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Merckx EMX-5 Road Bike Frame - 2010

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Merckx EMX-5 Road Bike Frame - 2010:

"The Cannibal" never needs a formal introduction, but his collections of bicycles — produced with some of the most advanced technological innovations — are so good that they deserve to be carefully addressed. The Quick-Step boys were in on the Belgian's secrets from the get-go, as they rode the EMX-5's race-oriented platform for the 2010 season. The frameset blends low weight, stiffness, and speed into a complete race-ready package.

Starting with the frame itself, Merckx's EMX-5 was constructed using a full carbon laminate layup. Essentially, this technique involves layering the carbon fiber sheets together in ways that maximize the strength and rigidity of the frame. This layup is combined with Merckx's structural reinforcement design, which places the high modular (46HM3K) stiffness fibers in strategic areas for added reinforcement. These fibers are used in conjunction with high-strength fibers at force-load-heavy zones, such as the bottom bracket and head tube junctions. By using these methods together, Merckx engineers were able to add material where it's needed for increased rigidity, while removing material at less flex-prone areas to keep the overall weight as low as possible. This is the same technique used for all of Merckx's top-end carbon road frames, as it yields the ideal combination of stiffness, low weight, and vertical compliance.

The EMX-5 provides a comfortable ride, yet it still possesses the race-tuned characteristics that are necessary for competitive road racing. Aside from the frame's optimized layup schedule, the fork has also been designed to deliver maximum stability and speed. The carbon blades flare to a wide shape toward the 1-1/8in steerer, which works to both cut wind drag and provide precise handling up front. Similarly, at the rear end of the frame, both the seatstays and chainstays were designed with handling and power transfer in mind. Their slender shapes provide the ideal blend of comfort and transmission of power directly to the rear wheel.

The Merckx EMX-5 Road Bike Frame - 2010 is available in sizes 44, 50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, and 60cm and in the colors Black, Red, and White. Please note that the frame requires a 70mm Italian bottom bracket.

Features:

Frame Material:
46HM3K carbon fiber
Fork Material:
46HM3K carbon fiber
Rear Axle:
130 mm
Dropout Type:
vertical
Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger:
yes
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/8in
Headset Included:
yes
Bottom Bracket Type:
70 mm Italian
Front Derailleur Mount:
braze-on
Derailleur Pull:
bottom
Seat Collar:
Merckx
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Cable Routing:
external
Recommended Use:
competitive road training and racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Sizing Chart:

Eddy Merckx

Geometry Chart

 

EMX-5 2010
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

44 44.0cm 50.8cm 12.0cm 70.0o 74.1o
50 50.0cm 53.0cm 12.5cm 71.0o 73.7o
52 52.0cm 54.0cm 14.0cm 71.8o 73.5o
54 54.0cm 54.5cm 16.0cm 71.8o 73.0o
55 55.0cm 55.5cm 17.0cm 72.0o 73.0o
56 56.0cm 56.2cm 18.0cm 72.0o 72.5o
57 57.0cm 57.0cm 19.0cm 72.0o 72.5o
58 58.0cm 58.0cm 19.5cm 72.8o 72.4o
60 60.0cm 59.0cm 21.0cm 72.8o 72.0o

More Photos:

Red, 44cm
Black, 52cm
White, 53cm

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