Merida gets its first shot at the pro peloton by joining forces with Lampre.

The Scultura SL leaves many other brands in its wake with a very up-to-date design including 1.5inch lower headset race, a double chamber downtube and a resin that includes nano particles.

Merida may be a new name at the top level but it is a manufacturing partner for Specialized and obviously knows how to make a tidy bike.

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Bikes of the WorldTour 2013