The iconic Eddy Merckx bikes return in 2024

Road 06/02/24 12:26 Migue A.

Eddy Merckx Bikes announces its return with a renewed and updated catalog. The brand of the legendary Belgian rider reopens after a three-year hiatus forced by the pandemic. The range consists of five models: the 525 and Mendrisio road bikes, the Strasbourg gravel bike, the versatile Pèvèle and the retro-styled custom Corsa.

The return of Eddy Merckx Bikes brings news and updated models

The pandemic inflated the cycling industry to unprecedented levels. A boom time in which demand registered record levels, but in which there were also some companies in the sector that were less fortunate. This is the case of Eddy Merckx Bikes, which almost disappeared from the map after stopping production with the arrival of the virus. However, the firm took the opportunity to give a breath of fresh air to the catalog that now sees the light.

During these three seasons of absence, the brand that Eddy Merckx founded in 1980 - he sold his stake in 2008 and has been owned by Belgian Cycling Factory since 2017- maintained its presence in professional cycling thanks to its link with the ProTeam Flanders-Baloise team.

Below are the five models that make up the 2024 range.


The brand's most refined and high-performance bike. The name refers to the 525 victories that Eddy Merckx achieved during his career. The competition model with which the Flanders-Baloise riders pedal is characterized by speed and agility.

The integrated wiring and the aerodynamic handlebar stand out at the front, while at the rear quarters effort has been put into making the stays -with the characteristic S-curved shape- provide a good dose of comfort.

  • Frame: Carbon. 525 Disc, HM UD Carbon, Aero Tube Profile, Integrated Cables, TA 12x142mm
  • Group: SRAM Red eTap AXS; Shimano Dura Ace DI2; SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x; SRAM Force eTap AXS, 2x12; Shimano Ultegra DI2; SRAM Rival AXS Road; Shimano 105 DI2
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost, Manganese Rails, Black
  • Tires: Vittoria Corsa G 2.0, 700x25c, Folding, Para-Black
  • Price: from 4,999 euros to 7,899 euros


The endurance model designed to achieve high performance but with comfort for long hours of pedaling. The bike, named after the Swiss city where Merckx won his second rainbow in 1971, has a more relaxed geometry than the 525 and mounts a round seatpost.

  • Frame: Carbon. Mendrisio Disc 7E7/size M/MEN02Bs
  • Group: SRAM Force eTap AXS, 2x12; Shimano Ultegra DI2; SRAM Rival AXS Road; Shimano 105 DI2; Shimano Ultegra 2x11sp; Shimano 105
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Shortfit Wide
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0, 700x25c //Folding, Full Black
  • Price: from 2,699 euros to 4,999 euros


The Pèvèle is a versatile all-terrain bike capable of performing well on long road and fast gravel sectors, according to the brand. The name -referring to Merckx's three victories in the Paris-Roubaix- is a clear statement of intent. The frame is available in carbon, aluminum or steel and has space to mount tires up to 48 mm in the case of the steel version.

The option to choose the frame material and the group offers a wide range of possible combinations.

  • Frame: Carbon; Aluminum; Steel. 
  • Group for carbon: SRAM Force eTap AXS; Shimano Ultegra Di2; SRAM Rival AXS Road; SRAM Rival AXS Road XPLR; SRAM Rival AXS Wide; Shimano 105 Di2 Disc; Shimano GRX800; SRAM Rival; Shimano GRX600; Shimano 105
  • Group for aluminum and steel: Shimano GRX400; Shimano Tiagra; Shimano Tiagra HDB; Shimano 105; Shimano GRX600; SRAM Apex XPLR; Shimano GRX800
  • Price:  3,299-5,499 euros (carbon); 1,899-2,499 euros (aluminum) 2,149-2,749 euros (steel) 


The brand's new gravel bike available in steel, aluminum and carbon. The brand claims it is designed for especially difficult terrain and is compatible with suspension forks. Strasbourg is the place where Merckx won a dirt stage in the 1971 Tour.

Even so, it is a model that moves a little further away from competition, as it is oriented towards routes. The frame has several points to mount bags and accessories.

  • Frame: Carbon; Aluminum; Steel. 
  • Group for carbon: Shimano GRX800; SRAM Rival AXS Road XPLR; Shimano GRX800; SRAM Apex XPLR; Shimano GRX600; SRAM Rival
  • Group for aluminum: SRAM Apex XPLR AXS; Shimano GRX800; SRAM Rival1; SRAM Apex XPLR; Shimano GRX600; Shimano GRX400; SRAM Apex1; SRAM Apex
  • Group for steel: Shimano GRX800; SRAM Rival1; SRAM Apex XPLR; Shimano GRX600; Shimano GRX400; SRAM Apex;
  • Price:  2,999-5,449 euros (carbon); 1,724-2,849 euros (aluminum); 1,798-2,649 euros (steel)


It is a model with a retro look with rounded tubes and capable of accommodating integrated cabling and both mechanical and electronic groupsets. The brand gives the customer the freedom to choose the configuration of the bike as they wish, as it can be configured for road or gravel depending on the user's preferences.

The frames are handmade in steel - from 1,995 euros - or titanium - from 3,490 euros - and offer a maximum tire width of 30, 38 or 42 mm depending on the version chosen.

You can find further information on the Eddy Merckx Bikes website.



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