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Merckx EXM Road Bike Frame - 2008

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Description

Race-bred.

The name displayed on the downtube of the EXM Road Bike Frame - 2008 represents a cycling legend with more than 500 victories to his name, 54 of which were claimed in a single season. It's safe to say that with these credentials, Mr. Merckx and his team of engineers know a few things about what it takes to make a fast, reliable, and lightweight road machine. The EXM represents just that, as it was designed to be a race-ready, do-anything frameset.

The EXM was handmade using a purpose-specific blend of carbon and laminate fibers. Essentially, the technique involves layering the carbon fiber sheets together in ways that maximize the strength and rigidity of the frame. This layup is combined with Merckx's structural reinforcement technology, which places T700 Tenax and UTS Tenax fibers in strategic areas for added stiffness. These fibers are used in conjunction with high-strength fibers at these force-load-heavy zones, such as the bottom bracket and head tube junctions. By using these techniques together, Merckx engineers were able to add material where it's needed for increased rigidity, while removing material at less flex-prone areas, thus keeping the overall weight as low as possible.

Merckx balanced these rigid junctions throughout the frame using K210 aramid fibers, which provide a bit of dampening. The EXM was then finished off with a top layer of a T300 Tenax for a smooth overall aesthetic. These are the same methods used for all of Merckx's top-end carbon road frames, as they yield the ideal combination of stiffness, low weight, and vertical compliance.

With a slightly relaxed geometry, the EXM provides a comfortable ride, yet still possesses race-tuned characteristics necessary for competitive road racing. Aside from the frame's optimized layup schedule, the Easton fork has also been designed to deliver maximum stability and speed. The blades flare out toward the 1-1/8in steerer, which works to both cut wind drag and provide precise handling up front. Similarly, at the rear end of the frame, both the seatstays and chainstays were designed with handling and power transfer in mind. Their slender shapes provide the ideal blend of comfort and transmission of power directly to the rear wheel.

The Merckx EXM Road Bike Frame - 2008 is available in sizes 41, 44, 47, 50, and 53cm and in the colors Blue, White/red, and White/blue. The frame features a 70mm Italian bottom bracket, and comes with a 31.6mm-diameter Merckx seatpost. Headset not included.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
T700 Tenax fibers, UTS Tenax fibers, K210 Aramid, T300 Tenax carbon fiber
Fork:
Eddy Merckx by Easton
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Rear Axle:
130 mm
Dropout Type:
vertical
Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger:
yes
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/8in
Headset Included:
no
Bottom Bracket Type:
70 mm Italian
Front Derailleur Mount:
braze-on
Derailleur Pull:
bottom
Seat Collar:
Merckx
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Cable Routing:
external
Recommended Use:
road cycling and racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime
Actual Weight:
Blue, 47cm: 2,040g

Geometry chart

Eddy Merckx

Geometry Chart

 

EXM 2008
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

41 49.5cm 51.6cm 11.6cm 72.0o 74.1o
44 51.0cm 53.5cm 13.8cm 72.5o 73.4o
47 54.3cm 55.0cm 16.5cm 72.5o 72.5o
50 57.0cm 56.5cm 19.5cm 72.5o 72.1o
53 58.5cm 58.5cm 21.5cm 72.5o 71.5o

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