Eddy Merckx 525 launched at Eurobike

New pro level bike carries a famous name on its down tube

Eddy Merckx Cycles has just launched the new 525, an all-rounder lightweight bike with aero details. It’s the bike ridden by the AG2R La Mondiale pro team and was announced almost a year ago when the team’s switch from Factor bikes was made known, only now being officially launched.

Why's it called the 525? Because that's the number of race wins in Merckx's pro career.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.