This De Rosa Merak Carbon ISP Frame and Fork 2011 is no longer available although you may find similar or newer versions below:
The Merek carbon frameset with Integrated Seat Post (ISP)
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
The "New Merak" project is based on carbon fibre carefully selected with other composite materials to lead to the creation and use of a fibre mix in which their various features are combined, aimed at enhancing the mechanical characteristics and consequently the performance of the frame.
The result guarantees lightness, a high degree of rigidity, outstanding resistance fatigue together with extreme aeroelastic performance. The new MERAK can also accommodate the fitting of the "BB30" central movement. Moreover, the "High Moment Inertial Tafer" steering tube makes it possible to use steering with 1.1/2 bearings and relative "oversize" fork designed for it.
The aerodynamic, integrated seat pillar houses an elliptical saddle support with a 25mm adjustment. To conclude, the design is fascinating: from the shapes that are as important as they are elegant, highlighted by eye-catching graphics, to colour schemes that make the MERAK a frame bound for new glory.
Road frames have come a long way in recent years with new advancements in technology and materials. Carbon fibre, aluminium and titanium are all widely used now as well as the more traditional steel tubesets. They all have their own advantages: aluminium offers good performance at a reasonable price, titanium offers ultimate performance at a premium price while carbon fibre offers superb comfort and performance at intermediate cost. It is not uncommon for the materials to be mixed to give the benefits of all the materials in one frame - a carbon fibre rear end on an aluminium frame, for example. Here at Wiggle we list a selection of road frames to suit most budgets, from the affordable aluminium frames right up to the technically advanced carbon and titanium frames from leading manufacturers.
Few bike brands can claim to be as beautifully crafted or as lovingly made as De Rosa – so we're understandably excited about stocking them @ Wiggle. Formed in 1953, De Rosa is synonymous with everything cyclists know and love about Italian bikes: passion, master craftsmanship, skill and precision. Whether it's the hand-finished steel Neo Primato frameset which catches your eye or the Merak Carbon, all bikes are created with the same close attention to detail by the family-run De Rosa company, which is based in Milan. These are the bikes which Ugo de Rosa dreamt of building as a teenager. More than half a century later, his dreams are reality and countless champions have ridden – and still ride – his prestigious bikes. His love and enthusiasm for cycling is reflected in every single bike made. A De Rosa bike is the kind of bike you buy and keep forever...
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