Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 105 Carbon Road Bike 2017
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Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 105 Road Bike
The Mourenx69 is an ideal endurance racing bike with a perfect balance of stiffness and compliance. With a slightly higher head tube and shorter top tube giving the racer a more upright position, which is crucial for long distance races. Full Carbon Monocoque frame and fork Shimano 105 drivetrain Fulcrum Racing 5 wheelset Deda finishing kit vittoria Rubino tyres Prologo saddle Number of gears: 22 Front Axle Type: 9mm QR Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: Carbon Monocoque Fork Material: Carbon Fork: Carbon Monocoque Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Band On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5 Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano 105 Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 Brake Type: Caliper Brakes: Shimano 105 Brake Callipers: Shimano 105 BR-5800 Chainset type: Compact Chainset: Shimano 105 FC-5800, 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 Zero1 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Black 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 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 52/36 compact gearing, you can tackle even the steepest climbs with confidence. 105 Dual pivot brake 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. Fulcrum Racing 5 Wheelset Merckx have polished the Mourenx of with a set of Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels. These are oversized hubs with high grade steel bearing technology featuring an asymmetric rim profile, differential rim height and double butted aero profile steel spokes. This combination allows greater handling at the front and increased power at the back helping to push your ride further and faster. To top it of the wheelset has been rapped with a pair of Vittoria Rubino to give you maximum grip around the corners. 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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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 Chain Reaction Cycles
This product is for sale at Chain Reaction Cycles, one of the largest online cycle shops in the world. Opening in 1985, and starting off as a small independent bike shop in Ballynure, it moved to Ballyclare in 1989 and is now based in Doagh (all in Northern Ireland). In addition to regular local service, Chain Reaction Cycles (or CRC as it is often abbreviated to) established itself as a mail order business via advertisements in bicycle magazines; this continued until 1999 where it launched it's now famous website at ChainReactionCycles.com. Their blue themed website stocks around 90,000 products ranging from MTB & Road cycling equipment, to triathlon, BMX and running kit. As per several other leading bike shops, Chain Reaction produce their own product ranges, under brands such as Brand X. To this day CRC sponsor many cycling events, and due to the company's size and efficiency are able to offer very competitive pricing on cycle equipment. In 2016 Wiggle acquired Chain Reaction Cycles, although the two websites continue to operate independently of each other, both with their own distinctive branding and product ranges.
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