Merida Scultura 6000 £2,000
Team Bahrain-Merida riders race aboard either the new version of the Reacto aero road bike or the lightweight Scultura.
The Scultura combines high frame rigidity with plenty of comfort and, although not a full-on aero road bike, it boasts ‘NACA Fastback’ frame tubes that are designed to reduce drag.
The Scultura 6000 is built to a slightly more relaxed geometry than the version the professionals ride and it’s a little heavier, but this is still a performance-focused bike with a wide bottom bracket shell, a tapered head tube, and a full-carbon fork. It is built up with Shimano’s second-tier Ultegra groupset and Fulcrum Racing Expert wheels.