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Merlin MALT-CR SL Carbon Road Frame

This item was discontinued 6th March 2018.

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Merlin Malt CR-SL carbon road frame - the perfect all-rounder

We took inspiration from our much-loved Malt-CR for this SL version. We opted for an even higher grade of carbon - T700 Toray carbon - which not only saves a whole bunch of weight, it also enabled us to do a bit more with how the frame rides. Lighter, more responsive, just plain faster. But without any of the teeth-chatering harshenss of some carbon bikes.

Don't get us wrong, the SL is designed for performance. It's a race bike after all. We've tuned the carbon layup for 'real world' riding too though. We think riders still want to spend a long time in the saddle no matter what bike they're on.

The Malt-CR SL builds into a fabulous all-round everyday road bike for the performance orientated rider. There are 2 types of the Malt CR-SL frame, a specific Di2 model designed for the use of internal Di2 cables (this frame can also take a standard groupset) and the standard internal routed frame.



  • Frame Full carbon monocoque construction
  • T700 Toray Carbon Fibre
  • Weight: Approx. 970g
  • Full carbon forks with tapered steerer
  • Full integral cable routing
  • Bottom bracket: BB86 (Shimano BB71-41B NOT INCLUDED)
  • Replaceable gear hanger
  • Front Mech Mount: Braze-on
  • Headset: 1 1/8 - 1.5" Integrated headset Campag fit (not supplied)
  • Fork: 1 1/8 tapered carbon steerer

Please note headset is not supplied.

Geometry Information 

Well made and attractive frame, very light and a good fit for me.
I purchased this carbon frame as a replacement for my bike that damaged in an accident. The bike was easy to build with no fitment issues. I have put 300 miles on the frame and it feels solid. Great quality and excellent value. Recommend ordering the headset and bottom bracket at the same time.
This Frameset is exactly what I was looking for. Premium quality without the premium price tag of the major brands. Initial impressions are good. I've done a couple mountainous rides and the bike responds so much better than my giant. It's a lot more snappy which I like. Also, If I go down in a crit, I don't have to worry about replacing a $2000+ frame.
Just great, rides like a champ.. great job Merlin, got two of them....
This frame is every bit as good as the major worldwide name brands. Frame is lightweight, stiff yet comfortable over bumps, and the finishing is top notch. Merlin shipped this to me in the U.S. in 3 days - great service.