Merlin Cordite Ultegra Road Bike
The Cordite is our flagship carbon bike. For the Cordite we’ve combined the best aspects of cutting edge race technology with an impressive capability for all-day riding.
We don’t mean all-day riding in a cruising around taking-it-easy sense, we mean all-day speed and bike handling thrills.
The Cordite is a great bike for rolling hills and curvy terrain. It absolutely loves to be marching up ascents, screaming down descents or railing around corners. In a word: propulsive.
The muscley head tube is about 10mm taller than a traditional race bike which gives you a bit of respite from the attack stance. A bit of a breather before diving back into the adrenaline pool. We expect you to be spending more time on the drops than perhaps you’ve done previously simply because it is such an exciting and rewarding place to be on the Cordite.
You’ll notice how the Cordite is white and black just like our other models. You may also have noticed the red accents here and there. This red detailing was our designer’s way of indicating the Cordite’s potential for redline riding. Think: GTi.
This Cordite model has been built up with Shimano’s remarkable 11 speed Ultegra groupset with 52/36T chainset and super powerful brakes. This is widely regarded as the pinnacle of Shimano’s combination of functionality, durability and light weight. The Cordite frame also has full capability to go Di2 in the future if you so wish.
Fulcrum supply their well respected Racing 4 wheelset. 4ZA take care of the rest of the finishing kit with components from their Stratos range. There’s no corner-cutting or ugly OEM components on display here.
“We’d have no problem recommending it even to a relatively inexperienced mail-order buyer – just line up the handlebars, nip up the Allen key bolts and hit the road.
“What’s more, there’s a UCI sticker on the down tube, which means the frame has been put through the UCI’s testing procedure to approve it for road racing. That’s not something you get with every mass-produced Chinese carbon frame, and it’s another indicator that Merlin has done its homework.
• 24 Ton High Modulus Carbon
• Full carbon fork
• Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain
• Fulcrum Racing 4 wheelset
• 4ZA Stratos finishing kit
Frame: 24 Ton High Modulus Carbon
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 4 wheelset
Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II 25mm folding bead
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra 52/36T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra
Brake callipers: Shimano Ultegra
Handlebars: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos Dynamic Comfort
Weight: 8.2 kg
Rider height chart:
|Frame size||Rider height|
|S||5' 4" - 5' 7" or 162cm - 170cm|
|M||5' 7" - 5' 10" or 170cm - 178cm|
|L||5' 10" - 6' 1" or 178cm - 186cm|
|XL||6' 1" - 6' 4" or 186cm - 194cm|
These sizes are a guideline only. If you are unsure please contact our customer service team for assistance, firstname.lastname@example.org