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Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx Criterium

PBICRIEMC00M
Deposit $200.00
Total due $999.00
Was $1,499.00

    Click & Collect :

    • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
    • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.
    Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

    This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

    Features

    EDDY MERCKX CRITERIUM

    In a world where aluminium and carbon-fibre dominate bicycle frames, steel (unless you’re a die-hard Fan of Steel) often gets overlooked as desirable material for a bike frame.

    In this preview of the new Eddy Merckx Criterium, I’ll touch on why steel was used and outline the modern components that the frame is built with.

    But, first:

    WHY STEEL?

    Comfort. Durability. Ease of manufacture.

    These are the key characteristics of choosing steel over aluminium.

    You see, because steel is so easy to work with, frame builders can tune how compliant (or spring-y) the frame feels. But by its very nature, steel is more compliant than an equivalent aluminium frame.

    That compliance is key to comfort. The flex in the tubes absorb high-frequency road vibrations and deliver a smooth ride that often cannot be matched by aluminium - unless the frame undergoes some heavy hydroforming.

    Creativity is also another allure for frame builds. See those beautiful lugs on the fork? Yeah, that’s impossible to do with aluminium.

    Durability of steel frames makes it the choice for cyclists who value durability the most. That’s why for Audax (super long distance rides completed within a time limit) rides and touring you’ll see most riders on steel frames.

    WHO IS THE CRITERIUM FOR?

    Eddy Merckx states the Criterium would suit any inner city rider. Additionally, the Criterium is perfect for general fitness riders, commuters, tourers or those hit by a bit of nostalgia.

    THe Criterium is low and aggressive. So it’s going to suit riders who are at home on bikes like the Giant TCR, Trek Emonda and Specialized Tarmac.

    Or, those who generally don’t have issues with flexibility.

    Unlike the above race bikes, the Criterium leans towards stable, calm and measured handling.

    THE CRITERIUM’S COMPONENTS

    Shimano Claris components sit at the heart of the Criterium.

    Claris is the most affordable road bike-specific component in Shimano’s range. It’s suited to riders who value durability, robustness and cost-effective replacement of components.

    In short:

    They prefer workhorse components.

    There’s 2 front gears and 8 rear gears. Thoughtfully, Eddy has used Claris’ new wide range gear ratio - ranging from an 11-tooth cog to a massive 32-tooth cog.

    The benefits?

    This not only delivers more range (perfect for riding varied terrain), the large 32-tooth cog makes hill climbing much easier. So if you’re not super fit, don’t stress, the Criterium will make riding up hills easier than normal.

    Stem, seat post, handlebar and wheels are all made from aluminium to keep weight down.

    Specifications

    Frame Criterium
    Fork Hageland
    Crankset FSA 50T/34T
    Sprocket Shimano HG200 11T-32T
    Chain KMC X8
    Handlebar EM Retro Alloy
    Wheels EM Retro Alloy
    Tyres Kenda K184 Tan Wall
    Stem EM Retro Alloy
    Seat post EM Retro Alloy
    Saddle EM Retro
    Groupset Shimano Claris

    Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

    Eddy Merckx

    Eddy Merckx Criterium XS

    PBICRIEMC001
    Deposit $200.00
    Total due $999.00
    Was $1,499.00

      Click & Collect :

      • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
      • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.
      Pickup available
      In stock at Hoppers Crossing, Hallam, and Heidelberg
      Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

      This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

      Features

      EDDY MERCKX CRITERIUM

      In a world where aluminium and carbon-fibre dominate bicycle frames, steel (unless you’re a die-hard Fan of Steel) often gets overlooked as desirable material for a bike frame.

      In this preview of the new Eddy Merckx Criterium, I’ll touch on why steel was used and outline the modern components that the frame is built with.

      But, first:

      WHY STEEL?

      Comfort. Durability. Ease of manufacture.

      These are the key characteristics of choosing steel over aluminium.

      You see, because steel is so easy to work with, frame builders can tune how compliant (or spring-y) the frame feels. But by its very nature, steel is more compliant than an equivalent aluminium frame.

      That compliance is key to comfort. The flex in the tubes absorb high-frequency road vibrations and deliver a smooth ride that often cannot be matched by aluminium - unless the frame undergoes some heavy hydroforming.

      Creativity is also another allure for frame builds. See those beautiful lugs on the fork? Yeah, that’s impossible to do with aluminium.

      Durability of steel frames makes it the choice for cyclists who value durability the most. That’s why for Audax (super long distance rides completed within a time limit) rides and touring you’ll see most riders on steel frames.

      WHO IS THE CRITERIUM FOR?

      Eddy Merckx states the Criterium would suit any inner city rider. Additionally, the Criterium is perfect for general fitness riders, commuters, tourers or those hit by a bit of nostalgia.

