Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 Tiagra Alloy Road Bike 2017
Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 Tiagra Road Bike
The BlockHaus67 has an ultra-light and stiff aluminum frame, with a carbon fork. The BlockHaus67 truly combines outstanding stiffness-to-weight values with great compliance. Ideal as a light climber that stands up to hard knocks. Alloy 6069 triple butted Road frame Carbon fibre gravel fork Full Shimano Tiagra Groupset Shimano R501 wheelset Continental Ultra Sport II tyres Prologo Saddle Deda finishing kit Number of gears: 20 Front Axle Type: 9mm QR Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: Alloy 6069 TB Fork Material: Carbon Fork: Carbon Monocoque Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Band On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheelset: Shimano R501 Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano Tiagra Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra Brake Type: Caliper Brakes: Shimano Tiagra Levers Brake Callipers: Shimano Tiagra BR-4700 Chainset type: Compact Chainset: Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50-34T 170 Chainring Size: 50 Tooth, 34 Tooth Chain: Shimano CN-HG54-10 Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cassette: Shimano Tiagra CS-HG500-10 12-28T Cassette Range: 12-28 Tooth Handlebars: Deda Zero 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Black Stem: Deda Zero 80mm Seat Post: Eddy Merckx Saddle: Prologo K3 STN Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II 25 Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "2 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" The BlockHaus 67 Until the 1967 Giro, Eddy Merckx was known mainly as a sprinter. By winning the very tough 12th mountain stage, finishing at the Block Haus, he also made his name as an outstanding climber and tour rider. Shimano Tiagra Drivetrain The Shimano Tiagra groupset got a revamp in 2016 in its looks, design and technology. Following on from it's older brothers, it offers clean looks, great shifting and excellent performance. The chainset features the 4-arm spider bringing it inline with 105, Ultegra and Dura Ace. Using a 50/34 compact gearing, you can tackle even the steepest climbs with confidence. 10 speed Tiagra STi levers offer improved ergonomics, smoother shifter and lever movement, under-tape cable routing and a more comfortable brake hood. Shifting is precise and consistent, right the way through the 10 speed drivetrain. Dual pivot brake calipers provide excellent braking power, with angle adjustable pads to ensure perfect pad alignment. A quick release lever aids installation and removal of wheels, for transportation or puncture repairs. Deda Finishing Kit Eddy Merckx finish there bikes of with a combination of self branded parts and the Deda range, such as handlebars, stem and seatpost finished of with a Prologo Zero II saddle.
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About Eddy Merckx Bikes
Eddy Merckx is widely regarded as the greatest ever road cyclist, winner of 11 Grand Tours (5 Tour de France victories, 5 Giro d'Italia and 1 Vuelta), all five Monuments, breaking the Hour record, World Championships and countless other achievements. Nicknamed The Cannibal due to his ruthless racing style, after retiring from professional cycling Eddy founded his Belgian bike company in March 1980. Inspired by Ugo De Rosa (of De Rosa fame) Merckx setup his first factory in Meise, and due to the popularity of the brand later moved to Zellik. The brand has a strong tradition of employing former riders, such as Jos Huysmans, Edouard Janssens, and Bob Lelangue, which lends further credibility to the brand as well as providing valuable employment after cycling. Initially bikes were constructed from steel, but this was later surpassed by aluminium as material of choice. After a brief dabble in titanium, a large proportion of Merckx bikes are now constructed from carbon due to it's high strength and low weight properties. In 2008 Eddy retired as CEO, but still provides input as a consultant to the engineers. Famous riders that have competed on Merckx bikes include Erik Zabel, Robbie McEwen, Tom Boonen, Frankie Andreu, Lance Armstrong and George Hincapie - if the bikes are good enough for Eddy and riders of that calibre, then you can guarantee they won't let you down.
For more information on Eddy's achievements, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_Merckx, or you can view his bike company's wikipedia article. Alternatively you can view the official website's latest bike range, or you can find out more about the company on their history page.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!