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Eddy Merckx Milano 72 105 Disc Ladies Road Bike - 2017

 

The Eddy Merckx Milano 72 105 Disc is a great value-for-money carbon fibre ladies road bike that features hydraulic disc brakes and is built ready to meet the demands of long rides in unpredictable weather and difficult conditions. If you’re looking to take your riding to the next level the Milano 72 will not disappoint; with a lightweight carbon frame featuring women-specific geometry and a dependable, precise shifting Shimano 105 5800 groupset the Milano 72 is bound to enhance your cycling performance.  

 

The Milano 72 takes its name from the hard-fought victory by Eddy Merckx in the 1972 Giro d'Italia. After winning four stages he finished first overall in Milan to reinforce his supremacy as the top tour rider, with Eddy directly influencing the development of the Milano 72 105 you are guaranteed a competitive carbon road bike that has been designed to be comfortable and compliant with a little flex in the seatstays. The user-friendly technology doesn’t end with the frame though; the addition of predictable Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic disc brakes provides you with confidence inspiring control even when braking on steep, wet and unpredictable descents.

 

Features

The Eddy Merckx Milano 72 includes a Shimano 105 5800 groupset featuring a compact chainset with 50/34T chainrings combined with a wide ratio 11/32T cassette providing a versatile range of gears to help you climb steep hills and stay feeling fresher for longer on epic rides. With specially selected components such as a comfortable women-specific Prologo Kappa Space STN saddle and Deda stem, bars and seatpost Merckx have ensured that all contact points remain comfortable even during your longer rides. The Milano 72 105 disc road bike features thru axles for increased stiffness, enhanced steering and no disc rotor rub as well as a pair of lightweight but durable Fulcrum Racing Sport disc specific wheels to complete this capable, confidence inspiring package.

 
Frameset
  • Frame: Carbon Monocoque Disc
  • Fork: Carbon Monocoque Disc
 
Wheels
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Racing Sport
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II - 25mm
 
Drivetrain
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano ST-RS505
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-5800
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800
  • Chainset: Shimano 105 FC-5800, 50-34T
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 CS580, 11-32T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG601-11
  • Pedals: Not included
 
Components
  • Saddle: Prologo Kappa Space STN
  • Handlebars: Deda Zero1
  • Stem: Deda Zero
  • Brake Calipers: Shimano BR-RS505
 
 

PLEASE NOTE:  All of our bikes are built to order.  This usually takes between 3-8 working days depending on time of year

 

While the inclement weather has restricted riding time, first impressions of this bicycle are very positive. My wife was initially impressed by the range of sizes available as she has had difficulty getting a performance bike small enough. This Eddy Merckx is the best fit that she has found and is certainly a performance bike. The 105 gears change smoothly and the hydraulic disc brakes give extra confidence, especially in wet conditions. The carbon frame, while rigid for power transfer, seems to absorb much of the vibration experienced on less than ideal surfaces. The only minor problem was the length of the seat tube which had little travel room in the XXS frame, but a tube-cutter soon solved that.
Great bike: very beautiful, responsive, rigid, and the braking is very powerful! Quick delivery.