Our highest level aluminium road bike, featuring a beautifully crafted triple butted aluminium frame with a full carbon tapered fork and a 12-speed Shimano 105 groupset. A reliable companion for long training rides, challenging club outings or the 1st steps into road racing.
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Aluminium road bike with proven and less aggressive geometry than the new carbon top-end frames for enjoyable miles on the road. Our triple butted aluminium frame comes equipped with a full carbon tapered fork for added steering precision and improved shock absorption. The latest, super smooth 12-speed 105 from Shimano offers smooth and precise shifting, while the powerful hydraulic disc brakes provide perfect modulation and stopping power.

Rather than featuring the more aggressive and race-proven geometry of the CF5 and CF3 models, the CF2 and aluminium SCULTURA models retain their slightly more relaxed geometry. Within this family, we offer our bikes with powerful and easy to modulate disc brakes that deliver constant braking power even in wetter conditions or the more price aggressive rim brake alternative. Due to the less aggressive geometry, our CF2 and aluminium models are ideal for riders who are getting into the sport as well as for those who prefer a slightly more upright position when hitting the lanes.

  • Lightweight 6066 triple butted aluminium frame
  • Full carbon tapered fork
  • Less aggressive geometry than the SCULTURA CF5 and CF3 models
  • Shimano 105 12-speed groupset
  • MERIDA EXPERT SL handlebar and MERIDA EXPERT CC stem
  • MERIDA EXPERT CC carbon seat post
  • material: aluminium
  • 700x28C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12 mm axle standard
  • Pressfit bottom bracket standard
frame size 3XS, XXS, XS, S, S/M, M/L, L, XL
  • 700x28C max. wheelsize
  • Hydraulic disc
brake lever Shimano 105
headset MERIDA M2331 Neck
  • material: aluminium
  • 380 mm(XXS) , 400 mm (XS) , 420 mm (S-M-L) , 440 mm (XL)
  • 31.8 mm diameter
  • material: aluminium
  • -5° stem angle
  • 80 mm-XXS/XS, 90 mm-S, 100 mm-SM/ML, 110 mm-L/XL
grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
derailleur (f) Shimano 105
shifters Shimano 105 disc
  • 27.2 mm diameter
  • 15 mm setback
  • material: Carbon
seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
chain Shimano CN-M6100-12
  • 50-34 teeth
  • 165 mm-XXS, 170 mm-XS/S, 172.5 mm-SM/ML, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-34 teeth
  • 12 speed
  • 100x12 mm width front hub
  • 28 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 142x12 mm width rear hub
  • 28 spoke holes
  • Centerlock
  • 17 mm inner width
  • 22 mm height
  • material: aluminium
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves not included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4 mm allen key
spokes Double Butted Black stainless
  • weighed at frame size M
  • Weight may vary depending on bike size, finish or possible specification changes due to supply chain issues.
  • Total weight of bike, rider and luggage
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size 3XS XXS XS S S/M M/L L XL
Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
ST seat tube [mm] 410 440 470 500 520 540 560 590
TT top tube [mm] 500 515 520 530 545 560 575 590
CS chain stay length [mm] 408 408 408 408 408 408 408 408
HTA head tube angle [°] 70.5 71 71 72 73 73 73 73.5
STA seat tube angle [°] 75 75 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
BD bottom bracket drop [mm] 70 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
HT head tube [mm] 100 120 130 140 150 170 190 215
FL fork length [mm] 374 374 374 374 374 374 374 374
R reach [mm] 366 376 373 375 386 390 394 401
S stack [mm] 498 519 529 542 555 574 593 619
WB wheel base [mm] 978 982 983 979 985 995 1005 1014
SH stand over height [mm] 668 697 720 744 762 779 798 826

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.



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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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‘C-Mount’ equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated (some bikes require model specific rear rack), making fitting fast, simple and reliable. 

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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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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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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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