      THe Criterium is low and aggressive. So it’s going to suit riders who are at home on bikes like the Giant TCR, Trek Emonda and Specialized Tarmac.

      Or, those who generally don’t have issues with flexibility.

      Unlike the above race bikes, the Criterium leans towards stable, calm and measured handling.

      THE CRITERIUM’S COMPONENTS

      Shimano Claris components sit at the heart of the Criterium.

      Claris is the most affordable road bike-specific component in Shimano’s range. It’s suited to riders who value durability, robustness and cost-effective replacement of components.

      In short:

      They prefer workhorse components.

      There’s 2 front gears and 8 rear gears. Thoughtfully, Eddy has used Claris’ new wide range gear ratio - ranging from an 11-tooth cog to a massive 32-tooth cog.

      The benefits?

      This not only delivers more range (perfect for riding varied terrain), the large 32-tooth cog makes hill climbing much easier. So if you’re not super fit, don’t stress, the Criterium will make riding up hills easier than normal.

      Stem, seat post, handlebar and wheels are all made from aluminium to keep weight down.

      Specifications

      Eddy Merckx

      Eddy Merckx Criterium Small

      PBICRIEMC002
      Deposit $200.00
      Total due $999.00
      Was $1,499.00

        Click & Collect :

        • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
        • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.
        Pickup available
        In stock at Hoppers Crossing, Hallam, and Heidelberg
        Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

        This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

        Features

        EDDY MERCKX CRITERIUM

        In a world where aluminium and carbon-fibre dominate bicycle frames, steel (unless you’re a die-hard Fan of Steel) often gets overlooked as desirable material for a bike frame.

        In this preview of the new Eddy Merckx Criterium, I’ll touch on why steel was used and outline the modern components that the frame is built with.

        But, first:

        WHY STEEL?

        Comfort. Durability. Ease of manufacture.

        These are the key characteristics of choosing steel over aluminium.

        You see, because steel is so easy to work with, frame builders can tune how compliant (or spring-y) the frame feels. But by its very nature, steel is more compliant than an equivalent aluminium frame.

        That compliance is key to comfort. The flex in the tubes absorb high-frequency road vibrations and deliver a smooth ride that often cannot be matched by aluminium - unless the frame undergoes some heavy hydroforming.

        Creativity is also another allure for frame builds. See those beautiful lugs on the fork? Yeah, that’s impossible to do with aluminium.

        Durability of steel frames makes it the choice for cyclists who value durability the most. That’s why for Audax (super long distance rides completed within a time limit) rides and touring you’ll see most riders on steel frames.

        WHO IS THE CRITERIUM FOR?

        Eddy Merckx states the Criterium would suit any inner city rider. Additionally, the Criterium is perfect for general fitness riders, commuters, tourers or those hit by a bit of nostalgia.

        THe Criterium is low and aggressive. So it’s going to suit riders who are at home on bikes like the Giant TCR, Trek Emonda and Specialized Tarmac.

        Or, those who generally don’t have issues with flexibility.

        Unlike the above race bikes, the Criterium leans towards stable, calm and measured handling.

        THE CRITERIUM’S COMPONENTS

        Shimano Claris components sit at the heart of the Criterium.

        Claris is the most affordable road bike-specific component in Shimano’s range. It’s suited to riders who value durability, robustness and cost-effective replacement of components.

        In short:

        They prefer workhorse components.

        There’s 2 front gears and 8 rear gears. Thoughtfully, Eddy has used Claris’ new wide range gear ratio - ranging from an 11-tooth cog to a massive 32-tooth cog.

        The benefits?

        This not only delivers more range (perfect for riding varied terrain), the large 32-tooth cog makes hill climbing much easier. So if you’re not super fit, don’t stress, the Criterium will make riding up hills easier than normal.

        Stem, seat post, handlebar and wheels are all made from aluminium to keep weight down.

        Specifications

        Eddy Merckx

        Eddy Merckx Criterium Medium

        PBICRIEMC003
        Deposit $200.00
        Total due $999.00
        Was $1,499.00

          Click & Collect :

          • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
          • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.
          Pickup available
          In stock at Hoppers Crossing
          Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

          This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

          Features

          EDDY MERCKX CRITERIUM

          In a world where aluminium and carbon-fibre dominate bicycle frames, steel (unless you’re a die-hard Fan of Steel) often gets overlooked as desirable material for a bike frame.

          In this preview of the new Eddy Merckx Criterium, I’ll touch on why steel was used and outline the modern components that the frame is built with.

          But, first:

          WHY STEEL?

          Comfort. Durability. Ease of manufacture.

          These are the key characteristics of choosing steel over aluminium.

