Lightweight, stiff and most certainly of the "superbike" category the all new Eddy Merckx EMX-525 is where history meets future.
The 525 name comes from Eddy's 525 victories and the frame is unlike anything you have seen before. The futuristic design comes from testing from both the computer and on the road.
The 525 is, of course, made entirely of carbon fibre and, as were the other Eddy Merckx frames, it has been reinforced with Optimized Structural Reinforcement (OSR). But that is as far as the comparison can take us.
The futuristic appearance of the frame is unlike any other Merckx frame. The tubes are not round but almost square. The EMX-525 has curves and angles seldom seen in competitive cycling. That extreme design has also resulted in the Aerofork II.
The Aerofork II is partly integrated into the frame and is very pronounced. The 525 has also been given a solid head for even more sturdiness and an asymmetrical rear for the ideal distribution of forces.
Electronic Only for either Campagnolo EPS or Shimano Di2
The frame of the EMX-525 has been designed specifically and exclusively for electronic group sets. With that decision, Eddy Merckx Cycles has made a resolute decision for the future and for optimal performance in terms of both changing gears and the frame itself.
The aggressive futuristic look, extreme aerodynamics, and the decisive choice for electronic shifting make the EMX-525 a full blooded racing machine.
The Topsport Flanders / Mercator Pro Cycling Team will be riding the new EMX-525 in 2013.