The MX-Leader was one of the strongest steel frames that 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 which was restored by its previous owner with a little twist. By choosing orange as colour and Merckx' iconic decal set from the 1970s, he turned this bike into a Team Molteni tribute.
The frame is fully equipped with of Campagnolo's finest groupset of the later 1990s: the Campagnolo Record Titanium 9-Speed.
A top class racing steed in every detail. An excellent ride.
|Size (Center-Top)||57 cm|
|Top Tube||55 cm|
|Head Tube||15 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Record Ergo|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Record; 172.5mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; Cassette 12-23|
|Rims||Mavic Open Pro; 700c clincher|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport; 23-622|