Mekk Poggio 2.6 Disc Road Bike
Not only did Mekk's proven, endurance-oriented Poggio chassis get impressive updates for 2016, but now it's available in a disc brake edition so your classic-worthy adventures can take advantage of all that disc brakes have on offer. The frame and fork of the Mekk Poggio 2.6 both feature a ground-up re-design as well as clean routing of the disc brake lines. Mekk has reconfigured the bottom bracket shell design, beefed up the chainstays, and added more torsional resistance to the downtube for more stiffness and responsiveness. With the increases in the lower portion of the frame's rigidity, Mekk also looked at increasing compliance through the ultra-fine rear seat stays which are designed to allow controlled flex to cushion out road vibrations ensuring your comfort. The head tube is oversized and tapered to offer perfect handling control while Mekk's new carbon fiber compliance fork resists torsional twisting forces under hard steering yet allows fore-and-aft movement to keep the front end smooth and controlled. Furthermore, the frameset has been configured to accept 700x28c tires to ensure comfort, grip, and better puncture resistance whatever the road surface.
To complement this exemplary frameset, Mekk has spec'd this bike with the ever reliable 11-speed Shimano 105 components for the crankset, derailleurs, and cassette while braking duties are handled by the superb Shimano RS785 hydraulic disc brakes. The 2x11 speed shift/brake levers are Shimano RS685 - designed to offer renowned Shimano shift quality as well as handle a hydraulic disc brake set up. The 11-speed 105 crankset features 52/36T compact chainrings and Shimano's four-arm design which reduces weight without sacrificing one iota of strength and stiffness. The bolt circle diameter is identical for compact as well as standard size chainrings meaning one set of crank arms can do it all - just swap out chainrings to mix things up while keeping the same crankset.
The disc brake-specific aluminum wheels are Mekk's own Saturae Galaxy XC featuring 140mm rotors front and rear as well as 24 spokes front and rear to better handle the demands of disc braking. Marquee brand names are smartly spec'd with the tires - the workhorse Continental Ultra Race in a 700x25c size - as well as the saddle - classic Italian craftsmanship and quality in the San Marco ERA Startup Power.
Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards (ME) and Ken Knight (KK), a pair of Brits with extensive experience in high-performance cycling in both the racing and production realms, and they've delivered a remarkable bike worthy of the legacy of Milan-San Remo's iconic Poggio ascent.
- Disc brake-specific High Modulus Carbon Toray T800 EPS System frame with BB86 bottom bracket provides a stiff, light chassis
- Disc brake-specific full carbon fork with tapered 1-1/8" to 1.5" steerer for responsive handling and smoothness
- Shimano RS785 hydraulic disc brakes paired with Shimano RS685 2x11-speed shift/brake levers for superb all-weather stopping power plus smooth shifting
- Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain for exceptional, precision performance
- Saturae Galaxy XC aluminum wheelset is perfect for all-around riding
- Continental Ultra Race 700x25 tires are long-lasting, smooth-rolling performers
- Selle San Marco ERA Startup Power saddle provides comfort and Italian craftsmanship
- Full internal cable routing for clean lines
- Clearance for 700x28c tires
Mekk Poggio 2.6 Disc Road Bike
Disc brake-specific High Modulus Carbon Toray T800 EPS System, BB86 bottom bracket, Replaceable rear derailleur hanger, Internal cable routing
Disc brake-specific UD carbon fiber, Tapered (1.5" bottom, 1-1/8" top), 45mm offset
Neco aluminum/steel integrated
Shimano 105 5800, 52/36T, Lengths: 50cm=170mm; 53cm/54.5cm/56cm/59cm=172.5mm
Shimano 105 5800 11-speed, 11-28T
FIRST H92S BB86 transfer to Shimano
Shimano RS685, 2x11-speed
Shimano 105 5800
Shimano 105 5800 SS, 11-speed
Saturae aluminum, 31.8mm clamp diameter, Widths: 50cm=40cm; 53cm/54.5cm=42cm; 56cm/59cm=44cm
Shimano RS785 hydraulic disc, 140mm rotors front/rear
Saturae aluminum, 31.8mm clamp, +/- 7-degree rise, Lengths: 50cm=80mm; 53cm=90mm, 54.5cm=100mm; 56cm=110mm, 59cm=120mm
Continental Ultra Race, 700x25, 60 TPI, Wire bead
Saturae Galaxy XC aluminum, 24 spokes front/rear
Saturae aluminum, 27.2 x 300mm
San Marco ERA Startup Power
Saturae diamond texture