Eddy Merckx Lugano 68 105 Carbon Time Trial Road Bike 2018
Eddy Merckx Lugano 68 105 TT Road Bike
The Eddy Merckx Lugano 68 offers everything a triathlete is looking for in a frame: a fantastic and well designed carbon TT frame and fork combined with a Profile design finishing kit and Shimano 105 drivetrain. Carbon Monocoque TT frame and fork Shimano 105 drivetrain Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheelset Profile TT finishing kit Vittoria tyres Prologo saddle Number of gears: 22 Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: Carbon Monocoque Fork Material: Carbon Fork: Carbon Monocoque Steerer: 1 1/8" Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Braze On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing Quatro Shimano Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano 105 Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 Brake Type: Caliper Brakes: Shimano BR5800-F & BR5810-R Brake Callipers: Shimano BR5800-F & BR5810-R Chainset type: Double Chainset: Shimano 105 Double 53-39T 170 Chainring Size: 53 Tooth, 39 Tooth Chain: Shimano CN-HG601-11 Bottom Bracket: FSA Cassette: Shimano 105 11S 11-25T Cassette Range: 11-25 Tooth Handlebars: Profile Aeria T4 420 AL Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Black Stem: Profile Aeria 80 mm Seat Post: Eddy Merckx Saddle: Prologo Zero Tri Pas T2.0 Tyres: Vittoria Corsa 25 mm Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "2 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" The Lugano Even before he broke the world hour record in Mexico, it had been clear for some time that Eddy Merckx was an outstanding time trialist. For example, as a 23-year old in Lugano, he claimed the Lugano Grand Prix individual time trial in a record time. Shimano 105 Drivetrain Light action Vivid Shifting is just one of many features taken from Shimano's top end groupsets, making the 105 11 speed 5800 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 piece hollow axle design, the Shimano Hollowtech II 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 53/39 compact gearing, you can tackle even the steepest climbs with confidence. 105 Dual pivot brake direct mounted 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. Profile Finishing kit The Profile Aeria T4 TT bar with extensions provide a stiff front end with low riding position coupled up with a Profile Aeria stem. The Eddy Merckx carbon fiber seatpost is topped with a Prologo Zero Tri Pas T2.0 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!