NANO MATRIX CARBON
NANO-particles reinforce the epoxy-based matrix structure – for up to 40% improved hit-resitance.
External butted head-tube with huge dimensioned 1.5” lower head-set and matching taper-steerer fork.
Brake or shifting-cables routed internally through the frame’s tubes. Clean and improved outlook.
BIO FIBER DAMPING COMPOUND
Maximum comfort even at the rigid rear stays and forks of MTB hardtails or carbon road machines: Additional flax fibres in the carbon structure of the seat and/or chain stays and/or fork blades reduce high-frequency vibrations.
Anti Wrinkle System – through three dimensional shaped silicone inserts, which will be removed after the manufacturing process, the internal surface of the carbon monocoque gets significantly improved. Less wrinkles create higher stiffness and improve durability.
Front fork made of carbon composite material; at some models 100% made of carbon composite.
Like WorldTour pro riders, more and more technology-loving road riders trust in Shimano’s electronic Di2 shifting system, which is characterized by high reliability and efficient, effortless operability. Bikes/frames with the symbol “Di2 Ready” are optimally prepared for the installation of this technology – especially with a battery mounting possibility below the chain stay or in the seat post.
Aero road bikes are always hard and unforgiving? Not so at MERIDA! Thanks to our “S-Flex” technology, the REACTO shines with a seating comfort which is outstanding in this segment. With its elastomer window, the aerodynamically optimized seat post absorbs surface bumps very effectively. In this way, “S-Flex” saves the REACTO rider’s power reserves efficiently also over long cycling distances.
FLIP FLOP HEAD
Of course, an aero bike has to offer best possible data in terms of aerodynamics. But at MERIDA, best possible adaptability ranges directly second. Because even superb wind-tunnel data can be useless if the pilot is not able to position her-/himself optimally on the bike and thereby produces an unnecessarily high air resistance. Thanks to the “Flip Flop” head for the saddle, the seating angles of our REACTO and WARP TT can be modified optimally.
NACA FASTBACK PROFILE
The special “NACA Fastback” tube profiles of our WARP TT and REACTO base on the evaluation of data which were collected during comprehensive wind-tunnel tests (with and without pilot simulations). Particularly at the down-tube, seat-tube, and seat-stay sections, the drop-shaped tube designs with their cropped rear ends prove to be optimal in aerodynamic respect. This way, the essential factors of stiffness and aerodynamics can be combined ideally.
INTEGRATED SP CLAMP
Designing high-end working tools for a WorldTour squad is similar to the work of a Formula 1 team: Even each apparently most non-descript detail can finally result in decisive split seconds. So the “Integrated Seat Post Clamp” of our WARP TT and REACTO is much more than just a visual highlight: This special kind of seat-post clamping minimizes turbulences at the top tube’s end efficiently and thereby saves important power reserves.