The MX-Leader was one of the strongest steel frames, Eddy Merckx developed in the 1990s. The oversized and specially shaped Columbus Max tubes were fitted into evenly strong oversized lugs. This construction made the frame slightly heavier, but boy did it ride well! The frame is legendary for its power transfer, its comfort and safe handling characteristics. Cornering, sprinting, rapid descents - the MX Leader mastered all disciplines brilliantly.
So good are its riding qualities that many people believe it is the single best lugged steel racing frame ever made.
We are happy to present to you this Eddy Merckx MX-Leader from the 1990s. It has been completely refurbished. That means that it received a well done tricolore paintjob and new chroming. When it comes to equipment, our Merckx bike has some aces up its sleeve. It is nothing less than the Campagnolo C-Record gruppo with Delta brakes and Campagnolo Vento deep wheelset. And the Merckx pantographed Cinelli stem as a little cherry on top of it all.
When you are looking for a fantastic looking vintage racer which is seriously quick and nice to ride than look no further.
The bicycle is in good condition. The frame has no cracks and is not bent it shows some shallow dings on the top tube, as is typical for Columbus MAX frames. The paintwork has been refurbished by a previous owner. All parts have been checked and are working fine. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! All parts were disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled again. The frame was checked for structural integrity and all wearing parts were replaced with new ones. You can expect the bicycle in fantastic riding condition and ready to go for your vintage bike ride.