SCULTURA TEAM

 

Team level SCULTURA road race bike featuring a new frame concept and the same race prone geometry as the REACTO aero bike. The TEAM provides low weight, gunshot acceleration, air slicing frame features and class-leading frame compliance.
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Raced and put through its paces by Team Bahrain Victorious, our new SCULTURA TEAM is the comfort-focused alternative to the REACTO aero bike. While the new SCULTURA has learned a lot from the REACTO in terms of aerodynamics, we have put extra effort into making it the most comfortable lightweight pure road race bike in our range. Equipped with top-end components from Shimano, Vision, Continental and MERIDA, the TEAM is the perfect bike when comfort, weight and lightning-fast acceleration are essential for your next road session.

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.

  • Super-light CF5 carbon frame (approx. 861 g - in size M) with new race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed Di2 groupset
  • Power meter
  • MERIDA TEAM SL 1P one-piece cockpit
  • Vision Metron 45 SL wheelset with Continental 5000S TR 28 mm tyres
  • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon seat post and DISC COOLER technology

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  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
  • Pressfit 86,5
frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
color METALLIC BLACK (FLASH BCP)
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
brake lever Shimano Dura Ace disc
headset MERIDA custom
  • material: carbon
  • 400mm (XXS-XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440 (L-XL)
  • material: carbon

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

grip One-Touch
derailleur (f) Shimano Dura Ace Di2
derailleur (r) Shimano Dura Ace Di2
shifters Shimano Dura Ace disc Di2
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
  • S-Flex
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
saddle SCRATCH M5
chain Shimano CN-M9100-12
  • 52-36 teeth
  • Power Meter
  • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 12 speed
bottom braket SM-BB92-41B, Pressfit 86.5
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 18mm inner width
  • 45mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
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