Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Carbon Ultegra Road Bike 2015
Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Ultegra Road Bike
Mourenx69 refers to Merckx's win in the 17th stage of the 1969 Tour de France. This 214.5 km epic ride from Luchon to Mourenx provided the inspiration for an exceptional endurance race bike. Its asymmetric chainstay ensures perfect balance while its downsized BB and longer seatstays provide maximum shock absorption. The bike also has a slightly higher head tube and shorter top tube enabling a more upright position, which is crucial for long distance races. Eddy Merckx Men's Bike Model Year 2015 Colour Grey Frame Carbon CL+300/400 OSR Fork Full carbon Shifters Shimano Ultegra 11S Derailleur (Front) Shimano Ultegra Braze on Derailleur (Rear) Shimano Ultegra 11S Brakes Shimano Ultegra Crankset Shimano Ultegra Pro Compact 52-36 Cassette Shimano Ultegra 11S 11-28T Chain Shimano Ultegra 11S Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra 86.5 Hub Front Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Hub Rear Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Rims Fulcrum Racing 5 LG Tyres Vittoria Open Corsa CX Handlebar Deda Zero M35 Stem Deda Trentacinque Headset FSA headset 1-1/8 / 1-1/2 Saddle Prologo Zero II T2.0 Seatpost Seatpost MRX69 Wheel Size 700c Number of Gears 22
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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.
Start Fitness (or Start Cycles!)
Start Fitness (otherwise known as Start Cycles) started life in 1991, founded by a group of fitness enthusiasts. Primarily based in the North of England, they stock a whole host of products, from running to football, but more importantly (from our perspective!) also a reasonably wide selection of cycling gear. In particular, in recent months they've been selling road and mountain bikes at huge discounts, so if you're after a new bike then this is one of the first places I'd recommend looking (Handy quick link to their Bikes & Frames in order of discount!). I've never personally ordered from them, but several of my website's visitors have got in touch with positive feedback after snagging a bargain.
They have three main stores located in Newcastle, Durham and Darlington, but offer UK delivery via their website at (Clothing is currently £2.95 P&P, Footwear is £4.95). You can read more about their history here.