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Mat Brett talks us around the Shimano Ultegra equipped road bike before we send it out for a full-on review

The Merida Scultura 6000 Disc has just arrived here at road.cc, and here’s a quick look before we take it out on the road.

It’s a £2,400 road bike that’s a close relative of the Merida Scultura Disc Team that we reviewed recently

Check out our guide to Merida’s 2017 road bike range to see how the Scultura 6000 Disc slots into the lineup. 

The Orro Gold STC Disc Ultegra 11-speed that we reviewed recently is £200 cheaper at £2,199.99.

That bike has a super-stiff spread tow carbon frame, a Shimano Ultegra groupset (obviously!), and Shimano 805 hydraulic brakes. 

It’s an excellent gran fondo bike – quick and very responsive.

Merida Scultura 6000 Disc - head tube badge.jpg

Merida Scultura 6000 Disc - head tube badge.jpg

The Wilier GTR Team Disc endurance road bike that we tested a few months ago was £2,699. 

We called it a “comfortable race-leaning endurance bike with the all-weather performance of Shimano's hydraulic discs”. 

Again, it’s a bike built up with a Shimano Ultegra groupset.

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Merida Scultura 6000 Disc - rear disc.jpg

It’s not all about the spec sheet, though. We’ll be back with a review on the Merida Scultura 6000 soon. 

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Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.