REACTO 8000

 

Built around the new Ultegra 12-speed groupset and the impressive Reynolds AR58 DB carbon wheelset, the 8000 loves to be raced hard but equally enjoys challenging your club buddies on the ups, the downs and the flats.

It's cutting edge frame features like our WIRE PORT cable integration for a clean look and outstanding aerodynamics and our DISC COOLER technology for reliable braking performance even on the longest of descents that give our REACTO 8000 the edge. Combined with the beautifully crafted CF3 carbon frame, the 8000 impresses with remarkable acceleration and power transfer, low weight, impressive aerodynamics, perfect cable integration and outstanding aero bike comfort.

Newly launched in 2021, the latest version of the REACTO took the cycling press by storm. A long string of test wins, perfect scores and awards confirm our successful symbiosis of the race-proven DNA of the previous model with the latest trends and technologies. Cycling Weekly calls it 'without doubt one of the most complete bikes available on the market', Cyclingnews 'an utterly brilliant and faultless machine' and Cycling Plus were 'hugely impressed'. From serious racer via enthusiast to the ambitious road rider, the REACTO is a great bike for many people. Its outstanding aerodynamic performance, reduced weight, sharp handling and super quick acceleration makes it the perfect bike for criterium racers and sprinters. At the same time, the class-leading comfort gives it the ability to play out its aerodynamic advantage also on the cobblestones – or the idyllic but potholed littered lanes of your favourite training ride.

  • Lightweight CF3 carbon aero frame (approx. 1,150 g - in size M)
  • Shimano Ultegra 12-speed Di2 groupset
  • FSA ACR SMR stem/MERIDA EXPERT CW handlebar combination
  • Reynolds Aero 58 DB carbon wheelset with Continental 5000S TR 25 mm tyres
  • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon aero post
  • DISC COOLER technology
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
  • BB86,5 bottom bracket standard
frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
color GLOSSY BLACK/MATT BLACK
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
headset FSA ACR
  • material: aluminium
  • 380mm (XXS)
  • 400mm (XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440 (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 (r) Shimano Ultegra Di2
derailleur (f) Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Aero shape
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
saddle Prologo Scratch M5
bottom bracket SM-BB72-41B, Pressfit 86.5
chain Shimano CN-M6100-12
  • 52-36 teeth
  • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 12 speed
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 21mm inner width
  • 58mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
light rear REACTO light seat post + Battery
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XXS XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes Mm 470 500 520 540 560 590
Tt Top Tubes Mm 520 536 545 560 575 590
Cs Chain Stays Mm 408 408 408 408 408 408
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 70.5 72 72.5 73.5 73.5 74
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 70 70 66 66 66 66
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 105 112 128 140 155 176
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 385 385 385 385 385 385
R Reachs Mm 377 384 390 395 400 409
S Stacks Mm 517 529 542 557 571 593
Wb Wheel Base Mm 985 983 990 990 999 1010
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 746 771 792 810 826 853

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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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.