Merida Scultura 6000 review

Merida's climbing specialist in a more affordable setup

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Merida Scultura 6000 is an exceptional bike for those with hills on the doorstep. The pro-level frame excels whether going uphill or downhill, and the choice of spec helps to make it relatively affordable too.

Reasons to buy
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    Superb lightweight frame

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    Agile handling

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    Racy geometry

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    Comfortable enough for long rides

Reasons to avoid
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    A better spec would better match the exceptional frame

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Launched just ahead of the Giro d’Italia, the ultra light Merida Scultura has already claimed Grand Tour wins. The previous model was released in 2012, and the new Scultura is huge step forward in several key areas. In fact it's such a huge step forward that we've chosen it as the best lightweight climbing bike in the 2016 Cycling Weekly Bike of the Year awards.

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