525. That’s the number of victories in Eddy Merckx’ storied career. Let that sink in for a moment. Even compared to today’s best riders, Eddy seems to be on another level. Because of that, 525 has been chosen for the name of their newest top end model. And just like Eddy, the bike seeks to strike a near perfect balance of speed on the flats, climbing ability, and comfort to tackle the worst cobbles.

Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder

Starting at the front, a stunning integrated bar and stem starts the 525 down its path to aerodynamic efficiency. Any hoses and wires are completely hidden in the bar, through the stem, and down into the aero spacer stack where they route through the frame and fork.

 

Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder

The front of the bike is also focused on stiffness with a squared tubing profiles and a massive head tube.

Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder

In contrast, the back of the bike is heavily slanted towards comfort with pencil thin seat stays and two flex zones to smooth out the rough stuff.

Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all 'rounder

Available in rim or disc brake models and mechanical or electronic drivetrains, the bike will fit up to 700c x 28mm tires. Along with the Stockeu69, AG2R La Mondiale will be racing this bike in the coming season. Pricing starts at €4,999.00 for the rim brake model or €6,499.00 for disc. 

Specs

  • Weight
    • Rim: 860 grams (frame size SMALL, painted) and 330 grams (fork, painted)
    • Disc: 925 grams (frame size SMALL, painted) and 360 grams (fork, painted)
  • Available in sizes XS to XL
  • Handlebar – stem combinations available from 38 cm to 44 cm and 9 cm to 14 cm
  • Three balance designs: the two stripes were chosen deliberately. The front line is clearly wider than the rear. The front therefore represents the strength and stiffness that the bicycle has at the front, while the left, rear line underlines the comfort of the rear stays. Available designs:
    • Glossy Black / Matt Black / Red
    • Burgundy Red Metallic / Gunmetal Grey (glossy finish)
    • AG2R Replica Design
  • Available in rim and disc
  • Available with electronic and mechanical groupsets
  • Stock collection is available in the Ultegra Di2 and Ultegra. The MyMerckx Dream Builder is available for the 525 (other groupsets can be configured)
  • Tyre clearance up to 28 mm
  • Choose your own unique colours and design through MyMerckx

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4 COMMENTS

  1. 1. Integrated bar and stem are so 2015 People want to be able to change their stem length and bar width independently.
    2. This is another one of these pseudo -aero bikes that copy aero features, but really aren’t that aero.
    3. The 28 mm max tire clearance is several years behind.
    4. The front center distance is too short for 28 mm tires.
    5. No details about the hidden cable routing?

    • Being upset that it only fits up to a 28mm tire is like criticizing a Porsche for not having more ground clearance. 28mm is more than enough for general road riding which is exactly what this is aimed at.

      Not sure about the integrated bar and stem comment either. They do seem very popular these days, love them or hate them. And you know what? If it fits you, awesome. And if not, then just get a separate bar and stem. Everyone is happy.

      • Agree. Without knowing the spec, a 1500 euro difference seems high for “starting” prices. Frame and fork seem a bit heavy for size small, too.

      • > Being upset that it only fits up to a 28mm tire is like
        > criticizing a Porsche for not having more ground clearance.

        Ground clearance is often an issue for sports cars. They may look like race cars, but they spent 99.9% of their time on public roads.

        The Specialized Tarmac is a racy bike, but it supports 30 mm tires. (Keep in mind that a 28 mm tire is a 25 mm tire on a wide rim.)

        > Not sure about the integrated bar and stem comment either.
        > They do seem very popular these days,

        Nope. Almost all manufactures have moved away from them.

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