SCULTURA LIMITED

 

Shimano's 105 groupset is one of the milestones of road racing components. What better groupset could we have chosen to build our super price aggressive LIMITED model around to offer riders the exciting CF3 frame combined with a quality drivetrain.
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Featuring the same race-proven geometry as our aero specialist, the REACTO, but equipped with a more weight and comfort-focused SCULTURA CF3 frame, our new LIMITED combines impressive climbing performance with razor-sharp handling, aerodynamic efficiency and class-leading compliance at an affordable price. A well-chosen spec package from Shimano, FSA and MERIDA, in conjunction with our newly designed frame, makes the LIMITED an exciting proposition for the racer on a budget.

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.

  • Lightweight CF3 carbon frame (approx. 997 g - in size M) with new race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
  • Shimano 105 11-speed groupset
  • FSA SMR ACR two-piece cockpit
  • MERIDA EXPERT SL handlebar
  • MERIDA TEAM SL45 wheelset
  • MERIDA EXPERT CC carbon seat post and DISC COOLER technology
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
  • Pressfit 86,5
frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
color METALLIC BLACK (SILVER)
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • Hydraulic Disc
brake lever Shimano 105
headset FSA ACR
  • material: aluminium
  • 380mm(XXS)
  • 400mm (XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440mm (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
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
chain KMC X11
  • 50-34 teeth
  • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 11 speed
bottom bracket 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
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
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 A2002000142 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.

Technologies

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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

MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.