning REACTO aero bike, the new SCULTURA is the most aerodynamic ever. Yet, it remains true to its lightweight, agility and rider comfort focus

    in fact it takes these factors to the next level. The new SCULTURA demonstrates outstanding compliance, providing the rider with class-leading riding comfort that will help to keep the body fresh for the final sprint or ascent. The new CF5 and CF3 carbon versions share their geometry with our REACTO, given the rider Team Bahrain Victorious race-proven handling. Available in carbon and aluminium and as either disc brake or rim brake option, our classic road bike combines outstanding comfort with whippet-like acceleration and class-leading climbing pedigree. "

    • Super-light CF5 carbon frame (approx. 861 g - in size M) with new race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
    • Shimano Ulterga 12-speed Di2 groupset
    • MERIDA TEAM SL 1P one-piece cockpit
    • Reynolds Black Label Aero 46 carbon wheelset with Continental 5000S TR 28 mm tyres
    • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon seat post and DISC COOLER technology
    • material: carbon
    • 700x30C max. wheelsize
    • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
    • Pressfit 86,5
    frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
    color METALLIC BLACK (SILVER)
    • material: carbon
    • 700x30C max. wheelsize
    derailleur (r) Shimano Ultegra Di2
    derailleur (f) Shimano Ultegra Di2
    shifter front Shimano Ultegra disc Di2
    shifter rear Shimano Ultegra disc Di2
    brake lever Shimano Ultegra
    • 52-36 teeth
    • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
    chain Shimano CN-M8100-12
    crank size 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
    • 11-30 teeth
    • 12 speed
    • 142x12mm width rear hub
    • 21mm inner width
    • 46mm height
    • Centerlock
    • material: carbon
    • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
    • material: carbon

    • 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL

    • material: carbon
    • 400mm (XXS-XS-S)
    • 420mm (M)
    • 440 (L-XL)
    headset MERIDA custom
    • 27.2mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    • Carbon
    • S-Flex
    saddle SCRATCH M5
    max. weight 120 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size XXS XS S M L XL
    Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    ST seat tube [mm] 435 458 481 501 521 550
    TT top tube [mm] 520 535 545 560 575 590
    CS chain stay length [mm] 408 408 408 408 408 408
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70.5 72 72.5 73.5 73.5 74
    STA seat tube angle [°] 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 70 70 66 66 66 66
    HT head tube [mm] 105 112 128 140 155 176
    FL fork length [mm] 385 385 385 385 385 385
    R reach [mm] 377 383 390 395 400 409
    S stack [mm] 517 529 542 557 571 593
    WB wheel base [mm] 985 982 989 990 1000 1010
    SH stand over height [mm] 721 745 765 782 800 823

    Technologies

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    X-TAPER HEADTUBE

    Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

    X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

    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.

    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
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    DI2 READY

    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.

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    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%.

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    AWS

    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.

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    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.

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    DISC COOLER

    A forged aluminium component under the front and/or rear caliper allowing heat to dissipate through CNC-milled cooling fins. Tests show that temperatures are reduced by around 35 % and cooling times are shortened, optimising the performance of the brake.

    DISC COOLER
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    INTERNAL CLAMP

    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.

    INTERNAL CLAMP
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    WIRE PORT

    MERIDA designed headsets that allow all control cables to enter the frame through the headset, creating a clean and uncluttered look, without making structural changes to the frame. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including bar and stem) or semi-integrated where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem. 

    WIRE PORT