After a long and conspicuous absence, Eddy Merckx bikes have finally returned to market, offering adherents to the Belgian brand five models that span carbon, steel and aluminum.
“Today is a great day for Eddy Merckx bikes, and by extension the Belgian cycling industry. With this new impulse, we want to solidify Eddy Merckx bike’s place in the top segment of road and gravel bikes and maintain it in the long term,” says Jochim Aerts, CEO of the Belgian Cycling Factory (producers of Ridley and Merckx bikes).
While the long-standing 525, Strasbourg and Corsa remain staples in the line-up, the range now includes a new endurance model called the Mendrisio, along with the Pévèle, which has been dubbed the “all-road” variant that’s available in an aluminum, steel or carbon guise.
Ditto for the Corsa, allowing customers the same choice between steel and aluminum.
Additionally, to celebrate its reemergence, Eddy Merckx is also offering a limited edition “Retrosonic” range, which gives a nod to the vaunted brand’s legacy with a blue and white heritage paint scheme across all models.
“During the first sketches, it already became clear that a ‘truthful interpretation’ would work very well. Of course, some tweaking was necessary, because the frame of our carbon bikes is simply different from the steel from the original Corsa road bike,” says Luc Douce, designer at Eddy Merckx.
The Retrosonic bikes will be available from February 24th, with pricing to be announced, while the standard models are offered in a wide range of build options.
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