Lampre-Merida has a new bike for 2016. The lightweight Merida Scultura has been added to its armoury so riders can now choose to race with it or the aero Reacto Evo.
The Scultura is a nimble frame which has the rear brakes under the bottom bracket. Bottom bracket mounted brakes were first developed to enhance a bike’s aero properties but in the case of the Scultura their purpose is to improve compliance. Seatstays uninhibited by a brake bridge allow a little give and provide some extra comfort for the riders.
Click the photo of Louis Meintjes’ race machine to view a gallery of his Merida Scultura.
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Not long after the launch of the new model year Scultura, we caught up with Merida’s product manager Daniel Schwenk to ask him about the development of what is one of the lightest frames in the pro peloton.
Click the SoundCloud file below to listen to the Q&A with Schwenk from Merida.