Our flagship model’s name refers to the exceptionally high amount of victories the greatest cyclist of all time has achieved. It’s as simple as that.
Whatever the terrain, whether you’re riding fast circuits around the lake, a nice long climb, or a tough ‘Gran Fondo’, you expect your bike to perform at the highest level in any of these conditions. This is also true for our pro riders. They want to have one bike they can use during the whole season.
The EM525 exists in two geometries. The performance geometry will suit riders who prefer a race-oriented position. But instead of using spacers for riders who like a more comfortable position, we created the endurance geometry. By eliminating the amount of spacers the bike will keep its high level of stiffness during your ride.
Go for endless victory
The best racer of all time, Eddy Merckx, won a total of 525 races during his career as a professional cyclist. An unequaled record that Merckx are proud to link to their road racing speed machine. Stability, stiffness, speed, and safety reach a new dimension on the EM 525 Endurance. Its carbon frame and fork are built to race while offering a higher level of comfort thanks to the relaxed geometry. The EM 525 is incredibly stiff and features an integrated fork and seatpost for superior aerodynamics, and powerbox asymmetrical chainstays that can handle every watt you can throw down. This top-shelf machine is a love letter to the most decorated professional career in the history of the sport.
CT scans for all EM525 forks and frames
Eddy Merckx Cycles is adding a new string to its bow. All EM525 forks and frames will be CT-scanned. In this way, Eddy Merckx Cycles seeks to demonstrate its commitment to quality.
CT scans (Computed Tomography, using X-ray technology) of the forks and frames will be carried out during both the R&D (Research & Development) and QC (Quality Control) phases. As a result, riders can have complete confidence as they push themselves to the limit on their Eddy Merckx racing bikes.
Stability is in the details
How do you make frames even stiffer, stronger and lighter?
By looking out for all the details. The EM525 High Strength Crown ensures an easy transfer at the top of the fork (from the fork crown to the fork tube). This unique design avoids weak spots and loss of stiffness.
About Eddy Merckx
Eddy Merckx is an iconic name in road cycling. Having won all the major races in the world, Eddy Merckx turned his focus to the manufacture of top quality bikes. Stylish with high quality and design, Eddy Merckx bikes come with the history and passion of the sport ingrained into every machine.
Frame: EM525 Unidirectional HM Carbon, 12x142mm TA, Endurance Geometry
Fork: EM525 Unidirectional HM Carbon, 12x100mm TA
Head tube 1-1/8" - 1-1.5"
Front derailleur type: Braze-on
BB86 press-fit bottom bracket shell
For disc road brakes
Comes with a frame, fork, carbon seatpost, seat clamp and headset
Please Note: for electronic shifting systems and for traditional mechanical shifting systems