REACTO LIMITED

 

We managed to increase the already remarkable air slicing ability of our new REACTO frame even further by adding our new SL45 carbon wheelset to it, making the REACTO LIMITED a super-efficient and competitive bike at an amazing price.
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The perfect combination of the trusted Shimano 105 groupset and our air slicing SL45 carbon wheelset, all fitted to our super slick CF3 frame. While making sure that smooth shifting and pin-point braking is taken care of, we invested in a high-quality wheelset as the aero advantages will easily offset the slightly higher weight of the groupset. This clever combination of specific components makes the REACTO LIMITED a super-efficient and competitive bike at an amazing price.

Newly launched in 2021, the latest version of the REACTO took the cycling press by storm. A long string of test wins, perfect scores and awards confirm our successful symbiosis of the race-proven DNA of the previous model with the latest trends and technologies. Cycling Weekly calls it 'without doubt one of the most complete bikes available on the market', Cyclingnews 'an utterly brilliant and faultless machine' and Cycling Plus were 'hugely impressed'. From serious racer via enthusiast to the ambitious road rider, the REACTO is a great bike for many people. Its outstanding aerodynamic performance, reduced weight, sharp handling and super quick acceleration makes it the perfect bike for criterium racers and sprinters. At the same time, the class-leading comfort gives it the ability to play out its aerodynamic advantage also on the cobblestones – or the idyllic but potholed littered lanes of your favourite training ride.

  • Lightweight CF3 carbon aero frame (approx. 1,150 g - in size M)
  • Shimano 105 11-speed groupset
  • FSA ACR SMR stem/MERIDA EXPERT CW handlebar combination
  • MERIDA TEAM SL45 carbon wheelset
  • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon aero post with integrated rear light
  • DISC COOLER technology and WIRE PORT cable integration
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
  • BB86,5 bottom bracket standard
frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
color GUNMETAL GREY (BLUE)
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • Hydraulic disc
brake lever Shimano 105
headset FSA ACR
  • material: aluminium
  • 380mm (XXS)
  • 400mm (XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440 (L-XL)
  • material: aluminium
  • -6° stem angle

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

grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
derailleur (f) Shimano 105
shifters Shimano 105 disc
  • Aero shape
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
seat clamp MERIDA REACTO Aero
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
chain KMC X11
  • 52-36 teeth
  • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 11 speed
bottom braket SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 19mm inner width
  • 45mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
light rear REACTO light seat post + Battery
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] 470 500 520 540 560 590
TT top tube [mm] 520 536 545 560 575 590
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] 377 384 390 395 400 409
S stack [mm] 517 529 542 557 571 593
WB wheel base [mm] 985 983 990 990 999 1010
SH stand over height [mm] 746 771 792 810 826 853
No. Item-No. Name Info Pieces Torque NM
1 2347004706 PLUG 1
2 2247016120 SEAT CLAMP 1
3 2136001917 FD MOUNT 1
5 2143003570 CABLE GUIDE FOR Di2 FD 1
6 2322003254 FRAME PROTECTION PLATE 1
7 2311005695 DROPOUT DH-068 (STANDARD RD) 1
8 2311005684 DROPOUT DH-067 (SHIMANO DIRECT MOUNT RD) 1
9 230009458 SCREW 1 3
10 2143003882 CABLE GUIDE FOR Di2 RD 1
11 2143003376 CABLE GUIDE FOR MECHANICAL RD 1
12 2164001784 DISC COOLER 1
13 2164001795 DISC COOLER 1

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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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