Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71 Ultegra Adventure Bike 2017
Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71 Bike
The Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71 is the ideal racing bike for off-road adventures. With this carbon gravel bike you can ride not only on the road, but also on rougher paths. A multi-faceted racing bike that can take a few knocks. Carbon fibre gravel frame and fork Shimano Ultegra Groupset Hydraulic disc brakes DT Swiss R23 wheelset BB86 Clement tyres Prologo Saddle Deda finishing kit . Rear Rack Mounts: Yes Number of gears: 22 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: Band On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger 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-HG601-11 Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB86 Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11S 11-32T Cassette Range: 11-32 Tooth Handlebars: Deda Zero1 31,7mm 420 Bar Tape/Grips: Eddy Merckx Grip Tape Black Stem: Deda Zero1 80mm Seat Post: Eddy Merckx Saddle: Prologo Zero Space 2 STN Tyres: Clement MSO 36 Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals The Strasbourg71 During the 1971 Tour de France, Eddy Merckx won the first stage in Strasbourg and then a few weeks later rode into Paris on 18 July wearing the yellow jersey. The stage to Strasbourg ended on a gravel track where Merckx narrowly beat Roger De Vlaeminck in a sprint. 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. Using a pressfit bottom bracket shell that provides increased stiffness and bearing life over standard cartridge units. With 50/34 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 Strasbourg 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 Zero II 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!