Merida Scultura 9000 Sram Force AXS Powermeter 12V

The perfect combination of low weight, razor-sharp handling, aerodynamic efficiency and class-leading comfort - welcome to the latest SCULTURA 9000. The SCULTURA 9000 is as much at home at the races as it is on your challenging club runs and long training sessions on the open road. This bike symbolises 'streamlined race compliance'. This bike combines exceptional handling with improved comfort and an even more aerodynamic frame. Thanks to the incorporation of aerodynamic details the SCULTURA is the most aerodynamic version ever. However, it remains true to its goal of lightness, agility and rider comfort, and even takes these factors to the next level. The SCULTURA demonstrates exceptional suppleness, offering the cyclist best-in-class riding comfort that will help keep him or her cool for the final sprint or climb.

Tech Specs

  • Groupset: Sram Force Etap axs
  • Crankset: powermeter 50/37 172.5mm
  • Sprocket set: 10/36
  • Saddle: Prologue Scratch M5 Tirox
  • Handlebar: integrated Merida Team SL 1P carbon 100x420
  • Wheels: Reynolds BL 46 Pro Disc
  • Tyres: Continental 5000s TR
  • Frame: Scultura CF5 V
  • Fork: Scultura CF5 disc
  • Grip: Merida road Expert
  • Derailleur (F): Sram Force AXS
  • Derailleur (R): Sram Force AXS
  • Chain: Sram Force


X-Taper headtube

Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

Internal Cable Routing

On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.

DI2 Ready

Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system offers fast, smooth and reliable shifting. In particular, in the road world, it has proven itself as the primary choice when top performance is at the top of the agenda. With that in mind, we have a broad selection of performance road frames that are Di2 READY and can accommodate the electrical cable, battery and other little tweaks that the system requires.

Nano Matrix Carbon

NANO MATRIX CARBON is a special kind of carbon fibre where we add extremely tiny, nano-scale particles to the resin that binds the individual carbon fibres together. These then work on a molecular level to protect them from damage. It’s so effective that it can actually increase the finished carbon fibre’s impact resistance by up to 40%, allowing us to build stronger and lighter composite frames that result in a faster and tougher bike.


This is a method we use to manufacture our carbon fibre frames. First, the carbon fibre that makes up the frame is laid around special formers. We then use a bladder to compress the layers against the outside of the frame mould, giving a smooth and wrinkle-free internal finish, removing any voids in between the layers of carbon that can cause potential weak points, resulting in a stronger, lighter frame.

Naca Fastback Profile

This is a special kind of tube shape that helps reduce aerodynamic drag while also helping to reduce weight. It’s based around a teardrop profile that was originally developed in the aeronautical industry, but the rearmost portion of the profile is cut short. This reduces the amount of material needed to make the tube, but air still flows around it just as well, giving all the aerodynamic benefits but at a lower weight.

Disc Cooler

Used on our carbon fibre road and gravel bikes, DISC COOLER is a finned piece of forged aluminium that sits between the brake calliper and frame. The aluminium piece helps to draw heat from the braking system and radiates it away quickly. It reduces the temperatures by up to 35% and helps to keep your brakes working at their best for improved control and performance on long descents and under heavy braking.

Internal Clamp

When every second counts, the smallest of details can make the difference between winning and losing, so we look at every aspect of our frames to make them as sleek as possible. By using a seat post clamping mechanism that secures the post with a wedge inside the frame itself, we minimise the turbulence and potential drag while keeping post height adjustment simple, giving a frame that is more aerodynamic and also better looking.

Wire Port

MERIDA designed headsets that enable all control cables from the handlebar to enter the frame through the headset cover, creating a clean and uncluttered look, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic frame structure than with conventional cable ports. Depending on the model, the cables are run completely internally (including the bar and stem) or semi-integrated, where the cables enter the frame underneath the stem.