The Merida Scultura packs a punch, combining the aerodynamic prowess of the Reacto with the lighter weight and shorter wheelbase of seasoned climbing bikes. The result is a nimble and lightning-quick road bike ready to climb, descend or just roll through flat sections.
The Scultura Rim 100 model features the ever-reliable 2 x 8-speed Shimano Claris groupset, which offers precise shifting with brilliant control for smooth, silent and crisp performance on the road. The standard 50-34T crankset and optimised 11-28T 8-speed cassette will ensure you have the range to climb mountains with ease, and equally, you’ll be able to spin along the flat without tiring. In order to keep weight to a minimum, and to provide a retro road riding feel, Merida have taken the decision to use rim brakes rather than disc brakes. if you talk to any climbing specialists or retro enthusiasts, they’ll tell you that nothing provides the same level of feedback as rim brakes – and they’re not wrong! You’ll find the Scultura Rim 100 really responds to every input to put you in cycling nirvana. To minimise rolling resistance, the speedy 700 x 25c Maxxis Dolomites tyres have been specced to give you raw speed and the ability to unleash your potential in the saddle.
The Merida Scultura Rim 100 Road Bike is a great mid-range road bike for commuting or casual weekend group rides. With its nimble handling and comfort, the Scultura Rim 100 is ideal for most amateur riders who want a dynamic road bike. Merida have designed the Rim 100 with edgy and innovative technology contrasted against the simplicity of rim brakes to provide you with a slick ride that is both fast and fun. If you’re after an enthralling ride, look no further than the Merida Scultura Rim 100.
The fork features a tapered steerer, you’ll have precise and confident steering. With carbon’s special properties you’ll gain great lateral stiffness for control and vertical tolerances which enable a more absorbent more comfortable ride. Best of both worlds!
DOUBLE FRONT CHAINRING
This bike features a double front chainring meaning you’ll have full access to higher and lower gearing perfectly suited for dynamic rides across varying grades of terrain. You’ll have plenty of options to keep you steady up climbs and enough to keep you spinning comfortably on descents as well. With 2 chainrings at the front, you’ll be prepared to take on any ride, short, steep, long or flat!
DOUBLE & TRIPLE BUTTING
Butting is varying the thickness of the tubing throughout frame construction you get the benefit of strength where you need it and a lightweight design everywhere else. As part of the process, frames are heated and cooled significantly increasing the strength of the tubing.
What do you recommend using the Scultura Rim 100 for?
This is a great entry-level drop bar road bike, featuring a lightweight aluminium design that makes it affordable without detracting from the dynamics of the design. We recommend the Scultura 100 as a great entrance to the world of road riding, whether it’s the early morning commute or a casual weekend group ride.
What makes the Scultura Rim 100 different?
The Scultura Range has been designed with a lot of technology from Merida’s premium aero performance bike, the Reacto. As a result, the Scultura features the high-end aerodynamic DNA of the Reacto, while still maintaining its place as a light, comfortable and affordable climber.
Who is the Scultura Rim 100 designed for?
The Scultura Rim 100 is for those looking for an introduction to the world of performance road riding while maintaining an affordable budget. Whether you’re looking for a fast commuter bike or a chance to go out for some longer rides on the weekend it’s the complete package.
|Rear Gears||8 Speed|
|Brake Type||Rim Brake|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA TH-7420ST, Cartridge Bearing|
|Brakes||Lee Chi ROAD Dual Pivot|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Claris|
|Cassette||Sunrace CS8; 11-28T; 8 GER|
|Crankset||FSA Tempo (Length: 165 mm-4S/3S/XXS, 170 mm-XS/S, 172.5 mm-SM/ML, 175 mm-L/XL)|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano Claris|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Claris|
|Fork||SCULTURA RIM CF2; 700x25C max. WHS|
|Frame||SCULTURA LITE BSA; MAT aluminium; 700x25C max. WHS; 100×9/ 135×9 AST; BSA BBR|
|Handlebar||MERIDA EXPERT SL; MAT aluminium; 380mm(XXS) , 400mm (XS-S) , 420mm (S/M-M/L) , 440mm (L-XL)|
|Headset||MERIDA M2339 Neck|
|Hubs||F: Road seal bearing; 100 x 9mm width; 24h | R: Road seal bearing; 130 x 9mm width; 28h|
|Rims||MERIDA COMP SL; 17 IWR; 20 HRI; MAT aluminium; not Tubeless ready|
|Saddle||MERIDA COMP SL; V-mount|
|Seatpost||MERIDA COMP CC; MAT aluminium; 27.2 DSP; 5 SSB|
|Stem||MERIDA COMP CC; 31.8 DSH; MAT aluminium; -6 ASD|
|Tyres||Maxxis Pursuer; 700x25C; fold|
|Speeds||2 x 8|
|Sizing SKUs||XXS: MERR2241416, XS: MERR2241427, SM: MERR2241438, SM/MD: MERR2241449, MD/LG: MERR2241450, LG: MERR2241461, XL: MERR2241472|