SCULTURA LIMITED

 

Shimano's 105 groupset is one of the milestones of road racing components. What better groupset could we have chosen to build our super price aggressive LIMITED model around to offer riders the exciting CF3 frame combined with a quality drivetrain.

Featuring the same race-proven geometry as our aero specialist, the REACTO, but equipped with a more weight and comfort-focused SCULTURA CF3 frame, our new LIMITED combines impressive climbing performance with razor-sharp handling, aerodynamic efficiency and class-leading compliance at an affordable price. A well-chosen spec package from Shimano, FSA and MERIDA, in conjunction with our newly designed frame, makes the LIMITED an exciting proposition for the racer on a budget.

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.

  • Lightweight CF3 carbon frame (approx. 997 g - in size M) with new race-proven (identical to REACTO) geometry
  • Shimano 105 11-speed groupset
  • FSA SMR ACR two-piece cockpit
  • MERIDA EXPERT SL handlebar
  • MERIDA TEAM SL45 wheelset
  • MERIDA EXPERT CC 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 METALLIC BLACK (SILVER)
  • material: carbon
  • 700x30C max. wheelsize
headset FSA ACR
  • material: aluminium
  • 380mm(XXS)
  • 400mm (XS-S)
  • 420mm (M)
  • 440mm (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 (f) Shimano 105
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
  • V-mount
  • incl. MERIDA minitool
bottom bracket SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
chain KMC X11
  • 50-34 teeth
  • 165 mm-XXS/XS, 170 mm-S, 172.5 mm-M, 175 mm-L/XL
  • 11-30 teeth
  • 11 speed
  • 100x12mm width front hub
  • 142x12mm width rear hub
  • 19mm inner width
  • 45mm height
  • Centerlock
  • material: carbon
  • 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

Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.

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DI2 READY

Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.

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NANO MATRIX CARBON

To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.

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AWS

When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.

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NACA FASTBACK PROFILE

The aerodynamics are based around a NACA0028 teardrop profile (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) which is truncated. Air moves around the tube as though the missing rear section of the teardrop were still there, saving weight by using less material.

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DISC COOLER

A forged aluminium component under the front and/or rear caliper allowing heat to dissipate through CNC-milled cooling fins. Tests show that temperatures are reduced by around 35 % and cooling times are shortened, optimising the performance of the brake.

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INTERNAL CLAMP

Designing WorldTour bikes is similar to Formula 1: apparently nondescript details can result in saving split seconds. Integrated seat-post clamping minimises turbulence at the top tube.

INTERNAL CLAMP
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WIRE PORT

MERIDA designed headsets that allow all control cables to enter the frame through the headset, creating a clean and uncluttered look, without making structural changes to the frame. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including bar and stem) or semi-integrated where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.