SCULTURA 400

 

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.

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
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
  • 27.2mm diameter
  • 15mm setback
  • Carbon
bottom bracket SM-BB71-41B, Pressfit 86.5
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
axle front MERIDA EXPERT SL
  • including removable lever
  • 6/4mm allen key
Bike Frame Geometry Image
Frame Size 3XS XXS XS S S/M M/L L XL
Tire Sizes 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
St Seat Tubes Mm 410 440 470 500 520 540 560 590
Tt Top Tubes Mm 500 515 520 530 545 560 575 590
Cs Chain Stays Mm 408 408 408 408 408 408 408 408
Hta Head Tube Angles Deg 70.5 71 71 72 73 73 73 73.5
Sta Seat Tube Angle Deg 75 75 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
Bd Bottom Bracket Drops Mm 70 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
Ht Head Tube Lengths Mm 100 120 130 140 150 170 190 215
Fl Fork Lengths Mm 374 374 374 374 374 374 374 374
R Reachs Mm 366 376 373 375 386 390 394 401
S Stacks 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

Technologies

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PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM

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.

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HFS - HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM

To get the most out of an aluminium tube in terms of shape or varying wall thickness, we apply various forms of manipulation. The most complex but also the most effective is hydroforming, where an aluminium tube is inserted into a negative mould, and a hot emulsion of water and oil is forced through at pressure. The end result is a perfectly shaped aluminium tube that enables us to create beautifully crafted and lightweight aluminium frames.

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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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SMOOTH WELDING

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.

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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.