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Quick Preview: 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905 road bike

2 Comments 01 June 2011

It just looks good. Doesn't it?

As everyone remembers, we were invited to test out the new 2011 Merida range last fall and I fell in love with the quality and stiffness of the bikes. Especially I enjoyed the carbon frame they have for their road bikes and even though I couldn’t afford a Reacto frame (yet), I finally managed to get my first proper road bike – The 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905 carbon framed and Shimano Ultegra-equipped road racer.

It’s fantastic.

Even though I have the largest 59cm frame size, the whole bike weighs only eight kilos which is by far the lightest bike I’ve ever had. I think my trike as a kid weighed more.

There’s a review coming, but now I’ll just ride for just a bit more.

Read the continuation of this post after the first 500 kilometers.

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  • Jimmy

    I bought a Scultura evo 905 about 4 months ago…travelled around 3000kms on it so far…very good bike on straights and up hills.

    I find it a little on the understeering side but that is a small con to this bike…absolutely love my merida, would definately recommend this bike:)

  • Kal

    Hi Markus,

    Thanks for the review. Yours is about the only review I can find about
    this bike. I have had it since May 2011 and I love it to bits. I have
    put on about 4ooo km on her so far.

    I have made a few updgrades as you can see

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