Introducing the new Merlin Cordite Disc carbon road bike! Our popular Cordite carbon road bike is back and is now available with disc brakes. We’ve taken all of the popular elements from the original Cordite and have re-engineered the frameset to be disc-brake-specific with thru-axles and flat mounts for hydraulic disc brakes to provide consistent, predictable braking in all weather conditions making the Cordite the most user-friendly carbon road bike in our range.
The versatile Cordite Disc has been designed to perform excellently in sportives, all-day epic rides and even your local weekly crit race. We’ve mixed rider-friendly geometry with clever carbon fibre engineering to put you in a neutral position on the bike while isolating you from road buzz and rough road surfaces. With clearance for up to 28mm road tyres your ride will be noticeably more comfortable.
With a large downtube and bottom bracket junction as well as super-stiff square chain stays the Cordite Disc frame is not only comfortable to ride but is also very responsive to pedaling input allowing you to hold your speed during fast-paced training rides or races, with disc brake road bikes now approved at all levels of road racing. This lightweight, responsive carbon road bike excels on hilly race circuits when quick accelerations and predictable bike handling are a must.
Front & rear thru-axles help to ensure that your wheels are always secure, brake rotors are perfectly aligned with the calipers every time and there is no annoying brake rub. The Cordite thru axles also add stiffness between wheel, hub and frame with a noticeable increase in steering precision from the fork.
The Merlin Cordite disc features Shimano’s excellent new 105 R7020 11-speed hydraulic disc brake groupset; a choice of finishing components lets you customise the finer details of this great handling carbon road bike before our Merlin workshop technicians custom build your bike to your own spec. Choose your preferred wheelset, stem-length, handlebar profile, gear ratios of and more to tailor your dream disc brake carbon road bike specifically for you.