"Eddy Merkcx himself gave the presentation on the new sportive range, and the phrase that he repeated was "power under control". It is the motto for all Merckx bikes. We found this refreshing; many bike manufacturers become wrapped up in the lightweight arms race and sometimes neglect ride quality and handling."
"There were some extremely fast descents during the Grand Fondo and it was on these that Mourenx 69 really stood out. Even with brakes on the opposite way to what we are used to, the bike's stiff head tube and forgiving angles enabled us to push the bike as far as we dared. Even when taking an incorrect line or braking too late into a corner, the bike never felt unstable, and should encourage a confident attacking style in any rider."
"After five hours of riding in the baking sun, we felt relatively fresh, and although ride comfort can be hard to quantify without long-term testing, the Mourenx 69 kept our back, arms and backside happy while in Italy"