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Giovanni Visconti’s Merida Scultura – Gallery

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Giovanni Visconti's Merida Scultura

Giovanni Visconti's Merida Scultura
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Visconti has spint shifters on the thumb position of the handlebar drops

Visconti has spint shifters on the thumb position of the handlebar drops
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25mm tyres are the general consensus in the peloton

25mm tyres are the general consensus in the peloton
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Prologo OneTouch handlebar tape

Prologo OneTouch handlebar tape
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The rear brake internal cable exits underneath the downtube

The rear brake internal cable exits underneath the downtube
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Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series front brake

Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series front brake
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The seat position is just beyond the recommended maximum limits and marked for ease of setup

The seat position is just beyond the recommended maximum limits and marked for ease of setup
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The brand new SRM PC-8 had not had it's protective sticker removed

The brand new SRM PC-8 had not had it's protective sticker removed
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A closer look at the bottom bracket area

A closer look at the bottom bracket area
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The SRM speed sensor

The SRM speed sensor
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The Fulcrum wheels are equipped with Campagnolo ceramic bearings

The Fulcrum wheels are equipped with Campagnolo ceramic bearings
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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 brake/shift levers

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 brake/shift levers
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The gold SRM PC-8

The gold SRM PC-8
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Neat gear cable exits on the chainstay

Neat gear cable exits on the chainstay
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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 derailleurs

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 derailleurs
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A closer look at the pedals

A closer look at the pedals
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Bahrain-Merida use Continental Competition tubular tyres

Bahrain-Merida use Continental Competition tubular tyres
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Carbon hubs on the Fulcrum wheels

Carbon hubs on the Fulcrum wheels
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Bahrain-Merida Merida Scultura for 2017

Bahrain-Merida Merida Scultura for 2017
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The Bahrain-Merida team are equipped with SRM's new powermeter crankset

The Bahrain-Merida team are equipped with SRM's new powermeter crankset
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Shimano Dura-Ace pedals for the new WorldTour team

Shimano Dura-Ace pedals for the new WorldTour team
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Visconti opts for 53-39 chainrings

Visconti opts for 53-39 chainrings
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Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages

Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages
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The Prologo saddle features a flash of the team colours

The Prologo saddle features a flash of the team colours
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Prologo's Nago C3 saddle

Prologo's Nago C3 saddle
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The rear end of the Scultura

The rear end of the Scultura
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The rear brake is positioned under the bottom bracket

The rear brake is positioned under the bottom bracket
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Each Bahrain-Merida rider received a custom gold coloured SRM PC-8 unit

Each Bahrain-Merida rider received a custom gold coloured SRM PC-8 unit
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Vision Trimax 4D carbon handlebars

Vision Trimax 4D carbon handlebars
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The FSA OS stem has been fitted with a carbon face plate

The FSA OS stem has been fitted with a carbon face plate
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FSA SL-K seatpost

FSA SL-K seatpost
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Visconti runs a Dura-Ace 11 speed cassette with 11-28 cogs

Visconti runs a Dura-Ace 11 speed cassette with 11-28 cogs
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The newly formed Bahrain-Merida team enters the WorldTour with part of the infrastructure of the Lampre-Merida setup, while the majority of the old squad has formed the newly named UAE-Abu Dhabi team. The Merida namesake has stuck with the Bahrain team however, giving options of the Merida Scultura, Reacto and Warp frames combined with Shimano groupsets and Fulcrum wheels.

The distinctive blue, red and gold colours of the team form the main design for the frame, whilst flashes of the same colours also appear on the saddle. SRM supply the team’s powermeters and issued each rider of the team with a special gold coloured SRM PC-8 head unit. As well as the head unit, SRM supply the eye catching cranks, developed from existing THM Clavicula cranks and newly branded as SRM. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 supplies the chainrings, brakes and shifting.

Finishing kit on Gionvanni Visconti’s bike comes from FSA and Vision components; with Italian brand Prologo supplying contact point comfort with a Nago C3 saddle and OneTouch handlebar tape. Visconti’s saddle is set forward, with the clamp positioned beyond Prologo’s recommended safety limits.

Visconti rolls on Fulcrum Speed 40 tubular wheels paired with Continental Competition 25mm tubular tyres. The Fulcrum wheels are equipped with CULT bearings. Developed by Campagnolo, CULT bearings’ tests claim when spun to 500rpm, the wheels will continue to spin for nine times longer than wheels with standard bearings.

 

Full Specifications:
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Merida Scultura, size 50
Fork: Merida Road Carbon Race
Stem: FSA OS
Handlebar: Vision Trimax 4D handlebars, 410mm
Tape: Prologo OneTouch
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace
Brake/Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed
Crankset: SRM, 172.5mm
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheelset: Fulcrum Speed 40 tubular
Tyres: Continental Competition tubular, 25mm
Saddle: Prologo Nago C3
Seatpost: FSA SL-K
Bottle cages: Elite Pase