Both the Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 and Montreal 74 with Shimano Tiagra make an outstanding first road bike and a great price! The Blockhaus/ Montreal platform is one of the lightest and best performing alloy frames on the market , making it a great bike to grow into. Normally the Tiagra equipped bike goes for $1500, but right now we have a size run of 2016s at $920! The 105 equipped bikes are normally $2000 and are now down to $1300. As with all Merckx bikes, the fit and finish is far above the big three brands. All Eddy Merckx bikes features a complete Shimano group, a Deda cock pit and Shimano wheels. A size medium weighs just 18.5 pounds with out pedals. Besides the tangible things you can point to on the Blockhaus, it also has a ride quality that you would expect form a much more expensive bike. The 6069 triple butted and tapered tube set delivers a ride that is smooth as titanium, but it still gives you the drive train stiffness of carbon fiber. Even though it is on sale, you still get a full bike fit and one year of free brake and derailluer adjustments. No matter if you are looking to get into the sport with out breaking the bank or trying to give the gift of cycling, the Blockhaus and Montreal are sure to more than fill the bill. For more info on this incredible frame, read our Merckx Project article.
The Eddy Merckx Blockhaus 67 is ready for fun.
The Montreal 74 is one of the best looking women's alloy bikes that we have seen.
Shimano Tiagra brakes and Continental Tires, nothing generic on an Eddy Merckx.
The Montreal features a full Shimano 105 drive train.
The Blockhaus has a complete Tiagra drive train.
The matt white finish is fantastic.
The Blockhaus looks much more expensive than it is.