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Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71 Disc Force 1 Gravel Bike – 2019
During the 1971 Tour de France, Eddy Merckx not only victoriously rode into Paris donning the yellow jersey, but won the difficult first stage in Strasbourg as well. The stage into town ended on a gravel track where Merckx narrowly beat Roger De Vlaeminck in a sprint. The Strasbourg71 gravel race bike is an ode to this stage win where Eddy confirmed his sprinting prowess on extremely challenging terrain.
The Strasbourg 71 frame consists of impact-resistant material below the downtube, as well as behind the seat tube, where you can have a lot of stone impact during a gravel ride. On top of that Merckx offer an integrated chain catcher to protect your pedal stroke on rough terrain. The wide clearance of the front and rear fork allows 40mm tires. This bike can be equipped with mudguards and travel bags for real adventure. To perfectly accommodate those travel-bags your bottle cage can be put in different positions.
Thanks to the road geometry transforming your bike for a spin on the pavement can be done easily. Just change your tires and hop on your bike.
  • Frame: SB71 Unidirectional HM Carbon, 12x142 TA
  • Fork: SB71 Unidirectional HM Carbon, 12x100 TA
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 500 DB
  • Tyres: Donnelly X-PLOR M50
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Sram Force1 11xSpeed
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram Force1 11xSpeed
  • Chainset: Sram S350 40T
  • Cassette: Sram PG1130 11/42T
  • Chain: Sram PC1130
  • Saddle: Selle Italia XR
  • Seatpost: Deda Zero 100
  • Handlebars:  Deda Zero 100
  • Stem: Deda Zero 100
  • Brake: Sram Force1
PLEASE NOTE:  All of our bikes are built to order.  This usually takes between 8-10 working days depending on time of year.