Merlin X3.0 105 Gravel Winter Bike - 2018
The Merlin X3.0 105 gravel winter bike is our most versatile gravel bike yet. We’ve created a disc-brake equipped bike with plenty of clearance for wide, comfortable tyres and included full mudguards that can be quickly removed and refitted depending on your mood and the conditions making this Shimano 105 equipped bike a true all-year-round bike capable of taking on weekend adventures on tracks and trails as well as being able to cope with the daily commute to and from work in all weathers.
Made from lightweight aluminium so it’s strong enough to take the odd knock the X3.0 features a light, comfortable Oryx carbon fork with an alloy steerer and a thru-axle to enhance stiffness and steering precision as well as eliminating the potential for any brake rub. The geometry of the Merlin X3.0 Gravel bike has been designed to put you in a neutral, stable position on the bike to helping you negotiate the challenges of off-road terrain and the demands of being on the bike for longer rides and with clearance for 40mm tyres an already comfy ride can be a super plush almost armchair-like experience.
A reliable and hardwearing Shimano 105 5800 groupset offers dependable shifting, enhanced with a weather protected hidden cable routing and combined with Shimano’s brilliant RS805 hydraulic brakes which offer safe, consistent braking in all weathers and riding conditions. Well specced with light but durable Fulcrum Racing Sport DB wheels combined with fast rolling Clement X’Plor 36mm tyres the Merlin X3.0 features Deda finishing kit and a comfortable Forza Stratos saddle.
The Merlin X3.0 105 Gravel winter bike ticks a lot of boxes. Gravel, winter, commuter, all-rounder, this could be the ultimate do-it-all bike.
- Frame: 6061-T6 aluminium frame
- Fork: Oryx carbon/ alloy fork
- Wheels: Fulcrum Racing Sport DB
- Tyres: Clement X'Plor - 700x36c
- Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano 105 ST-5800
- Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-5800
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800 (Long Cage)
- Chainset: Shimano RS510 - 34/50T
- Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5800 - 11/32T
- Chain: KMC X11
- Pedals: Not included
- Saddle: Forza Stratos
- Seatpost: Deda Zero
- Handlebars: Deda Zero
- Grips: Black
- Stem: Deda Zero
- Brake calipers: Shimano RS805 Hydraulic
- Mudguards: SKS Full
Upgrades over our X3.0 Tiagra Gravel Winter bike:
- Groupset: Shimano 105 5800 - 11 Speed
- Brakeset: Shimano RS805 Hydraulic Disc Brakes