Merlin Cordite 105 5800 Carbon Road Bike - 2018
The Merlin Cordite 105 is our versatile, lightweight carbon road bike which we’ve specifically engineered to be capable of handling long all-day epic rides, keeping you comfortable for longer. Our 2018 version of the Merlin Cordite featuring a slightly higher front end than an all-out racing bike not only puts you in a neutral position to help you stay fresher for longer but includes cleverly engineered seatstays that give a little bit of compliancy isolating you from road buzz and pot holes.
We have combined these compliant features with a large downtube and bottom bracket junction as well as super-stiff square chain stays to create a frame that is not only comfortable to ride but is also very responsive to pedaling input allowing you to accelerate and hold your speed meaning on a fast-paced group ride negotiating demanding roads with rolling hills you’ll be dictating the pace not following it.
The Merlin Cordite features Shimano’s excellent 105 5800 11 speed groupset which provides crisp, predictable gear shifting every time and superior braking thanks to dual pivot calipers and enhanced brake arch proportions giving a quicker linear response and increased braking power. A stiff 105 FC-5800 chainset lets you transfer all your pedaling power through to bike while a choice of Shimano or Fulcrum wheels and other finishing components lets you customise the finer details of this great handling carbon road bike before Merlin custom builds your own bike specifically for you.
Road.CC Review 3.5 / 5
“Competent, easy-to-live-with mile-muncher that's great value for money…” Full review here
Frame & Forks Details:
- 70% 24Tons Intermediate Modulus Carbon
- 25% 30Tons High Modulus Carbon
- 5% High-impact strength Liquid Crystal Polymer Carbon
High Modulus Full Carbon
- Frame: 990g (Size Medium)
- Fork: 385g
- 7.5kg with Fulcrum Racing 3 Wheels
- 7.75kg with Fulcrum Racing 7 Wheels
Sizing & fit:
PLEASE NOTE: All of our bikes are built to order. This usually takes between 3-8 working days depending on time of year