Merckx EMX-5 Ultegra 11 Road Bike
Merckx EMX-5 was constructed using a 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 high modular (50HM/HS) stiffness fibers in strategic areas for added reinforcement. These fibers were used in conjunction with high-strength fibers at force-load-heavy zones, such as the BB86 bottom bracket and head tube junctions.
EMX-5, Shimano’s new Ultegra 11-speed groupset was used to complete the build. When Shimano revamped its trusted Ultegra groupset under the new 11-speed 6800 banner, it did so only after carefully studying the mechanics of its flagship Dura-Ace 9000 mechanical group. Now, Ultegra provides a near mimic of Dura-Ace’s 11-speed functionality and aesthetics. As for the particulars of the build, the EMX-5 features a 50/34t crankset and an 11-25t cassette. The group has been paired with the a HED Ardennes LT wheelset that’s been cased in Schwalbe Lugano clincher tires. Finishing the build are Zipp’s Service Course handlebar and stem, while a Selle Italia SL Kit Carnonio saddle sits on an FSA post.
Merckx EMX-5 Ultegra 11 Road Bike is available in six even sizes from 50 to 60cm and in the colors Matte Black, Red/white, and White/black