All-day comfort and high performance road bikes are most definitely not an oxymoron when one considers what the Mekk Potenza 5.0 delivers. With a monocoque carbon frame, plus full carbon aero-bladed fork, for a chassis, its contoured tubing, oversized bottom bracket, and deep profiled chain stays equate to optimum power transfer. But Mekk has also provided relaxed geometry, with a taller head tube and slightly shorter top tube when compared to their classic road bike offerings. What does that mean? Comfort, plain and simple. Components-wise, this rig is a true workhorse. Shimano 105 10-speed shifters and derailleurs deliver crisp, reliable shifting every time, while Shimano R500 wheels are rock solid, ride-all-day performers.
Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards (ME) and Ken Knight (KK), a pair of Brits with extensive experience in high-performance cycling at both the racing and production end of the spectrum, and they've delivered a winner in the Potenza no matter if you're facing an epic gran fondo or simply have a hankering for long days in the saddle on your favorite roads.