Will Merida's new Reacto redefine the way aero bikes are designed?

How do you make an aero bike better? By making it more comfortable

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Merida's new Reacto is the fourth generation of its venerable aerodynamic race bike. But rather than undergoing a complete redesign this version has been refined to within an inch of its life.

Normally when releasing a new version of a bike designed to cheat the wind a brand will boast at length about the enhanced drag reduction figures that are normally associated within this field, often with comparisons with other bikes and of course claiming that this is 'the fastest bike on the market'.

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