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Sonny Colbrelli's 2018 Merida Reacto – Gallery

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Sonny Colbrelli's 2018 Merida Reacto

Sonny Colbrelli's 2018 Merida Reacto
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Aerodynamic profiling of the tubing features throughout the bike

Aerodynamic profiling of the tubing features throughout the bike
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The bike has a full carbon fork and the team opts to run the SRM speed sensor on the front wheel

The bike has a full carbon fork and the team opts to run the SRM speed sensor on the front wheel
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The fork crown cuts into the down tube of the frame

The fork crown cuts into the down tube of the frame
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Continental Competition tubular tyres are the most popular in the WorldTour peloton

Continental Competition tubular tyres are the most popular in the WorldTour peloton
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The 2018 Reacto reduced the size of the seat stay junction on the seat tube

The 2018 Reacto reduced the size of the seat stay junction on the seat tube
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Colbrelli's view of his cockpit

Colbrelli's view of his cockpit
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Another look at Colbrelli's 2018 aero race bike

Another look at Colbrelli's 2018 aero race bike
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The seat post and seat tube features a flat rear profile

The seat post and seat tube features a flat rear profile
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A closer look at the tyre profile

A closer look at the tyre profile
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A birds-eye view of Colbrelli's cockpit

A birds-eye view of Colbrelli's cockpit
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The Italian sprinter opts for Vision Metron 6D integrated handlebars

The Italian sprinter opts for Vision Metron 6D integrated handlebars
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A closer look at the front hub of the Fulcrum Speed 55T carbon aero wheels

A closer look at the front hub of the Fulcrum Speed 55T carbon aero wheels
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The bike runs a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset

The bike runs a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset
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Paired with the Dura-Ace groupset is a SRM Origin power meter crankset with Dura-Ace 9000 series chain rings

Paired with the Dura-Ace groupset is a SRM Origin power meter crankset with Dura-Ace 9000 series chain rings
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The team is using older Dura-Ace 9000 series pedals

The team is using older Dura-Ace 9000 series pedals
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Colour coordinated Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages are paired with the Reacto

Colour coordinated Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages are paired with the Reacto
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Bahrain-Merida have team edition Prologo Scratch 2 Nack saddles

Bahrain-Merida have team edition Prologo Scratch 2 Nack saddles
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The bike features an S-Flex seat post design to help absorb shocks and improve comfort

The bike features an S-Flex seat post design to help absorb shocks and improve comfort
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The angular seat cluster is a popular design for aero bikes

The angular seat cluster is a popular design for aero bikes
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A look at the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 rear derailleur

A look at the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 rear derailleur
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The bike runs direct mount Dura-Ace brakes

The bike runs direct mount Dura-Ace brakes
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Bahrain-Merida bikes are all equipped with gold SRM PC-8 head units

Bahrain-Merida bikes are all equipped with gold SRM PC-8 head units
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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.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at the Italian sprinter’s bike.

Frame: Merida Reacto CF4
Fork: Merida Reacto Superlite full carbon tapered fork

Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace HG-X11
Crankset: SRM Origin power meter with Dura-Ace 9000 chainrings 53/39, 172.5mm crank length
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX 25mm tubular
Wheels: Fulcrum Speed 55T
Handlebars/stem: Vision Metron 6D
Tape/grips: Prologo
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2 Nack in custom Bahrain-Merida finish
Seat post: Merida Reacto carbon superlite
Bottle cages: Elite Carbon Race Plus
Computer: SRM PC-8 in custom gold finish