Merlin X2.0 Ultegra Mix Carbon Cyclocross Bike
Carbon Frame and Fork
The X2.0 Carbon is our first full carbon fibre cyclocross bike and also our first cyclocross bike with e a tapered head tube. In that head tube is a carbon fork with carbon steerer and oversize fork legs that stops front brake chatter. This is not a fragile feeling carbon bike. It’s stiff, reliable and capable for the traumas of racing and UK trail cycling. We’ve used 24-ton carbon, it has greater impact resistance and is less brittle.
If you’re racing the internal cable routing and shaped down tube and top tube make the X2.0 Carbon very easy to pick up and throw over your shoulder.
This top end feature. fully hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano and a fantastic wheelset in the guise of a pair of DT Swiss R24 DB Spline wheels.
The back end matches the feel of the front end ie. direct and responsive. There’s of tyre clearance in the frame and fork if you want to use fatter tyres for more comfort when you need it. If you are out riding then there’s two water bottles holders in the front triangle.
Features of the Merlin X2.0 Ultegra Mix Carbon Cyclocross Bike
24-ton high modulus carbon ﬁbre.
Full carbon tapered headtube and angular contact bearings.
Oversized fork crown and legs for better control and stiffness.
Internal cable routing.
Square section down tube gives direct power transfer.
Pressﬁt BB30 bottom bracket reduces Q-factor and weight whilst increasing stiffness.
Compatible with electronic and mechanical shifting.
Frame: Merlin CX unidirectional carbon
Brakes: Shimano RS685 Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper with SRAM Rotors
Shifters: Shimano RS685 Hydraulic STI Shifters
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-5800
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800
Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5800 11 Speed 11-28
Chain: KMC 11 Speed 108L
Chainset: FSA Gossamer 172.5, 36/46t
Wheels: DT Swiss R24 Spline Disc
Tyres: Challenge Grifo Plus 700c x 32mm
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos 7DD
Stem: 4ZA Stem 100mm
Handlebars: 4ZA Handlebars 42cm
Seatpost: 4ZA Seatpost 350