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Eddy Merckx ETT Now Available, TT Frameset With Fresh Tech

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Eddy Merckx Cycles 2013 ETT Time Trial Framekit

We’ve been hinting at the full release of Eddy Merckx’s new ETT frame paired with the new Merckx 525 road bike. Designed in conjunction with Lexus as a time trial and triathlon bike, it looks phenomenal, and all the details just arrived.

Constructed from a high quality 500 Gpa carbon fiber, it’s being sold purely as a frame kit. Compatible with electronic cable routing, included is the Merckx branded ETT frame with ETT aerofork, integrated stem, a 1 1/8-1 11/2 headset, integrated TRP brand TTV brakeset, and two seatposts (a zero offset and reversible offset). The two seatposts allow for fit adjustment. A zero offset sits at 75° for TT positioning, while a reversible offset seatpost ranges from 72°-78° for triathlon positioning.

The big tech on this model is Merckx’s new Venturi Powerbox Technology. Three slabs of carbon are removed from the downtube, venting the bottom of the frame. Merckx claims that this cuts down drag, speeds up and simultaneously stabilizes the bike. Pricing is 3,495€. That’s about $4,300 at current exchange. Click ‘more’ for geometry…

Eddy Merckx Ett Frame 2013 Time Trial Triathlon Geometries

Distributed through i-Ride.co.uk.

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yo sukka
yo sukka
10 years ago

I am sorry, but, why the hell would you want to be seen on this chunker when you could be shredding singletrack(ALONE) in the woods, give it up. Get over seeing how fast you can ride on a track made for a car and go shred the buff trails in the woods and release you soul away from society!

Steve
10 years ago

Bring back Merckx Molteni Orange.

ccolagio
ccolagio
10 years ago

i mainly ride street, downhill, and trail – but i did road for a solid season with a 150ish+ miles a week. i get you on the mtb thing yo – but i promise that getting a group of 3+ strong riders each pulling in the front of a riding line as hard as they can, as long as they can with no more than a foot separating front and back wheels going 30ish mph on flat road is pretty damn fun

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

Looks very similar to BMC’s TT bike… Any collaboration there?

Mark
Mark
10 years ago

I’m not generally a fan of Tri or TT bikes. They all too often look unbalanced like they’re about to fall over on their noses, but leave it to the Italians to make a vehicle sexy..

mike
mike
10 years ago

I like the raised top tube. Bringing it inline with the stem always seemed to me an obvious way to reduce some drag.

Werdna
Werdna
10 years ago

I am sorry, but why would you want to bounce around on a noisy, heavy, old mountain bike when you could ride this smooth, beautiful machine as far as the heart desires?

guy
guy
10 years ago

Ride anything. Ride everything. Just get your kicks on any two wheels.

Keith
Keith
10 years ago

Mark, you mean leave it to the Belgians to make a vehicle look sexy.

Louis
Louis
10 years ago

This thing looks as aero as a brick with a parachute. Exposed cables, traditional rear brake.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
10 years ago

Aerodynamic analysis by picture and internet = Fail.

Mallory
Mallory
10 years ago

@Louis…not traditional brakes…integrated TRP mini v’s…ditto for the fork…I will agree that the cabling is poorly thought out & executed.

Mark
Mark
10 years ago

@Keith. wow. That’s embarrassing. (hangs head)

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