THE BEST REASON FOR HAVING DISC BRAKES
ON A ROAD BIKE? DISC BRAKES.
You are wondering if you really need disc brakes on a road bike? You may be thinking of the looks, additional weight or other more subjective points, but the principle of physics cannot be denied: disc brakes under certain conditions are miles ahead of the rim brake. A fact that persuade road riders substantially more than getting an approving nod from their riding colleagues for saving a few grams.
At MERIDA we are 100 per cent convinced that disc brakes have an important role in the future of road bikes – without wanting to replace the rim brake completely. The Scultura now has disc models on all levels. We start at the top with the CF4 Carbon frame used by TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA, via the CF2 carbon frame with a slightly less aggressive geometry through to the LITE aluminium version. Due to the demands of Pro-Tour racing the CF4 frame features aggressive geometry, whilst the CF2 and LITE models offer a more relaxed riding position. However all models are ‘UCI approved’ and therefore can be used for racing. Features like 12mm through axles, modern ‘Flatmount’ disc brake mounts, MERIDA’s own ‘DISC COOLER’ technology, Sram’s new wireless Red eTap group set or the completely internal cable routing (mechanical as well as electric) demonstrate that the new SCULTURA DISC is far more than just a disc version of one of the most advanced road bikes in the world. It will open a completely new experience to road cyclists which mountain bikers and cyclo cross fans have already gone through.
|COLOURS||pearl white (black/silverblue)|
|FRAME SIZES|| |
|FRAME||SCULTURA DISC CF2|
|FORK||Pro full carbon tapered fork with 12mm through axle|
|DERAILLEUR REAR||Shimano Ultegra|
|SHIFTERS||Shimano Ultegra disc, 22 speed|
|BRAKE LEVER||Shimano Ultegra|
|BRAKES||Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotors|
|CHAINWHEEL||Shimano RS 510 50-34|
|HUBS||MERIDA sealed bearing hubs with 12mm through axles, centerlock|
|RIMS||MERIDA Expert 22mm profile SL disc|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano CS-5800, 11 speed, 11-28 teeth|
|TYRES||Continental Grand Sport Race 25c folding|
|SPOKES||Double Butted Black stainless|
|HANDLEBAR STEM||MERIDA Expert, 3d forged, 6061 aluminium, Oversize clamp, -5 degree|
|HANDLEBAR||MERIDA Expert double butted 6061 aluminium compact drop, oversize clamp|
|SEAT POST||MERIDA Carbon Comp, 15mm, 27.2mm offset|