The Eddy Merckx Lugano 68 has been designed to be a high-perfomance time trial or triathlon bike. If you're looking to improve your PB at the local mid-week time trial or want to improve your bike splits during an upcoming long-distance triathlon event then why not take the time to make this your next TT/Tri bike. The Lugano 68 TT bike offers everything a competitive time-trialist or triathlete is looking for in a specialist aerodynamic race bike. With a TT specific frame geometry that helps to put you in an aggressive aero position and allows you to hold it for long periods of time the Lugano 68 will enable you to find a perfect position that's not only fast but comfortable too. It's not just about aerodynamics though, this excellent TT bike is well-balanced, excellent handling race bike that behaves more like a traditional road bike than a typical TT bike which can sometimes handle a bit skittishly on tight race circuits, meaning you can ride with confidence, tune into your target times and focus on getting the best out yourself every time you compete. Frameset Frame: Eddy Merckx Aero Carbon Monocoque Fork: Eddy Merckx Aero Integrated Carbon Monocoque Wheels Wheels: Shimano RS400 - 700c Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro - 700x25 Drivetrain Gear Levers: Shimano BSR1 - 11 Speed Brake Levers: Tekro TL720 Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000 Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000 Chainset: FSA Gossamer - 36/52 Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 - 11/28 Chain: Shimano 11 Speed Pedals: Not included Components Saddle: Forza TT Seatpost: Eddy Merckx SR68 Aero Handlebars: Deda Crono TT Grips: Black Handlebar Tape Stem: Deda Zero 1 Brake calipers: Shimano Ultegra R8000 - Direct Mount.
|Lugano 68 TT Bike Specification|
|Bike Type||Road Bikes|
|Road Bikes Type||11 speed, Caliper Brakes|
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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 the history of his bike company, please visit their wikipedia page. Alternatively you can view the official website's latest bike range.
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