Our highest level aluminium road bike featuring a beautifully crafted triple butted aluminium frame, a full carbon tapered fork and a proven Shimano 105 groupset. A reliable companion for challenging club outings or the 1st steps into road racing.
Find Dealer

  • 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 reliable groupset 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 11-speed groupset
    • MERIDA EXPERT SL handlebar and MERIDA EXPERT CC stem
    • MERIDA EXPERT CC carbon seat post
    • material: aluminium
    • 700x28C max. wheelsize
    • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
    • Pressfit bottom bracket standard
    frame size 3XS, XXS, XS, S, S/M, M/L, L, XL
    color GOLDEN RED (GREY)
    • 700x28C max. wheelsize
    • Hydraulic Disc
    brake lever Shimano 105
    headset MERIDA M2331
    • material: aluminium
    • 380mm(XXS)
    • 400mm (XS-S)
    • 420mm (M)
    • 440mm (L-XL)
    • 31.8mm 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
    • 27.2mm diameter
    • 15mm setback
    • Carbon
    seat clamp MERIDA EXPERT
    chain KMC X11
    • 50-34 teeth
    • 165 mm-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
    • 100x12mm width front hub
    • 28 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 142x12mm width rear hub
    • 28 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 17mm inner width
    • 22mm height
    • material: aluminium
    • including removable lever
    • 6/4mm allen key
    spokes Double Butted Black stainless
    max. weight 120 kg
    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.



    Back to overview


    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.

    Watch Video
    Back to overview


    ‘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. 

    Watch Video
    Back to overview


    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.

    Watch Video
    Back to overview


    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.

    Watch Video
    Back to overview


    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.

    Watch Video