Somehow, we don’t see this ever, ever showing up at your local crit. A Gran Fondo, maybe, but even that’s a stretch given that eventually, it would have to lean against a pole somewhere while the proud owner grabbed a snack or ducked into the loo.
The Anniversary Edition Eddy Merckx EMX-7, of which only one has made it into the states, will set someone back $22,000. It comes decked out with full carbon (as in hub, spokes and rims) Lightweight wheels with Eddy’s signature and the names of the races he’s won scribbled on the rear one. Weight is 14lbs 4oz.
The frame is the same one Tom Boonen is racing this year with Quick-Step and has an integrated aero seatmast. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty, too.