Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Ultegra Road Bike 2017
Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Ultegra
The Mourenx 69 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 Ultegra 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 Model Year: 2017 Frame: Carbon Monocoque Fork Material: Carbon Fork: Carbon Monocoque Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Braze On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5 Shimano Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Brake Type: Caliper Brakes: Shimano Ultegra Levers Brake Callipers: Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Chainset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 50-34T 170 Chainring Size: 52 Tooth, 36 Tooth Chain: Shimano HG700 11S Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB86 Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11-28T Cassette Range: 11-28 Tooth Handlebars: Deda Zero 2 RHM02 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Black Stem: Deda Zero 2 90mm Seat Post: Eddy Merckx Saddle: Prologo New Nago Evo STN Tyres: Vittoria Rubino Pro 25mm Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "2 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Road: Yes 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. Ultegra 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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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!