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Code: CORDITE-R7000
2019 Merlin Cordite carbon road bike with the Shimano 105 R7000 groupset

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 2019 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.

 

Featuring:

The Merlin Cordite features Shimano’s excellent 105 R7000 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-R7000 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 2018 5800 model

“Competent, easy-to-live-with mile-muncher that's great value for money…” Full review here

 

Frame & Forks Details:

 

Frame:

  • 70% 24Tons Intermediate Modulus Carbon
  • 25% 30Tons High Modulus Carbon
  • 5% High-impact strength Liquid Crystal Polymer Carbon

Fork:

High Modulus Full Carbon

Groupset:

Full Shimano R7000 11 Speed.

Choice of chainset ring sizes and crank lengths

Choice of SS (Short) for the cassettes up to 11-30 and GS (Medium) for the 11-32 and 11-34 cassettes

 

Weight:

  • Frame: 990g (Size Medium)
  • Fork: 385g

 

Bike Weights:

  • 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

Bought the Merlin Cordite 105 with Fulcrum Quattro LG wheels, Lovely piece of kit coming in at just under 8kg. 105 shifting is buttery smooth though some initial front derailleur issues needed dealing with. Wheels heavier that my current Campag Zonda's by 200g but but roll really really well, a little lifeless on the climbs but no great issue. Went with a compact and 11-32 cassette as the head still feels 18 but the legs feeling all of the 49 years. Service great will definitely use them again