We’ve been hinting at the full release of Eddy Merckx’s new ETT frame paired with the new Merckx 525 road bike. Designed in conjunction with Lexus as a time trial and triathlon bike, it looks phenomenal, and all the details just arrived.
Constructed from a high quality 500 Gpa carbon fiber, it’s being sold purely as a frame kit. Compatible with electronic cable routing, included is the Merckx branded ETT frame with ETT aerofork, integrated stem, a 1 1/8-1 11/2 headset, integrated TRP brand TTV brakeset, and two seatposts (a zero offset and reversible offset). The two seatposts allow for fit adjustment. A zero offset sits at 75° for TT positioning, while a reversible offset seatpost ranges from 72°-78° for triathlon positioning.
The big tech on this model is Merckx’s new Venturi Powerbox Technology. Three slabs of carbon are removed from the downtube, venting the bottom of the frame. Merckx claims that this cuts down drag, speeds up and simultaneously stabilizes the bike. Pricing is 3,495€. That’s about $4,300 at current exchange. Click ‘more’ for geometry…
Distributed through i-Ride.co.uk.