Thursday, December 27, 2012

Team Lampre's Merida Scultura SL

In September came the announcement that beginning in 2013 Wilier would no longer be the bike supplier to Team Lampre, ending a 10 year relationship. Beginning next year the bike sponsor is Merida, it will be the Taiwanese company's first venture into the top tier of professional road racing. The team is renamed to Team Lampre-Merida.

Team Lampre will be using a newly launched Merida frameset, the Scultura SL (scultura is Italian for sculpture). The Lampre version is pictured above. had a short review with many photos of a Sculptura SL here if you want for information. As pictured above the bike is equipped with Shimano Di2; we'll have to wait for the official announcement to learn of the complete configuration of the team bikes.

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  1. Larry finds it interesting that Merida, which supposedly owns around 50% of the S brand these days, would compete with big S under using this name. Will they start selling bikes with this brand name on them in the USA soon?

  2. I just reckon it's a shame another Italian team isn't on an Italian bike next year, & potentially not on an Italian gruppo either. Ho-hum