Merida nailed their colours to the mast last spring by introducing the Scultura Disc ahead of Paris-Roubaix – and the super-light machine was one of the few disc-equipped bikes raced at the 2016 Queen of the Classics.
While the UCI’s temporary ban on disc brakes for racing saw the Scultura Disc disappear from the pro peloton, that hasn’t stopped Merida pushing ahead and introducing a full range of Scultura Disc bikes for model year 2017. Disc-equipped race bikes are very much the future, as far as Merida are concerned.
We attended the launch of the Scultura Disc back in April and were impressed by the marriage of comfort and race-winning stiffness served up by the bike.
Now we’ve had a chance to look at the complete line-up of machines you’ll find in bike shops this year, along with the rest of Merida’s 2017 range: the regular Scultura, the Reacto aero bike, the Ride endurance bike and the Cyclo-Cross, erm, cyclo-cross bike.