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Merckx EMX-7/Shimano Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike

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Description

If you can't be the cannibal, ride one

The EMX-7 is the latest bike in the Merckx line. It is lighter, faster and more stable than its predecessor, the EMX-5. 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 frame. The EMX-7/Shimano Ultegra 11 may not turn you into Eddy, but at least you'll feel like one of the family.

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 EMX-7 was built with a complete offering of Ultegra 11-speed components. One step down from the venerable Dura Ace, Ultegra benefits from the technological advancements of its big brother — the most recent being the addition of a cog giving you 22 distinct speeds. The cockpit has been nicely appointed with Zipp Service Course stem and handlebars and you'll sit comfortably on the integrated seatmast upon a Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio saddle. Finishing off the build is a set of HED Ardennes LT Wheels complete with Schwable Lugano Clincher tires.

The Merckx EMX-7/Shimano Ultegra 11 Complete Road Bike is 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
Headset:
FSA
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed
Crankset:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
BB86
Cassette:
Shimano
Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Calipers:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Handlebar:
Zipp Service Course
Bar Tape:
Arundel cork
Stem:
Zipp Service Course
Saddle:
Sella Italia SL Kit Carbonio
Seatpost:
integrated mast
Wheelset:
HED Ardennes LT
Tires:
Schwalbe Lugano
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Red/White, 56cm: 7,510g

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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