Cycling loves its legends, and Eddy Merckx as cemented himself in the history books as one of the greats. Since his retirement from racing, Merckx has overseen the production and recent introduction of a new line of EMX road bikes bearing his name, and the company has done quite well, gaining popularity and recently signing its first ProTour team with Quick-Step.
The company paid homage to its namesake at Interbike this year with a custom painted, top of the line EMX-7 highlighting all of The Cannibal’s major career wins. Check out full pictures of the Merckx tribute bike after the break.
The bike is basically a standard EMX-7 frame with a custom paint scheme and tricked out componentry. The bike features some pretty incredible detail work, all centered around Merckx’s career.
The seat tube bears the signature of The Cannibal, a fitting seal of approval for a gorgeous machine.
The top tube features Merckx’s grand tour wins; 5 in France and 5 in Italy, along with 3 World Championships.
Custom Lightweight wheels feature a chronological recap of Merckx’s other one-day and stage race wins.
A checkered flag graphic on the front followed by “525” represents the 525 total victories Merckx had over the span of his racing career.
The company is actually producing a limited run of these, and although most were spoken for following Eurobike, there are still some available. Just send them a check for…
That’s right. $21,000. Perfection ‘aint cheap, I guess.