DE ROSA MERAK 2013 - Very lovingly used, well serviced, maintained & upgraded.
A gorgeous full carbon bike from the Italian Artisan frame builders at De Rosa. this bike is pure quality, style and provides great comfort.
Being responsive and using your power efficiently are key to the design of the Merak Evolution and this comes through in the oversized bottom bracket and headtube areas which transfer every watt of power into forward motion. And of course, like any De Rosa, it looks amazing and will be the pride of your club run!
The De Rosa tuned geometry strikes the perfect balance making it excellent for head down racing or just embarking on an epic sportive ride.
Manufactured from Hi modulus carbon fibre, the frame is light, yet stiff. The bike, with its aero Tricolour carbon seat post and head-turning graphics features some of the latest design features, innovations and components.An all-up weight of just over 7KGS obviously helps here, but some credit also has to go to the frame’s stiffness — there’s an enthusiasm for acceleration and an underlying liveliness about this bike that shouts “race me!”
The Merak Athena is a must for the rider wanting more out of their cycling be it from racing or competing in a sportive event and is a pleasure to ride. This bike is a dream to ride - it descends amazingly well, remains well planted with no judder that you get from cheaper carbon bikes. It is stiff with no flex/ brake rub when sprinting and is super light at 7kg fully built.
Best bar none
Handling is another De Rosa strong point. The steering is fast and direct but never nervous — the oversized 1 1/2-inch tapered steerer and wide-bladed forks feel rock solid, whether cornering or braking hard, adding to the feeling of precision and security.
All this performance and precision hasn’t come at the price of comfort, though.
De Rosa has created something special with the Merak. Whatever the influence, the end result is a bike that should suit every type of rider.
This bike is also Di2 compatible.
Frameset Merak Evolution Toroyaca UD carbon frameset
Dura Ace 9000 groupset 2018
Dura Ace 9100 calipers & Swisstop pads 2021
Hunt Carbon Wheels 2021
FSA Carbon bar & stem
7.1kg fully built
Tyres: these will be upgraded to Hutchinson Fusion 5 performance . (not shown in pictures)