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.
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.
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.
It’s not all about the spec sheet, though. We’ll be back with a review on the Merida Scultura 6000 soon.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, 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 winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.