Long before the trend towards exciting frame designs became accepted in addition to the established classics, our innovative REACTO already demonstrated that MERIDA is able to offer premium products also beyond trails and MTB race courses – meanwhile, the REACTO is considered as one of the market’s most versatile aero racers. For MY 2013, Juergen Falke (MERIDA’s Head of Design) and his R&D team have taken another striking step forward by presenting the SCULTURA SL. Not least, this extremely innovative road machine has specifically been developed for potential utilization within the professional sports circus.
Since the SCULTURA enriches the MERIDA road racer range, riders and bike press are equally delighted by the outstanding triple combination of low weight, propulsion and comfort. After many months of intense development work, MERIDA’s designers and engineers now eclipse anything known before by introducing the next rung on the evolutionary ladder: From 2013, our also visually impressive SCULTURA SL sets new outstanding benchmarks – thanks to a lot of innovative technologies such as “Double Chamber” reinforcement ribs, “Flex Stay” seat stays or special damping in form of bio fibres. Right from the start, the ultra-light frame weight of 830 g (at frame size 57 cm) as well as the stiffness data of 104 N/mm (headset) and 69 N/mm (extra-solid BB386 bottom bracket) catapulted the SCULTURA SL directly to Rank Two of the eternal road racer ranking. The SCULTURA SL also dashes ahead in terms of comfort: 153 N/mm at the rear stay are equally decisive*.
Confirmed UCI conformity
Since 2012, the UCI (“Union Cycliste International”) demands that all bike frames used for competition purposes have to pass a technical acceptance test called “homologation”. As a matter of course, all MERIDA SCULTURA models come with this official certificate