It might be based on their alloy version, but the R&D team at Merida “started from zero” when designing the carbon version of their appropriately-named Cyclo Cross. You’ll find simple additions, such as integrated fender mounts and wide tire clearance, increases the bike’s usefulness – go ahead and race your heart out on it, then take the road and singletrack route to work on Monday. Featuring front (15mm) and rear (12x142mm) thru-axles, 37mm tire clearance, internal frame and fork cable routing, and a top tube that’s designed for easy carrying. Like to do things the old-fashioned way? There is also a dedicated cantilever brake version of this frame.