SCULTURA RIM 400

 

Lightweight aluminium frame with full carbon tapered fork, equipped with a full Shimano 105 22 speed groupset.
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The Scultura has always been the powerhouse of any Merida sponsored or supported ProTour teams powering them to world tour stage victories.

The Lite frame uses innovative aluminium technology - 6066 series triple butted and hydroformed aluminium tubing with smooth welding to deliver a light responsive frame. The tapered full carbon fork delivers precise steering.

  • Lightweight aluminium frame
  • Full carbon tapered fork
  • Shimano 105 gearing
  • Shimano 105 chainset
  • Shimano 105 caliper brakes
  • Maxxis Pursuer 25c Kevlar bead folding tyres
  • material: aluminium
  • 700x25C max. wheelsize
  • 100x9/ 135x9mm axle standard
  • BSA bottom bracket standard
  • MUK 8 Hanger
frame size XS, S, S/M, M/L, L, XL
  • 700x25C max. wheelsize
  • 17mm inner width
  • 24mm height
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • 100x9mm width front hub
  • 24 spoke holes
  • 130x9mm width rear hub
  • 28 spoke holes
Hubs QR
  • 50-34 teeth
  • 165 mm-4S/3S/XXS, 170 mm-XS/S, 172.5 mm-SM/ML, 175 mm-L/XL
bottom bracket Shimano BB-RS500 BSA
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 11 speed
chain KMC X11
shifters Shimano 105
front derailleur Shimano 105
brake lever Shimano 105
brakes Shimano 105
headset MERIDA M2331
  • 31.8mm diameter
  • material: aluminium
  • -5° stem angle
  • 70 mm-4S/3S, 80 mm-XXS/XS, 90 mm-S, 100 mm-SM/ML, 110 mm-L/XL
stem size 70 mm-4S/3S, 80 mm-XXS/XS, 90 mm-S, 100 mm-SM/ML, 110 mm-L/XL
  • material: aluminium
  • 380mm(XXS)
  • 400mm (XS-S)
  • 420mm (S/M-M/L)
  • 440mm (L-XL)
grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XS S S/M M/L L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes mm 470 500 520 540 560 590
Tt Top Tubes mm 520 530 545 560 575 590
Cs Chain Stays mm 408 408 408 408 408 408
HTA head tube angle [°] 71 72 73 73 73 73.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 66 66 66 66 66 66
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 130 140 150 170 190 215
Fl Fork Lengths mm 375 375 375 375 375 375
R Reach mm 373 375 386 390 394 401
S Stacks mm 529 542 555 574 593 619
Wb Wheel Base mm 983 979 985 995 1005 1014
Sh Stand Over Height mm 720 744 762 779 798 826

To reduce production and delivery times, we are sometimes forced to make last-minute specification changes. Please be aware that those changes might not be reflected on these product pages and images.

Technology

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PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

When creating high-end aluminium frames, we use our proven PROLITE 66 (6066) aluminium, as it is incredibly light and durable. In addition, it works exceptionally well with our hydroforming technology, allowing us to create complex shapes, featuring triple butted wall thicknesses, an almost carbon-like appearance and the best possible stiffness-to-weight ratio. While lesser alloys might be cheaper, it is the ideal choice for high-performance bicycle frames.

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

To get the most out of an aluminium tube in terms of shape or varying wall thickness, we apply various forms of manipulation. The most complex but also the most effective is hydroforming, where an aluminium tube is inserted into a negative mould, and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure. The end result is a perfectly shaped aluminium tube that enables us to create beautifully crafted and lightweight aluminium frames.

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X-TAPER HEADTUBE

Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

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SMOOTH WELDING

This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.