Costa's 'custom geometry' Merica Reacto?

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by ultyguy

Saw this on Cyclingnews ... reacto-evo

Normal 54 Geo (56 top tube) for this frame is a 159mm head tube, stack/reach 559/400, seems weird they'd say it's custom? Maybe the top tube is a bit shorter so he can run a 130mm stem? A 'sportive' version for the world champ? :mrgreen:

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Merida Reacto Evo World Champion. M/L with custom geometry
Fork: Merida Reacto
Headset: FSA
Stem: FSA OS115 130mm
Handlebars: FSA Compact 42cm
Tape/grips: Prologo
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000 Direct Mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura Ace BR-9000 Direct Mount
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 ST-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CH-9000
Crankset: Rotor Q-Rings
Bottom bracket: Rotor
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR
Front tire: Continental Competition
Rear tire: Continental Competition
Saddle: Prologo X Zero CPC
Seat post: Merida Reacto S-Flex
Bottle cages: Elite
Computer: Garmin

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 183cm 6ft 0in
Rider's weight: 63kg (138lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 762mm
Saddle setback: 53mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 556mm
Head tube length: 159mm

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by Valbrona

I also wondered whether this was a custom frame when I saw that piece.

I don't actually think that there are many frames out there that have been custom made for pros. The obvious ones are the very small guys that are on custom very small frames that aren't included in the range.

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by ultyguy

Given that his position is actually very close to mine, and that he's running a -17 degree/130mm stem, by my calculation, it must have a shorter top tube than stock....but yeah, a specific mold for Rui would be Costa-ly

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