SCULTURA 10K

 

Top-end SCULTURA featuring not just the best components that can be found in the world of road cycling but also our new and completely redesigned CF5 carbon frame. The new frame offers low weight, improved aerodynamics and class-leading comfort.

If only the best is good enough and you value aerodynamic efficiency, low weight, race-proven geometry and class-leading comfort when you are racking up the training miles or just about to attack in your latest race, then the new SCULTURA could be the perfect choice for you. The new CF5 frame is not just super light but has also benefitted a lot from our new REACTO design and has seen lots of effort to make it the most comfortable pure road race bike in our history.

New for 2022, we are excited to present the 5th generation of our lightweight racer. While incorporating selected aero details from our test and award-winning REACTO aero bike, the new SCULTURA is the most aerodynamic ever. Yet, it remains true to its lightweight, agility and rider comfort focus; in fact it takes these factors to the next level. The new SCULTURA demonstrates outstanding compliance, providing the rider with class-leading riding comfort that will help to keep the body fresh for the final sprint or ascent. The new CF5 and CF3 carbon versions share their geometry with our REACTO, given the rider Team Bahrain Victorious race-proven handling. Available in carbon and aluminium and as either disc brake or rim brake option, our classic road bike combines outstanding comfort with whippet-like acceleration and class-leading climbing pedigree.

  • Super-light CF5 carbon frame (approx. 861 g - in size M) with new race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed Di2 groupset
  • Power meter
  • MERIDA TEAM SL 1P one-piece cockpit
  • ZIPP 353 NSW wheelset with Continental 5000S TR 28 mm tyres
  • MERIDA S-FLEX carbon seat post and DISC COOLER technology
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • 100x12/ 142x12mm axle standard
  • Pressfit 86,5
frame size XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
color CHAMELEON GREEN (BLACK)
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
  • material: carbon
  • 400mm (XXS-XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440mm (L-XL)
  • material: carbon
  • 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL
grip MERIDA ROAD Expert
derailleur (r) Shimano Dura Ace Di2
derailleur (f) Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
  • S-Flex
saddle Prologo Scratch M5
bottom bracket SM-BB92-41B, Pressfit 86.5
chain Shimano CN-M9100-12
  • 52-36 teeth
  • Power Meter
  • 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
  • 25mm inner width
  • 45mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • Tubeless ready (tubeless tape and valves included)
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size XXS XS S M L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes Mm 435 458 481 501 521 550
Tt Top Tubes Mm 520 535 545 560 575 590
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 377 383 390 395 400 409
S Stacks Mm 517 529 542 557 571 593
Wb Wheel Base Mm 985 982 989 990 1000 1010
Sh Stand Over Height Mm 721 745 765 782 800 823

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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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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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.