Merida Scultura Endurance Rival Edition
- Merida CF3 Carbon Frame
- 2 x 12 Speed SRAM Rival Drivetrain
- SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Merida Team SL45 Carbon Rims
- Continental GP5000 Tyres – 700 x 28c
With updated geometry for 2022, the Merida Scultura is the same capable road bike you know and love, but now with the most aerodynamic frame ever seen on a Scultura. Comfortable enough for all-day adventures, yet fast and lightweight enough for race day, the CF3 carbon frame boasts the same race-proven geometry as the Reacto range. With the vibration dampening carbon frame and fork, and the slick Continental GP5000 tyres, the Scultura is an enviable and durable race bike.
The Merida Scultura 7000 Road Bike builds on the excellent platform of the Scultura Rival Edition, featuring Merida Team SL45 tubeless-ready Carbon wheels for increased efficiency, aerodynamic gains and better feedback. It’s still a celebration of SRAM’s latest and most affordable road drivetrain: the exceptional SRAM Rival 2 x 12-speed groupset with an optimised 48-35T crankset and wide 10-36T cassette. As the new workhorse of the SRAM range, the Rival groupset provides smooth, precise and quick shifting on every ride without breaking the bank. Some riders have even suggested that they don’t notice the difference from models equipped with the mid-range SRAM Force drivetrain. As with all SRAM drivetrains, you receive Hydraulic Disc Brakes that offer increased power and responsive braking for enhanced control and confidence on all gradients, terrains and weather conditions. Merida has equipped the Scultura 7000 with FSA finishing kit so that you can fine-tune the fit to your exact specifications for increased comfort and more efficient transfer of power. As a result, you’ll find the Scultura 7000 responds to every minute input and provides the perfect amount of feedback so that you can really become one with your bike. To finish, the Scultura 7000 features Merida’s nifty wire port which allows the cables to be neatly routed into the frame, leaving the cockpit clean and uncluttered.
The Merida Scultura 7000 is the perfect introduction to wireless drivetrains, with SRAM’s new Rival eTap AXS drivetrain offering riders the most affordable electronic drivetrain to date while ensuring a clean, aesthetic cockpit design. It offers a neat upgrade on the Rival Edition, with the lighter wheels and smart finishing kit ensuring you can ride faster and be more efficient than ever before. When combined with the aerodynamic prowess of the Reacto, the Scultura 7000 is a slick road bike that can go all day and offers the speed needed for when you want to put yourself to the test and lay down the power.
NEW SCULTURA FRAME FAMILY
Newly updated for 2022, the new Scultura frame family incorporates aero details from the award-winning Reacto aero bike making this generation of Scultura the most aerodynamic ever. Now sharing its geometry with the Reacto, the Scultura takes its proven agility, comfort and lightweight design to the next level.
SRAM RIVAL ETAP AXS WIRELESS GROUPSET
The SRAM Rival eTAP AXS wireless groupset offers the crisp, precise wireless shifting and braking you know and love from the SRAM Force groupset, but at a more affordable price. Have confidence knowing you will get the perfect shift every time with the SRAM Rival eTap, leaving you to focus on what matters.
HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
Disc Brakes provide you with better braking performance in all conditions, unlike rim brakes which can be heavily impacted by dust and water, disc brakes maintain control in all conditions. These brakes give you confidence that you’ll stop when you need to and with a hydraulic system you will have greater control and have better feedback through your levers, hydraulic systems aren’t prone to cable stretch and self adjust as your brake pads wear down – meaning you can focus on the riding!
What do you recommend using the Scultura 7000 for?
This is a fantastic mid-level drop bar road bike, featuring a lightweight and stiff carbon frame that ensures it’s as efficient as it looks. While the all-new SRAM Rival drivetrain is a peach and makes the thought of upgrading to a wireless drivetrain practically a no-brainer. We recommend the 7000 for seasoned riders looking to upgrade to a 12-speed drivetrain that demand nothing less than a light and nimble climber.
What makes the Scultura 7000 different?
The all-new SRAM Rival eTap AXS drivetrain of course! The Rival eTap AXS Drivetrain offers all the performance of the established SRAM Force drivetrain, albeit with a small weight penalty. If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to upgrade to your first electronic drivetrain, then it’s hard to beat the value proposition that the Scultura Rival Edition offers.
Who is the Scultura 7000 designed for?
The Merida Scultura 7000 is for riders looking to upgrade to a wireless drivetrain while still retaining the lightweight, climbing prowess as they look to climb faster and ride further than before. It’s particularly suited to climbers and speed demons alike thanks to its wide-range 2 x 12-speed drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes and aerodynamic carbon wheels that mean your power transfer is more efficient than ever before. If you’re looking to set new records, especially on longer climbs, the Scultura 7000 will help you every step of the way.
|Click & Collect||Yes|
|Groupset||SRAM Rival eTap AXS|
|Rear Gears||12 Speed|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Bottom Bracket||Sram Pressfit Dub, Presfit 86.5|
|Brakes||Sram ED Rival eTap AXS; Hydraulic disc|
|Cassette||CS XG 1250 D1; 10-36 ATC; 12 GER|
|Chain||SRAM Rival 12s|
|Crankset||Sram Rival eTap AXS ; 48-35 ATC; Power Meter|
|Derailleur Front||Sram Rival eTap AXS|
|Derailleur Rear||Sram Rival eTap AXS; SS|
|Fork||SCULTURA CF3 disc; MAT carbon; 700x30C max. WHS|
|Frame||SCULTURA CF3 V; MAT carbon; 700x30C max. WHS; 100×12/ 142×12 AST; Pressfit 86,5|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT SL; MAT aluminium; 380mm(XXS) , 400mm (XS-S) , 420mm (M) , 440mm (L-XL)|
|Rims||MERIDA TEAM SL45; 100×12 WHF; 142×12 WHR; 19 IWR; 45 HRI; Centerlock; MAT carbon|
|Saddle||MERIDA EXPERT SL; V-mount; incl. MERIDA minitool|
|Seatpost||MERIDA TEAM SL; 27.2 DSP; 15 SSB; Carbon; S-Flex|
|Stem||FSA SMR ACR; MAT aluminium; -6 ASD|
|Shifters||Sram Rival eTAP AXS HRD|
|Tyres||Continental Grand Prix 5000S ; 700x28C; fold;|
|Speeds||2 x 12|
|Sizing SKUs||WXXS: MERR2265702, XS: MERR2265713, SM: MERR2265724, MD: MERR2265735, LG: MERR2265746, XL: MERR2265757|