Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 105 Road Bike - 2016
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Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 105 Road Bike - 2016

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Found 26th Jun 2017
Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 105 Road Bike

Until the 1967 Giro, Eddy Merckx was known mainly as a sprinter. By winning the very tough 12th mountain stage, finishing at the Block Haus, he also made his name as an outstanding climber and tour rider. The BlockHaus67 has an ultra-light (1,150 grams) and stiff aluminum frame, with a carbon fork (360 grams). Eddy Merckx Cycles has a rich history as an aluminum frame builder and is therefore launching this premium aluminum racing bike that can compete on results with the best alloy racing machines in the world. The BlockHaus67 truly combines outstanding stiffness-to-weight values with great compliance. Ideal as a light climber that stands up to hard knocks.

Specification:

Frame: Eddy Merckx Alloy 6069 TB

Fork: Eddy Merckx Carbon Monocoque

Groupset: Shimano 105 5800 - 11 Speed

Shifters: Shimano 105 5800

Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800

Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800

Shifters: Shimano 105 5800

Brakes: Shimano 105 5800

Chainset: Shimano 105 FC5800 - 34/50

Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 - 11/28T

Handlebars: Deda RHM Zero

Stem: Deda Zero

Seat Post: Deda Zero

Saddle: Prologo K3

Wheelset: Shimano RS010 - 700c

Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport - 25 mm

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Nice find. There's only xs, s and xl in stock though unfortunately.
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ClashInDevon

Are you sure you can get a discount if you are a British Cycling member? … Are you sure you can get a discount if you are a British Cycling member? I am a member and I know nothing about a discount at Merlin and there doesn't seem to be any mention of it on the British Cycling website.



You are totally right it's Chain Reaction Cycles not Merlin! My bad it's been a long day
Pretty sure both frame and forks are made in Asia which are both described as Eddy Merckx frame and forks. If its important to you to have a bike named after a famous sportsman then ok but otherwise the bike should be assessed completely on reviews and the components you get for the money. Pricing only looks ok to me on skim reading the spec.
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Most big brand name bikes source frames in this price range from Taiwan and China. Not a bad thing and this frame is triple butted its a decent spec frame.
billynewing6 h, 1 m ago

Most big brand name bikes source frames in this price range from Taiwan …Most big brand name bikes source frames in this price range from Taiwan and China. Not a bad thing and this frame is triple butted its a decent spec frame.


True but the copy above says;

Eddy Merckx Cycles has a rich history as an aluminum frame builder and is therefore launching this premium aluminum racing bike that can compete on results with the best alloy racing machines in the world.

That definitely implies made by Eddy Merckx not we sourced good quality frames from taiwan for our bike and components in China and assembled them in Belgium. I suppose the clue is in the rich history reference. My point is there is a lot of deception in the way bikes are described to make consumers believe a far east sourced bike has strong European connections but really its pretty much a badge slap. Sometimes you see reference to so called European designed frame and yet the exact same geometry is used by many other bikes or the actual manufacturer of the frame for its taiwanese or chinese branded bikes. I'm not saying that is the case here but there is a huge level of dishonesty in the way many bikes are marketed.
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