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REACTO

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Things never turn out the way you expect.

This old insight pretty much sums up the

history of our REACTO. This aero racer has

had an impressive career since its market

launch in 2013. Because when we started

our UCI WorldTour commitment as material

supplier and sponsor of TEAM LAMPRE-

MERIDA that year, the REACTO was originally

intended to be a specialist for saving important

split seconds across the finish line (e.g. as

to mountain time trial or stages with probable

solo escapes). But it seems that our experienced

R&D experts had accomplished their task

all too well: in the course of only one season,

the REACTO became the favourite bike of our

LAMPRE-MERIDA pro riders – thanks to its low

weight, ultra-high stiffness and saddle comfort

unique in the sector of aero racers. So for

very good reasons, the pro athletes embraced

the REACTO as their standard working tool in

2014. This in turn was then a very good reason

for MERIDA to extend the REACTO portfolio for

the upcoming Model Year 2015 by an additional

carbon level and a completely new aluminium

version.

The new 2015 REACTO “LITE” aluminium

frames are much more than just a simple

adaption of the successful carbon variant.

Anyhow, such outstanding frame designs

optimized in the wind tunnel (e. g. the one of our

REACTO) can’t be manufactured from aluminium

without any further ado. But thanks to now

decades of experience in producing aluminium

frames, MERIDA’s German R&D experts finally

succeeded in transferring the exciting features

of the carbon version to an exceptionally wellpriced

aluminium model. They did so in close

cooperation with the production plant in Yuanlin,

Taiwan.

Its ultra-smooth welding seams provide the

REACTO LITE with the look of a one-piece

construction. Thus, the new aluminium

variants are at first sight almost indistinguishable

from the successful carbon models. But this

resemblance reaches far beyond sheer visual

aspects: The newcomer benefits directly from

the aerodynamic advantages of the carbon

REACTO. From its “carbon brother”, the new

aluminium model has inherited quite a number

of sophisticated technological details – such

as the drop-shaped “Fastback” tube profiles

with cropped rear ends, the neat inlets/outlets

for the internal routing of all cables/wires, the

completely integrated saddle clamping, and

the aerodynamically efficient rear-brake position

directly behind the bottom bracket. Spea-

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