2013 Eddy Merckx 525 Road Bike & ETT Time Trial Bike Unveiled
Eddy Merckx unveiled the EMX 525 with release set for mid-September. Showcasing at the top of Merckx’s road range, the EMX 525 will push the EMX-7 into second place. Curved and angled tubes make for a distinct design while maintaining stiff handling throughout. They’ve mixed asymmetric seat stays, a bulky downtube and a large headtube to help reinforce the frame. Integrated into the headtube is the Aerofork II, updated from the EMX-7 to further increase front end stiffness.
The 525 is designed for use with electronic groups with no alternate frames offered. Compatible with both Campy EPS and Di2, the EMX 525 comes standard with a compact Di2 Ultegra groupset. Built as shown above with a Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheelset, 3t Ergonova team bars with 3T Arx team stem and a Prologo Kappa Evo saddle, pricing is £4,499.99. For the frameset (frame, fork and seatpost) pricing is £2,899.99.
Click ‘more’ for detailed images of the 525 and a glance at the fresh ETT time trial bike…
Named 525 for the amount of career wins by Eddy, the tradition is celebrated with a Merckx signature below the logo. Angles and curvature stand out in the rear triangle.
The 525 is offered in two colorways and sizing is 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm.
ETT Time Trial Bike
Eddy Merckx teamed with Lexus to create the 2013 ETT time trial bike. Trying out some new tech, Merckx vented the frame by removing three large chunks of carbon from the downtube. This creates what’s called a Venturi effect. As air passes through the vents, it’s said to speed up and stabilize the bike while also reducing drag.
Pricing for ETT isn’t announced yet and we’ll update when we find out!