SCULTURA DISC 500
|Frame||SCULTURA DISC LITE|
|Fork||Full carbon with tapered carbon steerer and 12mm bolt through|
|Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra disc, 22 speed|
|Brake Lever||Shimano Ultegra|
|Brakes||Shimano RS805 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor|
|Chainwheel||Shimano RS500 50-34|
|Chain||KMC X11, 11 speed|
|Hubs||Merida alloy centrelock disc hub with 12mm bolt through axle|
|Rim||Merida Expert SL disc - 22mm profile, 17mm inner width|
|Freewheel||Shimano CS-5800, 11 speed,11-28|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport II 25mm Kevlar bead|
|Spokes||Double butted stainless steel (Black)|
|Handlebar Stem||Merida Expert 3d forged 6061 aluminium - 5 degrees|
|Handlebar||Merida Expert double butted 6061 aluminium compact drop|
|Headset||FSA BB410P/55E 1-1/8"/1.5" with H2246A:15mm neck H:19L 20.6L|
|Seat Post||Merida Expert carbon 27.2mm with 15mm lay back|
|Head Tube Angle||71||72||73||73||73||73.5|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74||74||73.5||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||66||66||66||66||66||66|
|Head Tube Length||130||140||150||170||190||215|
|Stand Over Height||720||744||762||779||798||826|
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with bigger diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.
Thru-axles at the front and/or rear wheel offer various advantages: besides their high torsional stiffness, they especially ensure easy wheel installation and also guarantee an always correct position of the brake rotor. Because in contrast to quick-release solutions, the position of the wheel is always 100 percent the same. MERIDA trusts in 12 mm thru-axles in the rear and 15 mm versions in the front.
The special “NACA Fastback” tube profiles of our WARP TT and REACTO base on the evaluation of data which were collected during comprehensive wind-tunnel tests (with and without pilot simulations). Particularly at the down-tube, seat-tube, and seat-stay sections, the drop-shaped tube designs with their cropped rear ends prove to be optimal in aerodynamic respect. This way, the essential factors of stiffness and aerodynamics can be combined ideally.
Due to a large cable exit in the down tube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.
Rigid carbon front fork, in case of some models realized as full-carbon version. MERIDA carbon forks delight with outstanding vibration damping as well as with superb braking and lateral stiffness. Reliable steering and braking performance in every situation.
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.
Besides top functionality, MERIDA frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.
MERIDA’s premium alloy represents extremely durable and light aluminium of high-end quality. Triple-butted wall thicknesses result not only in exciting frame designs: First of all, they offer an optimum Stiffness-to-Weight (STW) ratio.
The mechanical TFS process works from the outside to the inside. In contrast, the complex Hydroforming concept shapes the frame by pushing hot oil under hydraulic high pressure from the inside to the outside. Material: Prolite 66 aluminium.