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Merida Reacto Disc Force Edition - 2021


Merida Reacto Disc Force Edition - 2021

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Product Description

Our Reacto has always been a class leading aero bike, combining state of the art aerodynamics and comfort. The 4th generation Reacto is more slippery and beautiful than ever, incorporating wider tyres and much neater cockpit cable integration. With its predecessor delivering almost unrivalled aerodynamic performance we had to look at the smallest incremental improvements. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations modelled performance in a virtual wind tunnel to optimise aerodynamics guiding the changes which gave most aerodynamic benefit: New fork design, smoothly integrated into the frame, significant 2 Watt improvement New handlebar design completely integrating the cables, saves about 2 watts per cable Increased gap between the tyre and seat stays and between the tyre and fork crown and blades optimises airflow in those key areas. A lower junction between the seat stays and seat tube further reduces drag. Further small details such as integrating the front disc cooler behind the fork and the rear in the rear triangle and creating new through axles with the thread integrated into the fork dropout also minimise drag and improve aerodynamic performance. All these improvements enable us to over-compensate the aerodynamic compromises made to give the bike bigger tyres. The result: the perfect package of comfort, aerodynamic, lightweight and style. Prototypes were wind tunnel tested following the German TOUR magazine standard, including the ‘moving leg dummy’ test. The new Reacto needs just 209 watts effort for 45 km/h speed, 1 watt faster than its predecessor, and in the leading group of aero road bikes ever tested by TOUR magazine. The bronze colour of the Force Edition set of by the black of the Reynolds carbon wheels make it a real eye catcher. As the name suggests, it is fitted with the Sram Force eTap groupset 

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Frame: CF3 carbon frame with the same race proven geometry as the CF5 with NACA fastback profiled tubes for efficient aerodynamics. Tapered headtube for confidence inspring handling, BB86, bolt through axles, disc cooler
Fork: Reacto CF3 IV Disc; carbon
Headset: FSA ACR 
Stem: FSA NS SMR; aluminium - Length : 90 mm-XXS/XS, 100 mm-S, 110 mm-M, 120 mm-L/XL
Bars: Merida Expert CW
Front Brake: Sram ED Force eTap AXS; Hydraulic disc with Sram DB CLX R centrelock 160mm rotor
Rear Brake: Sram ED Force eTap AXS; Hydraulic disc with Sram DDB CLX R centrelock 160mm rotor
Brake Lever: Sram ED Force eTap AXS
Front Mech: Sram Force eTap AXS
Rear Mech: Sram Force eTap AXS; SS
Shifters: Sram Force eTAP AXS
Speed: 24
Rims: Reynolds AR 58 DB, 21mm inner rim width; 41mm profile
Front Hub: Reynolds AR 58 DB, 100x12mm; Centerlock
Rear Hub: Reynolds AR 58 DB, 142x12mm; Centerlock; including removable lever with 4/6mm Allen key
Spokes: part of wheelset
Front Tyre: Continental Grand Sport Race; 700 x 25C; Kevlar bead; folding
Rear Tyre: Continental Grand Sport Race; 700 x 25C; Kevlar bead; folding
Seat Post: Merida Team CW; Aero shape; 15mm lay back; Carbon with integrated light and battery
Saddle: Merida Expert CC with saddlebox containing Merida Multitool 
Chainset: Sram Force eTap AXS ; 48-35 teeth chainwheel with 165mm - XSS, 170mm - XS/S, 172.5mm - M, 175mm - L/XL length crank
Bottom Bracket: Sram Pressfit Dub, Presfit 86.5
Chain: Sram Force
Cassette: Sram XG 1270 D1; 10-33 teeth; 12 speed
Pedals: Not included

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