SCULTURA 9000

 

Top-level components matched perfectly with our weight-optimised SCULTURA CF5 frame. On top of a super-light frame, this bike has adapted a long list of 'streamlined' features from the REACTO and combined them perfectly 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 the latest SCULTURA 9000. Equipped with some of the best components from SRAM, Reynolds and Continental, the 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'.

The fifth generation of our lightweight racer marries outstanding handling with improved comfort and an even more aerodynamic chassis. Thanks to incorporating selected aero details from our test and award-winning REACTO aero bike, the SCULTURA is the most aerodynamic version ever. Yet, it remains true to its lightweight, agility and rider comfort focus; in fact it takes these factors to the next level. The 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 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. 822 g - in size M) with race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
  • SRAM Force eTap AXS wireless 12-speed groupset
  • MERIDA TEAM SL 1P one-piece cockpit
  • Reynolds carbon wheelset with Continental 5000S TR 28 mm tyres
  • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon seat post and DISC COOLER technology

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model year 2024
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12 mm axle standard
  • Pressfit 86,5
frame size 3XS, XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12 mm width front hub
  • 142x12 mm width rear hub
  • 21 mm inner width
  • 46 mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4 mm allen key
  • 50-37 teeth
  • Power Meter
  • 165 mm-XXS, 170 mm-XS, 172.5 mm-S/M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 10-36 teeth
  • 12 speed
chain Sram Force
shifters Sram FORCE AXS
front derailleur Sram Force AXS
rear derailleur Sram Force AXS
brake lever Sram Force AXS
  • VP-MRBHB (OP-203 neck)
  • material: carbon
  • 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL
stem size 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL
  • material: carbon
  • 400 mm (XXS-XS), 420 mm (S-M-L), 440 (XL)
grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
  • 27.2 mm diameter
  • 15 mm setback
  • Carbon
  • S-Flex
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
  • V-mount adapter
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
bottle cage BC156C-D

weighed at frame size M

Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size 3XS XXS XS S M L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes mm 400 435 458 481 501 521 550
Tt Top Tubes mm 505 520 535 545 560 575 590
Cs Chain Stays mm 408 408 408 408 408 408 408
HTA head tube angle [°] 70.5 70.5 72 72.5 73.5 73.5 74
STA seat tube angle [°] 75.5 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops mm 70 70 70 66 66 66 66
Ht Head Tube Lengths mm 100 105 112 128 140 155 176
Fl Fork Lengths mm 385 385 385 385 385 385 385
R Reach mm 373 377 383 390 395 400 409
S Stacks mm 512 517 529 542 557 571 593
Wb Wheel Base mm 979 985 982 989 990 1000 1010
Sh Stand Over Height mm 700 721 745 765 782 800 823
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 A2347000026 COVER for seatpost clamp 1
2 A2247000120 CLAMP for seatpost 1 4~5
3 A2136000070 MOUNT for FD 1
4 A2298000198 SCREW M5x0.8 L16mm 2 4~5
5 A2143000095 CABLE PLUG for Di2 1
6 A2143000130 BLIND PLUG 1
7 A2164000071 DISC COOLER rear; for FM160 only 1
8 A2322000037 PROTECTOR for chain stay 1
9 A2143000121 CABLE PLUG for Di2 1
10 A2143000082 CABLE PLUG for mechanical 1
11 A2143000131 BLIND PLUG 1
12 A2311000104 RD HANGER DH-068 for ROAD-RD 1
13 A2311000103 RD HANGER DH-067 for SHIMANO direct mount 1
14 A2300000129 SCREW M3x0.5 L10mm 1 2~3
15 A2164000070 DISC COOLER front; for FM160 only 1
16 A2221000047 BEARING MH-P16 1
17 A2221000053 BEARING MH-P22 1
18 A2029000036 TUBE foam; ID6mm L 400mm 1
19 A2029000037 TUBE foam; ID6mm L 450mm 1
20 A2002000103 THRU AXLE EXPERT SL; L=120mm M12x1.5 TL=12mm 1
21 A2298000059 SCREW M5x0.8 L15mm 4 3~4
22 A2002000152 THRU AXLE EXPERT SL; L=162.5mm M12x1.5 TL=12mm 1
23 A2029000080 TUBE woven; L50mm for size XXS 1
23 A2029000056 TUBE woven; L60mm for size XS 1
23 A2029000057 TUBE woven; L70mm for size S 1
23 A2029000058 TUBE woven; L90mm for size M 1
23 A2029000059 TUBE woven; L105mm for size L 1
23 A2029000060 TUBE woven; L125mm for size XL 1
24 A2054000107 EXPANDER for fork steerer ID 23.6mm 1 6~8

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.

 

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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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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.

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DI2 READY

Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system offers fast, smooth and reliable shifting. In particular, in the road world, it has proven itself as the primary choice when top performance is at the top of the agenda. With that in mind, we have a broad selection of performance road frames that are Di2 READY and can accommodate the electrical cable, battery and other little tweaks that the system requires.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

NANO MATRIX CARBON is a special kind of carbon fibre where we add extremely tiny, nano-scale particles to the resin that binds the individual carbon fibres together. These then work on a molecular level to protect them from damage. It’s so effective that it can actually increase the finished carbon fibre’s impact resistance by up to 40%, allowing us to build stronger and lighter composite frames that result in a faster and tougher bike.

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AWS ANTI WRINKLE SYSTEM

This is a method we use to manufacture our carbon fibre frames. First, the carbon fibre that makes up the frame is laid around special formers. We then use a bladder to compress the layers against the outside of the frame mould, giving a smooth and wrinkle-free internal finish, removing any voids in between the layers of carbon that can cause potential weak points, resulting in a stronger, lighter frame.

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NACA FASTBACK PROFILE

This is a special kind of tube shape that helps reduce aerodynamic drag while also helping to reduce weight. It’s based around a teardrop profile that was originally developed in the aeronautical industry, but the rearmost portion of the profile is cut short. This reduces the amount of material needed to make the tube, but air still flows around it just as well, giving all the aerodynamic benefits but at a lower weight.

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DISC COOLER

Used on our carbon fibre road and gravel bikes, DISC COOLER is a finned piece of forged aluminium that sits between the brake calliper and frame. The aluminium piece helps to draw heat from the braking system and radiates it away quickly. It reduces the temperatures by up to 35% and helps to keep your brakes working at their best for improved control and performance on long descents and under heavy braking.

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INTERNAL CLAMP

When every second counts, the smallest of details can make the difference between winning and losing, so we look at every aspect of our frames to make them as sleek as possible. By using a seat post clamping mechanism that secures the post with a wedge inside the frame itself, we minimise the turbulence and potential drag while keeping post height adjustment simple, giving a frame that is more aerodynamic and also better looking.

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WIRE PORT

All control cables like gear, brake and dropper post cable enter the frame through a specifically shaped headset cap, cleaning up the cockpit area while also keeping them out of harm's way. Only the internally routed cable for the rear shock lockout enters the frame directly into the top tube for extra smooth lockout action.

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