Merlin Nitro SL Carbon Road Bike 2018
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2018 Merlin Nitro SL Road Bike
The Merlin Nitro SL is our superlight race bike weighing a helium light 7.58kg and featuring oversized tube profiles manufactured from extremely HM carbon. Lightweight and super-stiff at the bottom bracket the Nitro is extremely responsive and is ready to accelerate when you jump out of the saddle to sprint. With weight saving and a clean, fuss-free design at the front of our minds we included some versatile dual purpose internal cable routing using the same holes for mechanical and electronic shifting resulting in a very clean look. While the Nitro SL responds quickly to your pedaling input thanks to its lateral stiffness there is also a small amount of flex engineered into the seat stays to increase vertical compliance giving some welcome additional comfort on longer rides. Key Features The Merlin Nitro SL carbon frame features an intelligently engineered mix of 60 / 40 / 30 Ton High Modulus Carbon and a full carbon fork married up with a carefully selected groupset, wheelset and componentry. With a precise shifting, capable Shimano Ultegra 11 speed groupset and a pair of Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheels the Nitro is ready to race straight out of the box. Frameset Frame: 60 Ton High Modulus Carbon Fork: Full carbon Weight: 750g (frame only) Wheels Wheels: Choice of Fulcrum Racing 5 LG, Shimano RS500 or Fulcrum Racing 3 C17 Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II Folding / Continental GP4000s II Drivetrain Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 Chainset: Shimano Ultegra R8000 - Choice Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 - Choice of Sizes choosing 11-32+ needs Medium cage rear derailleur Chain: Shimano 11 Speed Pedals: Not included Components Saddle: Choice Seatpost: Deda RSX02 Handlebars: Deda RHM02 Grips: Fizik Stem: Deda Zero 2 Brake calipers: Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000. Weight: 7.58kg. Specification: 11 speed, Caliper Brakes. Material: Carbon. Colour: Black. Size: L, M, S, XL. Gender: Men's. Wheel Size: 700c. Designed for: Road. Year: 2018. Discipline: Road Bike.
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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.