Product Test

Merida Reacto 500 (White/Black/Silver)

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AERODYNAMICS SIMPLIFIED

Our test and award-winning aero bike – the REACTO – completely redesigned for 2018 and one of the leading bikes in its class. Our REACTO is not just one of the main bikes of the BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM, but it is also highly praised by the press for being ‘astonishingly comfortable’ (Design & Innovation Award 2018), for being ‘fast and responsive’ and being ‘an absolute peach’ (Road CC). The difference in aerodynamic efficiency between caliper and disc is less than one watt, with all that speed on tap, disc brakes make real sense for high speed descending. 

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Our X-Tapered headtube offers the space for a tapered fork to be fitted. Tapered forks offer superb stiffness and precise and deliver confidence-inspiring steering.

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Cables are routed through the frame, entering and exiting through smooth sockets. The bike looks neat, whilst the cables are protected from moisture and dirt.

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Bikes/frames with the symbol ‘Di2 Ready’ are prepared for the installation of Di2 technology with battery mounting in the seat post or within the fork steerer.

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To protect the integrity of carbon frames, the fibres are bonded together with an epoxy resin with added nano particles, increasing impact resistance by up to 40%.

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When creating the individual carbon elements, an inflatable bladder is used to ensure there are no wrinkles inside the tube as these can add weight and create weakness. This results in a lighter, stiffer and stronger frame.

 

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The aerodynamics are based around a NACA0028 teardrop profile (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) which is truncated. Air moves around the tube as though the missing rear section of the teardrop were still there, saving weight by using less material.

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Designing WorldTour bikes is similar to Formula 1: apparently nondescript details can result in saving split seconds. Integrated seat-post clamping minimises turbulence at the top tube.

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Aero bikes deliver the best possible aerodynamics, but superb wind-tunnel performance data is useless if the rider can‘t get into the correct position. The ‘Flip Flop’ head allows seat angles to be optimised for comfort.

FRAMESET

FRAME  REACTO 

SUSPENSION

FORK MERIDA REACTO CF
SHOCK N/A

DRIVETRAIN

BOTTOM BRACKET FSA 386 BSA
CHAIN KMC X11-1
CRANKSET FSA Gossamer Pro, 52-36 teeth
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra DF
CASSETTE Shimano CS-R7000, 11-30 teeth, 11 speed
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, GS mid/long cage

COCKPIT

GRIP/TAPE  MERIDA Road Expert
HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT CW
STEM MERIDA Expert CC, 31.8mm diamete, -5° stem angle
SADDLE MERIDA COMP SL
SEATPOST MERIDA Expert CW, Aero Shape, 15mm setback, Carbon

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE Shimano 105 BR-R7000
REAR BRAKE Shimano 105, Direct

WHEELS & TIRES

FRONT WHEEL MERIDA Expert CW, 17mm inner width, 35mm height
REAR WHEEL MERIDA Expert CW, 17mm inner width, 35mm height
FRONT TIRE Maxxis Dolomites, 700x25C, folding
REAR TIRE Maxxis Dolomites, 700x25C, folding

ACCESSORIES

PEDAL N/A

 

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We all love to ride our bikes, and we know how exciting it is to get a new bike.
Our READY TO RIDE Service ensures you can ride your bike within a few minutes upon receiving it.

NO MECHANIC REQUIRED

Building a bike to ride smoothly and safely requires specialty tools and expertise. Trained and experienced bike mechanics assemble your bike with precision and care in a professional bike shop environment using correct bicycle specific tools and procedures.

We review your new bike to ensure there are no missing parts and that they all work together as desired - derailleurs shifting perfectly, brakes performing flawlessly, and that your wheels are trued to perfection. Our mechanics complete a thorough 30 point checklist to assure that your new bike is not only perfectly tuned, but that every nut and bolt is torqued to exact technical specifications. This is the same quality control process that we use for the thousands of bicycles that roll out of our bike shop to ensure they are high performing and are safe to ride.

Every bike is then carefully packed and ready to be shipped out using the best shipping companies in the country.

BOX TO RIDING IN 10 MINUTES

When you receive your new bike all you need to do is complete a simple 10 minute process and you are Ready to Ride. It actually takes longer to remove the foam padding that safely protects your bike than to do the final easy assembly steps.

After removing your bike from the box and removing the foam padding, you only have to tighten the pedals and handlebars, install the seat and plug in the front wheel and you'll be riding in 10 minutes.

Proven to work even with the most mechanically un-inclined person.

Road bikes are designed to be ridden on good unbroken surfaces. Good tarmac is fantastic as it allows you to ride the bike fast and long, but these bikes can definitely roll over fire roads or broken tarmac patches. Road bikes do not come with suspensions and riding them over broken patches can seem quite jarring.

Typically road bikes are identified by ultra slick tires and drop down handlebars and delicate looking frames.

There are different types of road bikes depending on the experience they deliver- Classic Road Bike, Aero Road Bike, Performance Road Bike, Endurance Road bike, Cross-country Road Bike, Time trial and MORE!

If you are the kind of rider who enjoys the idea of riding long distances on well-paved roads, conquering that steep hill on the outskirts of the city, aspiring to be a road bicycle racer at your local city bicycle races or attempting to pull off a few uber long rides (the sport is called Randonneuring/Brevets) at some point of time, the road bike is the ideal choice for you. These bikes are light in weight and have features to make the rider fast and aerodynamically efficient.. read more

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