REACTO – THE LIGHTEST, FASTEST AND MOST COMFORTABLE AERO ROAD BIKE IN MERIDA’S HISTORY
Completely redesigned for 2018! Its wind tunnel honed shape improves aerodynamics by 5%, and a new carbon lay up reduces the over all weight significantly. Simplicity was also the key objective as overly complex solutions create a nightmare for mechanics resulting in costly workshop bills. A new DISC version was also added. The difference in aerodynamic efficiency between calliper and disc is less than one watt, but with all that speed on tap, disc brakes make real sense for high speed descending and controlled cornering.
The new REACTO is the lightest, fastest and most comfortable aero road bike in MERIDA’s history with a weight reduction of over 17% and an increase in comfort of 10% in comparison to the previous model. All that was achieved without creating an overly complicated concept, making servicing and maintaining the new REACTO a straight forward affair – aerodynamics simplified.
Comfort has always been a key feature of the REACTO. Many aero bikes suffer from a harsh ride due to larger tube sections and seat posts. Not so on the REACTO where our profiled seat post behaves like a conventional seat post providing a good level of comfort amongst other aero bikes.
Our high performance carbon models with the CF4 frame feature a completely integrated Vision Metron cockpit to improve aerodynamics and hide the Di2 junction box. The integration also provides a very clean, organic and modern appearance.
All REACTO models feature a full carbon fork with a tapered steerer to give precise, confidence inspiring handling. Aluminium and CF2 carbon models feature a ‘regular’ 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" taper. The high end CF4 frame has a slimmed down front profile and uses a 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" taper.
BOLT THROUGH AXLES
All disc equipped REACTOs feature 12 mm bolt through axles for greater wheel stiffness and precise disc alignment when replacing wheels. CF4 models use the R.A.T system, super fast to open and close.
DISC COOLING TECHNOLOGY
A forged aluminium part under the front and rear disc brake caliper draws heat away through CNC-milled cooling fins, giving 35% less heat build up and faster temperature reduction for a stable braking performance.
For the first time, the REACTO is available in both caliper and disc brake options. We use direct mount caliper and flat mount disc brake standards (with our disc cooler front and rear) for the best braking performance. A flat mount rear caliper is mounted on the chainstay which is stronger for dissipating braking forces but also keeps it protected inside the rear triangle.
Our new REACTO features the proven cable routing of the current SCULTURA with a bigger cable entry on the down tube. There are different caps available for different combinations of Di2, mechanical shifting, disc and rim brake. Additionally, this system is one of the most service friendly cable routing options in the market. The new cable routing has no measurable negative impact in terms of aerodynamics.
S-FLEX SEAT POST
The new S-Flex seat post design offers much more comfort over the old design as well as having a lower weight.