Team Bahrain Merida’s 2019 Reacto CF4 Disc | Phil Bauhaus’ Pro Bike

Team Bahrain Merida’s 2019 Reacto CF4 Disc | Phil Bauhaus’ Pro Bike


– This is the Merida
Reacto of Phil Bauhaus, of the Bahrain-Merida team, a
rider who’s joined the squad and well this aero road race machine will be taking him some victories in 2019. (dramatic whooshing) Let’s start with the frame then, naturally it comes in the
beautiful, red, black and gold color-way, that matches
in with the team clothing. Bauhaus, he rides a size
medium stroke large, which to those of you who want to know, if it would possibly fit you, the young German sprinter,
stands at 1 meter 84 centimeters, which is a touch over six foot tall. The reactor frame is
the aero road race bike, offered to the the team, and
it’s also no heavy-weight, the disc-brake’s specific frame
here, according to Merida, is around 950 grams, the
frame uses something Merida call a knacker fast back
profile, broadly speaking, aero profile tubes that
act like a teardrop design, yet the teardrop bit, is
missing, which means it’s lighter in weight as you can save some material. Before we move on from the
frame, I do want to mention, I think the could’ve done
a better job actually, routing the cables and
hoses on this model, possibly by entering the head tube, or even through the bar and
stem for full integration. (upbeat hiphop music) Okay, next up is the handle bars, or handle bars and stem in this case, as they are an integrated unit. Its the Vision Metron 5D, in what for me, is the first time I’ve seen
them in a glossy finish, and they look brilliant,
I think much better than the matte finish ones, they’re 42cm wide, and the stem is 130mm,
then fitted into the end of the right hand, handle bar drop, is the Shimano Di2 junction box. (upbeat hiphop music) Alright, lets move onto the seating area, the saddle is a Prologo
Nago Evo, with carbon rails and its fitted onto a Merida seat post, that has a cutout just
below the clamping system. The cutout is there, actually
to give a touch of compliance for comfort and also
to cover up the cutout, for aesthetic reasons,
there’s a little bit of rubber attached on there too. (upbeat hiphop music) One of the fanciest bits
of kit, that this team use, has to be the SRM Origin
chain set and power meter, its based around a similar
design to the THM Clavicula, with the 2 pinch bolts
to attach the cranks, and it has a tri-lobe
insert, for the pedals, which incidentally are
Shimano Dura Ace 90 100, now this tri-lobe is a
very clever bit of kit, it means that by rotating it
inside of the crank aisle, one crank set can work with 170mm, 172.5, or 175mm rider requirements. Bauhaus he has his set to 172.5mm, I told you it was fancy, and
his chain rings are 54/42, and if that fancy tri-lobe
insert, isn’t enough, you can run the chain set with different diameters axles too, depending on your bottom bracket type, and finally, there’s a power
meter in that spider too. (funky music) Bauhaus, rides on a pair of
Fulcrum Racing Speed 55T, which are 55mm deep, and
they’re wrapped up nicely, with a pair of Continental
Pro ltd ALX tires, in 25mm width, that are
just manginally wider than the rim profile of
24.2mm, fitted onto the hubs are Shimano disk brake
rotors, the front is 160mm and the rear 140, that rear hub, well that got a Shimano Dura
Ace Cassette on there too, with the ratios of 11 to 28,
group set is Shimano Dura Ace, and its the 9170 model, meaning electronic DI2 derailleurs and of course a disc brake set up. Speaking of those disc
brakes and derailleurs, the rear brake hose and DI2
cable are heat wrapped together, from where they leave the
bars and enter the down tube. Finishing touches on the bike,
include SRM PC8 head unit, in a very bling, gold colorway and a race number holder on the seat post, that’s held in place with a rubber O ring, another rubber, or rubbery looking item, is the chain stay protector,
this is a really substantial bit of kit, its clear, but it has a slight frosted appearance to it, it reminds me slightly of
those gel pads you can get to go underneath handle bar tape, and finally, the bottle
cages are from Elite and they’re the custom Race plus model. The weight of it comes in at 7.56kg, as ever, lets have a
listen to that free hub. (wheel whirring) Oh, I like this one,
its quite high pitched. So there we are, the
bike of Bauhaus for 2019, let me know what you
think of it down there in the comments section, personally, I really like those glossy handle bars and also the bits of gold, one thing they could do with
though, a gold chain of course. Right, remember to like
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