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Merlin Cordite 105 Carbon Road Bike – Limited Edition

This item was discontinued 11th February 2020.

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Code: CORDITE-5800-LTD
Merlin Cordite 105 Carbon Road Bike – Limited Edition

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 Ltd features Shimano’s excellent 105 5800 11 speed groupset which provides crisp, predictable gear shifting every time and superior braking thanks to our Shimano 105 R7000 dual pivot caliper upgrade. A stiff 105 FC-5800 chainset lets you transfer all your pedaling power through to bike while a choice of Shimano or Fulcrum wheels provides fast acceleration and safe, predictable bike handling.


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



  • Wheels: Shimano WH-RS11 Clincher - 700c (black & red bike)
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport  - 700x25c (black & red bike)
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 3 Clincher – 700c (grey & yellow bike)
  • Tyres: Continental GP 4000 - 700x25c (grey & yellow bike)


  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano 105 5800 11-speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800 11-speed
  • Chainset: Shimano 105 5800 34/50T
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 11/28T
  • Chain: 11 Speed
  • Pedals: Not included


  • Saddle: Pro Griffion (red & black bike)
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X1 (grey & yellow bike)
  • Seatpost: Deda Zero 1
  • Handlebars: Deda Zero 1 (black & red bike)
  • Handlebars: Deda SuperZero Aero (grey & yellow bike)
  • Stem: Deda Zero 1 (black & red bike)
  • Stem: Deda SuperZero - (grey & yellow bike)
  • Brake calipers: Shimano 105 R7000


Sizing & fit:


PLEASE NOTE: All of our bikes are built to order. This usually takes between 8-10 working days depending on time of year.