By Tyler Benedict - Posted on October 27, 2016 - 12:50 pm
With the giant trade shows behind us, we used Interbike’s east coast
Cyclofest as an opportunity to actually get on some of the latest bikes,
and here’s the first of our One Ride Reviews from the weekend. Kicking
it off is the 2017 Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71 gravel road bike, a very
capable and extremely well thought out adventure bike. Video review
above, supporting pics below. For the full technical run down, check the
link at the bottom.
Plenty of tire clearance front and rear, even with rack and fender mounts.
The fork’s crown gives you two mounting options for fenders and racks.
A Kevlar outer layer runs all the way down the downtube, around the
BB and up the backside of the seat tube, protecting the frame in all
those areas where rocks like to fly.
The lower half of the frame is stout, providing a solid platform on
which to grind through the miles, but the rest of the bike makes saddle
time a little more comfortable. From the internal routing to flat mount
brakes to the stealth thru axles and rack mounts, the Strasbourg is one
very clean looking bike that’s just begging you to get it dirty.
Full tech specs are in our Interbike coverage.