          You see, because steel is so easy to work with, frame builders can tune how compliant (or spring-y) the frame feels. But by its very nature, steel is more compliant than an equivalent aluminium frame.

          That compliance is key to comfort. The flex in the tubes absorb high-frequency road vibrations and deliver a smooth ride that often cannot be matched by aluminium - unless the frame undergoes some heavy hydroforming.

          Creativity is also another allure for frame builds. See those beautiful lugs on the fork? Yeah, that’s impossible to do with aluminium.

          Durability of steel frames makes it the choice for cyclists who value durability the most. That’s why for Audax (super long distance rides completed within a time limit) rides and touring you’ll see most riders on steel frames.

          WHO IS THE CRITERIUM FOR?

          Eddy Merckx states the Criterium would suit any inner city rider. Additionally, the Criterium is perfect for general fitness riders, commuters, tourers or those hit by a bit of nostalgia.

          THe Criterium is low and aggressive. So it’s going to suit riders who are at home on bikes like the Giant TCR, Trek Emonda and Specialized Tarmac.

          Or, those who generally don’t have issues with flexibility.

          Unlike the above race bikes, the Criterium leans towards stable, calm and measured handling.

          THE CRITERIUM’S COMPONENTS

          Shimano Claris components sit at the heart of the Criterium.

          Claris is the most affordable road bike-specific component in Shimano’s range. It’s suited to riders who value durability, robustness and cost-effective replacement of components.

          In short:

          They prefer workhorse components.

          There’s 2 front gears and 8 rear gears. Thoughtfully, Eddy has used Claris’ new wide range gear ratio - ranging from an 11-tooth cog to a massive 32-tooth cog.

          The benefits?

          This not only delivers more range (perfect for riding varied terrain), the large 32-tooth cog makes hill climbing much easier. So if you’re not super fit, don’t stress, the Criterium will make riding up hills easier than normal.

          Stem, seat post, handlebar and wheels are all made from aluminium to keep weight down.

          Specifications

          Eddy Merckx

          Eddy Merckx Criterium Large

          PBICRIEMC004
          Deposit $200.00
          Total due $999.00
          Was $1,499.00

            Click & Collect :

            • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
            • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.
            Pickup available
            In stock at Hoppers Crossing and Heidelberg
            Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

            This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

            Features

            EDDY MERCKX CRITERIUM

            In a world where aluminium and carbon-fibre dominate bicycle frames, steel (unless you’re a die-hard Fan of Steel) often gets overlooked as desirable material for a bike frame.

            In this preview of the new Eddy Merckx Criterium, I’ll touch on why steel was used and outline the modern components that the frame is built with.

            But, first:

            WHY STEEL?

            Comfort. Durability. Ease of manufacture.

            These are the key characteristics of choosing steel over aluminium.

            You see, because steel is so easy to work with, frame builders can tune how compliant (or spring-y) the frame feels. But by its very nature, steel is more compliant than an equivalent aluminium frame.

            That compliance is key to comfort. The flex in the tubes absorb high-frequency road vibrations and deliver a smooth ride that often cannot be matched by aluminium - unless the frame undergoes some heavy hydroforming.

            Creativity is also another allure for frame builds. See those beautiful lugs on the fork? Yeah, that’s impossible to do with aluminium.

            Durability of steel frames makes it the choice for cyclists who value durability the most. That’s why for Audax (super long distance rides completed within a time limit) rides and touring you’ll see most riders on steel frames.

            WHO IS THE CRITERIUM FOR?

            Eddy Merckx states the Criterium would suit any inner city rider. Additionally, the Criterium is perfect for general fitness riders, commuters, tourers or those hit by a bit of nostalgia.

            THe Criterium is low and aggressive. So it’s going to suit riders who are at home on bikes like the Giant TCR, Trek Emonda and Specialized Tarmac.

            Or, those who generally don’t have issues with flexibility.

            Unlike the above race bikes, the Criterium leans towards stable, calm and measured handling.

            THE CRITERIUM’S COMPONENTS

            Shimano Claris components sit at the heart of the Criterium.

            Claris is the most affordable road bike-specific component in Shimano’s range. It’s suited to riders who value durability, robustness and cost-effective replacement of components.

            In short:

            They prefer workhorse components.

            There’s 2 front gears and 8 rear gears. Thoughtfully, Eddy has used Claris’ new wide range gear ratio - ranging from an 11-tooth cog to a massive 32-tooth cog.

            The benefits?

            This not only delivers more range (perfect for riding varied terrain), the large 32-tooth cog makes hill climbing much easier. So if you’re not super fit, don’t stress, the Criterium will make riding up hills easier than normal.

            Stem, seat post, handlebar and wheels are all made from aluminium to keep weight down.

            Specifications

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