SCULTURA RIVAL-EDITION

Wireless is everywhere, including our exciting new SCULTURA RIVAL EDITION model, which combines our new CF3 frame with the latest AXS technology from SRAM. Precise, fast and cable-free shifting on one of the most comfortable road bikes in the market.
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  • Built around the new wireless Rival groupset from SRAM the SCULTURA RIVAL EDITION takes clean lines to new heights. With its new streamlined frame and updated cable management, the new SCULTURA brings low weight and class-leading comfort to the table, while the wireless setup doesn't even show the slightest stretch of cable near the two derailleurs. Upgraded aerodynamics paired with impressive handling and remarkable comfort make the RIVAL EDITION a true allrounder.

    "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. "

    • Lightweight CF3 carbon frame (approx. 997 g - in size M) with new race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
    • SRAM Rival 12-speed eTAP AXS wireless groupset
    • FSA SMR ACR two-piece cockpit
    • MERIDA EXPERT SL handlebar
    • Fulcrum Racing 800 DB wheelset
    • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon seat post
    • material: carbon
    • 700x30C max. wheelsize
    • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
    • Pressfit 86,5
    frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
    color DARK PURPLE (SILVER)
    • material: carbon
    • 700x30C max. wheelsize
    derailleur (f) Sram Rival eTap AXS
    shifter front Sram Rival eTAP AXS HRD
    shifter rear Sram Rival eTAP AXS HRD
    brake lever Sram ED Rival eTap AXS
    • 48-35 teeth
    • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
    chain SRAM Rival 12s
    crank size 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
    • 10-36 teeth
    • 12 speed
    • 100x12mm width front hub
    • 142x12mm width rear hub
    • 19mm inner width
    • 34mm height
    • Centerlock
    • material: aluminium
    • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
    • material: aluminium
    • -6° stem angle

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

    • material: aluminium
    • 380mm(XXS)
    • 400mm (XS-S)
    • 420mm (M)
    • 440mm (L-XL)
    headset FSA ACR
    • 27.2mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    • Carbon
    • S-Flex
    • V-mount
    • incl. MERIDA minitool
    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