Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 Ultegra Alloy Road Bike 2017
Save 42% on the 2017 Blockhaus 67 Ultegra Road Bike by Eddy Merckx!
Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 Ultegra 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 Road frame Carbon fibre gravel fork Full Shimano Ultegra Groupset Shimano RS11 wheelset BB86 Continental Ultra Sport II tyres Prologo Saddle Deda finishing kit Number of gears: 22 Front Axle Type: 9mm QR Cable Routing: Internal Model Year: 2017 Frame: Alloy 6069 TB Fork Material: Carbon Fork: Carbon Monocoque Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Braze On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheelset: Shimano RS11 Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Brake Type: Caliper Brakes: Shimano Ultegra Levers Brake Callipers: Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Chainset type: Compact Chainset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 50-34T 170 Chainring Size: 50 Tooth, 34 Tooth Chain: Shimano CN-HG601-11 Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB86 Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5800 11-28T Cassette Range: 11-28 Tooth Handlebars: Deda Zero 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Grey 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 Ultegra Drivetrain Light action Vivid Shifting is just one of many features taken from Shimano's top end groupsets, making the Ultegra 11-speed 6800 groupset a performance option for the masses. The shifters and derailleurs incorporate Shimano's Vivid Shift technology, with a light but positive feel all the way through the 11-speed drivetrain, giving you the gear you want, when you want it, with the minimum of effort. With its two pieces hollow axle design, the Shimano Hollowtech II RS500 chainset is both stiffer and lighter than a square taper chainset. Mounting the large diameter bearings outboard of the bottom bracket shell also provides increased stiffness and bearing life over standard cartridge units. With 50/34 compact gearing, you can tackle even the steepest climbs with confidence. Ultegra Dual pivot brake callipers 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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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.
About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.
Wheel Size: 700c