SCULTURA RIM 4000

SCULTURA RIM 4000

 

If you prefer the classic look and feel of rim brakes, but want to benefit from the more compliant and more lightweight carbon frame, then the 4000 could be the perfect bike for you. Ideal for long training rides or challenging club outings.
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  • While disc brakes have made great inroads into the world of road cycling, we like to keep the rim brake option in our range for riders who prefer the classic look. With a less aggressive geometry compared to the top end SCULTURA range, the 4000 combines the smooth shifting and reliable 105 groupset from Shimano with a full carbon frame and tapered carbon fork. The 4000 is a classic road bike with whippet-like acceleration, proven climbing pedigree and impressive riding comfort that will make long hours in the saddle exhilarating and fun.

    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.

    • CF2 carbon frame with full carbon tapered fork
    • Less aggressive geometry than the SCULTURA CF5 and CF3 models
    • Shimano 105 11-speed groupset with rim brakes
    • MERIDA EXPERT SL handlebar and MERIDA EXPERT CC stem
    • MERIDA EXPERT CC carbon seat post
    • Under-saddle pouch with MERIDA multitool
    • material: carbon
    • 700x25C max. wheelsize
    • 100x9/ 135x9mm axle standard
    • Pressfit bottom bracket standard
    frame size 4XS, 3XS, XXS, XS, S, S/M, M/L, L, XL
    color GLOSSY BLACK/MATT BLACK
    fork SCULTURA RIM CF2
    brakes Shimano 105
    brake lever Shimano 105
    headset MERIDA M2331
    • material: aluminium
    • 380mm(XXS)
    • 400mm (XS-S)
    • 420mm (S/M-M/L)
    • 440mm (L-XL)
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • -5° stem angle
    • 70 mm-4S/3S, 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
    • 27.2mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    • Carbon
    seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
    • V-mount
    • incl. MERIDA minitool
    chain KMC X11
    • 50-34 teeth
    • 165 mm-4S/3S/XXS, 170 mm-XS/S, 172.5 mm-SM/ML, 175 mm-L/XL
    • 11-30 teeth
    • 11 speed
    bottom bracket SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
    • 100x9mm width front hub
    • 24 spoke holes
    • 130x9mm width rear hub
    • 28 spoke holes
    • 17mm inner width
    • 22mm height
    • material: aluminium
    axles QR
    spokes Double Butted Black stainless
    max. weight 120 kg
    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size 4XS 3XS XXS XS S S/M M/L L XL
    Tyre Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    ST seat tube [mm] 380 410 440 470 500 520 540 560 590
    TT top tube [mm] 491 500 515 520 530 545 560 575 590
    CS chain stay length [mm] 408 408 408 408 408 408 408 408 408
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70 71 71 71 72 73 73 73 73.5
    STA seat tube angle [°] 75 75 75 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 70 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
    HT head tube [mm] 95 100 120 130 140 150 170 190 215
    FL fork length [mm] 375 375 375 375 375 375 375 375 375
    R reach [mm] 359 367 376 373 375 386 390 394 401
    S stack [mm] 493 499 519 529 542 555 574 593 619
    WB wheel base [mm] 973 982 982 983 979 985 995 1005 1014
    SH stand over height [mm] 646 667 697 715 745 764 783 802 830

    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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    FLEX STAY

    By using a specific tube shape and careful design of the seat- and chainstay of our hardtail bikes, we enable them to work like flat leaf springs, absorbing surface bumps and reducing vibrations. This makes the rear end more comfortable, can improve power delivery and has a positive impact on rider fatigue. In particular, on performance bikes that are ridden over long distances and uneven surfaces, this can have a great effect on the overall riding performance and enjoyment.

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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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