Eddy Merckx Sallanches 64 105 Carbon Road Bike 2017
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Eddy Merckx Sallanches 64 105 Road Bike
The Sallanches64 is a carbon racing bike that combines compliance with a high level of stiffness. This versatile racing machine is the ideal mix of high performance and endurance. Full Carbon Monocoque frame and fork Shimano 105 drivetrain Shimano RS010 wheelset Deda finishing kit Continental Ultra Sport II 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: Shimano RS010 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 Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5800 11-28T Cassette Range: 11-28 Tooth Handlebars: Deda Zero 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Black Stem: Deda Zero 80mm Seat Post: Eddy Merckx Saddle: Prologo K3 STN Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II 25 Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "2 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" The Sallanches In 1964, Eddy Merckx became the amateur world champion in Sallanches, France. This marked the start of his extraordinarily successful career as a cyclist. 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 50/34 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. Shimano RS010 Wheelset Apart from the frame and forks the wheelset is one of the most important parts to get right. Merckx have managed to do this with the Shimano RS010 Wheelset. These are light weight double-walled rims laced up to Shimano's custom designed hubs. To finish the wheels of and to give you the ultimate rolling performance they have fitted Continental ultra Sport II tyres in 700x25C to offer that little more grip and reassurance around 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 Road 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.
Wheel Size: 700c
Colours: Black, Silver