This frameset (Frame and forks) comes without a Integrated Seat Post (ISP) and is also available in 7 sizes. De Rosa launched this frame last year and due to its big success they have decided to keep it for the 2014 collection.
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Its success is due to its aeroelastic performance that provides excellent results in terms of resistance to fatigue. The “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.
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.
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...
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||156 - 160cm||160 - 165cm||165 - 170cm||170 - 175cm||175 - 180cm||180 - 185cm||185 - 188cm|
|ft||5′ 1″ - 5′ 3″||5′ 3″ - 5′ 5″||5′ 5″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 7″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 9″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 2″|
|Inside Leg||cm||66 - 69cm||69 - 71cm||71 - 73cm||73 - 76cm||76 - 78cm||78 - 81cm||81 - 83cm|
|inches||26″ - 27″||27″ - 28″||28″ - 29″||29″ - 30″||30″ - 31″||31″ - 32″||32″ - 33″|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||505mm||525mm||535mm||545mm||555mm||565mm||580mm|
|Seat Tube - Center to Virtual Top||mm||47mm||49mm||51mm||54mm||55mm||57mm||59mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||75°||75°||74.5°||74°||73.5°||73°||72.6°|
|Bottom Bracket to Fork||mm||568mm||574mm||579mm||582mm||587mm||590mm||600mm|
|Bottom Bracket Height||mm||267mm||267mm||267mm||267mm||267mm||267mm||267mm|
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