3D printed inserts and a custom chain catcher: Fred Wright's Merida Reacto

From a distance, the aero race bike looks like a standard affair, but up close and personal, we found it was anything but

Fred Wright's Merida Reacto race bike
(Image credit: Future)

As a member of the Bahrain Victorious WorldTour team, Fred Wright has the choice of two Merida race bikes: the Scultura and the Reacto.

For the World Championships men's road race the Englishman opted for the latter, a dedicated aero bike, rather than choosing the former, a lightweight all-rounder that's typically used by the Bahrain riders for mountainous stages and hilly one-day races.

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