Sonny Colbrelli was first seen race testing the third incarnation of the Merida Reacto at the Criterium du Dauphine in June, before the 2018 version of the bike was launched officially ahead of the Tour de France.
The aero frame sees updates to improve comfort and aerodynamics and reducing weight.
Bahrain-Merida raced on dark blue versions of the bike this season following the launch earlier in the year, but ahead of the 2018 season the team opt for a black design while retaining the distinctive gold and red detailing of the team.
Gold detailing of the bike continues with the SRM PC-8 headunit that pairs with the SRM Origin crankset. Colbrelli runs 172.5mm cranks and 53/39 Dura-Ace 9000 series chainrings.
A Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset is paired with the frameset, with Fulcrum providing the Speed 55T carbon tubular wheels for Colbrelli.
Prologo supply the contact points of handlebar tape, which wrap the Vision Metron 6D bars, and a custom Prologo Scratch 2 Nack saddle.
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