The amount of victories Eddy achieved during his career. It’s an insane amount of race wins, the highest in the world. That’s where we want to place our new 525.
Do you know what the problem with such an insane number is? No-one can grasp how huge it actually is. Perhaps we can try to compare it with more current riders.
Eddy won 445 road races as a professional cyclist. To beat that you would need to combine Andre Greipel, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet’s triumphs.
To beat his Grand Tour streak (11 GC victories), Vincenzo Nibali, Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana would have to be combined into 1 person. Do you want to find a Classics rider as good as Eddy Merckx? Well, then you would have to combine Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Philippe Gilbert.
Take a look at all these names of modern greatness. Each rider in the paragraphs above made a mark on modern cycling. Eddy Merckx did all of that by himself, that’s how good he was. There used to be a word for this kind of performance: divine. In Belgium they changed it into ‘Merckxian’.
Our 525 will be at the summum of balancing weight, aerodynamics and comfort. It will be the preferred partner of Oliver Naesen when racing cobbles or battling the wind during the hardest Classics. Romain Bardet will use it to tackle the hardest racing days during his Grand Tours and Classics.
Finding balance is the hardest thing to do, but when you succeed it’s just perfect.
The 525 was designed in accordance with the Merckx mindset of inclusivity. At Eddy Merckx we don’t only want to make bikes for the best riders, but for every rider who wants to get everything out of their hobby. Is it climbing the Stelvio as fast as possible? Riding to Compostela? Or just going for a ride on a Sunday with your friends and enjoying the environment? This 525 will ensure you get everything out of your ride, in every possible way.
|Frame||525 Rim, HM UD Carbon, Aero Tube Profile, Integrated Cables|
|Fork||525 Rim, 60T-40T-30T HM UD Carbon // 52C02Ams|
|Crank||Shimano Ultegra (R8000) // 172,5 // 52-36|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra (R8000) //11s // 11-30|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra (R8000)|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra (R8000)|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra (R8000) // 2x11s|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000 // 11s // Medium Cage (30T)|
|Handlebar||Eddy Merckx Aero Integrated // 100mm - 400mm (cc) // EM02Bm|
|Seatpost||Forza Aero // 6mm Offset // 350mm // Black Matt|
|Saddle||Selle Italia SLR BOOST BLA|
|Wheelset||Fulcrum Racing 400 // Shimano 11s // Clincher|
|Outer Tyre||Vredestein Fortezza Senso AllWeather // 700x25c // Black|
|Base Color||Smokey Black // 27|
|Paint Color 2||Smokey Black // 27|
|Paint Color 3||Red // 6|
|Paint Finish||Matt // Glossy|
|Weight Limit||110 KG (Bike included)|
|Pedals||Not included **|
|Warranty period||2 years (+ 3 years after registration)|
|Condition of use||New|