CyclingTips - Pro Bikes Of The 2020 WorldTour
As this years season of pro cycling kicks off in Adelaide with the 2020 Tour Down Under, Dave Rome from CyclingTips took a moment to have a closer look at the pro bikes for this year. Although MERIDA is no longer a naming sponsor, it continues to provide the bikes for the Bahrain-McLaren team. In this article, Roma takes a closer look at the new Scultura and Reacto models, specifically Marco Haller’s MERIDA SCULTURA DISC. Here's what he had to say:
These frames are treated to a wholly new paint scheme, one that merges orange, red, black and baby blue into something that surprisingly works wonderfully well.
Like so many others, the team has committed to disc brakes for 2020. Merida’s disc brake bikes feature unique cooling fins at the rear caliper, although no such feature is found on the front fork where much of the braking power comes from.
The team had been using the fancy SRM Origin Road carbon powermeter cranks over the past few seasons, but 2020 sees the team on Shimano Dura-Ace powermeters. The Shimano cranks match the rest of the drivetrain and disc brakes, while the wheels come from Vision.