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Merckx EMX-7 Road Bike Frame - 2012

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Description

Cannibal-approved.

The EMX-7 was introduced as the flagship steed in Merckx's 2012 race collection. And while the previous year's EMX-5 workhorse was raced with much success by the majority of the QuickStep squad, the latest to come from the Belgian masterminds is even faster, lighter, and more stable than before. This is due to its oversized, aerodynamic tube shapes, internal cable routing, and advanced carbon fiber blends. If "The Cannibal" were still out devouring his opponents today, no doubt he'd be aboard this new racing frameset.

For the construction of the EMX-7, Merckx employed its tried-and-true full Carbon Laminate + layup. Essentially, this technique involves layering the carbon fiber sheets together in ways that maximize the strength and rigidity of the frame. This layup was combined with Merckx's Optimized Structural Reinforcement (OSR), which, as the name suggests, places multiple layers of 62-ton (per square millimeter) carbon reinforced fibers in strategic areas for added reinforcement. These fibers were used in conjunction with high-strength pitch fiber weaves at force-load-heavy zones, such as the BB86 bottom bracket and head tube junctions. By using these methods together, Merckx engineers were able to add material where it's needed for increased rigidity, while removing material at less flex-prone areas to keep the overall weight as low as possible. This is the same method that's used for all of Merckx's top-end carbon road frames, as it yields the ideal combination of stiffness, low weight, and vertical compliance.

In addition to the different carbon layup schedule found on the EMX-7, its tube shapes also differ from those found on the EMX-5. Merckx calls it the Aerodynamic Shape Design, which features airfoil-shaped tubing throughout, including both the seatpost and new aero fork. To further the aerodynamic properties, the frame was constructed with full internal routing.

The EMX-7 provides a comfortable ride, yet it still possesses the race-tuned characteristics that are necessary for competitive road racing. Aside from the frame's optimized layup schedule, the fork has also been designed to deliver maximum stability and speed. The carbon blades, made from OSR 62 1K carbon, flare to a wide, aerodynamic shape toward the 1-1/2 to 1-1/8in steerer, which works to both cut aerodynamic drag and to provide precise handling up front. Similarly, at the rear end of the frame, both the seatstays and asymmetrical chainstays were designed with handling and power transfer in mind. Their refined shapes provide the optimal blend of comfort and transmission of power directly to the rear wheel.

The Merckx EMX-7 Road Bike Frame - 2012 includes an integrated seatpost, and it also features internal cable routing. It's available in the sizes 50, 54, 56, 58, and 60cm and in the colors Black/white, Quick-Step, and Red/white.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Carbon OSR 62HM1K
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger:
yes
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/2 to 1-1/8in tapered
Headset Included:
yes, FSA
Bottom Bracket Type:
BB86
Front Derailleur Mount:
braze-on
Derailleur Pull:
bottom
Seat Collar:
Merckx
Seatpost Diameter:
integrated seat post
Cable Routing:
internal
Recommended Use:
competitive road racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Geometry chart

Eddy Merckx

Geometry Chart

 

EMX-7
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
50 50.7cm 53.3cm 51.1cm 38.3cm 77.7cm 11.4cm 71.3 73.8 7.1cm 40.8cm 98.0cm
52 52.5cm 54.5cm 52.7cm 38.7cm 79.3cm 12.9cm 71.7 73.4 7.1cm 40.8cm 98.5cm
54 54.0cm 55.7cm 54.1cm 39.2cm 80.9cm 14.5cm 72.0 73.1 69.cm 41.0cm 99.5cm
56 55.8cm 56.9cm 55.6cm 39.6cm 82.4cm 16.0cm 72.4 72.7 6.9cm 41.0cm 100.0cm
58 57.9cm 58.2cm 57.1cm 40.1cm 83.9cm 17.4cm 72.7 72.4 6.9cm 41.2cm 100.9cm
60 59.7cm 56.5cm 58.6cm 40.5cm 85.7cm 19.1cm 73.1cm 72.0 6.7cm 41.2cm 101.4cm

 

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