Eddy Merckx EMX-525

Eddy Merckx EMX-525


Eddy Merckx EMX-525


Words by Paul Hopkins


‘Power under control’ is the marketing slogan for the Eddy Merckx EMX-525 and coming from the greatest cyclist ever to throw a leg over a bike you know this bike is going to be special.


I had a couple of hours on a beautiful sunny day to try out the EMX-525 on the quiet roads of East Sussex where i-Ride, the UK importers of Merckx bikes, have their offices. Nestled among quiet twisty lanes, with a few sharp climbs to challenge the legs, it was a perfect day for testing, even if it was too short a ride that just left me wanting more…


The EMX-525 is so named in recognition of Merckx’s victories, all 525 of them. Makes you realise just how dominant he was, winning all the Classics, all three Grand Tours, he was World Champion and Hour Record holder; too many for us to list, so have a look at the Eddy Merckx website to see the full history… Read More >


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3 thoughts on “Eddy Merckx EMX-525

    1. Yes I would have to agree. It does look awesome. Light frames are all well and good, but this one just seems ‘right’ – I imagine it would be superb in a sprint or similar hard effort. Hopkins certainly liked it. He told me it was the ‘most racey race bike’ he’d ever ridden.

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