Cube agree GTC pro vs Merida scultura comp 904

mcowan77 Posts: 560
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice

After looking at buying a ribble ive decided to buy from my lbs

My spec was a carbon frame with 105 with a budget of 1500 ish

Its now between these

Cube agree gtc pro 2013 @ £1399

Frame GTC Monocoque Twin Mold Technology
Forks CUBE CSL Race Carbon, 1 1/8"- 1 1/2"
Headset FSA Orbit I-t integrated, 1 1/8", 1 1/2"
Stem Easton EA30 Oversized, 31.8mm, 8deg
Bars Easton EA30 Aero Oversized 31.8mm
Grips CUBE Grip Control
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra RD-6700GS-G, long cage, 3x10 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 FD-5703BLL 3x10 speed, clamp 34.9mm
Brakes Shimano BR-R561
Chainset Shimano FC-563 Hollowtech II 50x39x30T, PressFit SM-BB71-41 (86,5mm), 172,5mm (RH 56/58/60cm), 175mm (RH 62cm)
Wheelset MAVIC Aksium S
Tyres MAVIC Aksion 23-622, faltbar, 65A Compound, Nylon Protection
Saddle Selle Italia X1 Road
Seatpost Easton EA30 31.6x350mm
Seatclamp RFR Close 34.9mm
Weight 8,4 kg


Merida scultura comp 904 @ £1500

The Merida Scultura Comp 904 2013 Features are:

Frame: Scultura comp full carbon monocoque frame with flex stay technology

Fork: Full carbon tapered fork

Headset: NO.55EP Neck-com

Bars: Controltech ONE Road

Stem: Merida Pro E OS -7

Speed: 20

Front Mech: Shimano 105

Rear Mech: Shimano 105

Shifters Shimano 105

Chainset: Shimano R565 50-34

Bottom Bracket: Attached

Cassette: Shimano CS-4600-10 12-28

Chain: KMC X10 10s

Front Brake: Merida Road Pro

Rear Brake: Merida Road Pro

Rims: Mavic Aksium

Front Hub: Mavic Aksium

Rear Hub: Mavic Aksium

Tyres: Vittoria Rubino Slick 23 60 KV Front Vittoria Rubino Slick 23 60 KV Rear

Seatpost: Merida carbon K SB19 27.2


  • luv2ride
    luv2ride Posts: 2,367
    Have you ridden either of them? The Cube's tend to get good reviews, although the current bike is a bit "softer" than previous incarnations. The Merida is supposed to be a great bike, and probably not a huge number of them about. I understood that Merida make frames for loads of other brands, so think they know their stuff. The kit on the Cube seems sexier though. Always best to get the one that fits and rides the best though. If you're buying from your LBS they should sort his out for you...
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