Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Disc Ultegra Carbon Road Bike 2017
Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Disc Ultegra Road Bike
The Mourenx 69 is a full carbon endurance road bike with the perfect blend of stiffness and compliance. Using compact geometry and a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain the Mourenx is the ideal bike for those long days in the saddle. Full Carbon Monocoque frame and fork Shimano Ultegra drivetrain Hydraulic disc brakes DT Swiss R24 wheelset Deda finishing kit Vittoria Rubino tyres Prologo saddle Number of gears: 22 Front Axle Type: Maxle 12mm Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: Carbon Monocoque Disc Fork Material: Carbon Fork: Carbon Monocoque Disc Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Braze On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: Shimano Ultegra Levers Brake Callipers: Shimano BR-RS805 Chainset type: Compact Chainset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 50-34T 170 Chainring Size: 50 Tooth, 34 Tooth Chain: Shimano CN-HG701-11 Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB86 Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11-28T Cassette Range: 11-28 Tooth Handlebars: Deda Zero1 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Grey Stem: Deda Zero1 90mm Seat Post: Eddy Merckx Saddle: Prologo Zero Space 2 STN Tyres: Vittoria Rubino Pro 25 Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "2 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" The Mourenx69 Mourenx69 refers to Merckx winning the seventh stage of the 1969 Tour de France. This heroic 214.5km ride from Luchon to Mourenx provides the inspiration for a racing bike specially designed for long distances. 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 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 52/36 compact gearing, you can tackle even the steepest climbs with confidence. Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes The all new Shimano dropbar hydraulic disc brakes give the Mourenx the stopping power it needs down the hills. The dual piston caliper ensures even brake wear and a greater performance. Its index shifting mechanism offers the 11 speed drivetrain an economical brake/gear lever but a smooth and elegant gear change. 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 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.
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.